Toronto 7, Houston 5

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 21, 2011 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 21494

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 11 1
Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 7 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 16-30 9-13 7-17 L1
Toronto 23-22 11-10 12-12 W1

Recap


Jose Bautista hit a pair of home runs to increase his major-league lead as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the visiting Houston Astros 7-5 Saturday afternoon.

Bautista, who came into the game on a 1-for-9 mini-slump, belted an offering from Brett Myers (1-4) into the left-field seats with two men on in the sixth inning to turn a 4-0 deficit into a one-run game. After Toronto (23-22) seized the lead with three runs in the seventh, Bautista greeted reliever Jose Valdez with another shot to left, giving him 18 homers on the season.

Bautista, who had a major league-best 54 home runs in 2010, finished 3-for-4 to increase his average to .364. It was his third multi-homer game of the season.

Yunel Escobar also went deep for Toronto while Casey Janssen (1-0) tossed a scoreless inning to earn the win. Octavio Dotel retired the final two Houston hitters in the ninth for his first save as a Blue Jay.

Toronto starter Brandon Morrow allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings, walking three and striking out six. Myers surrendered six runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 frames for the Astros (16-30), who lost for the 11th time in 14 games.

Chris Johnson drove in three runs to lead Houston. The third-year infielder has nine RBIs over his last seven outings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Toronto
Brett Myers Player Brandon Morrow
Loss W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 9
6.75 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Houston   Toronto
Chris Johnson Player Jose Bautista
2 Hits 3
3 RBI 4
0 HR 2
2 TB 9
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 11 0 13 .314 16 9 5 3 1 1
Toronto 10 3 20 .303 9 2 7 0 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Houston. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .565 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Astros have a W/L % of .188 after a win and .433 after a loss.
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