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Marcum ineffective
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Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 4
Alex Rios (right) is congratulated by Joe Inglett on his two-run homer. (Frank Gunn/AP)
The Blue Jays put up early runs to support Shaun Marcum, highlighted by Alex Rios' two-run homer in the first inning. But Marcum, who was solid through three innings, was knocked out in the fourth and took the loss, as the Jays fell to eight games back in the Wild Card race.
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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

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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