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Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 1
J.D. Drew returns to the dugout after his two-run homer in the fourth inning.  (AP)
With the pressure on in two races, J.D. Drew launched a pair of key homers to ensure a sweep of the Blue Jays. The Red Sox ended their road trip up one game in the AL Wild Card race and shaved a half-game off the Yankees' lead in the AL East to head into that series 6 1/2 out.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (69-51)
Won 3
Boston 8, Toronto 1   TOR
Toronto (55-64)
Lost 5
August 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 1 3 2 0 1 1 0   8 10 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 3
Standings thru 8/20/09  |  Recap: BOS | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 .300
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 .295
Martinez, V, C 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .290
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 .306
Bay, LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 .256
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 .224
Lowell, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 .297
Drew, J, RF 4 2 4 3 0 0 0 .260
  1-Anderson, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236
Gonzalez, Al, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .214
Totals 38 8 10 7 4 6 20  

1-Ran for Drew, J in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Drew, J 2 (15, 3rd inning off Cecil, 0 on, 0 out; 4th inning off Cecil, 1 on, 1 out), Martinez, V (20, 7th inning off Camp, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell; Gonzalez, Al; Drew, J 10; Pedroia; Martinez, V 4.
RBI: Drew, J 3 (48), Lowell (60), Ortiz, D (70), Martinez, V (81), Pedroia (52).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Lowell; Pedroia.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Gonzalez, Al-Pedroia-Youkilis 2).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .297
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .291
Wells, V, CF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .255
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .238
Millar, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .227
Ruiz, R, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281
Encarnacion, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .202
  McDonald, Jo, 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Bautista, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .227
Snider, RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .241
Totals 28 1 3 0 3 6 8  

BATTING
2B: Hill, A (25, Lester).
TB: Scutaro; Hill, A 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar.
GIDP: Barajas, Wells, V.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Cecil (1, throw), McDonald, Jo (2, throw), Bautista (3, throw).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 10-7) 8.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 3.58
Cabrera 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4.50
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cecil (L, 5-2) 4.1 6 6 4 3 2 2 4.58
Tallet 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.89
Camp 2.0 3 2 2 1 3 1 3.28
Carlson 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.12

Pitches-strikes: Lester 105-60, Cabrera 14-10, Cecil 85-50, Tallet 26-18, Camp 39-25, Carlson 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 12-2, Cabrera 1-1, Cecil 2-1, Tallet 5-1, Camp 2-0, Carlson 1-1.
Batters faced: Lester 27, Cabrera 4, Cecil 22, Tallet 7, Camp 10, Carlson 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Tallet 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Greg Gibson. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Tim McClelland. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:41.
Att: 22,817.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009

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