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Final: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 4

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  July 6, 2011 07:34 PM

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Game over: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 4

Jonathan Papelbon saved his 19th game. Not a 1-2-3 inning as usual after his J.P. Arancebia in the hand with a pitch and allowed an RBI single to Yunel Escobar.

The Sox broke this open with a four-run fourth inning. Tim Wakefield got the win with seven strong innings, allowing nine hits and three runs, walking one and striking out seven. It was his 198th win and 184th as a Red Sox.

Time of game was 2:39 with a 40-minute rain delay, before 37,404.

Top 8th: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

Play has resumed following a 40-minute delay. Dan Wheeler replaced Bard. Wheeler retired the final batter of the inning.

Update on the delay

The game will start at 10:05 p.m.

Top 8th: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

We're in a rain delay here. Play was called at 9:24 p.m. There are two outs, both record by Daniel Bard.

Bottom 7th: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

With one out, Ortiz walked and Youkilis stroked a double to left, his third extra base hit of the night. The Jays went to lefty Luis Perez, who has held lefties to a .204 average. He retired Dew on a soft grounder to second on which Ortiz did not break for the plate. Reddick struck out to end the inning.

Top 7th: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

No scoring since the fourth inning. Ellsbury doubled with two outs in the sixth, his third hit. Youkilis has homered and doubled. Wakefield has given them exactly what they needed.

Bottom 4th: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 3

Quite a two-out rally against Romero. It started with J.D. Drew's double to center. he rode home on Darnell McDonald's single. After Salty singled, Navarro stroked a double off the wall scoring McDonald. Ellsbury followed with a double to the center fied wall, scoring two more.

Bottom 3rd: Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

A Scutaro walk was the highlight of that inning for Boston.

Top 3rd: Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 2

Rough inning for Wake. Back-to-back hits by Davis and Escobar, who were advanced by Thames grounder to first. Bautista's sacrifice fly got the first run in. Lind singled in the second run.

Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 2, Blue Jays 1

Kevin Youkilis smacks a 1-0 pitch into the Monster seats. Youk is playing first base tonight in place of Adrian Gonzalez (stiff neck).

Bottom 1st: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 1

Nick here. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a homer off talented lefty Ricky Romero.

Middle of the 1st: Blue Jays 1, Red Sox 0

Escobar doubled off the wall, moved up on a groundout and scored on Bautista's single to center. The Toronto slugger had been 0 for 9 against Wakefield.

Wakefield has allowed 11 earned runs on 20 hits in his last 12.1 innings. The Sox need him to give them some innings tonight, too.

Pre-game: Good evening from Fenway Park. Nick Cafardo will have your updates once the game gets going.

It's a sticky night at the ballpark as Tim Wakefield faces Ricky Romero. Hang out here for updates and feel free to add your comments.

Enjoy the game.

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