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Zaun helps Blue Jays end Orioles' win streak

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BALTIMORE -- The Toronto Blue Jays went 10 innings without a run before an unlikely hero put an end to the Baltimore Orioles' eight-game winning streak.

Gregg Zaun snapped a tie with a two-run single in the 12th inning, and the Blue Jays received a strong performance from their bullpen in a 6-2 victory Monday night.

Zaun was locked in an 0-for-14 slump before delivering the key hit, a single up the middle that sent Baltimore to its first defeat since April 21. His skid included an 0-for-7 performance during a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

"I've been a little frustrated," Zaun said. "That was my first hit on the trip. I haven't been feeling real comfortable. But when I picked up the bat, it felt good in my hands. I felt like I had an opportunity to do something."

The Blue Jays, who held Baltimore without a hit over the final six innings, have won six of seven. They had lost six straight to the Orioles, including three in Toronto from April 22-24 that got Baltimore started on its eight-game run.

Although the Orioles came in with the second-best record in the majors, the smallest crowd in the 14-year history of Camden Yards (15,641) showed up on a chilly night.

Vernon Wells led off the 12th with a single off Todd Williams (3-1), who had allowed only one earned run in 12 innings. Wells went to third on a single by Corey Koskie before Shea Hillenbrand hit a grounder to shortstop, producing a rundown that retired Wells and left runners at second and third.

Williams then issued an intentional walk to Eric Hinske before Zaun broke a tie that had endured since the sixth inning.

Before Zaun's hit, the Blue Jays were 1-for-16 with runners in scoring position. Reed Johnson added a two-run single off John Parrish to complete the scoring.

Scott Schoeneweis (1-1) struck out Larry Bigbie with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th, and Miguel Batista worked a perfect 12th.

Sammy Sosa doubled, walked three times and scored a run for the Orioles. Miguel Tejada went 0-for-5, ending a run of four straight games with a home run.

After scoring 62 runs during its eight-game streak, Baltimore managed little offense against the Blue Jays.

"Does it surprise me? Yeah, with this club," manager Lee Mazzilli said. "We had a couple of situations where the base hit we've done all year would have won the game for us. We just didn't get it. That happens."

Toronto rookie Gustavo Chacin allowed two runs, seven hits and five walks in 7 1/3 innings. After the left-hander walked two batters in the eighth, Jason Frasor got Javy Lopez to hit into an inning-ending double play.

"We just couldn't score tonight," Mazzilli said.

Baltimore's lone runs came in the sixth. After Chacin retired the first two batters, Sosa grounded a double to left and scored on a double by Lopez before Jay Gibbons blooped an opposite-field RBI single to left to make it 2-all.

Toronto then blew a chance to take the lead in the seventh. Frank Catalanotto hit a leadoff double and went to third on a fly ball before Mazzilli replaced starter Rodrigo Lopez with Steve Kline, who struck out Koskie, issued an intentional walk to AL batting leader Hillenbrand and struck out Hinske.

Rodrigo Lopez allowed two runs, one earned, and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

The Blue Jays went up 2-0 in the first inning. After Koskie hit an RBI single and Catalanotto scored on a throwing error by first baseman Gibbons, Rodrigo Lopez struck out Frank Menechino with the bases loaded.

The lead didn't last.

"Those guys are playing great ball. They've got a great team," Zaun said. "With that offense, you never know. You never ever can hold your breath or count your chickens with that offense."

Notes

  • Johnson went 2-for-4 against Rodrigo Lopez and is 8-for-18 (.444) lifetime against him.
  • The Orioles have allowed more runs in the first (17) than any other inning.
  • It was the first extra-inning game for both teams.
 
