MLB Game Summary - Toronto at Milwaukee|
(Wednesday, August 20)
Final Score: Toronto 9, Milwaukee 5
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run and
Colby Rasmus added a two-run blast as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the
Milwaukee Brewers, 9-5, in the finale of a two-game interleague set.
Jose Reyes added three hits, scored twice and drove in one for the Blue Jays,
while Melky Cabrera posted a pair of hits, an RBI and crossed home twice.
Edwin Encarnacion and Munenori Kawasaki also drove in a run each as Toronto
earned a split.
R.A. Dickey (10-12) gave up five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, but held
on long enough for the win.
Carlos Gomez slugged a two-run shot and scored twice for the Brewers, whose
five-game win streak came to a halt. Ryan Braun, Mark Reynolds and Jean Segura
added an RBI apiece in defeat.
Jimmy Nelson (2-4) also worked 5 2/3 frames, but allowed nine runs and four
hits in the loss.
"I need to do a better job the second and third time through (the order),"
said Nelson. "They put some good swings on some fastballs."
The Jays forged ahead by a 7-3 count in the sixth. Josh Thole bounced a ball
over the wall in right then scored as Kawasaki followed with a double. Nelson
exited for Zach Duke after striking out Dickey, but gave up an RBI single from
Reyes and a hit to Cabrera before leaving. Brandon Kintzler allowed Cabrera to
swipe second ahead of Bautista's three-run blast to left-center.
"I feel like we've been overdue for that," Dickey said of the sixth. "That's
kind of our calling card, being able to put up big innings, and we haven't had
one in a while."
Gomez got two of those back in the home half with his 21st of the season, over
the wall in left to bring home Segura, but the Brewers couldn't cut into their
deficit despite having two on with one out in the bottom of the eighth.
Rasmus gave his club some breathing room with a two-run shot in the ninth
which increased Toronto's lead to 9-5. Encarnacion was also aboard, thanks to
his two-out single.
Casey Janssen retired Braun, Aramis Ramirez and Parra in order to lock down
The Brewers picked up a run in the second, as Parra led off with a double,
then scored when Segura doubled with two down.
It was 2-0 for the hosts in the fourth as Parra tripled with one out and
scored on a two-out double from Reynolds.
Toronto countered with two in the fifth on Cabrera's RBI ground-rule double
and a two-out RBI hit from Encarnacion, but Milwaukee struck in the home
half. Gomez was plunked, Jonathan Lucroy singled, and the former crossed home
when Jays third baseman Danny Valencia threw wild to second on a fielder's
Dickey snapped a three-start winless streak, and picked up his first victory
since July 28 at Boston ... The 39-year-old knuckleballer also reached the
double-digit win mark for the third straight year and fourth time in his
career ...Toronto won three of four in the season series
from Milwaukee, having already swept a pair in Canada on July 1-2 ...After
hitting seven doubles in Tuesday's victory, the Brewers added three more on
Wednesday, but Toronto hit five doubles among its 15-hit barrage.
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