Final
  for this game

Blue Jays look to keep rolling against Nationals

Jun 17, 2007 - 1:31 PM Washington (29-39) at Toronto (33-34) 1:07 pm EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) - The Toronto Blue Jays will be after their fourth consecutive win and a three-game series sweep when they host the Washington Nationals in interleague action on Sunday.

With a win, the Blue Jays also would reach the .500 mark for the first time since May 1 when they were 13-13.

Josh Towers (2-4, 5.31 ERA) will take the mound for the Blue Jays in place of A.J. Burnett, who has been bothered by a sore shoulder. Towers has split time between the bullpen and the starting rotation this season, posting a 1-4 record and 5.00 ERA as a starter.

Washington starter Micah Bowie (3-2, 3.89) also has made the move from the bullpen to the starting rotation, but is having more success than Towers. Since entering the rotation on May 20, Bowie is 3-0 with a 4.01 ERA in five starts.

Shaun Marcum had a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed just three hits in seven innings as the Blue Jays defeated the Nationals, 7-3, on Saturday.

Vernon Wells' two-run home run and Frank Thomas' two-run single highlighted a four-run third inning for the Blue Jays, who have defeated the Nationals six straight times.

Dmitri Young and Ryan Zimmerman homered for the Nationals.








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

    BATTERIES: WAS - MICAH BOWIE, JESUS COLOME (7TH), JON RAUCH (8TH), CHAD CORDERO
    (9TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER
    TOR - JOSH TOWERS, JASON FRASOR (8TH), JEREMY ACCARDO
    (9TH) AND JASO

    Jun 17 3:22 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RONNIE BELLIARD SCORED ROBERT FICK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BELLIARD ON FIRST, C GUZMAN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 4
    TORONTO 2 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.255, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Nationals vs. Blue JaysJun 17 2:18 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN (12) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JOSH TOWERS.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 3, TORONTO 2
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: D YOUNG (.338, 1-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. Blue JaysJun 17 1:58 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY FRANK THOMAS (9) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 3RD OFF MICAH BOWIE.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2, TORONTO 2
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: A HILL (.270, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Nationals vs. Blue JaysJun 17 1:55 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TONY BATISTA SCORED AUSTIN KEARNS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T BATISTA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R FICK (.203, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Nationals vs. Blue JaysJun 17 1:32 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AUSTIN KEARNS SCORED DMITRI YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A KEARNS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 1
    TORONTO 1 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: B SCHNEIDER (.242, 4 HR, 28 RBI)

    Nationals vs. Blue JaysJun 17 1:28 PM


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    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY AARON HILL SCORED VERNON WELLS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F THOMAS ON FIRST, T GLAUS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 0
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: C THIGPEN (.462, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. Blue JaysJun 17 1:23 PM