Blue Jays - 010 000 000 - 1 5 0 Red Sox - 220 000 00x - 4 9 0
Beckett has allowed only 10 hits and seven walks in 20 innings, an 0.850 WHIP. Looking at the AL leaders, he is in or near the Top 5 in WHIP, H/9, strikeouts, and K/9.
The first five Boston batters reached base in the first inning, but Reyes, down 2-0 and working with no outs and the bases loaded, got two strikeouts and a grounder to avoid further damage. Jacoby Ellsbury walked to start the second and Lowrie -- now batting .500 this year (11-for-22) -- homered to left.
Toronto never had more than one runner on base at any time. Indeed, only in the second inning, when Aaron Hill doubled and Travis Snider singled him home, did they have more than one base runner in any inning.
Adrian Gonzalez singled and walked twice, and made several nice plays at first base. Mike Cameron, who began the day hitting .091, had two hits in four trips. David Ortiz walked three times, and Ellsbury walked twice, stole a base, and was hit by a pitch.
The Yankees (8-5) beat the Rangers 5-2, so the Red Sox (3-10) remain 5 GB.
Picture from the great Natalie Dee website.
Jo-Jo Reyes / Josh Beckett
AL East: Rangers/Yankees and Orioles/Cleveland at 1 PM; Twins/Rays at 4 PM.