Toronto at San Diego

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Toronto (24-33) «011020000037150
San Diego (26-30)04000000000471

Blue Jays 7, Padres 4 (11)

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SAN DIEGO -- Toronto's bullpen was lights-out in a three-game series against San Diego, from a series-opening, 17-inning game that stretched from Friday night into Saturday morning through Sunday night's finale, when the Blue Jays lost 40-year-old starter Ramon Ortiz to an apparent right elbow injury.

Mark DeRosa hit a go-ahead home run into the second deck in left field leading off the 11th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Six relievers allowed just two singles in nine innings of scoreless relief after Ortiz was hurt throwing his third pitch to Chase Headley leading off the Padres' third.

For the series, the pen allowed just one run and 10 hits in 22 2/3 innings while striking out 16 and walking eight.

"They truly have been great all year for us and we've certainly needed them to be that way to keep our heads above water," DeRosa said. "You never like to use them that much, but tonight was an exception to the rule."

It was the second extra-inning game of the series. The Padres won Friday night's game 4-3 in 17 innings.

Ortiz came up holding his right elbow after making his third pitch to Headley. He slammed his glove to the ground at the back of the mound. A trainer came out and was looking at his right elbow.

Ortiz appeared to be crying as he walked to the dugout.

"What a kind of somber game for us, and kind of watching him reflect on his career and hopefully he didn't throw his last pitch," DeRosa said. "Tough series. We had to win this game. Definitely made for a happier flight. Everyone contributed. Bullpen was asked to do a heck of a lot, not only in this game, but in the 17-inning game."

Manager John Gibbons said Ortiz's injury "doesn't look good." The pitcher is scheduled to travel to Florida to have an MRI.

The Blue Jays have thrown the most innings of any bullpen in the majors.

"We're proud of it, but then again, we're only as good as our next one," reliever Steve Delabar said. "When the phone rings and we get up, we have to do it again."

Casey Janssen (1-0) pitched the 10th for the victory. Aaron Loup pitched the 11th for his second save.

"We weren't able to solve them," Padres manager Bud Black said of Toronto's pen. "We had some good swings versus Ortiz, but when they went to their pen, we couldn't solve any of their guys. We couldn't muster any offense. I can't explain it except their bullpen did a great job this series."

Ortiz was recalled before Saturday's game when Brandon Morrow was placed on the disabled list with a forearm strain.

DeRosa drove a 3-1 pitch from Brad Boxberger (0-1) an estimated 428 feet, his fourth, in the 11th inning.

It was the first of five straight hits opening the three-run inning. The Blue Jays' second run that inning came in on third baseman Headley's throwing error and Jose Bautista hit an RBI double.

An inning before he was hurt, Ortiz allowed a three-run homer to San Diego starter Edinson Volquez, his first in the big leagues.

Volquez's homer capped a four-run inning that gave the Padres a 4-1 lead. Rookie Jedd Gyorko was aboard on an RBI double and Will Venable on an intentional walk.

Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion homered for the second time in three games, reaching the second deck in left field with two outs in the third. It was his 16th.

The Blue Jays tied it in the fifth on Adam Lind's two-run double off center fielder Alexi Amarista's glove against the fence. Melky Cabrera was aboard on a single and Encarnacion on a two-out walk.

Volquez allowed four runs and six hits in five innings, struck out seven and walked three.

Notes

It was the first time in 303 career games in 12 seasons that Ortiz surrendered a home run to a pitcher. ... Gyorko had his first career stolen base in the sixth. ... Padres LF Carlos Quentin crashed into the wall while catching Cabrera's fly ball to end the eighth with runners on first and third. ... The Padres recalled RHP Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson and optioned LHP Robbie Erlin to Tucson. Erlin earned his first big league win in his first start on Saturday night while filling in for LHP Clayton Richard, who pitched the final two innings of San Diego's 17-inning victory against Toronto that started Friday night and ended just into Saturday morning. ... Boxberger has made 17 relief appearances with Tucson this season, going 0-3 with a 5.73 ERA. This is his second stint with the Padres this season, posting a 0.00 ERA in two relief appearances. ... The Padres start a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Monday night, when LHP Eric Stults (4-4, 3.86) is scheduled to face LHP Chris Capuano (1-4, 5.45). It'll be the first time Quentin plays at Dodger Stadium since breaking Zach Greinke's collarbone in a brawl at Petco Park on April 11. The Padres opened a three-game series at Dodger Stadium four days after that brawl, but Quentin was serving an eight-game suspension. ... The Blue Jays are off Monday before continuing their trip with a two-game series at San Francisco starting Tuesday night, when RHP Josh Johnson (0-1, 6.86) faces RHP Tim Lincecum (3-5, 5.12).

