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Three big innings
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Blue Jays 18, Rangers 10
Adam Lind pulled back from this pitch, but later hit a grand slam. (Brandon Wade/AP)
The Blue Jays jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning, then a grand slam by Adam Lind in the fourth seemed to put the game out of reach. But the Rangers rallied against starter Brett Cecil and the bullpen, leaving the Jays with a one-run lead going into the ninth. Not content, Toronto added seven more runs.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (59-70)
Won 1
Toronto 18, Texas 10   TEX
Texas (72-58)
Lost 2
August 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
5 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 7   18 14 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 0   10 14 1
Standings thru 8/31/09  |  Recap: TOR | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Rangers stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 3 3 1 0 2 1 1 .292
Hill, A, 2B 5 3 2 2 1 1 2 .286
Lind, LF 5 3 3 8 1 0 1 .303
  Overbay, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271
Millar, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .229
  1-Snider, PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .226
Wells, V, CF 5 2 2 2 0 1 1 .254
Ruiz, R, DH 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 .288
Barajas, C 4 2 2 5 0 1 2 .244
Bautista, RF 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 .225
McDonald, Jo, 3B 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 .273
Totals 39 18 14 18 7 8 12  

1-Ran for Millar in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hill, A (26, Holland, D), Millar (13, Grilli), Wells, V (30, Grilli), Lind (42, Strop).
3B: Wells, V (3, Holland, D).
HR: Barajas 2 (16, 1st inning off Holland, D, 2 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Mathis, 0 on, 0 out), Lind 2 (27, 4th inning off Holland, D, 3 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Grilli, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind 10; Scutaro; Millar 2; Wells, V 5; Barajas 8; McDonald, Jo 3; Hill, A 3.
RBI: Hill, A 2 (87), Wells, V 2 (54), Barajas 5 (60), Lind 8 (89), McDonald, Jo (3).
2-out RBI: Barajas 3; McDonald, Jo; Hill, A; Lind 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hill, A; Snider.
SF: Barajas.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ruiz, R (1, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden), Scutaro (5, 2nd base by O'Day/Teagarden).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 5 1 2 3 0 0 1 .252
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .325
Hamilton, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 .268
Byrd, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .277
Cruz, N, DH 5 1 1 3 0 2 1 .265
Murphy, Dv, LF 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 .262
Teagarden, C 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .206
Davis, C, 1B 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 .206
Andrus, SS 3 2 1 0 1 0 3 .267
Totals 39 10 14 10 1 8 12  

BATTING
3B: Kinsler (4, Cecil).
HR: Cruz, N (29, 5th inning off Cecil, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, C; Kinsler 4; Andrus; Hamilton 2; Cruz, N 4; Teagarden 3; Young, M; Byrd; Murphy, Dv 2.
RBI: Davis, C 2 (38), Kinsler 3 (77), Young, M (67), Cruz, N 3 (65), Hamilton (46).
2-out RBI: Cruz, N 3; Hamilton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd.
SF: Young, M; Davis, C.
Team RISP: 6-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (8, fielding).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cecil (W, 6-3) 5.0 9 7 7 0 3 1 5.42
Janssen 0.2 2 2 2 1 2 0 6.25
Carlson (H, 9) 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4.88
Downs, S (H, 5) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Frasor 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.79
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 7-9) 3.0 7 10 10 3 1 2 5.63
Mathis 3.0 2 1 1 0 2 1 3.00
O'Day 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1.66
Grilli 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 4.91
Strop 1.0 2 4 4 3 2 0 18.00

Holland, D pitched to 4 batters in the 4th.
Grilli pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

WP: Carlson.
HBP: Scutaro (by Holland, D), Ruiz, R (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Cecil 85-59, Janssen 25-13, Carlson 21-16, Downs, S 19-13, Frasor 14-9, Holland, D 71-36, Mathis 50-30, O'Day 27-17, Grilli 15-10, Strop 40-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cecil 3-6, Janssen 0-0, Carlson 0-2, Downs, S 3-1, Frasor 0-1, Holland, D 6-2, Mathis 4-2, O'Day 0-1, Grilli 0-0, Strop 0-1.
Batters faced: Cecil 24, Janssen 5, Carlson 5, Downs, S 5, Frasor 3, Holland, D 21, Mathis 11, O'Day 6, Grilli 3, Strop 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 2-1, Downs, S 2-1, Strop 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Bill Welke. 1B: James Hoye. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 83 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 3:34.
Att: 16,675.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 31, 2009
August 31, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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