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Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand is congratulated by Corey Koskie after both score on a 12th-inning single. (AP)
Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand is congratulated by Corey Koskie after both score on a 12th-inning single. (AP)

Players of the Game
Toronto

R. Johnson
AB 7
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Toronto

G. Chacin
IP 7.1
H 7
ER 2
BB 5
K 2
 

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Toronto Blue Jays
Reed Johnson, RF-LF7132011 .296
Frank Catalanotto, LF4120001 .293
    Alex Rios, RF3010013 .330
Vernon Wells, CF6020014 .210
Corey Koskie, 3B6131012 .275
Shea Hillenbrand, DH3100203 .398
Eric Hinske, 1B5000127 .283
Gregg Zaun, C5112101 .269
Frank Menechino, 2B5100116 .167
Russ Adams, SS5020000 .234
   a- John McDonald, PH-SS1000003 .333
Totals5061455731 
a-hit into fielder's choice for R. Adams in the 12th
Batting
2B - Reed Johnson (3, Lopez), Frank Catalanotto (5, Lopez), Corey Koskie (3, Ryan)
RBI - Reed Johnson 2 (12), Corey Koskie (12), Gregg Zaun 2 (19)
2-OUT RBI - Reed Johnson 2 (6)
SB - Reed Johnson (1, 3rd base off Lopez/Lopez)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Vernon Wells 1
DP - Koskie-Menechino-Hinske, R. Adams-Menechino-Hinske
E - Russ Adams (5, misplayed grounder)
Toronto Blue Jays
Gustavo Chacin 7.1722520 2.48
Jason Frasor 2.2000020 3.27
Vinnie Chulk 0.2000110 3.55
Scott Schoeneweis (W,1-1) 0.1000110 6.23
Miguel Batista 1000010 2.25
IBB - Gomez by Scott Schoeneweis
Pitches-Strikes - Gustavo Chacin 107-63, Jason Frasor 32-20, Vinnie Chulk 15-8, Scott Schoeneweis 13-6, Miguel Batista 12-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gustavo Chacin 6-12, Jason Frasor 3-2, Scott Schoeneweis 1-0, Miguel Batista 1-1
Batters Faced - Gustavo Chacin 32, Jason Frasor 7, Vinnie Chulk 3, Scott Schoeneweis 3, Miguel Batista 3
Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts, 2B6010021 .371
Luis Matos, CF6010012 .303
Melvin Mora, 3B5000101 .308
Miguel Tejada, SS5000002 .356
Sammy Sosa, RF2110300 .275
    David Newhan, PR-RF0000000 .222
Javy Lopez, C4111122 .318
Jay Gibbons, 1B3011002 .253
    Rafael Palmeiro, 1B2000000 .232
Chris Gomez, DH3010201 .500
Larry Bigbie, LF5010024 .262
Totals412727715 
Batting
2B - Luis Matos (3, Chacin), Sammy Sosa (5, Chacin), Javy Lopez (8, Chacin), Larry Bigbie (6, Chacin)
RBI - Javy Lopez (13), Jay Gibbons (14)
2-OUT RBI - Javy Lopez (6), Jay Gibbons (3)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Gibbons
E - Jay Gibbons (1, wild throw), Sammy Sosa (1, drooped fly)
Baltimore Orioles
Rodrigo Lopez 6.1721230 3.55
Steve Kline 0.2000120 6.75
Jorge Julio 2000000 0.61
B.J. Ryan 1100010 2.63
Steve Reed 1100010 8.68
Todd Williams (L,3-1) 0.1344200 3.65
John Parrish 0.2200000 1.23
IBB - Zaun by Rodrigo Lopez, Hillenbrand by Steve Kline, Hinske by Todd Williams
HBP - Hillenbrand (by Rodrigo Lopez)
Pitches-Strikes - Rodrigo Lopez 99-61, Steve Kline 12-6, Jorge Julio 16-10, B.J. Ryan 15-10, Steve Reed 18-11, Todd Williams 20-8, John Parrish 10-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Rodrigo Lopez 8-9, Jorge Julio 5-1, Steve Reed 2-0, Todd Williams 1-0, John Parrish 1-0
Batters Faced - Rodrigo Lopez 30, Steve Kline 3, Jorge Julio 6, B.J. Ryan 4, Steve Reed 4, Todd Williams 6, John Parrish 3
Game Information
Attendance - 15641
Game Time - 4:09
Temperature - 58
Umpires - Home - Joe West, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Mike DiMuro, Third Base - Mark Carlson