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

E. Volquez
IP 5.0
H 6
ER 4
BB 3
K 7
Toronto

A. Lind
AB 6
R 1
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Melky Cabrera, LF5110004 .281
    Brett Cecil, P0000000 .000
    Casey Janssen, P0000000 .000
   a- Anthony Gose, PH-LF1110000 .318
Jose Bautista, RF6011011 .268
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B-1B5221100 .265
Adam Lind, 1B6132021 .323
    Aaron Loup, P0000000 .000
J.P. Arencibia, C5000144 .225
Colby Rasmus, CF5021011 .261
Maicer Izturis, 2B-SS5020012 .216
Munenori Kawasaki, SS1000101 .218
   b- Mark DeRosa, PH-2B^3B2121000 .247
Ramon Ortiz, P1000012 .000
    Brad Lincoln, P1000000 .000
    Esmil Rogers, P0000001 .000
    Steve Delabar, P0000000 .000
   c- Emilio Bonifacio, PH-LF^2B2110001 .219
Totals457156310  
a-hit a bunt single for Janssen in the 11th
b-singled for Kawasaki in the 8th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Delabar in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jose Bautista (12, Boxberger), Adam Lind (12, Volquez), Colby Rasmus (10, Volquez)
HR - Edwin Encarnacion (16, Volquez), Mark DeRosa (4, Boxberger)
SH - Esmil Rogers (3)
RBI - Jose Bautista (29), Edwin Encarnacion (47), Adam Lind 2 (14), Colby Rasmus (27), Mark DeRosa (19)
2-OUT RBI - Edwin Encarnacion (23), Adam Lind 2 (7)
SB - Emilio Bonifacio (6, 2nd base off Boxberger/Grandal)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Lind-Kawasaki-Ortiz
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ramon Ortiz 2544101 6.04
Brad Lincoln 2100110 6.11
Esmil Rogers 2000100 3.77
Steve Delabar 1000200 2.10
Brett Cecil 2000030 1.78
Casey Janssen (W,1-0) 1100010 2.00
Aaron Loup (S,2) 1000010 2.32
IBB - Venable by Ramon Ortiz
Pitches-Strikes - Ramon Ortiz 35-20, Brad Lincoln 29-16, Esmil Rogers 26-14, Steve Delabar 18-8, Brett Cecil 25-16, Casey Janssen 11-9, Aaron Loup 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ramon Ortiz 2-3, Brad Lincoln 2-3, Esmil Rogers 4-2, Steve Delabar 1-2, Brett Cecil 1-2, Casey Janssen 2-0, Aaron Loup 2-0
Batters Faced - Ramon Ortiz 11, Brad Lincoln 8, Esmil Rogers 7, Steve Delabar 5, Brett Cecil 6, Casey Janssen 4, Aaron Loup 3
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS4010102 .270
Alexi Amarista, CF3010001 .257
    Tyson Ross, P0000000 .167
   a- Jesus Guzman, PH1000001 .198
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
   b- Kyle Blanks, PH-LF1000010 .264
Chase Headley, 3B4000111 .236
Carlos Quentin, LF5020002 .230
    Andrew Cashner, PR0000000 .250
    Brad Boxberger, P0000000 .000
Yasmani Grandal, C4100102 .095
Mark Kotsay, 1B4000112 .273
Jedd Gyorko, 2B5111022 .274
Will Venable, RF-CF4110111 .221
Edinson Volquez, P1113000 .143
    Tommy Layne, P0000000 .000
    Chris Denorfia, RF2000000 .303
Totals3847456  
a-flied out for Ross in the 7th
b-struck out for Thayer in the 10th
Batting
2B - Jedd Gyorko (14, Ortiz)
HR - Edinson Volquez (1, Ortiz)
SH - Edinson Volquez (3)
RBI - Jedd Gyorko (21), Edinson Volquez 3 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Jedd Gyorko (11), Edinson Volquez 3 (4)
SB - Everth Cabrera 2 (21, 2nd base off Delabar/Arencibia, 3rd base off Delabar/Arencibia), Jedd Gyorko (1, 2nd base off Rogers/Arencibia)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Gyorko-Cabrera-Kotsay, Kotsay-Cabrera-Boxberger
E - Chase Headley (2, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Edinson Volquez 5644371 5.35
Tommy Layne 0.2100000 3.00
Tyson Ross 1.1100000 2.20
Joe Thatcher 1200000 1.59
Luke Gregerson 1000010 1.05
Dale Thayer 1000010 2.92
Brad Boxberger (L,0-1) 1533011 5.79
HBP - Kawasaki (by Tommy Layne)
WP - Edinson Volquez (7), Tommy Layne (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 98-62, Tommy Layne 16-9, Tyson Ross 26-17, Joe Thatcher 15-11, Luke Gregerson 11-8, Dale Thayer 7-5, Brad Boxberger 32-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 4-3, Tommy Layne 2-0, Tyson Ross 2-2, Joe Thatcher 2-1, Luke Gregerson 1-1, Brad Boxberger 1-0
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 23, Tommy Layne 4, Tyson Ross 5, Joe Thatcher 5, Luke Gregerson 3, Dale Thayer 3, Brad Boxberger 7
Game Information
Attendance - 20384
Game Time - 3:49
Temperature - 65
Umpires - Home - Angel Hernandez, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Doug Eddings