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Tampa Bay ruins Halladay's return

Tampa Bay ruins Halladay's return

Carl Crawford and Pat Burrell homered as Tampa Bay ruined Roy Halladay's return with its sixth straight victory, a 4-1 win over Toronto on Monday night.
Halladay came in having won his past seven decisions, the longest streak in the majors, but lost for the first time since April 21. The Blue Jays have lost three straight.
He was starting for the first time since June 12, when he left two pitches into the fourth inning against Florida with a sore groin. Halladay allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, walking two and striking out seven.
Jeff Niemann won his third straight decision, allowing one run and four hits in 7 1-3 innings.
Randy Choate got the last out for his fourth save in as many chances.
The Rays touched Halladay for two runs in the third on B.J. Upton's leadoff walk and Crawford's seventh homer.
Tampa Bay tacked on two runs in the seventh against Jeremy Accardo when Burrell led off with a homer and Upton hit a sacrifice fly.
Red Sox 4, Orioles 0
At Baltimore, Jon Lester pitched seven shutout innings and J.D. Drew came within a double of hitting for the cycle for Boston.
Jonathan Papelbon got the final out with two on to earn his 132nd career save, tying Bob Stanley for the most in Red Sox history. Papelbon has 19 saves this season in 20 opportunities.
Lester gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked none. He is 8-0 with a 2.18 ERA against Baltimore in 10 career starts.
Drew tripled and scored in the first inning, hit a two-run homer in the fourth and singled in the sixth. Needing a double in the eighth inning to become the first Red Sox player since John Valentin in 1996 to hit for the cycle, Drew grounded out to second.
Rookie Jason Berken gave up four runs and eight hits, walked two and hit two in five innings.
White Sox 6, Indians 3
At Cleveland, Gavin Floyd shut out Cleveland on five singles over 7 2-3 innings as Chicago climbed back to .500 by handing the Indians their 11th loss in 13 games.
Floyd, who started the season by losing four of his first six decisions, improved to 3-0 in June, 4-1 since May 22 and has a 1.39 ERA in his last eight starts.
Jermaine Dye and Gordon Beckham had RBI singles off Carl Pavano (6-7) as the White Sox (38-38) won for the 10th time in 14 games.
The last-place Indians have dropped three straight and only avoided their fifth shutout with a three-run ninth as Shin Soo-Choo homered off Matt Thornton and Garko hit a two-run, two-out shot off Octavio Dotel.


Updated : 2020-12-02 10:56 GMT+08:00