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Jays overcome Ryan's blown save, beat M's in extras again

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays are very comfortable when the game goes to extra innings.

Frank Catalanotto singled in the winning run in the 11th inning to lift the Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Sunday.

Toronto, which also beat Seattle in 14 innings on Saturday, improved to 5-0 in extra innings this season despite a rare blown save by closer B.J. Ryan.

"We'd rather do it in nine innings, but as long as we get the wins we'll take it," Catalanotto said.

Gregg Zaun led off the 11th with a single off George Sherrill (2-2) and went to third on Bengie Molina's base hit.

Julio Mateo, who allowed Molina's hit, intentionally walked Aaron Hill before pinch-hitter Russ Adams struck out and Reed Johnson popped out to third. Catalanotto followed with his single to right for the victory.

"We've very played very good in extra inning games and that says something about the guys," Toronto manager John Gibbons said.

Yuniesky Betancourt tied it in the ninth with a homer off Ryan, who blew just his second save of the season in 26 chances. It was the first homer off Ryan since Boston's David Ortiz hit a three-run drive off him on June 2, 2005, when he was Baltimore's closer. Ryan signed a five-year, $47 million free agent deal in the offseason that is the richest ever for a reliever.

"He threw two innings yesterday so we knew that maybe he wouldn't have the usual snap that he has on his fastball," Seattle's Willie Bloomquist said. "We were able to tie it up and come back. There's no quit in this team."

Scott Downs (4-0) pitched two innings for the victory.

Toronto third baseman Troy Glaus left the game with a sore right knee. Glaus is hitting .242 with team-leading 24 home runs and 62 RBI.

Toronto starter A.J. Burnett and Seattle starter Felix Hernandez both got no-decisions.

Burnett allowed two runs and six hits in seven-plus innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

Hernandez yielded three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in his first start since July 3. With the Mariners wanting to limit Hernandez's innings this season, his turn in the rotation was skipped last Sunday.

Betancourt singled in the fifth and stole second before Burnett intentionally walked Ichiro Suzuki to face Adrian Beltre, who hit a run-scoring double to left.

John McDonald walked in the bottom half, stole second and scored on Johnson's RBI double to right. Frank Catalanotto followed with an RBI single to give Toronto a 2-1 lead.

Aaron Hill and Johnson chased Hernandez with singles in the seventh before reliever Jake Woods issued back-to-back walks to Frank Catalanotto and Vernon Wells to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.

Raul Ibanez hit an RBI single in the eighth to get Seattle within one.

Notes

  • Hernandez won his only previous start against the Blue Jays, giving up two hits in 7 1/3 innings of a 3-2 victory on Sept. 21, 2005.
  • The Blue Jays tried to use Burnett as long as they could after using nine relievers in Saturday's 14-inning victory.
  • Johnson, the right fielder, made a diving catch to rob Jose Lopez of a run-scoring single in the third.
 
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A.J. Burnett allows two runs and six hits in seven-plus innings for a no-decision.  (AP)
A.J. Burnett allows two runs and six hits in seven-plus innings for a no-decision. (AP)

Players of the Game
Toronto

F. Catalanotto
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
Seattle

Y. Betancourt
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 1
 
Seattle Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki, RF5030101 .342
Adrian Beltre, 3B5121122 .260
Jose Lopez, 2B5010026 .281
Raul Ibanez, LF5011001 .281
Richie Sexson, 1B5000012 .222
Carl Everett, DH5020011 .233
Willie Bloomquist, CF5000024 .250
Rene Rivera, C2000011 .188
   a- Eduardo Perez, PH1000000 .308
    Kenji Johjima, C1000010 .289
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS5221001 .287
Totals44311321019 
a-flied out for Rivera in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ichiro Suzuki (10, Downs), Adrian Beltre 2 (23, Burnett, Burnett)
HR - Yuniesky Betancourt (5, Ryan)
RBI - Adrian Beltre (38), Raul Ibanez (76), Yuniesky Betancourt (33)
2-OUT RBI - Adrian Beltre (14)
SB - Ichiro Suzuki (28, 2nd base off Burnett/Zaun), Yuniesky Betancourt (8, 2nd base off Burnett/Zaun)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Ichiro Suzuki 1
DP - Beltre-Sexson, Beltre-J. Lopez-Sexson
Seattle Mariners
Felix Hernandez 6.2733340 4.89
Jake Woods 1100200 4.42
Emiliano Fruto 1.1000010 4.80
George Sherrill (L,2-2) 1111120 3.55
Julio Mateo 0.2200110 4.98
IBB - Hill by Julio Mateo
Pitches-Strikes - Felix Hernandez 112-66, Jake Woods 16-6, Emiliano Fruto 16-13, George Sherrill 24-14, Julio Mateo 18-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Felix Hernandez 10-4, Jake Woods 1-1
Batters Faced - Felix Hernandez 28, Jake Woods 5, Emiliano Fruto 4, George Sherrill 5, Julio Mateo 5
Toronto Blue Jays
Reed Johnson, RF6121003 .364
Frank Catalanotto, LF5032110 .332
Vernon Wells, CF2011311 .311
Troy Glaus, 3B2000001 .242
    Eric Hinske, 3B3000014 .267
Lyle Overbay, 1B5020011 .298
Gregg Zaun, C5010012 .308
    Chad Mottola, PR0100000 .400
Bengie Molina, DH5010010 .285
Aaron Hill, 2B3110200 .297
John McDonald, SS3100113 .241
   a- Russ Adams, PH1000013 .230
Totals4041147818 
a-struck out for McDonald in the 11th
Batting
2B - Reed Johnson (16, Hernandez), Vernon Wells (22, Hernandez), Lyle Overbay (23, Hernandez)
RBI - Reed Johnson (22), Frank Catalanotto 2 (44), Vernon Wells (68)
2-OUT RBI - Reed Johnson (10), Frank Catalanotto 2 (12), Vernon Wells (21)
SB - Vernon Wells (11, 2nd base off Sherrill/Johjima), John McDonald (6, 2nd base off Hernandez/Rivera)
Team LOB - 11
Toronto Blue Jays
A.J. Burnett 7622170 4.25
Scott Schoeneweis0100000 5.70
Justin Speier (H,19) 1000000 3.06
B.J. Ryan (BS,2) 1211001 0.99
Scott Downs (W,4-0) 2200130 4.80
IBB - Suzuki by A.J. Burnett, Beltre by Scott Downs
HBP - Rivera (by A.J. Burnett), J. Lopez (by A.J. Burnett)
WP - A.J. Burnett (4)
Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Burnett 114-65, Scott Schoeneweis 7-4, Justin Speier 9-6, B.J. Ryan 16-11, Scott Downs 32-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 4-10, Justin Speier 1-2, Scott Downs 1-2
Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 30, Scott Schoeneweis 1, Justin Speier 3, B.J. Ryan 5, Scott Downs 9
Game Information
Attendance - 28679
Game Time - 3:39
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings