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Blue Jays beat Tigers 6-5 in 19-inning marathon

By BY IAN HARRISON
Associated Press
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TORONTO (AP) As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie's `'All Night Long'' played over the sound system.

For a while, it looked like the `'day'' game might just go all night.

Jose Bautista's single in the 19th inning drove home the winning run as the Blue Jays rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Sunday.

''It was a long day today and coming out on top is the only thing that matters,'' Bautista said.

Munenori Kawasaki singled off Rick Porcello (13-7) to begin the 19th and advanced to third when second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn't field an errant throw from Porcello on Jose Reyes' sacrifice bunt. Melky Cabrera was intentionally walked to load the bases for Bautista, who ended it with a single to right over the drawn-in outfield, sending his teammates streaming out of the dugout in celebration.

Porcello, who threw 110 pitches over seven innings against the Yankees on Thursday, and tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, worked two-plus innings out of the bullpen as the Tigers used eight pitchers.

Porcello called the grounds crew out to work on the mound in the 17th because he was struggling with his landing spot on the well-worn dirt.

''The holes were so big,'' Porcello said. ''I couldn't really get any kind of footing, I was falling on every pitch. There was nowhere to move around on the rubber. It was one big crater.''

Led by a six-inning stint from Chad Jenkins (1-1), Toronto's bullpen threw 15 2-3 innings of scoreless relief. The Blue Jays also used eight pitchers.

''I was just out of gas,'' Jenkins said. ''I haven't thrown six innings all year.''

It was the second 19-inning game in as many days. The Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night. The last time there were two 19-inning games in the same month was July 1985.

Toronto had twice played 18 innings, doing it against the Angels on July 28, 2005, and Texas on June 8, 2013.

At 6:37, it was the longest game by time in Blue Jays history, easily surpassing a 5:57 game against the Yankees on April 19, 2001.

The lights at Rogers Centre were turned on in the 13th inning, fans rose for a 14th-inning stretch and the grounds crew came back out to clean the field for a second time as the marathon affair dragged on.

''A lot of things you don't see in everyday baseball seemed to all happen in this game,'' Tigers reliever Joe Nathan said.

The Blue Jays used 22 of the 25 players on their roster, with only starting pitchers R.A. Dickey, J.A. Happ and Drew Hutchison staying on the bench. Dickey did go to the bullpen and begin stretching in the 19th.

The Tigers, who didn't call up replacements for injured pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria, used everyone except pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

''We didn't think we could get them here,'' Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of the decision not to bring in reinforcements from Triple-A Toledo. ''Of course, if we knew we had until 7:00 to get them here, maybe we would have.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: First baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quadriceps) started at DH and went 1 for 3 with an infield single in his first rehab game at Class-A Dunedin on Saturday night.

Tigers: Right-handers Sanchez (right pectoral strain) and Soria (left oblique) were placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game. Sanchez is expected to miss three to four weeks. Left-hander Robbie Ray will be promoted from Triple-A Toledo to start in Sanchez's place Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

ON DECK:

Blue Jays: Toronto begins a three-game series at Seattle on Monday, with Hutchison (8-9) facing Mariners righty Felix Hernandez (12-3). Hernandez is the third straight former Cy Young winner to pitch against Toronto, following Detroit's Scherzer and Price.

Tigers: Detroit begins a two-game series at Pittsburgh on Monday, with Verlander (10-10) facing Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke (3-3). Verlander is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA in four career starts against Pittsburgh.

GOINS GOES DOWN

Toronto optioned second baseman Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo following the game and will make a corresponding roster move Monday.

