Toronto 2, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - Mike Estabrook, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 15632

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 40-39 19-20 21-19 L1
Toronto 40-41 18-19 22-22 W1

Recap


Brandon Morrow tied a season high with 10 strikeouts and Yunel Escobar delivered the go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning as the host Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Wednesday.
 
Morrow (4-4) retired the first 13 hitters he faced, and allowed one run and four hits in seven innings to improve to 2-0 in four interleague starts at the Rogers Centre. Toronto, which ended a two-game losing streak, has won each of Morrow's last six interleague starts.
 
Blue Jays rookie Eric Thames’ first-career homer - a leadoff shot in the sixth – tied the game at 1. In the seventh, Rajai Davis hit a one-out, ground-rule double to center field off Pirates starter Paul Maholm (4-9) and Escobar followed with a slow ground ball to shortstop that just eluded the glove of a diving Ronny Cedeno and scored Davis.
 
Jason Frasor pitched the eighth and Frank Francisco worked around a two-out walk in the ninth for his ninth save in 12 chances.
 
Maholm fell to 0-7 in 11 career road interleague starts despite allowing two runs and nine hits in seven innings.  The Pirates have lost 13 of their last 15 interleague games on the road.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh   Toronto
Paul Maholm Player Brandon Morrow
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 10
9 Hits 4
2.57 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Pittsburgh   Toronto
Ronny CedenoPlayer Rajai Davis
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Pittsburgh 4 0 4 .138 12 10 1 5 1 1
Toronto 9 1 17 .281 14 1 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Pirates have a W/L % of .463 after a win and .553 after a loss.
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