Blue Jays - 200 001 010 - 4 10 0Listened to all of this one on the drive home last night.
Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1 7 0
Spent the first four innings with the Blue Jays crew, who were actually pretty good -- meaning they simply called the game and did not dwell on any stupid shit or cliches. When that signal faded -- it was never super strong to begin with -- I re-scanned the dial, and got the Red Sox team for the last five frames. They were on 1080 AM, which was coming from Hartford.
It was Halladay's eighth complete game of the season. As both broadcasting teams kept noting, that is more than all but two major league teams! Cleveland has nine and the Brewers have eight. Fifteen teams -- half the teams in MLB -- have two or fewer.
The Rangers shutout the Rays 3-0 while the Yankees beat the Royals 3-2 in 13.
Boston is 3.5 GB while the Yankees are a distant 9.5 GB -- quite close to the 4th place Blue Jays, at 11.5 GB. The Red Sox lead the wild card race by 1.5 games over the Twins and White Sox.
Roy Halladay (2.72, 155 ERA+) / Paul Byrd (4.53, 96 ERA+)