Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/7)

Game 1: Friday, June 6
Toronto9Final
Cincinnati2
Game 2: Saturday, June 7
Toronto8Final
Cincinnati9
Game 3: Sunday, June 8
Toronto5Final
Cincinnati0

Blue Jays 8

(33-30, 19-16 away)

Reds 9

(30-31, 18-15 home)

    7:10 PM ET, June 7, 2003

    Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 

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    TOR 200005100 8 - -
    CIN 002001204 9 - -

    W: C. Reitsma (5-2)

    L: C. Politte (1-4)

    Cincinnati 9, Toronto 8

    CINCINNATI (AP) _ Jason LaRue tied it with a three-run homer and then Sean Casey hit an RBI single as the Cincinnati Reds again rallied in the ninth inning, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 Saturday night. Cincinnati trailed 8-5 going into the ninth, but came back against Cliff Politte (1-4). Of the Reds' 30 wins this season, 16 have come in their last at-bats. And this was their eighth walkoff win _ eight different players have gotten those winning RBIs. Aaron Boone opened the ninth with a single, Russell Branyan walked and LaRue homered. With one out, Rainer Olmedo singled, Adam Dunn walked and Casey won it with his single. Chris Reitsma (5-2) got the victory. Dunn hit his major league-leading 20th home run. Ken Griffey Jr. returned to the Reds' lineup after missing two games because of a virus, and put down his first sacrifice bunt since Sept. 22, 2001. Carlos Delgado hit his AL-leading 19th home run and Vernon Wells homered, doubled and singled for the Blue Jays. Mike Bordick hit a three-run double as Toronto scored five times in the sixth inning for a 7-3 lead. His bases-loaded drive to left field missed by a foot of becoming the second grand slam of his 13-year career. Delgado hit a two-run homer in the first, temporarily tying Dunn and Milwaukee's Richie Sexson for the most homers in the majors. Dunn led off the third inning with his 20th home run. Casey followed with a double, moved up on Griffey's bunt and scored the tying run on Austin Kearns' single. Branyan gave the Reds a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning with his first homer of the season, an opposite-field drive to left off Jeff Tam. Tom Wilson started Toronto's scoring in the sixth inning with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. Tam finished it with his first career hit in his second career at bat, a run-scoring double off the left-field wall that chased Ryan Dempster. Dempster allowed seven hits and seven runs in his first start since going on the disabled list on May 23 with an inflamed nerve in his neck. Toronto starter Doug Davis, claimed on waivers from Texas on April 30, lasted just four innings, matching his shortest start since joining Toronto.< ^Notes:@ Delgado's homer was his 33rd in interleague play. He snapped a tie with Texas' Rafael Palmeiro for the career interleague homer lead. ... Griffey has eight sacrifice bunts in his career.

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