TORONTO (AP) -- Brendan Donnelly got caught up in a celebration
he wanted no part of.
Donnelly's wild pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the
bottom of the 10th inning allowed Toronto to score the winning run
and the Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Wednesday
Donnelly bounced his first pitch to Corey Koskie, allowing Russ
Adams to slide in for the winning run. Donnelly -- at home plate to
take catcher Bengie Molina's throw -- couldn't get away from the
celebrating Toronto players.
"They were hugging and celebrating, and they had my jersey. I
couldn't get away," Donnelly said. "I didn't want to celebrate
Koskie chuckled when he thought of Donnelly.
"He got his hand tangled up in there. He was trying to get his
hand loose," Koskie said. "He couldn't get out of there. Stuff
like that is exciting baseball. That's what makes fans come to
Adams led off Toronto's 10th with a single off Donnelly (6-3)
and Frank Catalanotto advanced him with a sacrifice bunt. Donnelly
intentionally walked Vernon Wells to face rookie Aaron Hill, who
ended an 0-for-18 slump with an infield single to third that loaded
Donnelly followed with his wild pitch.
"It was a slider down in the dirt," Donnelly said. "It just
kicked off far enough where there was no play."
Miguel Batista (5-3) pitched two innings for the victory as the
Angels lost their third straight.
Koskie, Toronto's third baseman, made a spectacular catch in
foul territory in the top of the 10th. Chone Figgins hit a pop up
near the stands in left and Koskie tracked it down before crashing
to the turf.
"I saw it go up and I ran and threw my glove out there, and it
landed in my glove," Koskie said.
Darin Erstad followed with a single and Batista intentionally
walked Vladimir Guerrero, who had homered, to face Garret Anderson,
who flied out. Steve Finley followed with an infield single to load
the bases, but Batista escaped the jam when he got Molina to hit a
Guerrero should have been the third out of the first inning, but
first baseman Eric Hinske dropped a pop up in foul territory for an
error, prolonging the at-bat. Five pitches later Guerrero homered
over the wall in left center.
Erstad had an RBI single in the third that gave Los Angeles a
Wells tripled in the fifth and scored on Koskie's RBI single,
tying it at 2.
Toronto starter Josh Towers allowed two runs -- one earned -- and
six hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Los Angeles starter Bartolo Colon gave up two runs and seven
hits in seven innings.
Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said baseball should
consider having pitchers wear protective head gear, a day after
Boston's Matt Clement was hit in the side of the head by a line
drive. "It's a part of the game that might have to be addressed,"
Scioscia said. ... Toronto LHP Ted Lilly wasn't able to throw on
the side Wednesday and manager John Gibbons said he could be placed
on the 15-day disabled list this week. Lilly was originally
expected to miss just one start with biceps tendinitis. He left
Sunday's start against Kansas City after four innings after