Toronto 7, Seattle 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 22320

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Seattle 11-12 3-6 8-6 L2
Toronto 12-10 6-6 6-4 W2

Recap

Blue Jays 7, Mariners 2: Edwin Encarnacion homered for the third straight day and Henderson Alvarez pitched six strong innings as host Toronto took the rubber game from Seattle.

Brett Lawrie added a two-run double and Kelly Johnson chipped in an RBI for the Blue Jays.

Encarnacion, who hit a grand slam in Saturday’s win, blasted his seventh homer in the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 deadlock. Jason Vargas served up a 1-1 changeup that stayed out over the plate and Encarnacion took it over the wall in left-center field.

The Mariners got their lone run when Chone Figgins led off the game with a home run but struggled to get anything else going against Alvarez (1-2). The 22-year old right-hander allowed a run on six hits while walking three and striking out a batter to notch his second career win.

Toronto finally got to Vargas in the fifth, tying it up when Johnson’s two-out single scored Colby Rasmus.

Vargas (3-2) ended up charged with two runs on four hits in six innings.

Lawrie’s double, plus a two-run homer from Jeff Mathis during a five-run eighth, put the game away for the Blue Jays.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Toronto slugger Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 with a single, lifting his average to .190. Bautista has not had a multi-hit game since Opening Day. … Encarnacion, who also walked twice and was hit by a pitch on Sunday, is batting .310 and 15 of his 27 hits have gone for extra bases. … Miguel Olivo homered in the ninth for the Mariners, his second. … Seattle announced on Sunday that lefty George Sherrill would undergo Tommy John surgery early next month.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Toronto
Jason Vargas Player Henderson Alvarez
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 6
3.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Seattle   Toronto
Miguel Olivo Player Edwin Encarnacion
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
5 TB 4
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 8 2 18 .235 18 2 2 3 1 2
Toronto 8 2 17 .250 13 6 6 4 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Texas. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Seattle will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Mariners have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.