TORONTO (AP) -- Orlando Hudson is known for his spectacular
defense -- but he can hit, too.
Toronto manager John Gibbons thinks Hudson's offense gets
overlooked because his defense is so good.
"He gets some big hits for us," Gibbons said. "He's getting
better and better."
The 27-year-old second baseman drove a 1-2 pitch from Craig
Dingman (0-1) over the center-field wall for his 10th homer this
"I was struggling all night, but the baseball gods helped carry
it out," said Hudson, who hit the first game-winning homer of his
career. "I'm not really known around the league for offense.
That's not my type of game. My type of game is to get on base for
the big guys behind me."
Dingman hung a slider.
"You hang a pitch like that, he's supposed to hit it," Dingman
Shea Hillenbrand also connected for the Blue Jays, who have won
two in a row after losing the series opener.
Justin Speier (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory.
With a runner on third base, Hudson got the last out of the top
of the ninth with a nice grab of a low liner. He threw to first
anyway in case the umpire thought it bounced.
Ordonez made it 3-1 with his homer in the sixth.
Hillenbrand led off the bottom of the sixth with a home run
against Nate Robertson. Hill followed with a double, and Robertson
hit Koskie with a pitch before Alex Rios tied it at 3 with an RBI
Chacin got a no-decision, allowing three runs and five hits in 6
Robertson gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings.
Detroit C Ivan Rodriguez served the third game of his
four-game suspension for arguing with an umpire. ... Toronto ace
Roy Halladay won't return from the disabled list Monday as the team
had hoped, and the Blue Jars are unsure when he'll be able to pitch
again. Halladay cut short a simulated game after three innings,
saying he felt stiffness in his left leg, which was broken by a
line drive last month.