 
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Players of the Game
Detroit

J. Martinez
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
Toronto

J. Reyes
AB 9
R 0
H 4
HR 0
RBI 2
 

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Detroit Tigers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Rajai Davis, CF-LF-CF8000123.291.329.413
Ian Kinsler, 2B9031001.291.321.433
Miguel Cabrera, 1B9230022.304.364.508
Victor Martinez, DH6120301.321.386.556
Torii Hunter, RF9140017.272.308.448
J.D. Martinez, LF4023020.303.345.564
   Don Kelly, 3B-LF5010015.252.326.294
Nick Castellanos, 3B4031012.258.309.404
   Ezequiel Carrera, PR-CF0000000.333.429.417
   a-Eugenio Suarez, PH-3B5000031.240.322.377
Alex Avila, C5010025.216.319.366
   Bryan Holaday, PR-C3010111.248.296.276
Andrew Romine, SS9120023.215.264.276
David Price, P0000000.000.000.000
   Phil Coke, P0000000.000.000.000
   Al Alburquerque, P0000000.000.000.000
   Joba Chamberlain, P0000000.000.000.000
   Blaine Hardy, P0000000.000.000.000
   Patrick McCoy, P0000000.000.000.000
   Joe Nathan, P0000000.000.000.000
   Rick Porcello, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals765225517    
a-struck out for Carrera in the 11th
Batting
2B - Ian Kinsler (32, Buehrle), J.D. Martinez (20, Buehrle), Nick Castellanos (25, Redmond), Alex Avila (19, Cecil), Andrew Romine (5, Buehrle)
RBI - Ian Kinsler (62), J.D. Martinez 3 (51), Nick Castellanos (44)
2-OUT RBI - J.D. Martinez 2 (21), Nick Castellanos (17)
SB - Don Kelly (5, 2nd base off Jenkins/Thole)
CS - Nick Castellanos (2, 3rd base by Redmond/Navarro), Ezequiel Carrera (1, 2nd base by Sanchez/Navarro)
Team LOB - 19
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Torii Hunter 1
DP - Avila-Castellanos, Avila-Castellanos-Cabrera-Romine
E - Rick Porcello (3, Throwing)
PB - Bryan Holaday (3)
Detroit Tigers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
David Price 6544361 3.21
Phil Coke (H,4) 0.1200000 4.17
Al Alburquerque (H,14) 1.2000040 3.00
Joba Chamberlain (BS,3) 1211220 3.26
Blaine Hardy 3200120 2.22
Patrick McCoy 3200510 4.50
Joe Nathan 1100110 5.23
Rick Porcello (L,13-7) 2311200 3.11
IBB - J. Bautista by Joba Chamberlain, Cabrera by Patrick McCoy, Rasmus by Joe Nathan, Cabrera by Rick Porcello
Pitches-Strikes - David Price 112-76, Phil Coke 12-8, Al Alburquerque 21-12, Joba Chamberlain 28-15, Blaine Hardy 44-31, Patrick McCoy 55-28, Joe Nathan 17-9, Rick Porcello 36-22
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - David Price 4-8, Phil Coke 1-0, Blaine Hardy 1-5, Patrick McCoy 7-1, Joe Nathan 1-1, Rick Porcello 6-1
Batters Faced - David Price 26, Phil Coke 3, Al Alburquerque 4, Joba Chamberlain 7, Blaine Hardy 11, Patrick McCoy 16, Joe Nathan 5, Rick Porcello 12
Toronto Blue Jays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Jose Reyes, SS9042011.286.335.409
Melky Cabrera, LF5031500.318.374.480
Jose Bautista, RF-1B8011219.294.411.511
Danny Valencia, 1B2120100.296.340.394
   a-Juan Francisco, PH-1B-3B5000127.225.299.477
Dioner Navarro, C5122013.277.315.393
   Marcus Stroman, PR0000000.000.000.000
   Josh Thole, C4000004.270.348.300
Nolan Reimold, DH7000254.231.326.487
Steve Tolleson, 3B2100112.241.311.383
   b-Anthony Gose, PH-RF6120012.240.337.298
Colby Rasmus, CF8020131.220.286.440
Ryan Goins, 2B2000011.197.222.262
   c-Munenori Kawasaki, PH-2B6210105.281.327.327
Mark Buehrle, P0000000.000.000.000
   Todd Redmond, P0000000.000.000.000
   Aaron Sanchez, P0000000.000.000.000
   Brett Cecil, P0000000.000.000.000
   Dustin McGowan, P0000000.000.000.000
   Aaron Loup, P0000000.000.000.000
   Casey Janssen, P0000000.000.000.000
   Chad Jenkins, P0000000.000.000.000
Totals6961761416    
a-struck out for Valencia in the 8th
b-singled for Tolleson in the 9th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Goins in the 7th
Batting
2B - Danny Valencia (8, Price), Colby Rasmus (15, McCoy)
HR - Dioner Navarro (9, Price)
SH - Jose Reyes (2)
RBI - Jose Reyes 2 (35), Melky Cabrera (62), Jose Bautista (70), Dioner Navarro 2 (51)
2-OUT RBI - Jose Reyes (11), Dioner Navarro 2 (19)
SB - Anthony Gose 2 (14, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Avila)
CS - Jose Reyes (2, 3rd base by Alburquerque/Avila)
Team LOB - 24
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Melky Cabrera 1
DP - Goins-Redmond, Goins-Redmond-Jenkins-Thole-J. Bautista
E - Juan Francisco (10, Misplayed grounder), Jose Reyes (15, Misplayed grounder)
Toronto Blue Jays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mark Buehrle 3.1952040 3.31
Todd Redmond 2.2100220 1.98
Aaron Sanchez 3100030 2.19
Brett Cecil 1.1200030 3.89
Dustin McGowan 1.1100110 4.24
Aaron Loup 0.1000000 3.08
Casey Janssen 1100100 3.45
Chad Jenkins (W,1-1) 6700140 2.48
IBB - Martinez by Todd Redmond, Martinez by Chad Jenkins
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 68-49, Todd Redmond 50-30, Aaron Sanchez 37-24, Brett Cecil 27-19, Dustin McGowan 28-15, Aaron Loup 5-3, Casey Janssen 16-10, Chad Jenkins 73-58
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 3-4, Todd Redmond 1-3, Aaron Sanchez 2-3, Brett Cecil 1-0, Aaron Loup 1-0, Casey Janssen 1-1, Chad Jenkins 10-4
Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 20, Todd Redmond 9, Aaron Sanchez 9, Brett Cecil 6, Dustin McGowan 6, Aaron Loup 1, Casey Janssen 4, Chad Jenkins 26
Game Information
Attendance - 46126
Game Time - 6:37
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Adrian Johnson