Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/12)

Game 1: Friday, June 11
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Toronto2
Game 2: Saturday, June 12
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Toronto15
Game 3: Sunday, June 13
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Toronto3

Diamondbacks 4

(25-37, 13-20 away)

Blue Jays 15

(28-34, 17-16 home)

    4:05 PM ET, June 12, 2004

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    TOR 01350042 - 15 15 0

    W: R. Halladay (6-4)

    L: A. Good (0-1)

    S: V. Chulk (2)

    Hinske drives in five of 15 runs

    TORONTO (AP) -- Roy Halladay looked good and, more importantly, felt great in his return from the disabled list.

    The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner pitched 5 2-3 solid innings, and Eric Hinske homered and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 15-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    "I'm really happy with the way it went," said Halladay, who missed two starts with a sore shoulder. "I was pretty confident that if I got rest and treatment I would be OK."

    Halladay (6-4) allowed two runs on three hits, while striking out five and walking one. He was kept on a pitch count by Toronto manager Carlos Tosca. Halladay threw 82 pitches, 56 for strikes.

    "It's not fun to sit out," he said. "I'm just glad to be back and feeling good."

    Halladay said he was able to throw all his pitches.

    The 15 runs tied a season high for the Blue Jays, who have been waiting for the offense to produce more. Toronto has hit the second-fewest homers in the AL (48).

    Hinske went 3-for-4 with a walk, raising his average to .238. He hit a three-run homer off Andrew Good (0-1) in the third, and his two-run single in the fourth gave Toronto an 8-0 lead.

    "I've just been trying to keep my head up all season," Hinske said. "I've been struggling, but you can't get mad."

    Vernon Wells homered and tied a career high with four hits, including a three-run homer off Scott Service in the seventh.

    Luis Gonzalez and Shea Hillenbrand hit back-to-back homers for the Diamondbacks.

    "It looked like Roy didn't miss a beat," Arizona manager Bob Brenly said. "We couldn't get anything going against Halladay early on. He kept us honest early, and then they put it away, and we didn't have a chance."

    The Blue Jays sent 10 men to the plate in the fourth and scored five times on Frank Menechino's home run, Reed Johnson's sacrifice fly, Hinske's two-run single and Chris Woodward's RBI double.

    Good allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits in just 3 2-3 innings. He apologized to Brenly when the manager took him out.

    Halladay didn't allow a hit until Gonzalez singled with two outs in the fourth. Scott Hairston and Danny Bautista chased him with singles in the sixth before reliever Jason Kershner gave up the homers to Gonzalez and Hillenbrand, cutting Toronto's lead to 9-4.

    Wells' homer made it 13-4.

    Arizona reliever Stephen Randolph walked four straight batters in the eighth. The Blue Jays scored twice on Johnson's walk and on Howie Clark's sacrifice fly.

    Vinnie Chulk pitched three innings for his second save.

    Game notes


    Halladay hadn't pitched since May 27 against Anaheim. ... Toronto rookie Alex Rios ended an 0-for-14 slump with a triple in the fourth. ... 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. ... Randolph walked five in the eighth, and got two outs.

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