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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Paul Byrd (36) had the Sox pitching pointed in the right direction allowing no runs over 6 innings pitched. illy Wagner winds up during his first appearance for the Red Sox
(38-Year-Old Paul Byrd: Barry Chin / Boston Globe Staff -- 38-Year-Old Billy Wagner: AP)

This Win's On Theo. Sox GM Pulls a Feather Out of His Cap
With Byrd Call. And Billy's No Goat Either

Humming Byrd | Boston 7, Toronto 0
Of Course Paul Byrd Outpitched Roy Halladay. What Did You Expect?
Welcome Billy The Whiff Wagner, 3 K's on 3 Jays
Solid as a Rocco... That's 50 Homers in August for Boston's Bashers
3 More RBIs for the Next Mayor of Boston, Kevin Youkilis
Another Hit for Theo, Too: Alex Gonzalez Has 10 Hits In His Last 23 At Bats
So Is J.P. Ricciardi Still One of Those Young GM Geniuses?
Bad News Brief: Matsuzaka Still a Mess, Wake Shot

"I'm throwing to a 13 and under team and the Red Sox called and I say, 'I don't know how long I'll take to get ready.'" -- Paul Byrd, 1-0

Clay Dough

Clay Buchholz tips his cap to the crowd as he comes out of the game in the ninth inning

Buchholz Is On the Money Again
Jays Remain Clay's Pigeons

Jays Get Thrown for a Curve | Boston 3, Toronto 2
9 K's for Clay Who Gives Up Just 3 Hits Into the 9th
Gonzo, Dustin GetPapelbon Gets a Real Save

"I had a good one from my first batter to my last." -- Buchholz locks down his spot in the rotation

Tag You're Out!

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek  p[repares to apply the tag to Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Travis Snider (45) who over slid home plate in the 8th inning

'Tek's Still an Old Kid On the Block, Sox Stop Jays

Jays, Beckett All Wet | Boston 6, Toronto 5
Just for the Record, J.D. Drew Came Through with Big Double
Something's Wrong Here: 12 Homers in Last 4 Starts for Beckett
Kotchman Got the Job Done; J-Bay Goes Deep for No. 29
Jacoby Ellsbury Was Running Around the Bases Just Fine
That's the Typical Pap 'Save'

"It was an unbelievable block. It was the play of the game." -- Alex Gonzalez on Varitek stop on Travis Snider at the plate

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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Boston Herald:

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