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Payton powers Orioles in rout of Blue Jays

Jun 7, 2008 - 10:15 PM TORONTO (Ticker) -- Jay Payton made sure the Toronto Blue Jays kept struggling.

The outfielder drove in five runs Saturday, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 9-5 victory, handing Toronto its fourth straight setback.

Payton snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the third inning, then plated three runs in the fifth with his second double of the game to give the Orioles a 6-1 lead.

Payton and Nick Markakis, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games, both finished with three hits as Toronto starter A.J. Burnett endured his worst outing of the season.

"After we got up 3-1 and we put more runs on, you could tell he got a little bit frustrated and was trying to split the plate more right at guys and say, 'hit it if you can,'" Payton said. "Fortunately we were able to put good swings on it."

Burnett (5-6) lasted just 4 1/3 innings. He surrendered eight runs and 10 hits, striking out five and walking four.

Burnett was showered with boos by the Toronto fans as he was removed from the game and doffed his cap sarcastically to the jeers.

"That's a mental mistake on my part," said Burnett of mocking the fans. "I'm better than that. Obviously, from what we all saw, they every right to boo."

Brian Roberts and Luke Scott each had a pair of hits for the Orioles.

Jeremy Guthrie (3-6) snapped a personal four-game losing skid by pitching seven solid innings. He surrendered one run and six hits, striking out six without walking a batter.

The lone run Guthrie allowed came in the first inning when Marco Scutaro scored on a single by Alex Rios.

"Well it's good that he (Guthrie) won the game because he means a lot to our club," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "It's good for him and it's good for the team that we could get some runs, especially off Burnett."

Steve Trachsel pitched a scoreless eighth inning for Baltimore, but could not close things out. All four batters he faced in the ninth inning reached, including Kevin Mench who drove in a pair of runs with a double. After Brad Wilkerson walked, Trachsel was relieved by Dennis Sarafate, who promptly walked David Eckstein.

Vernon Wells, fresh off a stint on the disabled list with a cracked wrist, hit a sacrifice fly to score Mench for Toronto's fourth run and a fielder's choice by Scutaro scored Wilkerson to bring the Blue Jays within 9-5.

Sarafate rebounded to strike out Curtis Thigpen to end the game.

Wells was activated less than a month after he fractured his right wrist making a diving catch in a May 9 game at Cleveland. He started the game on the bench but came on as a defensive replacement after Shannon Stewart sprained his right ankle running out a grounder in the first and finished with two hits and a walk in four at-bats.

"I felt OK, it's kind of strange coming back to a big league park after being out for awhile and playing in a minor league stadium," Wells said. "It was great to be back but obviously it didn't turn out the way we wanted it too."








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 1 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 9 14 1
    TORONTO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: BAL - JEREMY GUTHRIE, STEVE TRACHSEL (8TH), DENNIS SARFATE (9TH) AND
    GUILLERMO QUIROZ
    TOR - A.J. BURNETT, BRIAN WOLFE (5TH), JASON FRASOR
    (7TH), BRIAN TALLET (8TH)

    Jun 7 4:05 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY MARCO SCUTARO SCORED BRAD WILKERSON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M SCUTARO ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 9
    TORONTO 5 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: C THIGPEN (.333, 1-FOR-1)

    Orioles 9, Blue Jays 5  Bot 9, 0 OutsJun 7 4:04 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY VERNON WELLS SCORED KEVIN MENCH.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, D ECKSTEIN ON FIRST, B WILKERSON ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 9
    TORONTO 4 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M SCUTARO (.269, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Orioles 9, Blue Jays 4  Bot 9, 0 OutsJun 7 4:02 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KEVIN MENCH SCORED MATT STAIRS AND LYLE OVERBAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MENCH ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 9
    TORONTO 3 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: B WILKERSON (.240, 0-FOR-3)

    Orioles 9, Blue Jays 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsJun 7 3:53 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MILLAR SCORED NICK MARKAKIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 9
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: L SCOTT (.269, 2-FOR-3)

    Orioles 9, Blue Jays 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 7 3:00 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    BALTIMORE 1 0 2 0 5 8 10 0
    TORONTO 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 (TOP 6)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: BAL - JEREMY GUTHRIE
    TOR - BRIAN WOLFE

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.286, 1-FOR-3, RBI)
    A HUFF (.245, 0-FOR-1, 2 BB)
    K MILLAR (.250, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Orioles 8, Blue Jays 1  Top 6, 0 OutsJun 7 2:51 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BRIAN ROBERTS SCORED GUILLERMO QUIROZ.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, A CINTRON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 8
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A JONES (.254, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Orioles 8, Blue Jays 1  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 7 2:46 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GUILLERMO QUIROZ SCORED JAY PAYTON.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, G QUIROZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 7
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A CINTRON (.333, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles 7, Blue Jays 1  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 7 2:37 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAY PAYTON SCORED AUBREY HUFF, KEVIN MILLAR AND
    LUKE SCOTT.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J PAYTON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 6
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: G QUIROZ (.200, 0-FOR-2)

    Orioles 6, Blue Jays 1  Top 5, 0 OutsJun 7 2:36 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JAY PAYTON SCORED KEVIN MILLAR AND LUKE SCOTT.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PAYTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 3
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: G QUIROZ (.204, 0-FOR-1)

    Orioles 3, Blue Jays 1  Top 3, 0 OutsJun 7 2:05 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ALEX RIOS SCORED MARCO SCUTARO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A RIOS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: BALTIMORE 1
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S ROLEN (.315, 2 HR, 15 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Blue Jays 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 7 1:27 PM


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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: BAL - JEREMY GUTHRIE
    TOR - A.J. BURNETT

    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: S STEWART (.241, 1 HR, 14 RBI)
    M SCUTARO (.267, 2 HR, 21 RBI)
    A RIOS (.264, 3 HR, 24 RBI)

    Orioles 1, Blue Jays 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsJun 7 1:20 PM