Final in 11
7:07 PM ET, April 22, 2009
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TORONTO -- Kevin Millar wasn't quite sure who he was facing when he stepped to the plate in the 11th inning. Once he figured it out, he drove in the winning run.Millar's single over the drawn-in outfield scored Vernon Wells from second base, giving the Toronto Blue Jays an 8-7 victory over the Texas Rangers 8-7 on Wednesday night.
• Kevin Millar's winning single gave the Blue Jays the walk-off win after they blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning.
• The Blue Jays' had 17 hits -- their fifth game this season with 15-plus hits. They've had double-digit hits in half their games.
• Rod Barajas went deep twice, the sixth multi-home run game of career.
• Rangers' pitching has allowed at least nine hits in 11 of last 12 games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Toronto's Jose Bautista matched a career high with four hits. ... Hamilton was held out of the starting lineup after injuring his ribs crashing into the outfield wall on Tuesday. ... Texas RHP Kris Benson was placed on the 15-day DL with elbow tendinitis. RHP Scott Feldman will start in Benson's place Saturday at Baltimore. ... The Rangers moved RHP Dustin Nippert (back) from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to make room on the roster for O'Day. ... Umpire Kerwin Danley has been released from hospital after being hit in the face by a broken bat Wednesday and leaving the field on a stretcher. Danley will remain in Toronto until the symptoms of a "powerful headache" subside, crew chief Dana DeMuth said, then go to MLB's medical center in Arizona for further tests. ... Toronto Raptors forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu attended the game.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 5-5 (as of Wed 4/22)|
|Tue 4/21||TEX 5, @TOR 4||Recap|
|» Wed 4/22||@TOR 8, TEX 7||Box Score|
|Thu 4/23||@TOR 5, TEX 2||Recap|
|Mon 6/8||TOR 6, @TEX 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/9||TOR 9, @TEX 0||Recap|
|Thu 6/11||@TEX 1, TOR 0||Recap|
|Mon 8/31||TOR 18, @TEX 10||Recap|
|Tue 9/1||@TEX 5, TOR 2||Recap|
|Tue 9/1||@TEX 5, TOR 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/2||@TEX 6, TOR 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Rangers | Blue Jays|
|2nd||R Barajas homered to left, K Millar scored.||0||2|
|3rd||J Saltalamacchia singled to center, N Cruz and C Davis scored.||2||2|
|4th||R Barajas homered to left, K Millar scored.||2||4|
|4th||A Rios singled to center, J Bautista scored, A Hill to second.||2||5|
|5th||M Young doubled to deep center, O Vizquel scored.||3||5|
|6th||A Rios singled to left, J Bautista scored, A Hill to second.||3||6|
|6th||A Lind reached on infield single to third, A Hill scored, A Rios to third, V Wells to second.||3||7|
|8th||M Byrd grounded into fielder's choice to third, M Young scored, A Jones out at second.||4||7|
|9th||I Kinsler grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, J Saltalamacchia out at second, C Davis to third, C Davis scored, I Kinsler to second on throwing error by second baseman A Hill.||5||7|
|9th||J Hamilton grounded out to shortstop, I Kinsler scored.||6||7|
|9th||M Young homered to center.||7||7|
|11th||K Millar singled to deep center, V Wells scored, S Rolen to third.||7||8|
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|Stadium||Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON|
|Attendance||13,090 (26.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Doug Eddings, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Dana Demuth, Third Base - Todd Tichenor|