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Byrd, Bullpen Shut Down Blue Jays, Complete Sweep with 7-0 Shutout

APTOPIX Blue Jays Red Sox Baseball

WOW – talk about a solid emergency start from Paul Byrd – 6 shutout innings, only 3 hits and 3 walks with 83 efficient pitches.  Holler!  The bullpen also shined in the Red Sox 7-0 win over the Blue Jays, as they complete a weekend series sweep of the Jays and a 7-3 home stand overall.  Manny Delcarmen, Billy Wagner and Takashi Saito each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.  All eyes were on Billy Wagner – who made his 1st appearance as a member of the Red Sox.  Wagner did give up a double to Adam Lind, but he struck out the side and received a standing ovation after his inning of work.

Byrd had made 4 minor league starts before starting for the Red Sox on Sunday.  Byrd had this to say about the win: “I’m throwing to a 13 and under team and the Red Sox called and I say, ‘I don’t know how long I’ll take to get ready…’ I’m just so excited to be back, I want a World Series ring.  Hopefully I can help this team get there.  I’ll clean toilets if I have to, and I told them that.”  Wish there were more guys out there like that.

The Red Sox continued to have a balanced offensive attack.  8 of 9 Red Sox starters had hits.  Kevin Youkilis went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s.  Alex Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.  Gonzalez is now hitting .296 since joining the Red Sox.  Rocco Baldelli also hit a solo home run – his 6th HR on the 2009 MLB schedule.

It’s a little really frustrating playing well and not gaining any ground on the red-hot New York Yankees – still 6 out in the AL East race.  But the Red Sox have to keep playing well with a big 7-game road trip coming up against the Rays and White Sox.  The Red Sox have a 3.5 games lead over the Rangers and a 4.5 games lead over the Rays in the AL Wild Card race.

Blue Jays Red Sox Baseball

Blue Jays Red Sox Baseball

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