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Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5
Dustin Pedroia (center) is congratulated on his three-run homer in the third. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Daisuke Matsuzaka was shaky over six innings, but the Red Sox's offense gave him enough support, highlighted by Dustin Pedroia's three-run homer, to force extras. In the 11th, Jed Lowrie homered to give Boston the lead, and Manny Delcarmen closed it out.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (75-55)
Won 1
Boston 6, Toronto 5   TOR
Toronto (67-63)
Lost 1
August 24, 2008
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Boston
0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   6 9 0
Toronto
2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   5 9 0
Standings thru 8/24/08  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .264
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 .318
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 .259
Youkilis, 1B 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 .318
Bay, LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 .292
Lowrie, 3B 5 1 1 1 0 1 3 .299
Varitek, C 5 0 2 0 0 2 0 .223
Cora, SS 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 .281
Crisp, CF 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 .257
Totals 41 6 9 6 3 9 11  

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (17, Burnett, AJ).
HR: Pedroia (14, 3rd inning off Burnett, AJ, 2 on, 2 out), Crisp (7, 7th inning off Burnett, AJ, 0 on, 0 out), Lowrie (2, 11th inning off League, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Lowrie 4; Crisp 4; Pedroia 4; Youkilis; Varitek 2; Bay 2.
RBI: Pedroia 3 (64), Youkilis (89), Crisp (31), Lowrie (32).
2-out RBI: Pedroia 3; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowrie.
GIDP: Lowrie.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bay (Stairs at home).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .305
Scutaro, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .268
Rios, A, RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .292
Wells, V, CF 4 2 2 3 1 1 0 .292
Lind, LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .299
Overbay, 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 2 .272
Stairs, DH 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 .249
  a-Bautista, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .237
Barajas, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .253
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .225
Totals 41 5 9 5 2 10 11  

a-Grounded out for Stairs in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Overbay (27, Matsuzaka), Wells, V (15, Matsuzaka), Barajas (19, Matsuzaka).
HR: Wells, V (13, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 1 on, 2 out), Overbay (11, 4th inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Scutaro 2; Barajas 2; Wells, V 6; Rios, A; Stairs; Overbay 6.
RBI: Wells, V 3 (57), Overbay (55), Barajas (43).
2-out RBI: Wells, V 2; Overbay; Barajas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald, Jo.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Inglett-McDonald, Jo-Overbay).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka 6.0 8 5 5 1 8 2 2.98
Masterson 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.24
Okajima 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.81
Papelbon (W, 5-3) 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.75
Delcarmen (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.28
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 7.0 7 5 5 3 7 2 4.58
Downs, S 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.34
Ryan, B 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.74
League (L, 0-2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2.28

IBB: Stairs (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 105-66, Masterson 20-13, Okajima 10-5, Papelbon 16-11, Delcarmen 26-14, Burnett, AJ 109-70, Downs, S 27-17, Ryan, B 9-7, League 13-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matsuzaka 4-1, Masterson 1-2, Okajima 0-1, Papelbon 4-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Burnett, AJ 8-3, Downs, S 4-0, Ryan, B 2-0, League 1-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 26, Masterson 5, Okajima 2, Papelbon 6, Delcarmen 4, Burnett, AJ 30, Downs, S 7, Ryan, B 3, League 4.
Umpires: HP: Angel Campos. 1B: Kevin Causey. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:42.
Att: 44,521.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 24, 2008
August 24, 2008

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