Red Sox - 110 250 010 - 10 14 1Bill Hall went 3-for-5, with two home runs and four RBI, and Clay Buchholz limited the Blue Jays to one unearned run over eight innings (8-5-1-2-4, 109).
Blue Jays - 100 000 000 - 1 7 0
Hall's dongs broke a 1-1 tie in the second and extended Boston's lead to 4-1 in the fourth, respectively. Boston broke the game open with no outs in the fifth, as J.D. Drew homered, Victor Martinez and David Ortiz singled, and Adrian Beltre homered, ending Marcum's (4-7-8-3-3, 92) night. Brian Tallet came in and allowed a double to Mike Lowell and a one-out RBI single to Hall.
In the eighth, Darnell McDonald, who had subbed for Drew in right, tripled and scored on Victor's single. ... Lowell had a big night, with two singles, a double, and a bases loaded walk.
The Yankees beat the Rangers 7-6, keeping Boston 5 GB in the East. The Rays lost to the Tigers 3-2, so the Red Sox are 3.5 GB Tampa Bay in the WC.
Clay Buchholz / Shaun Marcum
Buchholz has allowed more than three runs in only one of his 13 starts since May 14. In that time, he has a 2.14 ERA.Scutaro, SS
Marcum has started against Boston twice this season, April 27 (outdueled by Buchholz) and May 12, allowing six hits, four walks, and one run in 14 innings.
Of Interest: Rays/Tigers at 1 and Yankees/Rangers at 8.
Also: If a foul ball is heading towards you and your girlfriend, (a) do not act like a stereotypical 1950s housewife on a stool shrieking at a mouse and (b) try to come up with a better excuse for your behaviour than this guy.
1864 - Now that's run support! The Atlantics of Brooklyn finish a four-game series sweep in Philadelphia: 64-10, 65-10, 58-11, 43-16.
1961 - The Vancouver Mounties of the Pacific Coast League steal nine bases in one inning against the Salt Lake City Bees, including two triple steals.