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Buck, Hill provide all runs in Jays' win; earthquake briefly stops play wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Shaun Marcum was chilling in the visitor's clubhouse, his night's work finished, when he heard on the TV broadcast that Petco Park had been hit by an earthquake.

"First earthquake. That was pretty fun," Marcum said after the Jays beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Monday. "I didn't feel it until they said something on TV. The TVs were moving a little bit and I started floating back and forth a little bit. That's always fun."

Play stopped momentarily in the eighth inning as Petco Park swayed during the magnitude-5.7 quake that was centered about 5 miles southeast of Ocotillo in Imperial County -- about 85 miles east of San Diego.

David Eckstein had just grounded out in the bottom of the inning when the stadium began shaking. The next batter, Chase Headley, stayed out of the batter's box for a few seconds, then stepped in.

The public-address announcer asked that everyone remain calm. The crowd cheered.

Most fans felt the quake. The right-field foul pole swayed back and forth, as did TVs in the press box. Some players, such as Blue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill, said they didn't feel it. Manager Cito Gaston said he felt the dugout move side-to-side.

"They happen so fast that there's nothing you can do," Gaston said.

John Buck hit two home runs and Hill had three doubles and three RBI for the Blue Jays, who jumped all over Jon Garland when he started to struggle while pitching on three days of rest.

Buck hit a two-run shot off Garland in Toronto's four-run second, and a leadoff drive against Sean Gallagher in the eighth, giving him 11 this season. It was his eighth career multihomer game and third this season.

The Blue Jays had lost six of seven, a span in which they were outscored 41-13.

Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the second to give the Blue Jays a 4-0 lead against Garland (6-5), who was pitching on short rest after starting the second game of a doubleheader at the New York Mets on Thursday night.

Garland threw 26 pitches in the first inning and 34 in the second. He allowed Lyle Overbay's single ahead of Buck's home run to left. He walked Marcum with two outs and allowed DeWayne Wise's double ahead of Hill's double to right.

Garland struck out seven and walked four, throwing 114 pitches in five innings. He was angry because he thought he had Marcum struck out on a 2-2 pitch in the second but umpire Larry Vanover called it a ball.

"It's upsetting. He called that pitch for me, then he didn't call it," Garland said. "Just be consistent. Larry Vanover was not consistent tonight.

"I still had a chance to get out of that inning, but I mentally lost it. I was frustrated, upset because I thought I did what I needed to do."

Marcum (6-3) allowed solo home runs to Jerry Hairston Jr. and Adrian Gonzalez among his six hits in seven innings. He yielded three runs, two earned, while improving to 6-1 in eight starts after Blue Jays losses.

Marcum escaped a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the seventh, allowing only one run on a groundout by Tony Gwynn Jr.

"That was our chance," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Bases loaded, no outs, and we only got one run. A big hit, anywhere in there, would have proved to be a different ballgame."

Hairston homered off the balcony on the third level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner leading off the third, his fourth. Gonzalez hit an opposite-field shot to left leading off the fourth, his 15th.

Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth for his 16th save in 19 chances.

Hill also had an RBI double in the sixth.


  • Gaston said Blue Jays RHP Dustin McGowan, who has been sidelined since July 2008 because of shoulder surgery and a subsequent knee injury, heard a pop in his shoulder during a rehab outing on Sunday and was shut down after eight pitches. He had an MRI exam on Monday and the team should know the results on Tuesday.
  • San Diego's Yorvit Torrealba was ejected in the ninth for arguing with umpire Larry Vanover after taking a called third strike.
  • Black said SS Everth Cabrera, on the disabled list for the second time this season with a strained right hamstring, is likely to go out on a three-game minor league rehab assignment later this week.
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John Buck deserves two high-fives -- one for each HR -- as he helps the Blue Jays double up the Padres.  (AP)
John Buck deserves two high-fives -- one for each HR -- as he helps the Blue Jays double up the Padres. (AP)

Players of the Game

J. Buck
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 2
San Diego

A. Gonzalez
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Toronto Blue Jays
Dewayne Wise, LF5120031 .333
Aaron Hill, 2B5033001 .196
Jose Bautista, RF5010013 .231
Vernon Wells, CF5000013 .286
Alex Gonzalez, SS3010212 .270
Lyle Overbay, 1B5120024 .233
John Buck, C3223102 .266
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B4110022 .202
Shaun Marcum, P1100100 .250
   a- Fred Lewis, PH1000010 .280
    Scott Downs, P0000000 .000
    Kevin Gregg, P0000000 .000
a-struck out for Marcum in the 8th
2B - Dewayne Wise (1, Garland), Aaron Hill 3 (9, Garland, Mujica, Gallagher)
HR - John Buck 2 (11, Garland, Gallagher)
SH - Shaun Marcum (1)
RBI - Aaron Hill 3 (24), John Buck 3 (33)
2-OUT RBI - Aaron Hill 3 (9)
Team LOB - 9
E - Alex Gonzalez (10, Misplayed grounder)
Toronto Blue Jays
Shaun Marcum (W,6-3) 7632022 3.31
Scott Downs (H,16) 1000010 3.58
Kevin Gregg (S,16) 1000120 4.33
Pitches-Strikes - Shaun Marcum 90-66, Scott Downs 11-7, Kevin Gregg 21-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shaun Marcum 8-11, Scott Downs 2-0, Kevin Gregg 1-0
Batters Faced - Shaun Marcum 27, Scott Downs 3, Kevin Gregg 4
San Diego Padres
David Eckstein, 2B4010000 .282
Chase Headley, 3B4000011 .274
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4111010 .295
Scott Hairston, LF3110100 .224
Yorvit Torrealba, C4010011 .277
Will Venable, RF4010022 .227
Jerry Hairston Jr., SS4111004 .234
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF3001000 .221
Jon Garland, P1000000 .167
   a- Aaron Cunningham, PH1000000 .000
    Edward Mujica, P0000000 .000
   b- Oscar Salazar, PH1000002 .233
    Sean Gallagher, P0000000 .000
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
a-grounded out for Garland in the 5th
b-flied out for Mujica in the 7th
HR - Adrian Gonzalez (15, Marcum), Jerry Hairston Jr. (4, Marcum)
RBI - Adrian Gonzalez (44), Jerry Hairston Jr. (22), Tony Gwynn Jr. (14)
CS - Will Venable (3, 2nd base by Marcum/Buck)
Team LOB - 4
DP - Eckstein-Gonzalez-Hairston
San Diego Padres
Jon Garland (L,6-5) 5644471 3.07
Edward Mujica 2311010 3.27
Sean Gallagher 1.2311021 5.21
Joe Thatcher 0.1000010 2.03
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 114-72, Edward Mujica 18-14, Sean Gallagher 39-24, Joe Thatcher 6-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 1-7, Edward Mujica 4-0
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 25, Edward Mujica 8, Sean Gallagher 8, Joe Thatcher 1
Game Information
Attendance - 16542
Game Time - 2:48
Temperature - 69
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Mark Carlson