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Red Sox rally to keep pace
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4
David Ortiz pumps his fist as he approaches first base in the ninth inning. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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After tying the game in the eighth inning with a solo home run, David Ortiz delivered an RBI single in the ninth to win it. Boston remains one game behind New York in the American League East and tied with Cleveland atop the Wild Card standings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 29, 2005
TOR
Toronto (78-81)
Lost 1
Boston 5, Toronto 4   BOS
Boston (93-66)
Won 1
September 29, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0   4 10 1
Boston
0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1   5 10 1
Standings through 9/29/05  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adams, SS5110002.250
Catalanotto, DH5123011.295
Wells, CF3000100.270
Koskie, 3B4000114.246
Hinske, 1B5130002.261
Zaun, C4000101.251
Rios, RF4020003.263
Gross, LF3000115.235
Hill, 2B4120001.276
Totals3741034319 

BATTING
2B: Hinske 3 (30, Clement, Clement, Papelbon), Hill (24, Clement), Catalanotto (28, Clement), Rios (23, Papelbon).
HR: Catalanotto (8, 5th inning off Clement, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Adams; Catalanotto 6; Hinske 6; Rios 3; Hill 3.
RBI: Catalanotto 3 (51).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske; Gross 3; Koskie; Zaun.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hinske (8, 3rd base off Clement/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Adams (26, fielding).
DP: 2 (Koskie-Hill-Hinske, Hill-Adams-Hinske).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5130012.317
Renteria, SS4001104.279
Ortiz, DH5232021.298
Ramirez, M, LF3122100.289
Varitek, C4010001.279
Millar, 1B1000211.274
1-Machado, PR0000000.250
Olerud, 1B1000002.297
Mueller, 3B4000015.296
Nixon, RF4000002.281
Graffanino, 2B3110100.307
Totals3451055518 


1-Ran for Millar in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Graffanino (17, Downs).
HR: Ramirez, M (42, 6th inning off Frasor, 1 on, 0 out), Ortiz (47, 8th inning off Chulk, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 3; Ortiz 6; Ramirez, M 5; Varitek; Graffanino 2.
RBI: Renteria (70), Ramirez, M 2 (138), Ortiz 2 (146).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mueller; Renteria; Nixon.
GIDP: Renteria; Mueller.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Graffanino (6, 2nd base off Frasor/Zaun), Damon (15, 2nd base off Batista/Zaun).

FIELDING
E: Varitek (8, throw).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Downs 5.05222304.31
Frasor (H, 15)2.01111113.30
Chulk (BS, 1)1.02111113.88
Batista (L, 5-8)0.12111004.10
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clement 5.08443214.57
Myers 1.10001003.22
Papelbon (W, 3-1)2.22000102.70

Downs pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.
Clement pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Downs.
IBB: Zaun (by Clement), Wells (by Myers).
HBP: Wells (by Clement).
Pitches-strikes: Downs 96-59, Frasor 29-19, Chulk 21-14, Batista 13-5, Clement 96-57, Myers 21-10, Papelbon 30-23.
Ground outs-fly outs: Downs 7-5, Frasor 4-1, Chulk 0-2, Batista 0-1, Clement 7-6, Myers 2-2, Papelbon 5-2.
Batters faced: Downs 21, Frasor 8, Chulk 6, Batista 4, Clement 27, Myers 5, Papelbon 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Frasor 1-1, Myers 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Brian O'Nora. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:24.
Att: 35,345.

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