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Blue Jays' Molina drives in winning run with single in 14th inning

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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TORONTO -- Bengie Molina wanted to end the game more than anybody after catching 14 innings.

Molina's RBI single in the 14th lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Saturday.

"The first thing that I thought was finally, finally somebody wins," Molina said afterward as sweat poured from his face.

Molina started feeling tired in the 11th but he said his legs were fine when he went to bat in the 14th.

He was behind the plate for the longest game in Toronto's history when he was with Los Angeles last year, an 18-inning loss for the Angels on July 28, 2005.

"I didn't block the plate and we lost," Molina said.

Scott Downs (3-0), Toronto's ninth pitcher of the game and the last in the bullpen, pitched the 14th to get the victory. Blue Jays starter Roy Halladay allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings.

"I was the last resort down there," Downs said. "I could have gone four or five, but it worked out for us."

Lyle Overbay doubled off Emiliano Fruto (0-1) with one out in the 14th before Molina drove him in with a base hit down the left-field line.

Molina, Troy Glaus and John McDonald homered for the Blue Jays, who have won just four of their last 10 games.

"It was a great win. It showed a lot of character on both sides," Toronto manager John Gibbons said.

Toronto led 6-4 in the eighth when Seattle's Richie Sexson and Carl Everett hit consecutive homers off Brandon League to tie it.

Raul Ibanez homered and drove in four runs for the Mariners.

Ibanez hit a two-run drive off Halladay in the fourth, but Toronto scored four runs in the bottom half on Molina's two-run homer and McDonald's two-run shot off Jamie Moyer -- McDonald's first homer since Aug. 9, 2004, for Cleveland at Toronto.

Halladay uncharacteristically allowed Seattle to tie it after being given a two-run lead. Adrian Beltre tripled to left in the fifth and scored on Ibanez's two-run triple off the center-field wall.

League, recently recalled from Triple-A Syracuse, pitched to just two batters -- Sexson and Everett, who tied it.

Moyer allowed six runs and 12 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

"Jamie just wasn't as sharp today," Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said.

Notes

  • The Blue Jays disinfected their clubhouse after being forced to place right-hander Ty Taubenheim on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with an infection in his left foot, the second Toronto player to be placed on the DL because of a staph infection. RF Alex Rios still hasn't rejoined the club since suffering a staph infection in his lower left leg in late June.
  • Mariners CF Adam Jones is 0-for-7 since being recalled prior to Friday's game. The 20-year-old Jones was hitting .277 with 14 homers and 55 RBI at Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-6 for the fourth time in his career.
 
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Bengie Molina is congratulated after his two-run home run in the fourth inning against Seattle.  (AP)
Bengie Molina is congratulated after his two-run home run in the fourth inning against Seattle. (AP)

Players of the Game
Toronto

B. Molina
AB 7
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Seattle

R. Ibanez
AB 7
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 4
 

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Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, RF6000111 .339
Adrian Beltre, 3B5120220 .258
Jose Lopez, 2B6220115 .283
Raul Ibanez, LF7124013 .282
Richie Sexson, 1B4131100 .226
    Willie Bloomquist, PR-1B^CF1000000 .261
Carl Everett, DH6111004 .230
   a- Eduardo Perez, PH-DH1000000 .311
Kenji Johjima, C7030002 .290
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS6010005 .285
Adam Jones, CF4000012 .000
   b- Greg Dobbs, PH-1B2000001 .000
Totals5561465623 
a-grounded out for Everett in the 14th
b-popped out for Jones in the 11th
Batting
3B - Adrian Beltre (4, Halladay), Raul Ibanez (5, Halladay)
HR - Raul Ibanez (21, Halladay), Richie Sexson (17, League), Carl Everett (11, League)
RBI - Raul Ibanez 4 (75), Richie Sexson (61), Carl Everett (32)
2-OUT RBI - Raul Ibanez 2 (22)
SB - Kenji Johjima (1, 2nd base off Marcum/Molina)
CS - Yuniesky Betancourt (6, 2nd base by Ryan/Molina)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Beltre-J. Lopez-Sexson, Betancourt-J. Lopez-Dobbs
Seattle Mariners
Jamie Moyer 6.11266143 3.75
Julio Mateo 2100120 5.08
George Sherrill 0.1000000 3.33
Mark Lowe 2.1200020 0.00
Rafael Soriano 1000200 2.20
Emiliano Fruto (L,0-1) 1.1211020 5.27
IBB - Hinske by Julio Mateo
HBP - Johnson (by Jamie Moyer)
Pitches-Strikes - Jamie Moyer 111-75, Julio Mateo 24-16, George Sherrill 6-4, Mark Lowe 36-23, Rafael Soriano 30-15, Emiliano Fruto 21-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jamie Moyer 6-8, Mark Lowe 2-2, Rafael Soriano 1-2, Emiliano Fruto 1-1
Batters Faced - Jamie Moyer 32, Julio Mateo 8, George Sherrill 1, Mark Lowe 8, Rafael Soriano 5, Emiliano Fruto 6
Toronto Blue Jays
Reed Johnson, LF6020011 .365
Aaron Hill, 2B-SS7120022 .297
Vernon Wells, CF7020022 .310
Troy Glaus, 3B6132101 .244
Lyle Overbay, 1B7220013 .297
Bengie Molina, C7133002 .286
Eric Hinske, RF4000222 .273
Chad Mottola, DH4120013 .400
   a- Frank Catalanotto, PH-DH1000100 .325
John McDonald, SS5112011 .250
   b- Gregg Zaun, PH1000002 .312
    Russ Adams, 2B0000000 .231
Totals55717741019 
a-flied out for Mottola in the 10th
b-flied out for McDonald in the 12th
Batting
2B - Reed Johnson 2 (15, Moyer, Moyer), Lyle Overbay 2 (22, Moyer, Fruto), Chad Mottola (2, Moyer)
HR - Troy Glaus (24, Moyer), Bengie Molina (8, Moyer), John McDonald (1, Moyer)
RBI - Troy Glaus 2 (62), Bengie Molina 3 (25), John McDonald 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - John McDonald 2 (2)
Team LOB - 13
Fielding
DP - Overbay-McDonald
E - Troy Glaus (10, Wild throw)
Toronto Blue Jays
Roy Halladay 6844231 3.06
Justin Speier (H,18) 0.2100010 3.15
Scott Schoeneweis (H,17) 0.1000000 5.70
Brandon League (BS,1)0222002 6.00
B.J. Ryan 2100110 0.81
Vinnie Chulk 2100010 5.40
Brian Tallet 1000000 5.68
Shaun Marcum 1100200 7.45
Scott Downs (W,3-0) 1000000 5.02
IBB - Suzuki by Shaun Marcum
HBP - Bloomquist (by Brian Tallet)
Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 85-57, Justin Speier 9-7, Scott Schoeneweis 3-3, Brandon League 13-8, B.J. Ryan 32-23, Vinnie Chulk 23-15, Brian Tallet 20-13, Shaun Marcum 24-13, Scott Downs 12-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 10-4, B.J. Ryan 1-3, Vinnie Chulk 2-3, Brian Tallet 2-1, Shaun Marcum 1-2, Scott Downs 3-1
Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 27, Justin Speier 3, Scott Schoeneweis 1, Brandon League 2, B.J. Ryan 7, Vinnie Chulk 7, Brian Tallet 4, Shaun Marcum 6, Scott Downs 4
Game Information
Attendance - 36069
Game Time - 4:23
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Doug Eddings, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Jim Joyce, Third Base - Dana DeMuth