Toronto Nips Detroit 2-1 In 10 Innings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Roy Halladay pitched a six-hitter and Alex Rios hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Halladay (2-0) struck out two and walked none. He threw 107 pitches to become the first pitcher with a 10-inning complete game since Mark Mulder pitched St. Louis to a 1-0 victory over Houston on April 23, 2005, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Jeremy Bonderman matched Halladay for much of the game. The Tigers right-hander allowed one run and six hits in nine innings. He struck out four and walked none.
Aaron Hill led off the 10th with an infield single off Fernando Rodney (1-2). Jason Smith bunted back to Rodney, who tried to flip the ball to first from his glove but couldn't get it there in time, putting runners at first and second.
John McDonald followed with a bunt toward third base. Rodney fielded the ball but Brandon Inge had broken in and wasn't on the bag. McDonald's hit loaded the bases for Rios, who hit a fly ball to center that scored Hill.
Rios also was responsible for the Blue Jays' other run. He lined Bonderman's first pitch of the game over the wall in left for his first home run of the season, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.
The last time Halladay pitched 10 innings was Sept. 6, 2003, when he worked 10 shutout innings in a 1-0 victory over Detroit.
Magglio Ordonez homered in the second inning for Detroit, his first of the season. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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