March 20, 2004

Red Sox 9, Blue Jays 4. The happy recap.
Blue Jays  000 000 400 -  4 10  0

Red Sox 000 105 30x - 9 9 0
David Ortiz broke up a scoreless game with a solo shot off Brandon League. It was Ortizzle's mlb-leading 6th home run of the spring. Kevin Millar's three-run homer and a two-run blast by Doug Mirabelli highlighted a five-run sixth against David Bush. The Jays cut into that lead with four runs in the seventh against Keith Foulke (Josh Phelps's two-run single was the key blow). Boston stretched its lead to 9-4 in the seventh on Brian Daubach's sacrifice fly and Mike Curry's double.

Tim Wakefield blanked the Blue Jays through four innings in his third outing (second start), giving up four hits, with one walk and one strikeout. Toronto starter Justin Miller allowed only a single to Millar in three innings of work; he also struck out three.

The Dark Side: Mike Mussina and Kevin Brown will begin New York's season against the Devil Rays on March 30-31 in Tokyo; both games start at 5:00 am EST. They will also probably pitch April 6-7 when the Yankees resume the series in Tampa Bay. (Jose Contreras and Donovan Osborne are scheduled to start exhibition games in Japan on March 28.) Javier Vazquez will then likely pitch the team's home opener April 8 against the White Sox.

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