Delgado doubled in his first at-bat off the disabled list, and
Reed Johnson and Josh Phelps homered in a six-run first inning that
led the Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Tuesday night."If I bring some extra energy, so be it," Delgado said.After missing 33 games because of a strained ribcage, Delgado
went 1-for-3. Toronto went 13-20 while he was sidelined."I felt very good. I guess no news is good news. The rib felt
good," Delgado said. "I felt a little out of whack, but I guess
I'll get used to it."Toronto manager Carlos Tosca and starter Miguel Batista said
Delgado's presence made a difference."Just the fact that he's in the lineup changes everything,"
Batista said. "He protects the guys in front of him and behind
him."Johnson, who homered before Delgado doubled, said his impact was
huge."His presence in the lineup relaxes everybody," he said.Delgado was second in AL MVP voting last year after hitting .302
with 42 homers and a major league-leading 145 RBI.Batista (8-5) won this fourth straight start despite allowing
four runs, six hits and six walks in six innings. Rookie Jason
Frasor pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances, allowing
Bret Boone's RBI single and John Olerud's sacrifice fly.Randy Winn and Scott Spiezio homered for the Mariners, who have
lost four straight and six of eight. At 32-49, the Mariners are 17
games below .500 for the first time since Aug. 8, 1994 (46-63)."We've just gotten into a rut," Seattle starter Jamie Moyer
said. "You can point your finger in all directions. It's one of
those years, but there is a lot of pride to play for, career's to
play for, experience, nobody is going to give up. If we give up I'd
be awfully surprised."Moyer (6-5) lost his third straight decision, allowing seven
runs and 10 hits in five innings. Travis Blackley originally was
scheduled to start, but Seattle changed its rotation Saturday, a
day after a rain delay forced out Moyer after just 23 pitches.Winn hit a solo homer in the first, but Johnson hit a two-run
homer in the bottom half, Gregg Zaun had an RBI single and Phelps
hit his three-run homer.Spiezio's two-run homer cut it to 6-3 in the second, but
Toronto's Dave Berg hit an RBI double in the third. Ichiro Suzuki
doubled home a run in the fourth, pulling Seattle to 7-4.
Delgado is 22-for-50 with six home runs against Moyer. ...
Phelps walked three times. ... Seattle has been outscored 28-8 in
its last four games.