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American League Game Summary - Kansas City at Toronto
(Friday, April 25th)
Final Score: Toronto 6, Kansas City 5
Toronto, Ontario (Sports Network) - Vernon Wells game-winning home run in the
bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-5 win over the
Kansas City Royals at SkyDome.
Wells finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored while Mike Bordick collected two
RBI. Carlos Delgado and Dave Berg each posted two hits in the win for
Toronto, which won its second straight game and took the opener of this three-
Michael Tucker was 2-for-5 with a home run while Brent Mayne and Angel
Berroa also homered for the Royals, who saw their five-game winning streak
snapped. Carlos Beltran stroked two hits and drove in a run in the loss.
Kansas City, down 5-4 in the top of the ninth, tied the game when Ken Harvey
drove in Brandon Berger with a single. Berger came in to pinch-run for Brent
Mayne, who reached first on a throwing error.
However, Wells led off the home ninth and drove Dan Carrasco's 0-1 pitch over
the wall in left center to end the game.
Kelvim Escobar (1-1) earned his first victory of the season while also
registering his first blown save of the season. He threw one inning and
allowed one unearned run on two hits while striking out one.
Carrasco (1-1) took the loss for Kansas City after hurling two relief innings.
He permitted just one run on one hit, the winning homer to Wells in the ninth,
and struck out two.
The Royals scored in the top of the first. Michael Young led off and reached
first on a throwing error by Berg. He then moved to second on a grounder
by Joe Randa before scoring on Carlos Beltran's single to center.
Toronto took a 2-1 lead in the second. Josh Phelps and Eric Hinske both drew
walks and with two outs, Bordick doubled to right to bring them home.
Tucker then homered to right with one out in the third to tie the game.
The Blue Jays regained the lead in the bottom of the frame. Wells led off with
a triple to deep right center. Delgado's RBI double then scored Wells. Berg
then roped a ground-rule double to left, scoring Delgado and giving Toronto a
In the next inning, Toronto tacked on another run. Wells doubled to center and
came home on a Phelps single.
Kansas City cut its deficit to two in the fifth. With one out, Berroa took
Halladay deep to left for his second home run of the campaign. Mayne's leadoff
homer in the top of the seventh brought the score to within one, 5-4.
Toronto has now won four in a row versus the Royals, dating back to last
season. Roy Halladay started for Toronto and was saddled with his fourth no-
decision in six starts this season. He threw six frames and allowed four runs
on five hits and struck out three. The Blue Jays are now 3-7 at home this
season...Kansas City is 6-2 in one-run games this season...Berg extended his
hitting streak to five games.
04/26 01:26:24 ET
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