Final in 10

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 8/7)

Game 1: Tuesday, August 6
Seattle 12Final
Toronto 14
Game 2: Wednesday, August 7
Seattle 5Final
in 10
Toronto 4
Game 3: Thursday, August 8
Seattle 3Final
Toronto 1

Mariners 5

(70-44, 34-20 away)

Blue Jays 4

(50-62, 28-30 home)

    7:05 PM ET, August 7, 2002

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    W: K. Sasaki (3-5)

    L: L. Prokopec (2-9)

    Wilson's homer in 10th leads Mariners over Jays

    TORONTO (AP) -- Dan Wilson spoiled Chris Woodward's big game.

    Chris Woodward

    Chris Woodward had the first multihomer game of his career Wednesday.

    Woodward hit three home runs for Toronto, but Dan Wilson homered in the 10th inning to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Blue Jays 5-4 Wednesday night.

    "I'll remember it as the day I hit three home runs, but also as the day we lost,'' said Woodward, who received three cigars after the game. "It would have been a lot better had we won.''

    In a game featuring seven homers, Woodward had the biggest night of all.

    Woodward, who started the day with eight home runs in 148 at-bats this season, had the first multihomer game of his career.

    The Toronto shortstop homered in three straight at-bats, including a tying shot off Seattle closer Kazuhiro Sasaki with one out in the ninth.

    After tying it at 1 off Joel Pineiro in the fifth inning, he gave Toronto a 3-2 lead with a solo shot off Pineiro in the seventh. He later tied it at 4 with his 11th home run.

    Woodward became the first Toronto player to hit three home runs since Carlos Delgado did it April 20, 2001 at Kansas City.

    He said an error he committed in the third inning carried over into his at-bats.

    "It helped me in a positive way,'' Woodward said. "I was mad. It got me focused more. It made me step it up a notch.''

    Wilson homered off Luke Prokopec (2-9). Sasaki (3-5) pitched two innings for the win.

    "We were lucky to come away with a 'W' after he hit three home runs,'' Wilson said.

    The Mariners took a 4-3 lead in the ninth. Reliever Scott Cassidy hit Jeff Cirillo with a pitch, Ichiro Suzuki singled and Mark McLemore put down a sacrifice bunt.

    Toronto closer Kelvim Escobar then hit John Olerud with a pitch before Edgar Martinez hit an RBI single. Bret Boone followed with a fly out to right fielder Jose Cruz Jr., who threw out a sliding Suzuki at home.

    Martinez homered off Esteban Loaiza in the sixth to make it 2-1, but the Blue Jays hit consecutive home runs in the seventh.

    Dewayne Wise tied it with his third homer run and Woodward hit the first pitch he saw from Pineiro.

    Boone hit his 19th homer off Cassidy in the eighth, tying it at 3.

    "It was a back and forth game,'' Wilson said.

    Wilson's two-out RBI double in the fourth gave Seattle a 1-0 lead.

    Game notes


    Woodward became the starting shortstop after Toronto optioned Felipe Lopez to the minors on July 18. ... Delgado missed his fourth straight game with a sore back. He missed Sunday's game, ending a franchise-record streak of 432 consecutive games played. Manager Carlos Tosca said Delgado might DH on Thursday depending on how he feels. ... Toronto's Vernon Wells lined a ball off the chest off reliever Arthur Rhodes for the last out of the eighth. Rhodes managed to field the ball and make an off-balance throw for the out. He then jogged to the clubhouse. .... Boone has hit in 24 of his last 26 games since the All-Star break.

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