Final in 14

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 7/15)

Game 1: Friday, July 14
Seattle5Final
Toronto3
Game 2: Saturday, July 15
Seattle6Final
in 14
Toronto7
Game 3: Sunday, July 16
Seattle3Final
in 11
Toronto4

Mariners 6

(44-47, 20-23 away)

Blue Jays 7

(50-40, 30-18 home)

    4:07 PM ET, July 15, 2006

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    SEA 22002000000 6 14 0
    TOR 41010000001 7 17 1

    W: S. Downs (3-0)

    L: E. Fruto (0-1)

    Blue Jays drown Mariners on Molina's single in 14th

    TORONTO (AP) -- Bengie Molina wanted to end the game more than anybody after catching 14 innings.

    Molina's RBI single in the 14th lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Saturday.

    "The first thing that I thought was finally, finally somebody wins," Molina said afterward as sweat poured from his face.

    Molina started feeling tired in the 11th but he said his legs were fine when he went to bat in the 14th.

    He was behind the plate for the longest game in Toronto's history when he was with Los Angeles last year, an 18-inning loss for the Angels on July 28, 2005.

    "I didn't block the plate and we lost," Molina said.

    Scott Downs (3-0), Toronto's ninth pitcher of the game and the last in the bullpen, pitched the 14th to get the victory. Blue Jays starter Roy Halladay allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings.

    "I was the last resort down there," Downs said. "I could have gone four or five, but it worked out for us."

    Lyle Overbay doubled off Emiliano Fruto (0-1) with one out in the 14th before Molina drove him in with a base hit down the left-field line.

    Molina, Troy Glaus and John McDonald homered for the Blue Jays, who have won just four of their last 10 games.

    "It was a great win. It showed a lot of character on both sides," Toronto manager John Gibbons said.

    Toronto led 6-4 in the eighth when Seattle's Richie Sexson and Carl Everett hit consecutive homers off Brandon League to tie it.

    Raul Ibanez homered and drove in four runs for the Mariners.

    Ibanez hit a two-run drive off Halladay in the fourth, but Toronto scored four runs in the bottom half on Molina's two-run homer and McDonald's two-run shot off Jamie Moyer -- McDonald's first homer since Aug. 9, 2004, for Cleveland at Toronto.

    Halladay uncharacteristically allowed Seattle to tie it after being given a two-run lead. Adrian Beltre tripled to left in the fifth and scored on Ibanez's two-run triple off the center-field wall.

    League, recently recalled from Triple-A Syracuse, pitched to just two batters -- Sexson and Everett, who tied it.

    Moyer allowed six runs and 12 hits in 6 1/3 innings.

    "Jamie just wasn't as sharp today," Seattle manager Mike Hargrove said.

    Game notes


    The Blue Jays disinfected their clubhouse after being forced to place right-hander Ty Taubenheim on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with an infection in his left foot, the second Toronto player to be placed on the DL because of a staph infection. RF Alex Rios still hasn't rejoined the club since suffering a staph infection in his lower left leg in late June. ... Mariners CF Adam Jones is 0-for-7 since being recalled prior to Friday's game. The 20-year-old Jones was hitting .277 with 14 homers and 55 RBI at Triple-A Tacoma. ... Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-6 for the fourth time in his career.

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