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Litsch leads Blue Jays
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Blue Jays 7, Reds 1
Jesse Litsch improved to 8-4 this season on Thursday night. (J.P. Moczulski/AP)
Jesse Litsch allowed one run and three hits over eight innings, pacing the Blue Jays past the Reds. Litsch struck out six and walked one. Scott Rolen had three RBIs, while Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay each had two.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (36-44)
Lost 1
Toronto 7, Cincinnati 1   TOR
Toronto (38-42)
Won 1
June 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 1
Toronto
0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 X   7 6 0
Standings thru 6/26/08  |  Recap: CIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Blue Jays stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, SS4010002.333
Dunn, LF4120011.225
Phillips, B, 2B3001001.271
Griffey, DH4000001.241
Votto, 1B3000120.284
Keppinger, 3B3000000.311
  Valentin, 3B1000012.220
Bruce, RF3000020.288
Patterson, CF3010010.194
Bako, C2000100.223
Totals30141277 

BATTING
2B: Dunn 2 (11, Litsch, Tallet), Patterson (9, Litsch).
TB: Hairston; Dunn 4; Patterson 2.
RBI: Phillips, B (45).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hairston; Valentin.
SF: Phillips, B.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Volquez (1, throw).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Scutaro, SS3100000.260
Inglett, 2B3110100.320
Rios, RF4110001.284
Wells, V, CF4212013.282
Stairs, DH2100211.255
Rolen, 3B4123003.274
Overbay, 1B4012001.268
Zaun, C4000003.262
Lind, LF3000000.182
Totals317673212 

BATTING
2B: Rios (21, Volquez), Wells, V (8, Volquez), Rolen (16, Volquez).
HR: Rolen (6, 2nd inning off Volquez, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Inglett; Rios 2; Wells, V 2; Rolen 6; Overbay.
RBI: Rolen 3 (26), Wells, V 2 (33), Overbay 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Overbay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zaun 2.
Team LOB: 4.

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Volquez (L, 10-3)4.16753012.08
Lincoln 2.20000204.58
Affeldt 1.00000004.38
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch (W, 8-4)8.03111603.82
Tallet 1.01001102.03

WP: Volquez, Litsch.
HBP: Scutaro (by Volquez).
Pitches-strikes: Volquez 90-47, Lincoln 25-17, Affeldt 9-5, Litsch 114-77, Tallet 17-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Volquez 8-5, Lincoln 4-2, Affeldt 1-2, Litsch 12-6, Tallet 0-2.
Batters faced: Volquez 24, Lincoln 8, Affeldt 3, Litsch 28, Tallet 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Lincoln 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:26.
Att: 25,129.

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