Washington 6, Toronto 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, June 11, 2012 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Fieldin Culbreth, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Lance Barksdale,
Attendance - 18513

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Washington 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 14 0
Toronto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 36-23 18-10 18-13 W4
Toronto 31-30 16-13 15-17 L1


Nationals 6, Blue Jays 3: Edwin Jackson stymied Toronto into the ninth inning and Bryce Harper had three hits as visiting Washington cruised past the Blue Jays, who lost starter Brandon Morrow to a left oblique strain.

Jackson (3-3) posted his second straight sensational outing to earn his first road victory in seven starts since joining the Nationals as an off-season free agent. The hard-throwing righty went eight-plus innings, limiting Toronto to three hits while walking three and striking out three.

Toronto's Yan Gomes belted a two-out, two-run pinch-hit homer in the ninth off reliever Sean Burnett to make things interesting, but J.P. Arencibia followed with a groundout to the pitcher to send the Blue Jays to their fourth loss in five games.

Morrow (7-4) left after just nine pitches, appearing to be in discomfort following a pitch to Harper. The Blue Jays said Morrow is considered day-to-day and will be re-evaluated Tuesday.

The Nationals wasted little time exploiting his absence. Harper drilled a run-scoring single off Chad Beck to bring home Steve Lombardozzi, who hit a leadoff double. Three batters later, Mike Morse plated Harper with a sacrifice fly.

After Colby Rasmus answered with a solo home run in the bottom half of the first, the Nationals stretched the lead to 4-1 on an Adam LaRoche two-run homer to right field, his 11th of the campaign.

Washington extended the advantage in the seventh, as Ian Desmond's two-out bases-loaded single scored Lombardozzi.

Rick Ankiel capped the Nationals scoring in the eighth with a solo shot to center field, his fourth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Jackson spent a few hours as a Blue Jay last season, acquired from the Chicago White Sox in a four-player trade July 27 before being shipped to St. Louis in the deal that sent Rasmus north. ... Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista went 0-for-2 - ending his season-best nine-game hitting streak - but he walked twice and has reached base in 18 straight contests. ... Harper is hitting .364 (12-for-33) in June.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Toronto
Edwin Jackson Player Brandon Morrow
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 0.0
3 Strikeouts 0
4 Hits 1
2.25 ERA 0.00
Washington   Toronto
Bryce Harper Player Yan Gomes
3 Hits 1
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.750 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 14 2 22 .359 24 6 6 2 1 0
Toronto 5 2 12 .156 11 5 3 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Washington. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .594 after a win and .414 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Nationals have a W/L % of .657 after a win and .542 after a loss.
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