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Four-run fourth
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Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 4
Dustin Pedroia is greeted by David Ortiz after his first-inning homer.  (Frank Gunn/AP)
The Red Sox scored in the first inning on Dustin Pedroia's homer, but Paul Byrd gave the lead right back in the bottom of the frame. It was 2-1 until the Red Sox put up a four-spot in the fourth inning, giving Boston the lead for good. Paul Byrd earned his first win in a Red Sox uniform.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (74-54)
Won 1
Boston 8, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto (66-62)
Lost 1
August 22, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 0   8 11 0
Toronto
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   4 8 0
Standings thru 8/22/08  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 5 0 1 2 0 0 5 .267
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 2 3 0 1 1 .320
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .263
Youkilis, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .320
Bay, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .292
Lowrie, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .303
Varitek, C 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 .222
Cora, SS 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .292
Crisp, CF 4 1 3 1 0 1 2 .259
Totals 36 8 11 8 4 8 19  

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (34, Marcum).
HR: Pedroia (13, 1st inning off Marcum, 0 on, 1 out), Varitek (11, 6th inning off Tallet, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Youkilis 2; Crisp 3; Varitek 5; Bay; Pedroia 5; Cora.
RBI: Pedroia 3 (61), Cora (7), Crisp (30), Ellsbury 2 (37), Varitek (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Ellsbury; Ortiz, D; Pedroia; Youkilis 2.
SF: Pedroia.
GIDP: Lowrie.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (15, 2nd base off Tallet/Zaun).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Cora-Youkilis, Cora-Youkilis).
Pickoffs: Byrd (Inglett at 1st base).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 .311
Scutaro, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .266
Rios, A, RF 3 1 1 2 1 0 2 .289
Wells, V, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .280
Lind, LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .302
Overbay, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 0 .269
Stairs, DH 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .248
  a-Bautista, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241
Zaun, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .226
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .231
Totals 32 4 8 4 4 6 13  

a-Grounded out for Stairs in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Rios, A (10, 1st inning off Byrd, 1 on, 1 out), Overbay (10, 4th inning off Byrd, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind; Rios, A 4; McDonald, Jo 2; Inglett 2; Overbay 5.
RBI: Rios, A 2 (60), Overbay 2 (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zaun; Wells, V.
GIDP: Inglett 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Inglett (8, 2nd base off Byrd/Varitek).
PO: Inglett (1st base by Byrd).

FIELDING
DP: (Scutaro-Inglett-Overbay).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd (W, 8-11) 6.0 6 4 4 2 4 2 4.61
Masterson (H, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3.30
Okajima 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.84
Papelbon 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.81
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marcum (L, 8-6) 3.2 6 5 5 2 2 1 3.60
Tallet 2.0 2 1 1 1 2 1 2.95
Frasor 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 0 4.07
Camp 2.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 4.03

Game Scores: Byrd , Marcum .
HBP: Cora (by Marcum), Varitek (by Camp), Stairs (by Byrd).
Pitches-strikes: Byrd 86-61, Masterson 21-9, Okajima 17-10, Papelbon 14-10, Marcum 77-46, Tallet 37-21, Frasor 33-20, Camp 37-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Byrd 5-3, Masterson 2-0, Okajima 2-0, Papelbon 1-0, Marcum 2-6, Tallet 1-1, Frasor 0-1, Camp 4-0.
Batters faced: Byrd 26, Masterson 5, Okajima 3, Papelbon 3, Marcum 20, Tallet 8, Frasor 5, Camp 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Tallet 1-0, Frasor 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Kevin Causey.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:18.
Att: 40,181.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 22, 2008
August 22, 2008

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