TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays are very comfortable when
the game goes to extra innings.
Frank Catalanotto singled in the winning run in the 11th inning
to lift the Blue Jays over the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Sunday.Toronto, which also beat Seattle in 14 innings on Saturday,
improved to 5-0 in extra innings this season despite a rare blown
save by closer B.J. Ryan."We'd rather do it in nine innings, but as long as we get the
wins we'll take it," Catalanotto said.Gregg Zaun led off the 11th with a single off George Sherrill
(2-2) and went to third on Bengie Molina's base hit.Julio Mateo, who allowed Molina's hit, intentionally walked
Aaron Hill before pinch-hitter Russ Adams struck out and Reed Johnson popped out to third. Catalanotto followed with his single
to right for the victory."We've very played very good in extra inning games and that
says something about the guys," Toronto manager John Gibbons said.Yuniesky Betancourt tied it in the ninth with a homer off Ryan,
who blew just his second save of the season in 26 chances. It was
the first homer off Ryan since Boston's David Ortiz hit a three-run
drive off him on June 2, 2005, when he was Baltimore's closer. Ryan
signed a five-year, $47 million free agent deal in the offseason
that is the richest ever for a reliever."He threw two innings yesterday so we knew that maybe he
wouldn't have the usual snap that he has on his fastball,"
Seattle's Willie Bloomquist said. "We were able to tie it up and
come back. There's no quit in this team."Scott Downs (4-0) pitched two innings for the victory.Toronto third baseman Troy Glaus left the game with a sore right
knee. Glaus is hitting .242 with team-leading 24 home runs and 62
RBI.Toronto starter A.J. Burnett and Seattle starter Felix Hernandez
both got no-decisions.Burnett allowed two runs and six hits in seven-plus innings. He
struck out seven and walked one.Hernandez yielded three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in
his first start since July 3. With the Mariners wanting to limit
Hernandez's innings this season, his turn in the rotation was
skipped last Sunday.Betancourt singled in the fifth and stole second before Burnett
intentionally walked Ichiro Suzuki to face Adrian Beltre, who hit a
run-scoring double to left.John McDonald walked in the bottom half, stole second and scored
on Johnson's RBI double to right. Frank Catalanotto followed with
an RBI single to give Toronto a 2-1 lead.Aaron Hill and Johnson chased Hernandez with singles in the
seventh before reliever Jake Woods issued back-to-back walks to
Frank Catalanotto and Vernon Wells to give Toronto a 3-1 lead.Raul Ibanez hit an RBI single in the eighth to get Seattle
Hernandez won his only previous start against the Blue
Jays, giving up two hits in 7 1/3 innings of a 3-2 victory on Sept.
21, 2005. ... The Blue Jays tried to use Burnett as long as they
could after using nine relievers in Saturday's 14-inning victory.
... Johnson, the right fielder, made a diving catch to rob Jose
Lopez of a run-scoring single in the third.