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Rock on: Red Sox edge Jays
Bronson Arroyo allowed just two runs and three hits over six innings while Jason Varitek and Trot Nixon each went deep against the Blue Jays. Keith Foulke allowed two ninth-inning runs, but settled down to get the save.
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Trailing by three runs entering the ninth inning, the Blue Jays rallied for a pair and loaded the bases, but were unable to extended the rally during the home opener at Rogers Centre. Russ Adams and Eric Hinske each swatted home runs in the Rogers Centre opener.
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BOS
Boston (2-2)
Won 2
Boston 6, Toronto 5   TOR
Toronto (2-2)
Lost 2
April 8, 2005
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Boston
1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0   6 9 0
Toronto
0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2   5 8 1
Standings through 4/8/05  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5220000.316
Payton, CF0000000.333
Nixon, RF5211002.091
Ramirez, M, LF3011210.125
Ortiz, DH3121100.500
Millar, 1B3011002.455
Renteria, SS4000007.118
Varitek, C3112102.455
Mueller, 3B4010003.267
Bellhorn, 2B4000021.312
Totals346964317 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (3, League).
HR: Varitek (2, 2nd inning off Bush, 0 on, 0 out), Nixon (1, 3rd inning off Bush, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 2; Nixon 4; Ramirez, M; Ortiz 3; Millar; Varitek 4; Mueller.
RBI: Millar (3), Varitek 2 (3), Nixon (2), Ramirez, M (2), Ortiz (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Renteria 3; Mueller.
SF: Millar.
GIDP: Bellhorn; Mueller.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (1, 2nd base off Bush/Zaun).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Catalanotto, LF3000011.167
c-Johnson, PH-LF1000000.273
Hudson, 2B5000013.235
Wells, CF4000000.188
Koskie, 3B4110010.133
Hillenbrand, DH4110010.312
Hinske, 1B4232000.333
Zaun, C4012011.200
Gross, RF2000001.000
a-Rios, PH-RF2010001.333
Adams, SS1111100.333
b-Menechino, PH-SS1000101.200
Totals35585258 

a-Singled for Gross in the 7th. b-Lined out for Adams in the 7th. c-Flied out for Catalanotto in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hinske (1, Arroyo).
HR: Adams (1, 3rd inning off Arroyo, 0 on, 0 out), Hinske (2, 7th inning off Embree, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Koskie; Hillenbrand; Hinske 7; Zaun; Rios; Adams 4.
RBI: Zaun 2 (3), Adams (1), Hinske 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Zaun.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: League (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Hinske-Menechino-Chulk, Hudson-Adams-Hinske).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Arroyo (W, 1-0)6.03221413.00
Embree 1.02110016.00
Timlin (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Foulke (S, 1)1.03221009.00
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bush (L, 0-1)5.04332125.40
League 1.153210012.00
Chulk 2.20001200.00

HBP: Johnson (by Foulke).
Pitches-strikes: Arroyo 95-61, Embree 20-13, Timlin 9-7, Foulke 29-16, Bush 84-49, League 36-20, Chulk 30-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Arroyo 7-7, Embree 0-3, Timlin 1-1, Foulke 2-1, Bush 6-8, League 4-0, Chulk 4-2.
Batters faced: Arroyo 22, Embree 5, Timlin 3, Foulke 8, Bush 20, League 11, Chulk 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Chulk 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:48.
Att: 50,560.

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