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Boston's Beckett is out of control in loss

GAME OF THE DAY

August 18, 2008|From the Associated Press

BOSTON -- Josh Beckett missed his spots early and the Toronto Blue Jays made sure he didn't last long enough to find his control.

Toronto chased Beckett in the third inning of a 15-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

"The fastballs he threw ran back over the middle. They were elevated," Red Sox Manager Terry Francona said. "We spent the majority of the day doing that. They were pretty consistent in scoring."

Adam Lind had a homer and four RBIs, Alex Rios had five hits, John McDonald had three hits and three RBIs and the Blue Jays set a club record with 10 doubles in winning their fifth in six games and improving to 6-2 against Boston this season. The teams meet again for three games in Toronto next weekend.

Beckett gave up eight runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings.

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