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Recap: Blue Jays 3, Diamondbacks 4
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Chase Field
Date: September 04, 2013 3:40 PM EDT
  

PHOENIX (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Arizona right-hander Randall Delgado right away, building a three-run lead.

Then the Blue Jays went quiet. Real quiet.

Struggling after its early burst, Toronto became the first team in 43 years to leave no runners on base in an extra-inning game, losing 4-3 to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday after Willie Bloomquist hit a run-scoring single in the 10th inning.

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``It was just one of those games,' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.

The Diamondbacks have gone through an up-and-down season, leaving their playoff hopes clinging by a thread.

When it comes to pulling off the walk-off, they've been one of baseball's best.

Against the Blue Jays, Arizona rallied from a three-run deficit after Delgado's shaky first inning. Diamondbacks pitchers faced the minimum from then until the 10th inning, when Will Harris (3-0) worked around a baserunner to keep the game tied in Arizona's franchise record-tying 21st extra-inning game.

Eric Chavez got the final rally started by blooping a single off Luis Perez (0-1) and pinch-runner Adam Eaton moved to third on A.J. Pollock's single off Jeremy Jeffress.

Late on a previous pitch by Jeffress, Bloomquist lined a 1-2, 100-mph fastball off the right-hander through the right side of Toronto's drawn-in infield, sending his teammates rushing onto the field to douse the hero with water and dirt.

It was Arizona's 13th walk-off hit of the season and the fourth career for Bloomquist, a veteran who didn't seem to particularly enjoy his teammates' pigpen antics.

``I don't think Bloomquist liked it, but he's usually miserable, anyway,' Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. ``We're like, `C'mon, Willie, get dirty.' It's a meek sacrifice to get the game-winner in my mind. It's a minimal sacrifice.'

Rajai Davis homered for the second straight game, a two-run shot, and Edwin Encarnacion added a run-scoring double in the first inning off Delgado.

After that, the Blue Jays went quietly.

Delgado retired 13 straight batters after the first inning and Toronto became the first team to leave no runners on base in an extra-inning game since Cincinnati on July 20, 1970 at St. Louis, according to STATS Inc.

``Delgado really settled in after we put up three on him,' Gibbons said. ``He started locating his pitches, limited his mistakes.'

Delgado allowed three runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle had a similar outing.

Matt Davidson ended Buehrle's scoreless streak at 14 innings with an RBI double in the second inning and Miguel Montero followed with another double to cut Toronto's lead to 3-2.

The left-hander shook off the shaky inning, working around a pair of baserunners in the third inning before retiring 10 of the next 11 batters.

Buehrle was lifted after a walk and a single in the seventh inning, and Chavez followed with a sacrifice fly off Sergio Santos that tied the game at 3-all.

Buehrle allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits in 6 1-3 innings.

``It was a good outing,' Gibbons said. ``He probably regrets walking Davidson to lead off that inning. He was looking for a strikeout and they got the hit, then Chavez came through. It was just one of those games.'

NOTES: Members of the Arizona Rattlers appeared before the game with the Arena Football League championship trophy before the game. The Rattlers won their second straight ArenaBowl on Aug. 17. ... Arizona 3B Martin Prado was picked as the NL Player of the Month for August on Wednesday after hitting .374 with four homers and 30 RBIs. ... Toronto starters have allowed three runs or less in seven straight outings. ... Arizona opens a four-game road series against San Francisco on Thursday. RHP Trevor Cahill will start the opener after going 2-0 with a 3.22 ERA his previous four starts. ... Toronto has a day off before starting a three-game series at Minnesota. RHP R.A. Dickey will pitch against Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey in the opener Friday.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
Mon, Sep 2 Final 4 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
Tue, Sep 3 Final 10 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
Wed, Sep 4 Final 3 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  +110   -200   8 
 ARI  -120   +170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  +110   -200   8 
 ARI  -120   +170   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 TOR  50%   37%   38% 
 ARI  50%   63%   62% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Sep 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 10 Cover: +136 
 ARI 4 Over: 14 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Sep 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 4 Cover: +142 
 ARI 1 Under: 5 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Sep 4
 
    Mets at Braves
12:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
3:35 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Diamondbacks
3:40 PM EDT
    Giants at Padres
6:40 PM EDT
    White Sox at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Rays at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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