BOSTON (AP) -- A.J. Burnett feels like he's even becoming a
better pitcher on his off days, just by seeing teammate Roy
Burnett (7-6) limited Boston to one single until he allowed a
run and two hits in the seventh. He walked one and struck out five
in picking up his fifth win in six starts. It was Burnett's 16th
career complete game.
"You learn a lot from (Halladay), just watching him go after
guys," Burnett said of the 2003 Cy Young Award winner. "I just
said I'm going to go after them with my fastball and they're going
to have to beat me."
"The thing with A.J., if he's hitting his spots, he has that
fastball and the curveball. He has no-hit stuff," Catalanotto
said. "It was nice to see him get back on track."
Burnett gave up 10 hits and six runs in his last start, a loss
at Cleveland on Monday.
Boston was minus starters Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, Alex
Gonzalez, Jason Varitek and Trot Nixon. Ortiz, who watched the game
from the dugout while wearing a heart monitor, has missed the last
six games after experiencing heart palpitations for the second time
"We didn't mount much against him," Boston manager Terry
Francona said of Burnett.
Boston's Kevin Jarvis (0-1), acquired Thursday from Arizona for
a player to be named, gave up three runs -- two earned -- and seven
hits in five innings in his Red Sox debut.
"Unfortunately we had to play against a pretty good pitcher who
had a pretty good day," Jarvis said.
He pitched for Jon Lester, who was diagnosed with a form of
lymphoma on Friday. Back pain sent the 22-year-old Lester on the
disabled list Monday, and tests discovered enlarged lymph nodes. He
was placed on the 60-day disabled list Saturday.
Toronto grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first when Catalanotto opened
the game with a double and, two outs later, scored on Overbay's RBI
The Blue Jays made it 2-0 in the second when Catalanotto had an
RBI double after Gregg Zaun doubled leading off. They added an
unearned run, making it 3-0 in the fifth. With two outs, Overbay
reached when first baseman Carlos Pena booted his grounder for an
error. Alex Rios followed with a run-scoring double to left-center.
Kevin Youkilis reached on an infield hit and Mike Lowell singled
through a vacant hole on a hit-and-run to open Boston's seventh,
with Youkilis moving to third on the play. Burnett then got former
Blue Jay Eric Hinske to ground into a double play, scoring
Youkilis, and struck out Javy Lopez.
After the extra runs, Toronto manager John Gibbons elected to
send Burnett back out for the ninth.
"If it had been a save situation, B.J. (Ryan) was going to be
out there," Gibbons said.
Ortiz returned to Fenway Park, confident that wearing a heart
monitor for a few days will hasten his return to the lineup.
Ortiz was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on
Thursday after tests for the palpitations.
^Notes:@ Burnett's only other complete game this season was June 27
against Washington. ... Boston RF David Murphy singled to center in
his first major league at-bat. ... Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon
hopes to be back in a week after leaving Friday's game with a
muscle strain in his shoulder. ... The Blue Jays called up RHP
Dustin McGowan from Triple-A Syracuse before Saturday's game. ...
Toronto 3B Troy Glaus sat out the first seven innings after leaving
Friday's game with a sinus infection. He pinch hit and was walked
intentionally in the eighth. ... Toronto's Adam Lind, called up
from Syracuse Friday, doubled in the eighth for his first big
league hit. ... Jarvis was Boston's 52nd player this season, 27th
pitcher. ... The starting time was moved up from 7:05 p.m. to 1:05
p.m. due to a forecast of heavy rains. Sunday's scheduled starting
time was moved to 4:05 from 2:05.