Lester Outduels Halladay

BoSox rally with two outs in the ninth against Toronto's ace
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 10:42 PM CDT
Lester Outduels Halladay
Boston Red Sox's Kevin Youkilis smiles as he is congratulated by teammates after his game-winning, RBI single against the Toronto Blue Jays in the bottom of the ninth inning.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David Ortiz.

Manny Ramirez looped a single to center, sending Ortiz to second. Youkilis then hit the ball in front of center fielder Vernon Wells and Ortiz chugged around third. But instead of a close play at the plate, he scored easily as Wells dropped the ball. Jonathan Papelbon, who retired the side in the ninth, led the charge from the Red Sox dugout and jumped on Ortiz. (Read more baseball stories.)

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