MLB Game Summary - Toronto at San Diego|
(Saturday, June 1st)
Final Score: San Diego 4, Toronto 3
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera had three hits and two RBI in
the San Diego Padres' 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the middle test of
a three-game interleague set.
Robbie Erlin (1-0) picked up his first win in his first career start. He
surrendered two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings for San Diego, which
downed the Blue Jays in 17 innings Friday and has won four of its last five
"He pitched well," Padres manager Bud Black said of Erlin. "He came in and
threw his strikes, used his three pitches, looked comfortable for the first
pitch to his last."
The schedule starter, Clayton Richard, was scratched after tossing two innings
in Friday's marathon.
Luke Gregerson allowed a run in the ninth, but still notched his first save of
the season. Huston Street, San Diego's regular closer, was placed on the 15-
day disabled list Saturday with a strained left calf muscle.
Adam Lind smacked a solo homer among his two hits and scored twice for the
Blue Jays, who have dropped four of their last five tilts.
Mark Buehrle (2-4) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on 10 hits and a walk
over six frames.
Colby Rasmus' RBI single in the second put the Blue Jays on top, but the
Padres answered with three runs in the home half. Jedd Gyorko and Yasmani
Grandal began the third with a single and double, respectively, to put runners
on second and third. Gyorko scored on Kyle Blanks' base hit.
Later, with the bases loaded and two away, Cabrera rolled an infield
single just past the pitcher's mound on the third base side. Buehrle picked up
the ball and one-hopped the throw past the first baseman Lind, which
allowed two runners to score and give San Diego a 3-1 lead.
"I think I hesitated just a second and realized Edwin (Encarnacion) was
charging. By the time I turned and threw it, I was off balance and obviously
made a mistake," Buehrle said of the error.
Lind smacked a two-out solo shot to right-center in the fourth, but Cabrera's
two-out RBI single in the home half pushed the spread back to 4-2.
Back-to-back one out singles by Rasmus and Maicer Izturis put runners on the
corners with one away in the ninth. Melky Cabrera then blooped one into center
to plate Rasmus.
A leaping grab by Gyorko at second on a soft liner by pinch-hitter Emilio
Bonifacio accounted for the second out and Jose Bautista grounded into a force
out to end the game.
San Diego was 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on
base, while Toronto was 2-for-7 with RISP and stranded eight ... Lind's homer
was his fifth of the year.
06/02 03:20:09 ET