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Glaus continues hot start, Blue Jays win

Apr 12, 2007 - 5:06 AM TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Blue Jays rode the hot bats of Troy Glaus and Aaron Hill against the Kansas City Royals.

Glaus homered and Hill drove in three runs as the Blue Jays pounded out 12 hits en route to a 7-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Glaus doubled in the third inning and hit his second homer of the season - a solo blast in the sixth inning off Royals starter Jorge De La Rosa - to bump his average to .348 (8-for-23). Hill notched three hits to raise his average to .387 (12-for-31).

"It was a big win for us," Hill said. "(The offense) is working right now and we're going to keep doing what we're doing. We're comfortable and hopefully we can continue to swing the bats well."

Toronto jumped on De La Rosa (0-1) for five runs - four earned - and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. The 26-year-old lefthander was chased after allowing three hits in the sixth inning.

"I made a couple mistakes," De La Rosa said. "I left a lot of pitches up in the zone and (Toronto) hit them. They have a good lineup and a very good team."

Gustavo Chacin (1-0) pitched well enough for Toronto to earn the win, surrendering five hits and three runs in five-plus innings. Chacin struck out four and walked one, leaving in the top of the sixth despite having thrown just 79 pitches.

"I felt great today," Chacin said. "I threw a lot of strikes, put the ball in play and kept the game close. The bullpen did a great job for us and I'm happy we got the win."

B.J. Ryan struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn his third save.

"We kept scoring but (Toronto) kept scoring too," Kansas City manager Buddy Bell said. "We just couldn't get a goose egg after we scored a run or two. It sucks a lot of the energy out of you when you're trying to come back in a game."

Alex Rios doubled in two runs in the sixth inning and has recorded a hit in each game this season.

"I know our team is going to score a lot of runs," Rios said. "It took us a little while to get to see (De La Rosa's) pitches, but after that we got into a rhythm and kept on hitting."

David DeJesus doubled and homered for the Royals, who dropped four of their last five games.

"We have a little sting right now that we're going through," said DeJesus, who posted his sixth multi-hit effort in his last seven games. "We've just got to stay positive and keep working through it."








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 8 1
    TORONTO 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 x 7 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: KAN - JORGE DE LA ROSA, TODD WELLEMEYER (6TH), JIMMY GOBBLE (7TH),
    DAVID RISKE (8TH) AND JASON LARUE
    TOR - GUSTAVO CHACIN, CASEY JANSSEN (6TH), JASON FRASOR
    (7TH),

    Apr 11 10:11 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: J Gobble relieved T Wellemeyer.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A HILL ON SECOND, A RIOS ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    TORONTO 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: G Zaun (.217, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 11 9:36 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - PITCHING CHANGE
    KAN: JIMMY GOBBLE (0-0, 0.00) IN THE 7TH
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A HILL ON SECOND, A RIOS ON THIRD, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4, TORONTO 7
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: G ZAUN (.217, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 11 9:36 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AARON HILL SCORED LYLE OVERBAY AND TROY GLAUS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A HILL ON SECOND, A RIOS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    TORONTO 7 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: G ZAUN (.217, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 11 9:35 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 8 1
    TORONTO 0 1 0 2 1 1 5 9 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - TODD WELLEMEYER
    TOR - JASON FRASOR

    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.206, 0-FOR-3)
    V WELLS (.323, 1-FOR-3)
    F THOMAS (.267, 1-FOR-3)

    Apr 11 9:21 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ESTEBAN GERMAN SCORED DAVID DEJESUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, E GERMAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 4
    TORONTO 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: M TEAHEN (.200, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 9:13 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY RYAN SHEALY SCORED REGGIE SANDERS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A GORDON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 3
    TORONTO 4 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J LARUE (.200, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 8:46 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED REED JOHNSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V WELLS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    TORONTO 4 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.276, 1-FOR-2)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 8:35 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 1 1 2 4 0
    TORONTO 0 1 0 2 3 5 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - JORGE DE LA ROSA
    TOR - GUSTAVO CHACIN

    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: D DEJESUS (.382, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)
    E GERMAN (.462, 1-FOR-2)
    M TEAHEN (.208, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 11 8:20 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED VERNON WELLS AND FRANK THOMAS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A RIOS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    TORONTO 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.357, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 8:19 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON LARUE SCORED EMIL BROWN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LARUE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 2
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: T PENA JR (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 8:05 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY DAVID DEJESUS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF GUSTAVO CHACIN.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 1, TORONTO 1
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: E GERMAN (.417, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 7:45 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY ALEX GORDON ALLOWED TROY GLAUS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A HILL ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: G ZAUN (.250, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Apr 11 7:36 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY ALEX GORDON ALLOWED TROY GLAUS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A HILL ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: G ZAUN (.250, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Royals vs. Blue JaysApr 11 7:36 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 0 0
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: KAN - JORGE DE LA ROSA
    TOR - GUSTAVO CHACIN

    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.259, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    T GLAUS (.286, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
    A RIOS (.323, 0 HR, 3 RBI)

    Apr 11 7:27 PM