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Byrd solid in debut
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Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 1
Paul Byrd was hampered by a pair of homers, but he kept his new team in the game. (AP)
Paul Byrd lasted 7 1/3 innings in his first Red Sox start, but lost for the first time since the All-Star break, allowing four runs -- three coming via the long ball. The Sox were unable to pick up their new starter, getting their only extra-base hit in the ninth -- a Dustin Pedroia solo homer.
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Series at a glance:
  • Fri. 08/15: PPD
  • Sat. 08/16: TOR 4, BOS 1
  • Sun. 08/17: TOR 15, BOS 4
TOR
Toronto (63-60)
Won 1
Toronto 4, Boston 1   BOS
Boston (71-52)
Lost 1
August 16, 2008
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Toronto
2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   4 10 0
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 7 0
Standings thru 8/16/08  |  Recap: TOR | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .296
Scutaro, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .257
Rios, A, RF 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 .282
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .285
Lind, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .294
Barajas, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .257
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .265
Wilkerson, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .220
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .209
Totals 36 4 10 4 0 2 10  

BATTING
3B: Rios, A (6, Byrd).
HR: Rios, A (9, 1st inning off Byrd, 1 on, 1 out), Lind (7, 6th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Barajas; Wells, V; Lind 4; Scutaro 2; Rios, A 7; Inglett 2; Overbay.
RBI: Rios, A 2 (52), Lind (30), Wells, V (50).
Team RISP: 1-for-1.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
PO: Inglett (1st base by Byrd).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Overbay, Scutaro-Inglett-Overbay 2).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .268
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .322
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .261
Youkilis, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .319
Drew, J, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .280
Bay, LF 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 .290
Lowrie, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .302
Casey, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .350
Varitek, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .213
Totals 31 1 7 1 1 4 11  

BATTING
HR: Pedroia (11, 9th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Casey; Ortiz, D; Varitek; Bay 2; Pedroia 4; Drew, J.
RBI: Pedroia (57).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J.
GIDP: Pedroia, Bay.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Byrd (Inglett at 1st base).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Halladay (W, 14-9) 9.0 7 1 1 1 4 1 2.64
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd (L, 7-11) 7.1 10 4 4 0 0 2 4.55
Lopez, Jav 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.58

Game Scores: Halladay , Byrd .
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 111-74, Byrd 96-68, Lopez, Jav 20-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Halladay 10-3, Byrd 8-5, Lopez, Jav 2-0.
Batters faced: Halladay 32, Byrd 31, Lopez, Jav 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez, Jav 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:18.
Att: 37,834.
Venue: Fenway Park.
August 16, 2008
August 16, 2008

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