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Right-hander in command
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3
Josh Beckett reached 17 wins in a season for the first time in his career. (Winslow Townson/AP)
 Ellsbury's two-run homer
 Youkilis' homer
Josh Beckett made one pitch he wishes he could get back, a changeup to Matt Stairs that Stairs belted for a three-run home run. Otherwise, it was another fine display by the right-hander, who shut down the Blue Jays over eight innings to earn his career-best 17th win of the season.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (70-68)
Lost 2
Boston 5, Toronto 3   BOS
Boston (84-55)
Won 4
September 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0   3 5 0
Boston
0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 X   5 9 1
Standings thru 9/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wells, CF4000013.250
Stairs, LF4113011.311
Rios, RF4010010.310
Thomas, DH4010011.269
Glaus, 3B3000121.261
Overbay, 1B4000012.247
Hill, 2B3110001.271
Zaun, C3000011.238
McDonald, SS2110100.252
Totals313532810 

BATTING
HR: Stairs (19, 5th inning off Beckett, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Stairs 4; Rios; Thomas; Hill; McDonald.
RBI: Stairs 3 (55).
2-out RBI: Stairs 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Stairs.
GIDP: Hill; Overbay.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: McDonald (7, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4110022.239
Pedroia, 2B4021001.329
Ortiz, DH3000102.316
Lowell, 3B4000013.330
Drew, RF3110100.256
Youkilis, 1B4121011.290
Varitek, C4000033.258
Crisp, CF4101002.263
Ellsbury, LF3132000.452
Totals335952714 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (32, Halladay), Pedroia (33, Halladay).
3B: Ellsbury (1, Halladay).
HR: Ellsbury (2, 4th inning off Halladay, 1 on, 2 out), Youkilis (16, 8th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lugo 2; Pedroia 3; Drew; Youkilis 5; Ellsbury 8.
RBI: Crisp (51), Ellsbury 2 (6), Pedroia (45), Youkilis (76).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury 2; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Ortiz; Lugo.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (3, 2nd base off Halladay/Zaun).

FIELDING
E: Lugo (17, fielding).
DP: 2 (Youkilis-Lugo-Beckett, Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay (L, 14-7)8.09552723.94
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 17-6)8.05332713.30
Papelbon (S, 33)1.00000101.61

IBB: Ortiz (by Halladay).
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 126-75, Beckett 117-72, Papelbon 9-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Halladay 7-10, Beckett 10-7, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Halladay 35, Beckett 30, Papelbon 3.
Umpires: HP: Dana DeMuth. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 36,839.

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