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Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
NESN broadcaster Don Orsillo pronounces the last name of
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista like this: BOW-teesta. Every other
broadcaster I’ve heard in baseball pronounces it like this: BAW-teesta.
Does that annoy anyone else? No? Just me, huh?
OK, then. On to the recap …
The finale of a 10-game road swing ended in another defeat
for the Boston Red Sox. If you’re counting, that’s the sixth loss on the trip.
Thursday night in Toronto, the Sox dropped the rubber game
of a three-game series to the Blue Jays. The game featured a compelling
pitcher’s duel between two former White Sox teammates in the Blue Jays’ Mark
Buehrle and Jake Peavy of the Red Sox.
And a pitcher’s duel it was. Neither team was able to muster
much on the offensive side of things. The one run the Red Sox managed to plate
was the result of a botched throw to second base by Munenori Kawasaki of the
Jays, a play that allowed serial overachiever Daniel Nava to score from third
in the fourth inning.
The Blue Jays scored their runs following an error in the
seventh inning by Prodigal Third Baseman Will Middlebrooks in the seventh.
Both Blue Jays runs were charged to Peavy, though Craig Breslow
allowed the second run to score.
But the Red Sox had chances throughout the game.
Dustin Pedroia was thrown out at home plate in the first
after Johnny Gomes singled to centerfield. The bases were loaded in the second
inning when Shane Victorino flied to right for the third out. Stephen Drew
struck out to end a threat in the third – Pedroia had been at third base.
So, the Sox finish the road trip with a 4-6 record. The team
had begun the night three games up on the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East. The
Rays, with a win Thursday over the hapless Seattle Mariners, moved to within
two games of the Red Sox.
(If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of all 14
Rays fans cheering).
A blemish on the skin of an otherwise lovely season ends in
Toronto. Tomorrow night, the Evil Empire darkens the Fenway Park doorstep for
the start of a three-game tilt.
Andy Pettitte starts for the Yankees. The Sox counter with a
lefty of their own, Felix Doubront.
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Jake Peavy blamed himself, mostly for the cutter he left up in the
strike zone for the game-tying hit. Will Middlebrooks took his share of
the responsibility, too, after not fielding a hard-hit one-hopper...
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