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Lester hit hard
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Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 0
Kevin Youkilis, who went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts, tosses his bat after fanning in the fifth. (AP)
Southpaw Jon Lester suffered the shortest outing of his career as a starter, going only 2 1/3 innings and giving up seven runs. The Red Sox were unable to rally from the large hole, as the offense had few breaks against Jays starter Jesse Litsch.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (74-55)
Lost 1
Toronto 11, Boston 0   TOR
Toronto (67-62)
Won 1
August 23, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Toronto
2 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 X   11 16 0
Standings thru 8/23/08  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .267
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .318
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .260
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 3 2 .319
Bay, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .291
  Bailey, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
Lowrie, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .302
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .221
  Cash, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .219
Cora, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .293
Crisp, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .256
Totals 31 0 4 0 4 8 17  

BATTING
2B: Cora (7, Litsch).
TB: Ellsbury; Lowrie; Cora 2; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bay; Ellsbury 2; Crisp.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Cora (5, throw).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, 2B 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 .266
Bautista, 3B 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 .238
Rios, A, RF 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 .292
Wells, V, CF 5 4 4 3 0 0 1 .289
Lind, LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 .306
Barajas, C 3 0 0 1 1 2 3 .253
Overbay, 1B 5 1 2 3 0 1 4 .271
Mench, DH 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .235
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .231
Totals 38 11 16 11 3 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Mench 2 (10, Lester, Lester), Overbay (26, Lester), Rios, A (38, Smith, C).
HR: Wells, V 2 (12, 1st inning off Lester, 1 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Smith, C, 0 on, 2 out), Scutaro (6, 5th inning off Smith, C, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind 2; Scutaro 4; Mench 5; Wells, V 10; Rios, A 4; McDonald, Jo; Overbay 3.
RBI: Wells, V 3 (54), Bautista (45), Barajas (42), Overbay 3 (54), Mench (9), Scutaro 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Wells, V 3; Overbay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay 2; McDonald, Jo.
SF: Bautista; Scutaro.
Team RISP: 5-for-12.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (L, 12-5) 2.1 8 7 7 2 2 1 3.49
Smith, C 2.1 6 4 4 0 3 2 5.06
Timlin 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.12
Lopez, Jav 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.98
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.36
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Litsch (W, 9-7) 6.0 3 0 0 3 4 0 4.01
Carlson 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.15
League 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.99
Ryan, B 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.80

WP: Ryan, B.
HBP: Cora (by Litsch), Barajas (by Lester).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 78-47, Smith, C 46-32, Timlin 26-17, Lopez, Jav 19-12, Delcarmen 12-8, Litsch 105-63, Carlson 16-8, League 14-10, Ryan, B 22-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 3-2, Smith, C 1-1, Timlin 1-1, Lopez, Jav 2-1, Delcarmen 0-0, Litsch 3-6, Carlson 1-1, League 1-0, Ryan, B 0-0.
Batters faced: Lester 18, Smith, C 13, Timlin 6, Lopez, Jav 4, Delcarmen 3, Litsch 25, Carlson 4, League 3, Ryan, B 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, C 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Kevin Causey. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:09.
Att: 44,896.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 23, 2008
August 23, 2008

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