Red Sox Still Slipping as Jays Come Back 4-3

Gagne gives the game to Toronto; division lead drops to 2½
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2007 5:51 AM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Ray Olmedo, right, throws to first for the double play after putting out Boston Red Sox's Julio Lugo during third inning baseball action in Toronto Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Red Sox starter Jon Lester gave up only one run in six innings, but a late Blue Jays rally gave the win to A.J. Burnett, who was one batter away from a complete game. The loss, along with a blown save, was handed to Eric Gagne, who walked in the tying run and gave up the go-ahead double in the 8th, reports the Toronto Star.

With a 4-2 lead coming into in the 9th, Burnett got two outs before Julio Lugo connected for a solo home run. Scott Downs quickly stuck out Jacoby Ellsbury looking for the save. With the loss, its third straight, Boston drops to only 2½ games ahead of the Yankees in the American League East division race.