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Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 7
J.D. Drew (right) is congratulated on his three-run homer in the eighth. (Brita Meng Outzen/MLB.com)
Although they weren't able to beat the Jays to clinch a playoff berth on their own terms, the Red Sox are the AL Wild Card winners thanks to a Rangers loss to the Angels, who will be Boston's first-round opponent. This is the Sox's sixth playoff appearance in the past seven years.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 09/28: TOR 11, BOS 5
  • Tue. 09/29: TOR 8, BOS 7
  • Wed. 09/30: TOR 12, BOS 0
TOR
Toronto (74-84)
Won 5
Toronto 8, Boston 7   BOS
Boston (91-66)
Lost 5
September 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0   8 11 0
Boston
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0   7 14 1
Standings thru 9/29/09  |  Recap: TOR | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Red Sox stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bautista, RF 5 1 1 1 0 1 1 .236
Hill, A, 2B 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 .286
Lind, DH 4 3 3 4 0 0 0 .305
Wells, V, CF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .262
Overbay, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .269
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .231
Millar, 3B 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .222
Snider, LF 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .236
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .235
Totals 38 8 11 8 1 6 9  

BATTING
2B: Millar (14, Ramirez, R).
HR: Bautista (10, 1st inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out), Lind 3 (35, 1st inning off Buchholz, 1 on, 0 out; 5th inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Saito, 0 on, 1 out), Hill, A (36, 2nd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 1 out), Millar (7, 3rd inning off Buchholz, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Wells, V; Lind 12; Millar 7; Bautista 4; Hill, A 5; Snider.
RBI: Bautista (34), Lind 4 (114), Snider (27), Hill, A (105), Millar (29).
2-out RBI: Snider; Millar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McDonald, Jo; Bautista; Barajas.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 4 (Hill, A-McDonald, Jo-Overbay, McDonald, Jo-Millar-Overbay, Millar-Hill, A-Overbay, Overbay-McDonald, Jo-Camp).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .299
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .298
Martinez, V, C 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .300
  1-Gathright, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278
Youkilis, 3B 4 1 1 1 1 2 4 .305
Ortiz, D, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .240
Bay, LF 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 .264
Drew, J, RF 4 1 3 3 0 0 0 .276
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .270
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .237
  a-Reddick, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .192
Totals 36 7 14 6 4 5 19  

a-Struck out for Gonzalez, Al in the 9th.
1-Ran for Martinez, V in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (48, Romero, R), Youkilis (35, Camp), Ortiz, D (34, Camp).
HR: Drew, J (22, 8th inning off Camp, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Kotchman; Ellsbury 2; Ortiz, D 3; Gonzalez, Al; Pedroia 4; Drew, J 6; Youkilis 2; Martinez, V.
RBI: Martinez, V (103), Youkilis (91), Ortiz, D (96), Drew, J 3 (66).
2-out RBI: Youkilis; Ortiz, D; Drew, J 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Gonzalez, Al; Youkilis.
GIDP: Kotchman, Ortiz, D, Gonzalez, Al, Martinez, V.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Youkilis (7, 2nd base off Romero, R/Barajas), Ellsbury (67, 2nd base off Frasor/Barajas).
CS: Pedroia (8, 3rd base by Romero, R/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Saito (1, throw).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (W, 13-9) 5.0 7 2 2 1 3 0 4.26
League 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.64
Carlson 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4.73
Camp 0.2 4 4 4 1 0 1 3.59
Frasor (S, 11) 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.50
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz (L, 7-4) 5.0 8 7 7 1 4 5 3.74
Ramirez, R 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.93
Saito 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 2.47
Wagner, B 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.91

Carlson pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Romero, R.
HBP: Lind (by Papelbon).
Pitches-strikes: Romero, R 107-67, League 13-7, Carlson 15-12, Camp 23-13, Frasor 26-13, Buchholz 79-56, Ramirez, R 10-6, Saito 18-11, Wagner, B 13-10, Papelbon 7-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Romero, R 6-2, League 1-1, Carlson 2-0, Camp 1-0, Frasor 0-1, Buchholz 7-2, Ramirez, R 1-1, Saito 1-0, Wagner, B 0-2, Papelbon 1-0.
Batters faced: Romero, R 21, League 3, Carlson 4, Camp 6, Frasor 6, Buchholz 24, Ramirez, R 4, Saito 5, Wagner, B 3, Papelbon 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 37,618.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 29, 2009
September 29, 2009

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