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

"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

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.