|Toronto (36-31) «||1||0||0||0||3||1||0||0||2||7||11||1|
|San Diego (38-28)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||7||0|
The Blue Jays had no trouble with spacious Petco Park, padding their big league-leading home run total to 103.
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"I got it in the coastal wind, I guess," Buck said.
Buck launched a two-run shot off the balcony on the fourth floor of the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner in the fifth inning for a 3-1 lead. It was his 12th -- he homered twice in Monday night's 6-3 win.
"He's had a great three days here, hasn't he? He's done a great job for us," manager Cito Gaston said.
"I don't think you can change the way you hit just because of a particular park," Buck said. "It's not that easy. I just went about my approach aggressively, like I would no matter where we're at because that's the approach that best gives me the chance to hit balls."
Wells hit his 16th homer on Kevin Correia's first pitch of the sixth, making it 5-1.
Lewis tripled, singled and doubled in his first three at-bats before striking out and then hitting a two-run, bases-loaded single with one out in the ninth. He also scored two runs.
"I was hoping he would hit that cycle," manager Cito Gaston said.
Lewis hit for the cycle in just his 16th big league game on May 13, 2007, at Colorado while with San Francisco.
Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero (6-3) allowed an unearned run and five hits in six innings, struck out five and walked three.
"Ricky battled as long as he could," Gaston said. "He probably should have had a shutout."
The Padres scored an unearned run in the second on Romero's throwing error after he fielded Lance Zawadzki's chopper that went for a two-out infield single.
Correia (5-5) lost for the fourth time in his last five decisions. He allowed five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings, struck out three and walked one.
"Things happen and all of a sudden a good start goes down the drain," Correia said. "If I knew exactly why, I could work on it and fix it. But I'm just confused. I'm making some mistakes, but it's not like I didn't make mistakes last year."
|John Buck gets praise after his third HR of the series for Toronto, which has 103 dingers to lead the majors. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Fred Lewis, RF||5||2||4||2||0||1||0||.291|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||5||0||1||1||0||0||3||.197|
|Adam Lind, LF||4||0||0||1||0||1||1||.207|
|Shawn Camp, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Vernon Wells, CF||4||1||1||1||0||0||0||.282|
|Alex Gonzalez, SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||0||.273|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||2||2||2||0||2||0||0||.241|
|John Buck, C||4||2||2||2||0||1||3||.265|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||3||.189|
|Ricky Romero, P||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.000|
|a- Dewayne Wise, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.286|
|Scott Downs, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jeremy Reed, LF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.143|
|a-flied out for R. Romero in the 7th|
|2B - Fred Lewis (21, Correia)|
|3B - Fred Lewis (3, Correia)|
|HR - Vernon Wells (16, Correia), John Buck (12, Correia)|
|RBI - Fred Lewis 2 (19), Aaron Hill (25), Adam Lind (32), Vernon Wells (42), John Buck 2 (35)|
|2-OUT RBI - Aaron Hill (10)|
|SB - Fred Lewis (5, 2nd base off Correia/Hundley)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|E - Ricky Romero (3, Throwing)|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Ricky Romero (W,6-3)||6||5||1||0||3||5||0||3.08|
|IBB - Zawadzki by Ricky Romero|
|WP - Ricky Romero (15)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Ricky Romero 108-70, Scott Downs 21-14, Shawn Camp 20-15|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ricky Romero 10-3, Scott Downs 2-0, Shawn Camp 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Ricky Romero 26, Scott Downs 4, Shawn Camp 7|
|San Diego Padres|
|David Eckstein, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||0||1||.280|
|Chase Headley, 3B||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.267|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||3||2||.293|
|Scott Hairston, LF||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.226|
|Nick Hundley, C||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.284|
|Chris Denorfia, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Aaron Cunningham, RF||4||0||1||0||0||3||3||.333|
|Lance Zawadzki, SS||2||0||1||0||1||0||1||.219|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sean Gallagher, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Tony Gwynn Jr., PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.226|
|Kevin Correia, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||4||.130|
|Ryan Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Jerry Hairston Jr., SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.237|
|a-doubled for Gallagher in the 9th|
|2B - Tony Gwynn Jr. (6, Camp)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Headley-Eckstein-Gonzalez, Eckstein-Zawadzki, Eckstein-Gonzalez|
|San Diego Padres|
|Kevin Correia (L,5-5)||5||9||5||5||1||3||2||5.27|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 84-56, Ryan Webb 8-5, Edward Mujica 19-14, Heath Bell 28-14, Sean Gallagher 3-3|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 6-5, Edward Mujica 1-3, Heath Bell 1-0, Sean Gallagher 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 24, Ryan Webb 2, Edward Mujica 6, Heath Bell 5, Sean Gallagher 1|
|Attendance - 16050|
|Game Time - 2:50|
|Temperature - 71|
|Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg|