Series: Game 3 of 3

Toronto won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, May 30
Game 2: Saturday, May 31
Game 3: Sunday, June 1

Red Sox 8

(31-24, 13-15 away)

Blue Jays 11

(32-26, 14-14 home)

    1:05 PM ET, June 1, 2003

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    BOS 204000101 8 14 2
    TOR 00243020 - 11 19 0

    W: R. Halladay (7-2)

    L: M. White (0-1)

    Jays ace Halladay wins seventh straight start

    TORONTO (AP) -- Roy Halladay won his seventh straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a six-run deficit to complete a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with an 11-8 victory Sunday.

    Frank Catalanotto went 3-for-4 and matched a career high with four runs for the Blue Jays, who also swept a four-game series in New York last weekend and have won nine of 11 overall.

    The Blue Jays are six games over .500 (32-26) for the first time since May 8, 2001. They pulled within a half-game of Boston for second place in the AL East.

    Toronto had 19 hits and leads the majors in runs, hits and total bases.

    The Red Sox, outscored 34-17 in the series, have lost five straight for the first time since a nine-game skid Aug. 25 to Sept. 2, 2001.

    Boston tied a club record with five doubles in third inning, their most in an inning since June 21, 1994, at Toronto.

    Nomar Garciaparra tripled in the ninth and scored on Manny Ramirez's RBI single. But Cliff Politte got Jason Varitek to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.

    Byung-Hyun Kim made his first appearance for Boston in the seventh inning. Kim, acquired Thursday from Arizona in a trade for Shea Hillenbrand, allowed two runs on three hits. Kim will make his first start Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

    Halladay (7-2) won despite allowing seven runs on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander, who hasn't lost April 15 -- a span of 10 starts -- joined Roger Clemens and Doyle Alexander as the only Blue Jay pitchers to win seven consecutive starts. He struck out five and walked two.

    Boston's David Ortiz hit a two-run double in the first and the Red Sox scored four in the third. Bill Mueller led off with a double and scored on Todd Walker's RBI double. Ramirez, Ortiz and Trot Nixon later followed with three straight RBI doubles, giving Boston a 6-0 lead.

    Josh Phelps' two-run single in the bottom half cut it to 6-2, and Toronto tied it in the fourth with four runs off starter Tim Wakefield.

    Catalanotto and Vernon Wells hit consecutive RBI singles before Carlos Delgado and Greg Myers hit consecutive RBI doubles, tying it at 6.

    Toronto's Mike Bordick tripled off Matt White (0-1) in the fifth and scored on Chris Woodward's double. Catalanotto and Wells later followed with consecutive RBI doubles, giving Toronto a 9-6 lead.

    Nixon hit an RBI double off Pete Walker in the seventh, but the Blue Jays scored twice in the bottom half on right fielder Nixon's fielding error and Delgado's RBI double.

    Game notes

    The Red Sox added Kim to the roster Sunday and designated left-hander Bruce Chen for assignment. Chen already has been cut by Houston and Cincinnati this year. The Red Sox have 10 days to trade, waive or release him. ... Attendance was 26,890. ... The Blue Jays are .500 at home (14-14). ... Both teams had eight doubles, matching the AL high this season. The Yankees also hit eight doubles April 2 at Toronto.

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