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Lester helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 14-3

Jul 10, 2010 - 3:33 AM TORONTO(AP) -- Jon Lester burnished his All-Star credentials while his Boston teammates played home run derby.

Lester pitched six innings to win his third consecutive start and the Red Sox hit four homers in a 14-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night, giving manager Terry Francona his 900th career win.

"I didn't really have to do a whole lot," Lester said. "The guys swung the bats really well and I just tried to keep getting these guys in the dugout as quick as possible."

Kevin Youkilis, Adrian Beltre, Mike Cameron and Bill Hall connected for Boston, which snapped a four-game skid and improved to 6-1 against the Blue Jays this season. Hall finished with three hits and four RBIs.

"We kept getting big hits and bigger hits and bigger hits," Hall said. "It's always fun when you can have a game like that."

Boston was coming off a three-game sweep at Tampa Bay that included two one-run losses. With this one in hand, Francona started to take out his regulars in the fourth inning.

"I think we kind of needed that, not just for guys getting rest, but to play with a lead was really good for us tonight," Francona said.

Lester (11-3) allowed two runs and four hits, struck out six and walked two. He is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in his last three starts and has won 11 of 12 decisions overall.

"I've said this before, I think he should definitely be the starter in the All-Star game," Hall said. "He's pitched that well. I think he's that dominant and I think he deserves it."

The left-hander will find out Monday if he will get the first crack at the National League on Tuesday night in Anaheim, Calif.

"It would be a lot of fun," Lester said. "I'm excited, I'm ready to go. I don't really know what to tell you about emotions because I've never done it but it'll be a lot of fun. We'll see what happens."

John McDonald and Jose Molina went deep for the Blue Jays, who lead the major leagues with 132 homers. Boston is second with 116.

The 14 runs were the most allowed this season by Toronto, which lost 13-12 to the Red Sox on April 26.

Hall hit a two-run homer off Ricky Romero in Boston's three-run second and the Red Sox broke it open with seven runs in the third, sending 12 men to the plate. Youkilis and Hall each hit a sacrifice fly, Cameron drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk and Marco Scutaro had a two-run single.

"It's good to be on that side of it," Cameron said. "It's terrible to be on the other side."

Boston added three more in the fourth, all on homers. Youkilis led off with his 18th and Beltre followed with his 13th, the third time this season the Red Sox have hit consecutive shots. One out later, Cameron drilled a homer to left, his third.

In the outfield hotel, a fan wearing a Blue Jays jersey responded by waving a white towel out his window.

"They kicked out butts again," Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said. "That was probably one of the worst games we've had all year."

Toronto right-hander Casey Janssen was ejected in the sixth for arguing with third base umpire Mark Carlson, even though the umpires later ruled Janssen was correct.

Cameron hustled home from first on Hall's double down the right-field line but the ball was touched by a fan. Janssen argued Cameron should have been stopped at third.

After the pitcher left the field, the umpires huddled to discuss the play and sent Cameron back to third. Left-hander David Purcey came in and got Kevin Cash to fly out.

"I'm an emotional pitcher and you never want to give up a run, right or wrong," Janssen said. "It was good that they got it right."

Romero (6-6) allowed nine runs, five earned, and five hits in 2 1-3 innings. It was the second straight poor start by Romero, who allowed eight runs over 2 2-3 innings in an 11-3 loss to the Yankees on July 3.

"These past two starts, I've gotten my (butt) kicked," Romero said. "There's no other way to put it. It's pathetic."

NOTES: Boston OF Jacoby Ellsbury rejoined the team after being away for over a month while he worked out in Phoenix. Limited to just nine games this season with fractured ribs, he'll be examined by team doctors this weekend. ... Red Sox C Victor Martinez (fractured left thumb) will not be ready to return immediately after the All-Star break, Francona said. Martinez will be examined Wednesday. ... Toronto has lost seven straight home games against Boston. ... Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty attended the game.






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    Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 3  FinalJul 10 10:06 AM


  • Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 14 - FINAL
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    M Scutaro ss 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 .281
    E Patterson 2b 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .220
    D McDonald lf-rf 5 1 2 1 1 1 1 .271
    D Ortiz dh 4 1 0 0 2 0 3 .258
    K Youkilis 1b 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .294
    R Shealy 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
    A Be

    Jul 9 10:22 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOSE MOLINA (2) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF ROBERT MANUEL.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 14, TORONTO 3
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F LEWIS (.277, 0-FOR-3)

    Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 9 9:46 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOHN BUCK SCORED VERNON WELLS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BUCK ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 14
    TORONTO 2 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.188, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 9 9:23 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOHN BUCK SCORED VERNON WELLS
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BUCK ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 15
    TORONTO 2 BOTTOM,6TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.188, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 15, Blue Jays 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 9 9:23 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOHN MCDONALD (2) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    6TH OFF JON LESTER.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 15, TORONTO 1
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J BAUTISTA (.237, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Red Sox 15, Blue Jays 1  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 9 9:17 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BILL HALL SCORED MIKE CAMERON AND DANIEL NAVA
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B HALL ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 15
    TORONTO 0 TOP,6TH
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K CASH (.125, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Red Sox 15, Blue Jays 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 9 9:09 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MIKE CAMERON (3) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    4TH OFF BRIAN TALLET.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 13, TORONTO 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: B HALL (.230, 1-FOR-1, SF, HR, 3 RBI)

    Red Sox 13, Blue Jays 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 9 8:27 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ADRIAN BELTRE (13) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF BRIAN TALLET.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 12, TORONTO 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: J DREW (.277, 0-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 9 8:22 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEVIN YOUKILIS (18) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF BRIAN TALLET.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 11, TORONTO 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: A BELTRE (.337, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Red Sox 11, Blue Jays 0  Top 4, 0 OutsJul 9 8:21 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DARNELL MCDONALD SCORED KEVIN CASH
    SITUATION: 7 RUNS IN, D MCDONALD ON FIRST, M SCUTARO ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 10
    TORONTO 0 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D ORTIZ (.261, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 9 8:10 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARCO SCUTARO SCORED MIKE CAMERON AND J.D. DREW
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, M SCUTARO ON FIRST, K CASH ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 9
    TORONTO 0 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: D MCDONALD (.270, 1-FOR-2)

    Red Sox 9, Blue Jays 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 9 8:06 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BILL HALL SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M CAMERON ON FIRST, J DREW ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 7
    TORONTO 0 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K CASH (.133, 0-FOR-1)

    Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 9 8:02 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO MIKE CAMERON SCORED DAVID ORTIZ
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M CAMERON ON FIRST, J DREW ON SECOND, A
    BELTRE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 6
    TORONTO 0 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: B HALL (.230, 1-FOR-1, HR, 2 RBI)

    Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 9 7:58 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    1B/FAILED FC BY J.D. DREW SCORED DARNELL MCDONALD
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J DREW ON FIRST, A BELTRE ON SECOND, D
    ORTIZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 5
    TORONTO 0 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: M CAMERON (.281, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 9 7:58 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY KEVIN YOUKILIS SCORED MARCO SCUTARO
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D ORTIZ ON FIRST, D MCDONALD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 4
    TORONTO 0 TOP,3RD
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: A BELTRE (.337, 1-FOR-1)

    Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 0  Top 3, 0 OutsJul 9 7:53 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BILL HALL (7) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF RICKY ROMERO SCORED MIKE CAMERON.
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 3, TORONTO 0
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: K CASH (.143, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 9 7:32 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE CAMERON SCORED ADRIAN BELTRE
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M CAMERON ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: BOSTON 1
    TORONTO 0 TOP,2ND
    DUE UP FOR BOSTON: B HALL (.225, 6 HR, 20 RBI)

    Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0  Top 2, 0 OutsJul 9 7:30 PM