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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 17, 2007
The Big Hurt Show
Wakefield falls in opener
Tim Wakefield couldn't snap out of his slump on Monday, and Frank Thomas stole the show in the opener vs. the Blue Jays. Wakefield gave up two of Thomas' three homers on the night, and the Boston bats were stifled by Dustin McGowan. Mike Lowell's RBI double scored the Sox's only run.
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Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1
Frank Thomas moved past Mel Ott on Monday with his 510th, 511th and 512th career homers. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Series at a glance:
Thomas belts three homers
Frank Thomas showed he still has a lot of pop in his bat on Monday, cranking three homers to lead the Jays past the Red Sox. The Big Hurt's showcase was in support of Dustin McGowan, who tossed a complete game. The righty allowed one run on five hits, striking out nine.
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Boston (90-61)
Lost 2
Toronto 6, Boston 1   TOR
Toronto (75-75)
Won 1
September 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 1
2 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 X   6 9 0
Standings thru 9/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
Ellsbury, LF-CF4120010.378
Pedroia, 2B4010001.321
Ortiz, DH4000032.322
Lowell, 3B4011001.329
Drew, RF3000011.260
Hinske, 1B3000010.220
Crisp, CF3000000.270
  Mirabelli, C0000000.219
Cora, SS3010000.237
Cash, C2000020.115
  a-Moss, PH-LF1000011.211

a-Struck out for Cash in the 8th.

2B: Lowell (35, McGowan), Cora (10, McGowan).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia; Lowell 2; Cora 2.
RBI: Lowell (109).
2-out RBI: Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew; Moss; Lowell.
Team LOB: 3.

E: Cora (5, throw).
Outfield assists: Crisp (Wells at 3rd base).
DP: (Lowell-Pedroia-Hinske).

Wells, CF3101112.247
Stairs, 1B4010002.301
  Overbay, 1B0000000.242
Rios, RF4100011.298
Thomas, DH4335000.271
Hill, 2B4020010.278
Zaun, C3010002.247
Lind, LF3000001.227
  Johnson, LF0000000.249
Adams, 3B3100122.286
McDonald, SS4020002.246

2B: McDonald (17, Corey).
HR: Thomas 3 (25, 1st inning off Wakefield, 1 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Wakefield, 0 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Snyder, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Stairs; Thomas 12; Hill 2; Zaun; McDonald 3.
RBI: Thomas 5 (91), Wells (80).
2-out RBI: Thomas 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zaun; Stairs; McDonald.
GIDP: Zaun.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Hill (4, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash), Wells (10, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash), Adams (1, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash).

Outfield assists: Wells (Ellsbury at 2nd base).

Wakefield (L, 16-11)6.07442224.73
Corey 1.01000200.00
Snyder 1.01210113.88
McGowan (W, 11-9)9.05110903.84

WP: Snyder.
HBP: Zaun (by Snyder), Johnson (by Snyder).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 73-45, Corey 22-14, Snyder 19-8, McGowan 122-81.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wakefield 11-4, Corey 0-1, Snyder 0-2, McGowan 12-5.
Batters faced: Wakefield 25, Corey 4, Snyder 7, McGowan 31.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 64 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, R to L.
T: 2:13.
Att: 29,316.

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