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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 19, 2007
Spoilin' Jays sweep Sox
Sox drop fourth straight
Boston's lead in the AL East was sliced to 1 1/2 games Wednesday as the Blue Jays finished a sweep in Toronto. Clay Buchholz was lifted after 4 2/3 innings in his first start since his no-hitter. J.D. Drew homered, but Jonathan Papelbon allowed a grand slam to Russ Adams in the eighth inning.
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Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1
Russ Adams and Jeremy Accardo celebrate the Blue Jays' sweep of the Red Sox. (Adrian Wyld/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jays claim third straight
The Blue Jays embraced the spoiler role again on Wednesday at Rogers Centre, completing a sweep of the first-place Red Sox. Jesse Litsch continued Toronto's run of strong starting pitching, and Russ Adams put the game away with a grand slam off All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon.
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BOS
Boston (90-63)
Lost 4
Toronto 6, Boston 1   TOR
Toronto (77-75)
Won 3
September 19, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 3 1
Toronto
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 X   6 7 0
Standings thru 9/19/07  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF3010100.366
Pedroia, 2B4000002.318
Ortiz, DH3000101.319
Lowell, 3B4000013.327
Drew, RF4111010.261
Varitek, C3000120.252
Hinske, 1B4010000.216
Kielty, LF1000100.244
Lugo, SS3000004.240
Totals291314410 

BATTING
HR: Drew (9, 5th inning off Litsch, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellsbury; Drew 4; Hinske.
RBI: Drew (53).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo 2; Lowell.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (8, 2nd base off Accardo/Zaun).

FIELDING
E: Buchholz (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Kielty (Adams at 3rd base).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Wells, CF2000200.245
Stairs, 1B4000033.295
  Overbay, 1B0000000.242
Rios, RF3100002.297
Thomas, DH2010210.272
  1-Thigpen, PR-DH0100000.203
Hill, 2B3010012.278
Zaun, C3210102.248
Lind, LF4110025.227
  Johnson, LF0000000.245
Adams, 3B4125010.333
Olmedo, SS4010010.194
Totals296755914 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Zaun (23, Buchholz).
HR: Adams (2, 8th inning off Papelbon, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Thomas; Hill; Zaun 2; Lind; Adams 5; Olmedo.
RBI: Adams 5 (9).
2-out RBI: Adams 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios.
S: Hill.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rios (16, 2nd base off Timlin/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Hill-Olmedo-Stairs).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (L, 3-1)4.25212501.59
Delcarmen 1.11000102.27
Corey 0.20001100.00
Lopez 0.10000003.03
Timlin 0.10332003.66
Papelbon 0.21110211.96
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch (W, 6-9)6.22114114.16
Janssen (H, 24)0.21000002.44
Downs (H, 22)0.10000002.28
Accardo (S, 28)1.10000302.27

IBB: Zaun (by Timlin).
HBP: Rios (by Timlin), Kielty (by Litsch).
Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 68-46, Delcarmen 20-14, Corey 13-7, Lopez 1-1, Timlin 16-5, Papelbon 16-11, Litsch 96-57, Janssen 11-7, Downs 2-2, Accardo 13-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buchholz 4-4, Delcarmen 1-2, Corey 1-0, Lopez 1-0, Timlin 1-0, Papelbon 0-0, Litsch 11-8, Janssen 1-1, Downs 0-1, Accardo 0-1.
Batters faced: Buchholz 20, Delcarmen 5, Corey 3, Lopez 1, Timlin 4, Papelbon 3, Litsch 26, Janssen 3, Downs 1, Accardo 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Delcarmen 2-0, Lopez 1-0, Papelbon 3-3, Janssen 3-0, Downs 1-0, Accardo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: CB Bucknor. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 34,927.

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