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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 04, 2007
Just Joshin': Beckett wins 17th
Doc drops complete game
Roy Halladay deserves a better fate than he has received over his past five games. During that stretch, Doc has pitched five complete games, but he has won just one of them. It was more of the same Tuesday for the right-hander, who allowed five runs on nine hits over eight innings. Matt Stairs continued to mash, hitting a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
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 Stairs' three-run homer
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3
Dustin Pedroia skies over Lyle Overbay to turn a double play in the second. (Winslow Townson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Right-hander in command
Josh Beckett made one pitch he wishes he could get back, a changeup to Matt Stairs that Stairs belted for a three-run home run. Otherwise, it was another fine display by the right-hander, who shut down the Blue Jays over eight innings to earn his career-best 17th win of the season.
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 Ellsbury's two-run homer
 Youkilis' homer
Toronto (70-68)
Lost 2
Boston 5, Toronto 3   BOS
Boston (84-55)
Won 4
September 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 5 0
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 X   5 9 1
Standings thru 9/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
Wells, CF4000013.250
Stairs, LF4113011.311
Rios, RF4010010.310
Thomas, DH4010011.269
Glaus, 3B3000121.261
Overbay, 1B4000012.247
Hill, 2B3110001.271
Zaun, C3000011.238
McDonald, SS2110100.252

HR: Stairs (19, 5th inning off Beckett, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Stairs 4; Rios; Thomas; Hill; McDonald.
RBI: Stairs 3 (55).
2-out RBI: Stairs 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stairs.
GIDP: Hill; Overbay.
Team LOB: 3.

SB: McDonald (7, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

Lugo, SS4110022.239
Pedroia, 2B4021001.329
Ortiz, DH3000102.316
Lowell, 3B4000013.330
Drew, RF3110100.256
Youkilis, 1B4121011.290
Varitek, C4000033.258
Crisp, CF4101002.263
Ellsbury, LF3132000.452

2B: Lugo (32, Halladay), Pedroia (33, Halladay).
3B: Ellsbury (1, Halladay).
HR: Ellsbury (2, 4th inning off Halladay, 1 on, 2 out), Youkilis (16, 8th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lugo 2; Pedroia 3; Drew; Youkilis 5; Ellsbury 8.
RBI: Crisp (51), Ellsbury 2 (6), Pedroia (45), Youkilis (76).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Ortiz; Lugo.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Ellsbury (3, 2nd base off Halladay/Zaun).

E: Lugo (17, fielding).
DP: 2 (Youkilis-Lugo-Beckett, Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

Halladay (L, 14-7)8.09552723.94
Beckett (W, 17-6)8.05332713.30
Papelbon (S, 33)1.00000101.61

IBB: Ortiz (by Halladay).
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 126-75, Beckett 117-72, Papelbon 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halladay 7-10, Beckett 10-7, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Halladay 35, Beckett 30, Papelbon 3.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 36,839.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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