Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Willie Bloomquist's RBI single in the 10th
inning lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays
to avoid a three-game sweep.
Eric Chavez and A.J. Pollock stroked back-to-back singles off Luis Perez (0-1)
to put runners on the corners. Bloomquist then hit the game-winner off of
Jeremy Jeffress to score pinch-runner Adam Eaton.
Will Harris (3-0) earned the win after tossing a scoreless 10th. Starter
Randall Delgado allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six over
Perez was charged with the loss after putting the first two runners on
in the 10th.
The Blue Jays scored three runs in the first inning. Jose Reyes led off with a
single then scored on Edwin Encarnacion's double to left field. After Brett
Lawrie popped out, Rajai Davis slugged a two-run homer to left.
The D'backs pushed a pair of runs across in the second. Martin Prado reached
on a fielding error then scored on Matt Davidson's double to left. Miguel
Montero followed with a double to plate Davidson.
Arizona tied the game in the seventh. Davidson walked and Gerardo Parra
singled to put runners on the corners for Chavez, who launched a sacrifice fly
to right to score pinch-runner Tony Campana.
Moises Sierra delivered a perfect, one-hop throw to the plate, but Campana was
able to slide across the plate just ahead of J.P. Arencibia's tag to knot
Prado was named NL Player of the Month for August ... Delgado did not issue a
walk ... Arizona was 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... The
Diamondbacks sit 7 1/2 games out of the final NL Wild Card spot ... Earlier on
Wednesday, the Blue Jays announced that outfielder Jose Bautista will not
return this season due to a hip injury ... Toronto went 1-for-2 with RISP ...
Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five
hits over 6 1/3 innings.
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