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Doc drops complete game
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3
Roy Halladay is 1-2 in his last five starts -- all complete games. (Winslow Townson/AP)
 Stairs' three-run homer
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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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (70-68)
Lost 2
Boston 5, Toronto 3   BOS
Boston (84-55)
Won 4
September 4, 2007
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Toronto
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 5 0
Boston
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 X   5 9 1
Standings thru 9/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals313532810 

BATTING
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.

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

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals335952714 

BATTING
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.

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

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

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay (L, 14-7)8.09552723.94
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
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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