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Red Sox Bats Quiet, Blue Jays Avoid Sweep

The Sox made a valiant rally attempt in the ninth, but it fell short by a run as the Red Sox fell to the Jays in the final game of the series 3-2.

Between a very questionable strike zone (more on that later) and a strong showing between Shaun Marcum and an impressive Blue Jays defense, the Red Sox could not get the bats going all night. It was only in the 9th when they finally broke through with a pair of runs off of closer Kevin Gregg, but they left the tying run at first.

Tim Wakefield performed very well in his first start in around 3 weeks, going 7 innings and allowing only 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk. The knuckler was dancing, and the Jays were mostly unable to make good contact. Travis Snider was the only one to really put together any offense, managing an RBI double in the 5th and golfing a very low knuckler into the bullpen for a 2-run shot in the 7th, but that was all the Jays would need.