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Toronto (76-79) at Boston (91-64) 7:05 pm EDT

9/26/2005

Toronto (76-79) at Boston (91-64), 7:05 pm EDT

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The defending World Series champions are
tied for first in the American League East Division with all
seven remaining games at home.

The Boston Red Sox look to raise their record to 51-24 at Fenway
Park this year when they start a four-game series against the
Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.

Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon homered twice as the Red Sox
finished a three-game sweep at Baltimore with Sunday's 9-3
victory to remain tied with the New York Yankees for first
place.

In an injury-plagued season, Curt Schilling (7-8, 5.89 ERA) is
3-5 with a 6.19 ERA as a starter. However, he has won two of
his last three outings, including Tuesday's victory at Tampa
Bay, when he surrendered two runs and six hits in seven innings.

The Blue Jays turn to Dave Bush (5-10, 4.45), who opened the
season with five straight losses. He yielded three runs and
three hits in 3 1/3 innings of Wednesday's defeat against
Seattle, his third loss in four outings.

Eric Hinske had three hits, including his 13th home run for
Toronto, in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

Boston won two of three against the Blue Jays from September
12-14 but trails the season series, 9-5.