Toronto 6, St. Louis 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 25, 2011 7:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - D.J. Reyburn, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Tim McClelland,
Attendance - 40289

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Toronto 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 1
St. Louis 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 38-39 17-18 21-21 W2
St. Louis 41-37 21-17 20-20 L2

Recap


Juan Rivera's three-run homer highlighted a five-run third inning to lead the visiting Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Rivera’s blast was the Blue Jays' only hit in their big inning. Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia (6-3) walked the bases loaded, gave up a sacrifice fly to Adam Lind and allowed a run on a throwing error. Rivera then blasted a 407-foot shot to left field. Only one of the five runs scored against Garcia was earned.

Carlos Villanueva (5-1) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings to earn the win for Toronto, which has won the first two games of the three-game series.

The Cardinals threatened in the eighth when their first two batters reached against Jon Rauch, but Matt Holliday was called out on strikes and ejected by home plate Marvin Hudson for arguing the call. Reliever Marc Rzepczynski entered the game and enticed Lance Berkman to hit into a double play.

Edwin Encarnacion added a solo home run for the Blue Jays in the ninth.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   St. Louis
Carlos Villanueva Player Jaime Garcia
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Toronto   St. Louis
Aaron Hill Player Jon Jay
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 6 2 13 .188 13 5 5 4 0 1
St. Louis 9 0 10 .257 19 6 1 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .541 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against St. Louis. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .459 after a win and .525 after a loss.
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