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Stewart, Overbay help Blue Jays to series win

May 19, 2008 - 2:13 AM By Vince DiGregorio PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) - The Toronto Blue Jays survived two rain delays and a shaky ninth inning.

Shannon Stewart snapped a tie with a two-run double in the sixth inning as the Blue Jays edged the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-5, in the rubber game of a three-game interleague series on Sunday.

With the score tied at 3-3 and runners on first and second, Stewart lined a two-run double off Rudy Seanez (2-3) to right-center field. Rod Barajas followed with an RBI single to make it 6-3.

"I think it was a big hit in the situation," Stewart said. "We just tied the game up. We had a two-out rally and I was able to get a hit in that situation."

"When you're able to get those two-out hits and drive in runs at the same time, it's huge," Barajas said.

Seanez felt he made a good pitch to Stewart.

"The pitch to Stewart, even though it was low, he still got a hold of it," Seanez said. "Put it in the gap and that was the game."

The second rain delay occurred in the bottom half of the frame and lasted 39 minutes. The two rain delays totalled 2 hours, 43 minutes. Once play resumed, Chase Utley had a RBI double off to cut the deficit to 6-4.

Closer B.J. Ryan gave up a two-out, solo home run to Pat Burrell in the ninth. Chris Coste belted a pinch-hit double to left but Ryan struck out pinch-hitter Eric Bruntlett to record his ninth save in as many chances.

Jason Frasor (1-0) allowed one run and one hit in 1 1/3 innings to pick up the win.

Toronto used six relievers, and was also forced to use Tuesday's scheduled starter Roy Halladay. Halladay came in after the second rain delay and retired Pat Burrell with two on in the sixth for the final out. Halladay tossed 2 1/3 scoreless frames.

"I knew who I was coming in to face," Halladay said. "I knew what was going on, so it wasn't a scramble to get ready. It was probably the best-case scenario, but it's still a different feeling. It's a fun experience. I don't really want to do it again, but it was fun."

Ryan Howard gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the first inning with his 10th home run of the season. Jimmy Rollins led off with a single and two outs later, Howard drove a 1-1 pitch into the left-center field seats.

The game was then delayed for just over two hours. Both starting pitchers - Toronto's Shaun Marcum and Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick - were removed after one inning due to the delay.

Shawn Camp relieved Marcum and pitched two scoreless innings before the Phillies broke through and extended the lead to 3-0 in the fourth. With one out, Philadelphia strung together three straight singles, capped by a run-scoring base hit from Carlos Ruiz.

However, the Phillies missed two opportunities to tack on additional runs as they left the bases loaded in the fourth and fifth innings.

Chad Durbin, who replaced Kendrick, had retired 11 of 12 batters going into the fifth before Barajas doubled for Toronto's first hit of the game.

"We know at anytime, we can get a little rally going and get ourselves back in the game when you're down three runs," Barajas said.

Marco Scutaro walked, and Lyle Overbay tied the contest at 3-3 with a pinch-hit, three-run home run into the second deck in right.

"It was one of those ones where you can admire it," Overbay said of his upper deck shot. "I don't get too many of those. You're just trying to put a good at-bat together when you're coming off the bench. It's one of the hardest things to do as a pinch-hitter. I think the biggest at-bat was Scutaro with the walk."






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