Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

Arizona leads 1-0 (as of 6/11)

Game 1: Friday, June 11
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Game 2: Saturday, June 12
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Game 3: Sunday, June 13
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Diamondbacks 3

(25-36, 13-19 away)

Blue Jays 2

(27-34, 16-16 home)

    7:05 PM ET, June 11, 2004

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    W: R. Choate (1-0)

    L: J. Frasor (2-2)

    S: J. Valverde (7)

    Olson's first major league hit ties game

    TORONTO (AP) -- Tim Olson waited a long time to get his first major league hit. It couldn't have come at a better time.

    Olson, pinch-hitting, ended a 0-for-15 slump with a tying single in the ninth inning, and Danny Bautista later hit a go-ahead single to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Friday night.

    "I didn't want to wait 16 at-bats to get it, but if I did, to get it in this fashion makes up for it," Olson said.

    With the Diamondbacks down 2-0 in the ninth, Chad Tracy doubled off rookie reliever Jason Frasor (2-2) before Alex Cintron hit an RBI double, ending Frasor's streak of 20 consecutive scoreless innings,

    After Frasor struck out Doug DeVore for the first out, Olson singled up the middle, tying it at 2.

    "It takes a lot of pressure off my shoulders," Olson said. "Any time you don't get a hit in 15 at-bats you feel pressure, but when it's your first major league hit you don't know if it's ever going to come."

    One out later, Toronto reliever Terry Adams walked Steve Finley before Bautista singled to center, giving Arizona the lead.

    The Diamondbacks improved to 1-31 when trailing after eight innings.

    "When I first got here I could sense that we didn't really feel that we could come back," said Olson, who was called up from the minors on May 30. Randy Choate (1-0) got two outs for the win. Jose Valverde got two outs for his seventh save.

    Frasor was 4-for-4 in save chances before blowing this one.

    "It's amazing how the balls have been bouncing my way, but tonight it didn't," Frasor said. "Hopefully, they don't lose confidence in me and send me out there tomorrow."

    Toronto starter Pat Hentgen pitched seven scoreless innings but wound up with nothing to show for it. He gave up five hits, struck out four and walked two.

    Arizona starter Steve Sparks allowed just two runs -- one earned -- and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings.

    The knuckleballer retired 11 straight batters before Howie Clark and Frank Catalanotto chased him with consecutive singles in the eighth.

    Clark singled in the first and advanced to third on Catalanotto's double before scoring on scoring on Vernon Wells' groundout.

    Catalanotto scored on catcher Juan Brito's passed ball, giving Toronto a 2-0 lead.

    Plate umpire Marty Foster ejected third baseman Shea Hillenbrand after he struck out to end the top of the eighth.

    Game notes


    Actress Kim Cattrall from HBO's "Sex and the City" threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek missed the game because he was ill. He's missed just three games in franchise history, including two last week because of his father's death. ... The Diamondbacks have a major league-leading 11 players on the disabled list, forcing them to field a roster with 17 players that have less than three years of big league experience.

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