MLB Game Summary - Philadelphia at Toronto|
(Saturday, June 16th)
Final Score: Toronto 6, Philadelphia 5 (10 innings)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rajai Davis drove home Yunel Escobar in the
bottom of the 10th inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied late and beat the
visiting Philadelphia Phillies, 6-5, Saturday afternoon.
Philadelphia southpaw Cliff Lee appeared to be closing in on his first win of
the season, taking the mound with a 5-2 lead in the eighth.
Jose Bautista worked a leadoff walk and Edwin Encarnacion followed with a
single to left field. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins took the relay throw from John
Mayberry Jr. and made an errant throw to second that enabled both runners to
"It was my fault," said Rollins about the error. "I saw the runner and, you
know, just threw it into right field."
Chad Qualls replaced Lee after a single by Kelly Johnson, who advanced to
third on a one-out base hit by pinch-hitter David Cooper. J.P. Arencibia then
tied the game with a double down the third-base line. Qualls retired the next
two batters to end the inning.
In the 10th, losing pitcher Joe Savery (0-2) issued a leadoff walk to
Escobar, who took second base on a balk and moved to third on a
groundout. After Arencibia struck out swinging, Davis stroked a single to
left-center field, sending the Blue Jays to their second win in this three-
Escobar collected three hits, including a solo home run, for Toronto. Starter
Ricky Romero gave up four runs on seven hits over six frames, while Francisco
Cordero (2-4) was the winning pitcher after firing a scoreless 10th.
"He gave up a few early but still grinded out six solid inning for us and
really kept us in the game enough to give us a fighting chance at the end,"
remarked Blue Jays reliever Casey Janssen about Romero.
Mayberry crushed a three-run homer for the Phillies, who fell to 1-7 on the
road in extra innings.
Lee, meanwhile, remains winless through his first 11 starts of the season. He
was tagged for five runs on a career-high-tying 12 hits in seven-plus innings.
The Phillies opened the scoring in the first inning when back-to-back one-out
doubles by Placido Polanco and Hunter Pence produced a run.
Escobar launched a game-tying blast with two gone in the second, but
Philadelphia went ahead 4-1 in the third after squandering a bases-loaded
opportunity the previous frame. Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton hit
consecutive two-out singles before Mayberry stroked a line drive homer over
the left-field wall.
Toronto strung together three straight one-out singles in the home third, with
Davis scoring on Colby Rasmus' base hit to right. After Lee retired Bautista
on an infield pop-up, Brett Lawrie was caught stealing home to end the inning.
Rollins doubled home Brian Schneider in the top of the eighth for a three-run
The Blue Jays registered their 1,000th career win at Rogers Centre...Bautista
has reached base safely in 16 straight games...For the third time this week,
the Toronto Blue Jays have lost a pitcher to the disabled list. Rookie right-
hander Drew Hutchison left Friday's start against Philadelphia after nine
pitches with elbow soreness and on Saturday was placed on the 15-day DL with
an ulnar collateral ligament sprain. Fellow righties Brandon Morrow and
Kyle Drabek also left starts earlier this week and landed on the DL, Morrow
with a strained left oblique and Drabek with ligament damage to his right
elbow that could result in a second Tommy John procedure.
06/16 21:42:03 ET