May 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Game thread, Mariners at Blue Jays, May 5. Blue Jays win 10-2
MARINERS EIGHTH – A fan runs on the field and is tackled near the third-base by security. Morales gets a double on an infield pop up when first baseman Encarnacion trips on the mound. Jason Bay strikes out to end his seven-game hit streak. It is Morrow’s last inning (8 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 5 BB, 8 K, 115 pitches, 67 strikes, ERA 4.69)
BLUE JAYS SEVENTH – Blue Jays lead 10-2. DeRosa opens with a sun-aided bloop double to shallow center, takes third on an infield single by Izturis and scores on Kawasaki’s one-out single to center. Cabrera singles in the other run as the Blue Jays equal their season high of 10 runs.
BLUE JAYS SIXTH – Blue Jays lead 8-2. Hector Noesi takes over from Joe Saunders (5 IP, 2 BB, 7 R/ER, 2 HR, 82 pitches, 44 strikes, ERA 6.15). Kawasaki greets Noesi with a single. Cabrera singles with one out. A passed ball puts the runners at second and third and Bautista is walked intentionally. Bautista makes a good slide into second to make sure the Mariners don’t turn the double play on Encarnacion’s grounder to second as the run scores. Arencibia lines out to center. Attendance: 22,937.
BLUE JAYS FIFTH – Blue Jays lead 7-2. Melky Cabrera leads off with his first homer and fourth extra base hit of the season. Jose Bautista walks. Encarnacion flies out to deep left. Arencibia singles to left. DeRosa homers (No.2) to center to score three runs.
MARINERS FIFTH – Mariners cut lead to 3-2. Morrow retired 10 batters in a row between walks to Morse in the first and Justin Smoak to lead off the fifth. Ackley followed with a walk and Jesus Montero’s infield hit to third loaded the bases. Robert Andino forced Montero at second, Michael Saunders walked to load the bases and Seager hit a sacrifice fly to left. Morrow’s fourth walk of the inning put Kendrys Morales at first and loaded the bases. But Morse ended the rally with a fly to center.
BLUE JAYS SECOND – Blue Jays lead 3-0. J.P. Arencibia singles and takes third on DeRosa’s double. Maicer Izturis singles in one run. Emilio Bonifacio, proof that speed can go into a slump, forces Izturis at second as DeRosa holds third. After Bonifacio steals second Munenori Kawasaki’s groundout to short scores a run
MARINERS FIRST – First pitch at 1:07 EDT. Another nice day with the roof open, 64 degrees (18 C), south winds at nine miles an hour (15 K). Kyle Seager doubles to right with one out against former Mariner Brandon Morrow, takes third with two out on a passed ball. Michael Morse walks but Jason Bay who enters the game on a seven-game hitting streak grounds out to third. Mark DeRosa is playing third today for the Blue Jays as Brett Lawrie is given a break because as manager John Gibbons said he’s “a little banged up.”
BLUE JAYS FIRST – Blue Jays lead 1-0. Rajai Davis leads off with a double to left against Joe Saunders. Melky Cabrera sacrifices him to third. Saunders falls behind Jose Bautista 3-0, throws a strike , then gets a pop to second. Dustin Ackley has some difficulty with the sun, makes an awkward catch, Davis tags up and scores on the sacrifice fly. Edwin Encarnacion flies out to left.