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Sox atop Wild Card
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Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 9
David Ortiz scores on Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the second. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
Not in the original lineup, David Ortiz went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs as the Red Sox are now tied for the AL Wild Card lead. A wild sac bunt by Alex Gonzalez jump-started a three-run eighth for Boston, which had to endure a nerve-wracking save from Jonathan Papelbon.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (67-51)
Won 1
Boston 10, Toronto 9   TOR
Toronto (55-62)
Lost 3
August 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 4 0 2 1 0 0 3 0   10 12 0
Toronto
0 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 0   9 13 2
Standings thru 8/18/09  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 2 3 0 1 0 .300
Drew, J, RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .254
Martinez, V, C 4 0 2 1 1 0 2 .290
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .310
Bay, LF 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 .260
Lowell, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .298
Ortiz, D, DH 3 3 2 3 2 0 0 .224
Green, N, 2B 5 2 1 0 0 1 4 .232
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 .209
Totals 34 10 12 9 6 6 18  

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (28, Romero, R), Ortiz, D (25, Romero, R), Martinez, V (25, Tallet).
HR: Ortiz, D (18, 4th inning off Romero, R, 0 on, 0 out), Bay (26, 5th inning off Camp, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Ortiz, D 6; Lowell; Gonzalez, Al; Drew, J; Green, N; Youkilis 2; Martinez, V 3; Bay 4.
RBI: Ortiz, D 3 (68), Gonzalez, Al (27), Ellsbury 3 (40), Bay (84), Martinez, V (79).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury; Martinez, V.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J; Youkilis 2.
SAC: Drew, J; Gonzalez, Al.
SF: Ellsbury 2.
GIDP: Martinez, V, Lowell, Green, N.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 0 1 2 0 1 1 .299
Hill, A, 2B 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .289
Lind, LF 5 0 2 2 0 0 4 .296
Overbay, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 3 3 .266
  1-McDonald, Jo, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
Wells, V, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .254
Ruiz, R, DH 4 2 1 1 1 1 2 .320
Encarnacion, 3B 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 .207
Barajas, C 5 2 2 2 0 0 2 .240
Snider, RF 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 .255
Totals 39 9 13 9 4 7 15  

1-Ran for Overbay in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hill, A 2 (24, Beckett, Beckett), Lind (37, Beckett), Wells, V (28, Beckett).
HR: Ruiz, R (3, 2nd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out), Snider (4, 3rd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out), Barajas (11, 6th inning off Beckett, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind 3; Scutaro; Ruiz, R 4; Encarnacion; Barajas 5; Wells, V 2; Hill, A 4; Overbay; Snider 5.
RBI: Ruiz, R (3), Snider (13), Encarnacion (19), Lind 2 (76), Barajas 2 (48), Scutaro 2 (53).
2-out RBI: Scutaro 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay 2; Lind 2; Barajas.
SF: Encarnacion.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Snider (2, fielding), Janssen (1, throw).
DP: 3 (Romero, R-Hill, A-Overbay, Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay, Encarnacion-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 5.1 9 7 7 1 4 3 3.38
Delcarmen 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.35
Okajima (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.82
Bard (H, 6) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 0 3.50
Papelbon (S, 29) 1.1 2 0 0 3 0 0 2.08
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R 3.2 8 6 5 3 2 1 3.95
Camp 1.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.09
Carlson 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5.22
Janssen (L, 2-4) 1.0 1 3 1 1 2 0 6.04
Tallet 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.95
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.87

Janssen pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

WP: Beckett, Frasor.
IBB: Ortiz, D (by Frasor).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 99-63, Delcarmen 9-6, Okajima 9-8, Bard 9-6, Papelbon 33-17, Romero, R 81-47, Camp 21-13, Carlson 8-6, Janssen 23-15, Tallet 19-13, Frasor 21-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 3-5, Delcarmen 0-0, Okajima 3-0, Bard 0-0, Papelbon 0-3, Romero, R 4-3, Camp 3-1, Carlson 0-1, Janssen 2-0, Tallet 1-1, Frasor 1-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 26, Delcarmen 2, Okajima 3, Bard 4, Papelbon 9, Romero, R 21, Camp 6, Carlson 3, Janssen 6, Tallet 4, Frasor 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Papelbon 2-2, Camp 2-0, Tallet 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 78 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:28.
Att: 25,472.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 18, 2009
August 18, 2009

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