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Blue Jays score six in ninth, top Devil Rays

Jun 6, 2007 - 8:13 AM TORONTO (Ticker) -- The Toronto Blue Jays rallied for six runs to defeat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 12-11, on Tuesday.

Trailing, 11-6, Toronto benefited from four doubles, a passed ball and a game-ending, bases-loaded walk to Aaron Hill that capped the comeback.

Four Tampa Bay pitchers - Chad Orvella, Sean Camp, Casey Fossum (3-6) and Tim Corcoran - combined to get only one out in the ninth inning. Devil Rays closer Al Reyes had pitched in Tampa Bay's previous three games.

"It was the right thing to do to not pitch him (Reyes) tonight," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "You'd like to think we could get three outs with a five-run lead by using several different pitches. It's very disappointing, it's a bad moment."

Adam Lind, who had a career-high five RBI, started the inning with a double to center field scoring Aaron Hill who walked to lead it off. Jason Phillips, Vernon Wells and Matt Stairs then followed with run-scoring doubles - with Wells driving in two runs - to tie the game.

"We were down by five, we threw some pretty good at-bats out there a walk, and back-to-back doubles and then Vernon's very big hit. It was a huge win," Stairs said.

A passed ball then pushed runners to second and third and, after an intentional walk, Corcoran walked Hill on five pitches to end the game.

"Anytime you start off an inning you're down you want to get a good at-bat and hopefully try to start something. It was neat to start and finish it," Hill said.

Before the chaotic ninth, Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford did their best to give rookie Andy Sonnanstine plenty of offense in his major-league debut.

"I was pretty amped up to go out every inning," Sonnanstine said. I was just trying to keep the ball in the zone especially with that lead."

Upton and Crawford belted back-to-back home runs as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays posted back-to-back four-run innings.

Upton, who clubbed a two-run homer in the fourth, went 4-for-6 with two runs scored.

Crawford, who finished with three hits, highlighted the four-run third inning with an RBI single off Toronto starter Roy Halladay. The hit was Crawford's 871st of his career, which surpassed Aubrey Huff for the franchise lead.

"It's great, but it's kind of bittersweet, we ended up losing tonight. It's a good milestone, I'm happy about it," Crawford said.

Crawford also doubled home Upton in the sixth to give Tampa Bay a 9-5 lead.

Sonnanstine, who was drafted in the 13th round in 2004 out of Kent State University, allowed six runs on eight hits in seven innings.

The 24-year-old righthander ran into trouble in the fourth. Lind, whose RBI single in the second gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead, belted a three-run homer to cut into the Devil Rays' lead at 8-4.

"I wasn't breathing (during the ninth), I was sitting there shaking saying come on guys let's go," Lind said.

Halladay (5-2) struggled in his second start since coming off the 15-day disabled list after he underwent an emergency appendectomy on May 11.

The 2003 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed eight runs on 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

"It's disappointing for me, it's tough to come out of games like that," Halladay said.

Toronto catcher Sal Fasano left the game in the top of the eighth inning with a groin injury and is day to day.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 0 11 17 1
    TORONTO 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 6 12 12 3 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - ANDY SONNANSTINE, GARY GLOVER (8TH), CHAD ORVELLA (9TH), SHAWN
    CAMP (9TH), CASEY FOSSUM (9TH), TIM CORCORAN (9TH) AND RAUL
    CASANOVA
    TOR - ROY HALLADAY, BRIAN

    Jun 5 10:13 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO AARON HILL SCORED MATT STAIRS.
    FINAL SCORE: TORONTO 12, TAMPA BAY 11

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 10:13 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 10:13 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MATT STAIRS SCORED VERNON WELLS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, M STAIRS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 11
    TORONTO 11 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: F THOMAS (.218, 1-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 10:04 PM
  • 60
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    RUWTbot Added 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 10:04 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY VERNON WELLS SCORED JASON PHILLIPS AND ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, V WELLS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 11
    TORONTO 10 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.296, 1-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 10:01 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 10:01 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON PHILLIPS SCORED ADAM LIND.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PHILLIPS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 11
    TORONTO 8 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: H CLARK (.333, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 9:52 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ADAM LIND SCORED AARON HILL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LIND ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 11
    TORONTO 7 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J PHILLIPS (.245, 1 HR, 10 RBI)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 9:51 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D YOUNG ON FIRST, C PENA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 11
    TORONTO 6 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R CASANOVA (.500, 2-FOR-4)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 9:26 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ALEX RIOS SCORED SAL FASANO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 10
    TORONTO 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: V WELLS (.257, 1-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 9:12 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JOHN MCDONALD ALLOWED CARL CRAWFORD TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON SECOND, C PENA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 10
    TORONTO 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.247, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:54 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARL CRAWFORD SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRAWFORD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 9
    TORONTO 5 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G NORTON (.207, 2-FOR-2, BB)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:43 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY ADAM LIND (6) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF ANDY SONNANSTINE SCORED FRANK THOMAS AND TROY GLAUS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 8, TORONTO 5
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S FASANO (.162, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:23 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY GLAUS SCORED MATT STAIRS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T GLAUS ON FIRST, F THOMAS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 8
    TORONTO 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.288, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:21 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY AARON HILL ALLOWED GREG NORTON TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T WIGGINTON ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 8
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.248, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:13 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CARL CRAWFORD (6) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF ROY HALLADAY.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 7, TORONTO 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G NORTON (.179, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:04 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY B.J. UPTON (9) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF ROY HALLADAY SCORED BRENDAN HARRIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6, TORONTO 1
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C CRAWFORD (.297, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 8:03 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY DELMON YOUNG SCORED CARLOS PENA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, D YOUNG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 4
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R CASANOVA (1.000, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 7:50 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY TY WIGGINTON SCORED GREG NORTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C PENA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.244, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 7:49 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS PENA SCORED CARL CRAWFORD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C PENA ON SECOND, G NORTON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: T WIGGINTON (.245, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 7:48 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARL CRAWFORD SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C CRAWFORD ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: G NORTON (.148, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 7:47 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ADAM LIND SCORED AARON HILL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A LIND ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S FASANO (.167, 1 HR, 3 RBI)

    Rays vs. Blue JaysJun 5 7:37 PM