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Glaus, Blue Jays send Mariners to eighth straight loss

Sep 1, 2007 - 9:23 PM TORONTO (Ticker) -- Crazy eights, indeed.Troy Glaus' single to center in the eighth plated Alex Rios as the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Seattle Mariners their eighth straight loss with a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

With the game tied, 1-1, in the eighth, Sean Green relieved Seattle starter Miguel Batista. Green promptly walked leadoff batter Rios and surrendered a single to left field by Frank Thomas. Glaus then singled to center to score Rios for the deciding run.

"Luckily it got up the middle there," Glaus said. "Rios got a good jump. I was just hoping his natural speed would take over and it worked."

Green had a different take, obviously.

"I threw the pitches I wanted to throw, it just didn't work out," Green said. "It was some bad luck and it ended up costing us the game."

Green (5-2) allowing one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning, spoiling the effort of Batista. The Seattle starter tossed seven strong innings, allowing one run on five hits and seven strikeouts.

"I wanted to pitch a good game because that's the only way were going to get out of this bad streak," said Batista, who tossed a season-high 120 pitches. "My location was good and I was able to keep us in the game. It was a good pitcher's duel."

Toronto starter Dustin McGowan (9-8) allowed one run on six hits in eight innings to win for the first time in his last five starts.

"I just kind of had that feeling today," said McGowan, who won his first game since August 5. "I pitched well enough to keep us in the game. In the long run, all that matters is that the team wins and we have success."

Jeremy Accardo kept order in the ninth, retiring the side to notch his 27th save of the season.

Ironically, order was also "restored" earlier in the game.

Toronto's Aaron Hill was called out after teammate Lyle Overbay batted out of order in the second inning.

Hill doubled to left in the second inning, but was ruled out after Mariners manager John McLaren came out to argue and the umpires convened.

Overbay was slated to bat seventh in the official lineups handed to the umpires prior to the game. However, the Toronto first baseman batted in front of Hill - who was the No. 6 hitter on the official lineup card - and flied out to lead off the second inning.

"When we get the lineup from their team, we check it against the board which is always standard procedure," McLaren said. "It's happened a couple of times this year that their lineup and what they sent over is not the same thing. But they had changed it in the meantime, so it's something that's a red flag and we look for it. Overbay made an out so we just kept it - it was our trump card. Then when Hill got on with the double, we used our trump card."

"We just hit out of order," Toronto manager John Gibbons said. "My job is to review that and we didn't review that."

Hill's at-bat was changed, with the putout going to the catcher.

Gregg Zaun exacted his revenge in the seventh when he blasted a solo homer, his 15th of the season, to give Toronto a 1-0 lead.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SEATTLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
    TORONTO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 x 2 7 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SEA - MIGUEL BATISTA, SEAN GREEN (8TH), GEORGE SHERRILL (8TH) AND
    JAMIE BURKE, KENJI JOHJIMA (8TH)
    TOR - DUSTIN MCGOWAN, JEREMY ACCARDO (9TH) AND GREGG
    ZAUN

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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY GLAUS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T GLAUS ON FIRST, R ADAMS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    TORONTO 2 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: L OVERBAY (.251, 0-FOR-3)

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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ICHIRO SUZUKI SCORED CHARLTON JIMERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, I SUZUKI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 1
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR SEATTLE: J VIDRO (.314, 0-FOR-2, BB)

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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY GREGG ZAUN (7) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    7TH OFF MIGUEL BATISTA.
    CURRENT SCORE: SEATTLE 0, TORONTO 1
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: J MCDONALD (.257, 0-FOR-2)

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