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Blue Jays rip Marlins

Jun 23, 2012 - 2:53 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jose Bautista collected two hits, including a solo homer, drove in three runs and scored three times as Toronto pounded Miami, 12-5, in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

Kelly Johnson also knocked in three and J.P. Arencibia added two RBI for the Blue Jays, who rebounded from a series loss at Milwaukee to win for the fifth time in seven games overall.

Brett Lawrie finished 3-for-5 with a triple and a career-best four runs scored to back Ricky Romero (8-1), who allowed seven hits and four runs over seven innings.

Omar Infante launched a two-run blast, while Giancarlo Stanton and Gaby Sanchez also went deep for the Marlins, who slid to their 14th loss in 16 games and continued their descent towards the NL East basement.

Anibal Sanchez (3-6) was rocked for seven hits and six runs, walking four, over 3 1/3 flames.

Hanley Ramirez singled in Gaby Sanchez in the home fifth to bring the hosts within 6-2, but Toronto broke open the game with a five-run sixth.

The bases were loaded with one out after two walks and a hit-by-pitch, then Johnson brought in two with a base hit, Yunel Escobar plated another on a fly to right, Rajai Davis brought in one on a single and Arencibia capped the burst with a two-run double for an 11-2 game.

Infante cleared the wall in left after Justin Ruggiano worked a leadoff walk in the home half, but Bautista countered with two down in the seventh.

Sanchez reached the seats in left with two outs in the eighth, but David Pauley shut the door in the ninth for the Jays.

Lawrie began the game with a triple and scored when Colby Rasmus followed with a grounder to short. It was 3-0 for the visitors in the third on a Bautista RBI single and Johnson sacrifice fly.

Three more came in during the Toronto fourth. Bautista forced in a run with a bases-loaded walk off starter Sanchez, then Edwin Encarnacion walked against Chad Gaudin, then Johnson lofted a sac fly which plated Rasmus.

Miami's only answer was a one-out solo shot from Stanton.

Game Notes

Toronto improved to 5-17 all-time against the Marlins, and 3-7 in south Florida...Sanchez posted a team-best three hits and two runs scored for Miami...Lawrie's previous high was three runs scored, set three times this season, including on June 18 at Milwaukee.








  • TORONTO: 12
    MIAMI: 5
    Final

    Jun 22 10:13 PM


  • Gaby Sanchez two-out, solo Home Run (2) to left. John Buck due up.

    Blue Jays 12, Marlins 5  Bot 8, 2 OutsJun 22 9:54 PM
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    Blue Jays 12, Marlins 5  Bot 8, 2 OutsJun 22 9:53 PM


  • Jose Bautista two-out, solo Home Run (23) to left. Edwin Encarnacion due up.

    Blue Jays 12, Marlins 4  Top 7, 2 OutsJun 22 9:27 PM


  • Omar Infante none-out, two-run Home Run (7) to left scored Justin Ruggiano. Austin Kearns due up.

    Blue Jays 11, Marlins 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 22 9:15 PM
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    Blue Jays 11, Marlins 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsJun 22 9:15 PM


  • J.P. Arencibia double to right scored Kelly Johnson and Rajai Davis with two out. Runner on second with two outs and Ricky Romero due up.

    Blue Jays 11, Marlins 2  Top 6, 2 OutsJun 22 9:07 PM
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    Blue Jays 11, Marlins 2  Top 6, 2 OutsJun 22 9:07 PM


  • Rajai Davis single to left scored Edwin Encarnacion with two out. On the play, Kelly Johnson advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and J.P. Arencibia due up.

    Blue Jays 9, Marlins 2  Top 6, 2 OutsJun 22 9:06 PM


  • Yunel Escobar sacrifice fly to right scored Jose Bautista with two out. Runners on first and second with two outs and Rajai Davis due up.

    Blue Jays 8, Marlins 2  Top 6, 2 OutsJun 22 9:05 PM


  • Kelly Johnson single to right scored Brett Lawrie with one out. On the play, Edwin Encarnacion advances to second and Jose Bautista advances to third. Bases loaded with one out and Yunel Escobar due up.

    Blue Jays 7, Marlins 2  Top 6, 1 OutJun 22 9:05 PM
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    Blue Jays 6, Marlins 2  Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 22 8:53 PM


  • Hanley Ramirez single to left scored Gaby Sanchez with two out. On the play, John Buck advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and Giancarlo Stanton due up.

    Blue Jays 6, Marlins 2  Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 22 8:49 PM
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    Blue Jays 6, Marlins 2  Bot 5, 2 OutsJun 22 8:49 PM


  • Giancarlo Stanton one-out, solo Home Run (16) to left. Justin Ruggiano due up.

    Blue Jays 6, Marlins 1  Bot 4, 1 OutJun 22 8:25 PM


  • Kelly Johnson sacrifice fly to left scored Colby Rasmus with two out. On the play, Edwin Encarnacion advances to second and Jose Bautista advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Yunel Escobar due up.

    Blue Jays 6, Marlins 0  Top 4, 2 OutsJun 22 8:20 PM
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    Blue Jays 6, Marlins 0  Top 4, 2 OutsJun 22 8:20 PM


  • Edwin Encarnacion walk scored Brett Lawrie with one out. Bases loaded with one out and Kelly Johnson due up.

    Blue Jays 5, Marlins 0  Top 4, 1 OutJun 22 8:17 PM


  • Jose Bautista walk scored Ricky Romero with one out. Bases loaded with one out and Edwin Encarnacion due up.

    Blue Jays 4, Marlins 0  Top 4, 1 OutJun 22 8:10 PM
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    Blue Jays 3, Marlins 0  Top 4, 1 OutJun 22 8:08 PM


  • Kelly Johnson sacrifice fly to center scored Jose Bautista with two out. Runner on first with two outs and Yunel Escobar due up.

    Blue Jays 3, Marlins 0  Top 3, 2 OutsJun 22 7:49 PM


  • Jose Bautista single to right scored Brett Lawrie with one out. Runner on first with one out and Edwin Encarnacion due up.

    Blue Jays 2, Marlins 0  Top 3, 1 OutJun 22 7:47 PM
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  • Colby Rasmus groundout to short scored Brett Lawrie with one out. None on with one out and Jose Bautista due up.

    Blue Jays 1, Marlins 0  Top 1, 1 OutJun 22 7:12 PM


  • TORONTO: 0
    MIAMI: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

    Jun 22 7:11 PM