Toronto at Philadelphia

Final 10th
W: S. Downs (1-0) L: C. Condrey (4-2)
HR: TOR - A. Lind (13)   PHI - J. Werth (10)

Blue Jays rally against Phillies to snap four-game losing streak wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Winning an interleague game was a long and painstaking process for the Toronto Blue Jays, so they'll settle for a victory any way possible.

Scott Rolen singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Blue Jays went on to score four more runs to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays, who snapped a four-game skid and won for the first time in seven games against the NL, rallied for the victory despite leaving 16 runners on base.

"We did everything we could to give that game away, but well take it," Toronto manager Cito Gaston said.

The Blue Jays tied the game in the ninth when fill-in closer Ryan Madson walked Lyle Overbay with the bases loaded to make it 3-3.

With one out in the 10th, Aaron Hill and Vernon Wells had consecutive singles, setting up Rolen's RBI hit against Clay Condrey (4-2).

"I was just trying to have a good at-bat," Rolen said. "I felt like I was seeing the ball well."

Scott Downs (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless ninth for the Blue Jays. Downs earned his first win since Sept. 27, 2007 against Tampa Bay, a span of 92 appearances. But Downs left the game after the ninth with a sore left foot. X-rays taken after the game were negative.

Condrey surrendered three hits and five earned runs in one-third of an inning.

"The ball got up and was not moving," Condrey said.

Jayson Werth hit a two-run homer for the Phillies, his 10th.

The Blue Jays tied the game against Madson, replacing Brad Lidge, who is out with a knee injury.

Wells hit an infield single, Rolen singled and Adam Lind was intentionally walked. After Alex Rios struck out, pinch-hitter Overbay worked another walked to score Wells.

Philadelphia pitchers walked 10 batters.

Starter Cole Hamels was effective in six innings as he allowed seven hits and two earned runs. He struck out six and walked two.

"It's very frustrating when you're supposed to be the guy going seven or eight innings," Hamels said. "It puts a lot of stress on the bullpen.

Werth's shot to left field off rookie Ricky Romero in the sixth inning was the Phillies 91st home run, which leads the National League, and gave Philadelphia a 3-2 lead. Romero lasted seven innings and recorded career-highs with nine strikeouts and 109 pitches.

"We battled all night," Romero said. "I was really upset about the home run. The ball should have been outside more."

Toronto scored a pair of runs in the fourth to jump ahead 2-1. Lind homered to right field and Kevin Millar added an RBI double.

Chase Utley singled home Jimmy Rollins, who hit a leadoff double, in the first inning.


  • Lidge, who is on the disabled list, threw 30 pitches off the mound before Tuesdays game and reported no pain.
  • Toronto pitcher Roy Halladay (groin) played catch and is scheduled for a bullpen session on Wednesday. Halladay has a major league-leading 10 wins, but won't start in the three-game series against the Phillies.
  • Wells snapped an 0-for-21 stretch.
  • Phillies LF Raul Ibanez had his 13-game hitting streak come to an end.
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Aaron Hill beats the tag from Carlos Ruiz to score the go-ahead run on Scott Rolen's single. (AP)
Aaron Hill beats the tag from Carlos Ruiz to score the go-ahead run on Scott Rolen's single. (AP)

Players of the Game

A. Lind
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1

C. Utley
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0

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MLB Thursday winners and losers (0:57)
Toronto Blue Jays
Marco Scutaro, SS6000018 .291
Aaron Hill, 2B6110013 .310
Vernon Wells, CF6220000 .241
Scott Rolen, 3B4121210 .323
Adam Lind, LF4221211 .303
Alex Rios, RF4221213 .279
Kevin Millar, 1B3021112 .250
    Joe Inglett, PR0000000 .150
    Lyle Overbay, 1B0002100 .283
Rod Barajas, C5022108 .271
Ricky Romero, P3000038 .000
   a- Jose Bautista, PH0000100 .255
    Shawn Camp, P0000000 .000
    B.J. Ryan, P0000000 .000
    Jason Frasor, P0000000 .000
   b- John McDonald, PH1000013 .217
    Scott Downs, P1000001 .000
    Jesse Carlson, P0000000 .000
a-walked for R. Romero in the 8th
b-struck out for Frasor in the 9th
2B - Kevin Millar (7, Hamels), Rod Barajas (13, T. Walker)
HR - Adam Lind (13, Hamels)
SF - Lyle Overbay (3)
RBI - Scott Rolen (20), Adam Lind (46), Alex Rios (32), Kevin Millar (21), Lyle Overbay 2 (36), Rod Barajas 2 (32)
2-OUT RBI - Rod Barajas 2 (12)
SB - Alex Rios (11, 2nd base off Romero/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 16
E - Ricky Romero (1, Throwing)
Toronto Blue Jays
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Romero 6-6, Shawn Camp 1-0, Jason Frasor 1-0, Scott Downs 1-1
Batters Faced - Ricky Romero 29, Shawn Camp 1, B.J. Ryan 3, Jason Frasor 1, Scott Downs 3, Jesse Carlson 4
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5120000 .221
Chase Utley, 2B4131111 .313
Jayson Werth, RF5112003 .261
Ryan Howard, 1B5010033 .256
Raul Ibanez, LF5000033 .316
Shane Victorino, CF2010200 .289
Pedro Feliz, 3B4000003 .312
Carlos Ruiz, C4000011 .274
Cole Hamels, P2000011 .125
    Chad Durbin, P0000000 .200
   a- Eric Bruntlett, PH1000000 .163
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a-grounded out for Durbin in the 7th
b-struck out for Madson in the 9th
2B - Jimmy Rollins (14, R. Romero)
HR - Jayson Werth (10, R. Romero)
RBI - Chase Utley (44), Jayson Werth 2 (33)
SB - Chase Utley (6, 2nd base off R. Romero/Barajas)
Team LOB - 8
E - Ryan Howard (4, Throwing)
Philadelphia Phillies
Cole Hamels 6722261 4.48
Chad Durbin (H,5) 1000120 3.75
J.C. Romero (H,3) 1000300 1.08
Ryan Madson (BS,2) 1211220 2.16
Clay Condrey (L,4-2) 0.1355200 3.44
Tyler Walker 0.2100000 0.00
IBB - Barajas by Cole Hamels, Lind by Ryan Madson
WP - Cole Hamels (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Cole Hamels 110-73, Chad Durbin 17-9, J.C. Romero 25-10, Ryan Madson 26-16, Clay Condrey 34-20, Tyler Walker 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole Hamels 6-7, J.C. Romero 1-2, Clay Condrey 1-0, Tyler Walker 1-1
Batters Faced - Cole Hamels 28, Chad Durbin 4, J.C. Romero 6, Ryan Madson 7, Clay Condrey 6, Tyler Walker 3
Game Information
Attendance - 44958
Game Time - 3:47
Temperature - 64
Umpires - Home - Eric Cooper, First Base - Mike Reilly, Second Base - Chuck Meriwether, Third Base - Laz Diaz