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Chacin eyes perfect season vs. Red Sox

Sep 24, 2006 - 2:10 PM Boston (83-72) at Toronto (81-73) 1:07 pm EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) -- Gustavo Chacin tries to cap a perfect campaign against the Boston Red Sox.

Chacin and the Toronto Blue Jays host the Red Sox in the third contest of a four-game series Sunday.

The Venezuelan lefthander is 3-0 this year with a 2.81 ERA in as many starts against Boston. He is 4-0 lifetime with 4.11 ERA in six starts vs. the Red Sox.

Chacin (8-3, 4.87 ERA) won back-to-back starts before not getting a decision in a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay a week ago. He allowed three runs and seven hits while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings.

After falling in the opener Friday, the Blue Jays bounced back with a 5-3 triumph Saturday. Lyle Overbay and Troy Glaus hit back-to-back home runs and drove in two RBI apiece. The win moved Toronto within 1 1/2 games of tying Boston for second place in the American League East standings.

The Red Sox will hand the ball to Kyle Snyder (4-4, 6.28 ERA), who looks to put together consecutive victories against the Blue Jays. The righthander threw seven scoreless frames, allowing two hits and two walks, in a 2-1 triumph over Toronto on September 1. He struck out a season-best eight batters.

In his last outing, Snyder struck out seven while being responsible for two runs and seven hits in five innings but did not earn a decision in a 6-3 win over the New York Yankees a week ago.

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