This game did not go as I thought it would, the Blue Jays are the best team in baseball and the Mariners are one of the worst. But the Jays have scuffled this week and have lost 3 in row and today they send Jim Clancy out to face Jim Beattie and it was a slug fest.
The Mariners get the scoring started in the 1st on Thomas's 2-out 2-rub homer and the Mariners lead it 2-0. The Blue Jays answer back in the bottom of the 1st on a solo homer by Moseby and it is now 2-1 Mariners.
But the Mariners break this on open in the 2nd, with runners on 1st and 2nd Perconte doubles scoring Kearney. Bradley then triples scoring Owen and Perconte. Davis rounds out the scoring with a single scoring Bradley and the score is now 6-1. They add another in the 3rd on Presley's solo homer to make it 7-1 and then another in the 4th on a Davis solo homer to make it 8-1 and that would be all for Clancy.
Meanwhile Beattie is not exactly pitching great but getting big outs when he needs them. The Blue Jays chase him from the game in the 6th With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Fernandez singles scoring Whitt, Moseby draws a bases loaded walk and Mulliniks scores and a passed ball by Kearney allows Fernandez to score and it is now 8-4.
In the 7th the Mariners make it 9-4 when with runners on 2nd and 3rd Owen rips on to Upshaw who can't make the play and Cowens scores and Upshaw is charged an error. But the Jays are not ready to call it a night. Barfield and Johnson single Upshaw walks to load the bases and Whitt hits a SACFLY to center and Barfield scores to make it 9-5.
The Blue Jays add 2 more in the 8th. They have runners on 1st and 2nd and Upshaw puts one just inside the firstbase line and it rolls into the corner for a triple and both runners score to make it a 9-7 game. Nunez closes out the 9th 1-2-3 and seals the win
The Final Score 9-7 Mariners