Blue Jays rally to edge Phillies in extras
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rajai Davis drove home Yunel Escobar in the bottom of the 10th inning, as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied late and beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-5, Saturday afternoon.
Philadelphia southpaw Cliff Lee appeared to be closing in on his first win of the season, taking the mound with a 5-2 lead in the eighth.
Jose Bautista worked a leadoff walk and Edwin Encarnacion followed with a single to left field. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins took the relay throw from John Mayberry Jr. and made an errant throw to second that enabled both runners to score.
Chad Qualls replaced Lee after a single by Kelly Johnson, who advanced to third on a one-out base hit by pinch-hitter David Cooper. J.P. Arencibia then tied the game with a double down the third-base line. Qualls retired the next two batters to end the inning.
In the 10th, pitcher Joe Savery (0-2) issued a leadoff walk to Escobar, who took second base on a balk and moved to third on a groundout. After Arencibia struck out swinging, Davis stroked a single to left-center field, sending the Blue Jays to their second win in this three-game series.