Blue Jays - 050 000 000 - 5 7 1The Red Sox rally to overcome Colon's unsteady second inning and split the twinbill.
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Dustin Pedroia got three hits -- giving him 200 for the season. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, doubled, walked and scored three runs. His infield hit -- a play on which Scott Downs fell down on the grass -- gave the Red Sox the lead in the eighth inning.
Jesse Litsch (3.70, 115 ERA+) / Bartolo Colon (4.09, 111 ERA+)
Game 2 of the day-nighter.
Litsch pitched the nightcap of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the White Sox ... He scattered six hits over seven innings and allowed two runs ... He's been dominant since his return from a short Minor League stint, allowing just five earned runs over 35.2 innings. He has faced Boston twice this year with great success, going 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in those starts. ...
Colon last pitched on June 16 against the Phillies before heading to the disabled list with stiffness in his lower back. He's pitched admirably for Triple-A Pawtucket during his rehab starts, going 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA in seven starts -- including a postseason start against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. That particular start against the Yankees in the Governors' Cup semifinals was his finest -- a 7.2 inning performance, allowing no runs on just two hits.