Blue Jays rout MarinersAug 17, 2011 - 6:46 AM
Colby Rasmus and Aaron Hill paced the Blue Jays with four RBI apiece and Jose Bautista chipped in with a two-run homer, his major league-leading 35th homer of the season.
Luis Perez (2-2) worked four innings in relief to earn the win, giving up one run on three hits while fanning three and walking two.
"The four innings by Luis Perez is probably the story in tonight's game," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "Just a very good overall effort from Luis and up and down our lineup."
Miguel Olivo and Casper Wells smacked home runs, while Trayvon Robinson and Kyle Seager each added two RBI for the Mariners, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Jason Vargas (7-11) was tagged with eight runs on seven hits over four-plus innings. He fanned two and walked four.
The Jays came out of the gate on fire in their first at-bat, plating six runs off of Vargas -- all with two outs. The inning started well, as Vargas got Yunel Escobar to ground to third, but then the flood gates opened. Eric Thames singled, Bautista walked and Edwin Encarnacion walked two batters later to load the bases. Rasmus then rocketed a ball into the gap in right-center field, which cleared the bases for a 3-0 advantage. Rasmus then trotted home on a single by Brett Lawrie and Hill capped the scoring by blasting his sixth homer of the year over the wall in left for a 6-0 advantage.
"Vargas was up a little bit early but he was able to come back and throw up some zeros," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said of his starter. "He was throwing the ball well tonight, but just had some tough luck."
Seattle responded with three runs in the second. After Carp walked to leadoff the frame, Wells blasted a two-run homer over the wall in center and Olivo followed with a solo-shot to pull the Mariners within three at 6-3.
Wells has homered in four straight games, which matches Danny Tartabull for the Mariners' rookie record. Tartabull hit his four straight April 12-15, 1986.
In the home third, Dustin Ackley and Carp ripped back-to-back singles and Olivo walked to load the bases with two outs. Robinson came through with a two-run single to make it a one-run game and Seager ripped an RBI single into the gap in left-center to pull the Mariners even at six.
The Jays loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth on walks to Bautista and Encarnacion and a single by Adam Lind. Bautista scored on reliever Tom Wilhelmsen's wild pitch and Lind came home on a sacrifice fly by Rasmus. The inning continued with a walk to Lawrie and a second wild pitch allowed both runners to advance. Hill knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly and J.P. Arencibia came up with an RBI single to give the Blue Jays a 10-6 lead and chase Wilhelmsen. Aaron Laffey came out of the Mariners bullpen and got Escobar to ground out to finally end the inning.
The Mariners pulled a run back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Seager to make it a 10-7 contest.
But the Blue Jays added three more runs in the sixth. Thames led off the frame with a single and Bautista followed with a blast to left-center field to make it a 12-7 game. Encarnacion walked and Lawrie singled two batters later to put runners on first and second. Hill knocked in the Jays' 13th run with an RBI single to left.
Prior to Tuesday's game. the Mariners released pitcher Chris Ray to make room on the 40-man roster for pitcher Danny Hultzen, the team's first round pick in the 2011 draft...Carp extended his hitting streak to 16 games...Toronto leads the season series against Seattle by a 5-3 count...Rasmus ripped his sixth double of the season in the first inning...Seager's two RBI were the first of his major league career...It was the Mariners' seventh consecutive game with nine or more hits...Blue Jays starter Brad Mills gave up six runs on six hits over three innings of work.
- TORONTO: 13
Aug 17 1:29 AM
- Aaron Hill singled to left scored Edwin Encarnacion. On the play, Brett Lawrie advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and J.P. Arencibia due up.
Blue Jays 13, Mariners 7 Top 6, 2 OutsAug 17 12:27 AM
- Jose Bautista none-out, two-run Home Run (35) to left center scored Eric Thames. Adam Lind due up.
Blue Jays 12, Mariners 7 Top 6, 0 OutsAug 17 12:25 AM
- Kyle Seager singled to right center scored Trayvon Robinson. Runner on first with two outs and Jack Wilson due up.
Blue Jays 10, Mariners 7 Bot 5, 2 OutsAug 17 12:12 AM
- J.P. Arencibia singled to left scored Brett Lawrie. Runner on second with two outs as Arencibia advanced to second on the throw home and Yunel Escobar due up.
Blue Jays 10, Mariners 6 Top 5, 2 OutsAug 16 11:59 PM
- Brett Lawrie walked. Runners on first and second with one out and Aaron Hill due up.
Blue Jays 8, Mariners 6 Top 5, 1 OutAug 16 11:55 PM
- Tom Wilhelmsen's wild pitch scored Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion advances to second, Adam Lind advances to third. Runners on second and third and with none out and Colby Rasmus at the plate.
Blue Jays 7, Mariners 6 Top 5, 0 OutsAug 16 11:51 PM
- Kyle Seager doubled to left scored Miguel Olivo. On the play, Trayvon Robinson advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Jack Wilson due up.
Blue Jays 6, Mariners 6 Bot 3, 2 OutsAug 16 11:21 PM
- Miguel Olivo lead-off Home Run (15) to center. Trayvon Robinson due up.
Blue Jays 6, Mariners 3 Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 16 10:50 PM
- Casper Wells none-out, two-run Home Run (9) to left scored Mike Carp. Miguel Olivo due up.
Blue Jays 6, Mariners 2 Bot 2, 0 OutsAug 16 10:49 PM
- J.P. Arencibia flied out to center to end the inning.
Blue Jays 6, Mariners 0 Mid 1Aug 16 10:25 PM
- Brett Lawrie singled to center scored Colby Rasmus. Runner on first with two outs and Aaron Hill due up.
Blue Jays 4, Mariners 0 Top 1, 2 OutsAug 16 10:23 PM
- Colby Rasmus doubled to right scored Eric Thames, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Runner on second with two outs and Brett Lawrie due up.
Blue Jays 3, Mariners 0 Top 1, 2 OutsAug 16 10:21 PM
- TORONTO: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Aug 16 10:11 PM
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