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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 18, 2007
Adams delivers in pinch
Division lead gets smaller
Eric Gagne could not get the job done on Tuesday, as the Sox dropped their second straight to the Blue Jays. Jon Lester was solid over 6 2/3 innings, but Gagne was tagged for three runs in the decisive eighth inning. Boston's lead over New York in the AL East was sliced to 2 1/2 games.
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Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3
Right-hander A.J. Burnett threw 124 pitches on Tuesday, including 77 for strikes. (Adrian Wyld/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jays hit comeback trail
Russ Adams played hero on Tuesday against the Red Sox, bashing the decisive two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Jays to their second straight win over the AL East leaders. A.J. Burnett went 8 2/3 innings for the win, striking out 11. Scott Downs got the last out for the save.
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Blue Jays Coverage
 
BOS
Boston (90-62)
Lost 3
Toronto 4, Boston 3   TOR
Toronto (76-75)
Won 2
September 18, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1   3 9 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 X   4 5 1
Standings thru 9/18/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF5010031.367
Pedroia, 2B4110001.320
Ortiz, DH4011031.321
Lowell, 3B3110101.329
Drew, RF3010112.261
Hinske, 1B4000023.215
Varitek, C4021010.254
Moss, LF3000114.182
Lugo, SS4121011.241
Totals3439331214 

BATTING
2B: Varitek (14, Burnett), Ortiz (47, Burnett).
HR: Lugo (7, 9th inning off Burnett, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia; Ortiz 2; Lowell; Drew; Varitek 3; Lugo 5.
RBI: Varitek (63), Ortiz (107), Lugo (71).
2-out RBI: Varitek; Ortiz; Lugo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Moss 2; Drew.
GIDP: Moss; Ellsbury.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (7, 2nd base off Burnett/Zaun).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Drew (Zaun at home).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wells, CF3100101.246
Johnson, LF4000011.245
Rios, RF3011100.299
Thomas, DH3010101.271
  1-Thigpen, PR-DH0100000.203
Hill, 2B4110013.277
Stairs, 1B2100200.299
  Overbay, 1B0000000.242
Zaun, C3011123.248
Luna, 3B2000111.174
  a-Adams, PH-3B1012000.310
Olmedo, SS3000002.185
Totals284547512 

a-Doubled for Luna in the 8th.
1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rios (40, Lester), Adams (2, Gagne).
TB: Rios 2; Thomas; Hill; Zaun; Adams 2.
RBI: Rios (81), Zaun (47), Adams 2 (4).
2-out RBI: Zaun; Adams 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zaun 2.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Zaun (8, throw).
DP: 2 (Burnett-Olmedo-Stairs, Hill-Olmedo-Stairs).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 6.23114504.45
Delcarmen (H, 9)0.10000002.35
Gagne (BS, 4)(L, 3-2)1.02333004.18
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Burnett (W, 9-7)8.293331113.40
Downs (S, 1)0.10000102.29

IBB: Lowell (by Burnett).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 108-66, Delcarmen 3-1, Gagne 32-13, Burnett 124-77, Downs 5-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 6-9, Delcarmen 0-1, Gagne 1-1, Burnett 11-4, Downs 0-0.
Batters faced: Lester 27, Delcarmen 1, Gagne 7, Burnett 36, Downs 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Rapuano. 1B: Ed Hickox. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 2:50.
Att: 32,290.

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