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Rookie roughed up
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Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 1
Ricky Romero dives while trying to throw out David Ortiz during the first inning. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
Ricky Romero came out firing strikes and punched out eight batters, but the rookie served up four runs and lasted just 4 1/3 innings. Alex Rios drove in the Blue Jays' lone run, as they managed little else in the series opener vs. the Red Sox.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (55-34)
Won 4
Boston 4, Toronto 1   TOR
Toronto (44-47)
Lost 3
July 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   4 6 1
Toronto
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Standings thru 7/17/09  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Drew, J, RF 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .248
Pedroia, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .303
Youkilis, 1B 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 .299
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 2 2 0 2 1 .226
Bay, LF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .257
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .285
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .237
Baldelli, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .270
Green, N, SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .252
Totals 32 4 6 4 5 12 15  

BATTING
2B: Ortiz, D (20, Romero, R).
HR: Youkilis (17, 1st inning off Romero, R, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 3; Lowell 2; Youkilis 4; Pedroia.
RBI: Youkilis 2 (55), Ortiz, D 2 (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green, N; Lowell.
GIDP: Baldelli.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (9, throw).
DP: (Pedroia-Green, N-Youkilis).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .287
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .289
Lind, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .305
Rolen, 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .319
Overbay, 1B 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .259
Rios, A, CF 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .260
Bautista, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .259
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .248
Dellucci, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .190
  McDonald, Jo, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294
Totals 31 1 5 1 3 6 11  

BATTING
2B: Lind (28, Buchholz), Overbay (19, Buchholz), Rolen (27, Okajima).
TB: Lind 2; Rolen 2; Overbay 4.
RBI: Rios, A (47).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Bautista 2; Overbay.
SF: Rios, A.
GIDP: Hill, A.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (W, 1-0) 5.2 4 1 1 3 3 0 1.59
Bard (H, 2) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.42
Okajima (H, 18) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.23
Papelbon (S, 24) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.80
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (L, 7-4) 4.1 5 4 4 5 8 1 3.25
Camp 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45
Accardo 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.18
League 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.95

Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 103-66, Bard 19-13, Okajima 18-12, Papelbon 8-6, Romero, R 93-53, Camp 20-17, Accardo 13-9, League 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Buchholz 10-2, Bard 0-1, Okajima 2-1, Papelbon 1-2, Romero, R 4-0, Camp 4-3, Accardo 1-0, League 1-0.
Batters faced: Buchholz 24, Bard 4, Okajima 4, Papelbon 3, Romero, R 22, Camp 8, Accardo 4, League 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bard 2-0, Camp 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:55.
Att: 32,928.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009

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