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Bats break through
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Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2
David Ortiz (left) greets Dustin Pedroia after Pedroia's three-homer on Sunday. (AP)
Jon Lester threw more strikeouts than he'd before tossed, and the Boston batters, hitting in a new order as designated by Terry Francona, broke out with eight runs on 11 hits, four of them homers, as the Red Sox rolled over the Blue Jays.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (29-22)
Won 1
Boston 8, Toronto 2   TOR
Toronto (29-24)
Lost 1
May 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
1 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 0   8 11 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 5 0
Standings thru 5/31/09  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 .326
Drew, J, RF 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .248
Youkilis, 1B 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 .366
Bay, LF 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 .288
Lowell, 3B 5 0 2 1 0 3 3 .308
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .185
Varitek, C 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 .239
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .299
Green, N, SS 4 1 1 0 1 1 6 .298
Totals 34 8 11 8 8 9 18  

BATTING
2B: Bay (13, Romero, R), Ortiz, D (13, Romero, R), Lowell 2 (17, Richmond, Camp), Green, N (10, Wolfe).
HR: Youkilis 2 (9, 1st inning off Romero, R, 0 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Wolfe, 0 on, 2 out), Pedroia (2, 4th inning off Romero, R, 2 on, 2 out), Bay (15, 8th inning off Wolfe, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 2; Ellsbury; Lowell 4; Drew, J; Pedroia 4; Green, N 2; Youkilis 8; Bay 6.
RBI: Youkilis 2 (31), Pedroia 3 (20), Lowell (35), Drew, J (23), Bay (49).
2-out RBI: Youkilis 2; Pedroia 3; Bay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell 2; Green, N 2; Ellsbury.
SAC: Ellsbury; Pedroia.
SF: Drew, J.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
CS: Green, N (3, 2nd base by Romero, R/Barajas).
PO: Green, N (1st base by Barajas).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .305
  McDonald, Jo, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .211
Hill, A, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .333
Rios, A, RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .276
Wells, V, CF 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .266
  Inglett, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100
Lind, DH 4 0 1 0 0 3 1 .288
Rolen, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .303
Millar, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .267
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .285
Bautista, LF 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 .269
Totals 31 2 5 2 5 13 14  

BATTING
HR: Rios, A (6, 8th inning off Masterson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind; Scutaro 2; Rios, A 4; Rolen.
RBI: Wells, V (25), Rios, A (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lind; Bautista.
SF: Wells, V.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Scutaro (5, 3rd base off Lester/Varitek), Rios, A (4, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Barajas (Green, N at 1st base).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 4-5) 6.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 5.65
Masterson 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 4.25
Ramirez, R 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.38
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (L, 2-2) 4.0 6 5 5 5 5 2 4.15
Richmond 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.50
Camp 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.29
Ryan, B 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 8.74
Wolfe 2.0 3 3 3 1 2 2 7.56

Romero, R pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

WP: Lester, Romero, R.
IBB: Ellsbury (by Richmond), Varitek (by Ryan, B).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 115-72, Masterson 39-25, Ramirez, R 15-8, Romero, R 91-50, Richmond 27-15, Camp 17-11, Ryan, B 10-3, Wolfe 35-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 3-1, Masterson 3-0, Ramirez, R 0-1, Romero, R 5-0, Richmond 1-2, Camp 0-0, Ryan, B 0-1, Wolfe 1-2.
Batters faced: Lester 24, Masterson 9, Ramirez, R 4, Romero, R 22, Richmond 8, Camp 2, Ryan, B 3, Wolfe 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Richmond 2-1, Ryan, B 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Tim McClelland.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:08.
Att: 30,496.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009

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