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Halladay, Glaus lead Blue Jays past Dodgers

Jun 11, 2007 - 1:06 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Roy Halladay pitched seven strong innings and Troy Glaus had two home runs as the Toronto Blue Jays cruised to an 11-5 triumph over the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.

Halladay (6-3) allowed three runs and five hits with three walks and two strikeouts to remain perfect in two career outings against Los Angeles.

A former Cy Young Award winner, Halladay allowed just one unearned run during a complete-game victory on June 18, 2002, in his first appearance vs. the Dodgers.

"The first inning was a battle but like all the great ones, (Halladay) put it in gear and pitched very well." Toronto Manager John Gibbons said. "He has made a living off damage control, like all the top pitchers in the game, it's tough to knock them out."

With the score tied at 2-2 in the second inning, Halladay helped his own cause with an RBI single to plate John McDonald, giving the Blue Jays the advantage for good.

"Sometimes it helps to not overthink at the plate especially in the middle of the season," McDonald said. "(Halladay) didn't even take swings in batting practice."

Glaus had a run-scoring double and McDonald added an RBI single against Los Angeles starter Jason Schmidt (1-3) as the Blue Jays pushed their lead to 5-2.

"We challenged their defense right away by putting balls in play which created some momentum and we kept it rolling," Blue Jays catcher Sal Fasano said.

The duo struck again two frames later.

Glaus stroked a solo blast to chase Schmidt and McDonald added another RBI base hit off Dodgers reliever Mark Hendrickson, sparking a four-run fifth.

"At times you look to create a spark anyway you can to get the team going," McDonald said.

But Glaus was not done putting his stamp on the game, taking Hendrickson deep to center field for his 10th homer in the sixth as Toronto made it 10-2.

It was Glaus' 13th career blast against the Dodgers. Glaus had not homered in his last 16 games.

The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the first inning when Matt Stairs laced a run-scoring single and scored on an RBI groundout by Aaron Hill.

"Everyone swung it well today, it makes it a lot easier to go out and pitch with runs on the board." Halladay said.

Schmidt was tagged for five runs and nine hits in four innings in his second start since coming off the disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder.

"(Schmidt) is coming back from six weeks without playing so there is going to be some inconsistency." Dodgers manager Grady Little said.

It was a completely different result for Schmidt from his last outing, when he pitched six scoreless frames but did not figure into the decision against San Diego on Tuesday.

"It's tough, their a good hitting team," Schmidt said. "I tried a little bit of everything, I didn't throw strikes and I didn't put the ball where I wanted."

Luis Gonzalez drove in three runs for the Dodgers, which has lost five of their last six games.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 2 1 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 11 16 0
    LA DODGERS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 8 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TOR - ROY HALLADAY, BRIAN TALLET (8TH), JORDAN DEJONG (9TH) AND SAL
    FASANO
    LOS - JASON SCHMIDT, MARK HENDRICKSON (5TH), BRETT
    TOMKO (8TH), RUDY SEANEZ (9TH) AND RU

    Jun 10 7:17 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY LUIS GONZALEZ SCORED JEFF KENT AND TONY ABREU.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L GONZALEZ ON SECOND, M LIEBERTHAL ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 11
    LA DODGERS 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: W BETEMIT (.194, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 7:15 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY VERNON WELLS SCORED CURTIS THIGPEN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 11
    LA DODGERS 3 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: T GLAUS (.295, 3-FOR-3, BB, 2 HR, 2 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 6:36 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY OLMEDO SAENZ SCORED ANDRE ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M KEMP ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 10
    LA DODGERS 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: T ABREU (.288, 0-FOR-3)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 6:28 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TROY GLAUS (10) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF MARK HENDRICKSON.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 10, LA DODGERS 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.279, 0-FOR-1, BB, SAC)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:59 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED JOHN MCDONALD.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A RIOS ON FIRST, S FASANO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 9
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.287, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:43 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SAL FASANO SCORED ADAM LIND.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S FASANO ON FIRST, J MCDONALD ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 8
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: R HALLADAY (1.000, 2-FOR-2, RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:37 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHN MCDONALD SCORED AARON HILL.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MCDONALD ON FIRST, A LIND ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 7
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S FASANO (.171, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:35 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TROY GLAUS (9) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF JASON SCHMIDT.
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 6, LA DODGERS 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.279, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:28 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHN MCDONALD SCORED TROY GLAUS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MCDONALD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 5
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S FASANO (.175, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:04 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JUAN PIERRE ALLOWED VERNON WELLS TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T GLAUS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 4
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.279, 0-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 5:02 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROY HALLADAY SCORED JOHN MCDONALD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R HALLADAY ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 3
    LA DODGERS 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A RIOS (.290, 1-FOR-1)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 4:45 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAMES LONEY SCORED LUIS GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J LONEY ON SECOND, W BETEMIT ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    LA DODGERS 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A ETHIER (.266, 5 HR, 27 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 4:33 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY LUIS GONZALEZ SCORED RUSSELL MARTIN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TORONTO 2
    LA DODGERS 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: W BETEMIT (.187, 5 HR, 15 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 4:29 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 2 2 3 0
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - ROY HALLADAY
    LOS - JASON SCHMIDT

    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: R FURCAL (.293, 0 HR, 23 RBI)
    T ABREU (.304, 0 HR, 5 RBI)
    R MARTIN (.297, 7 HR, 40 RBI)

    Blue Jays vs. DodgersJun 10 4:20 PM