Final in 19

Series: Game 3 of 3

Toronto won 2-1

Game 1: Friday, August 8
Game 2: Saturday, August 9
in 10
Game 3: Sunday, August 10
in 19

Tigers 5

(63-52, 33-25 away)

Blue Jays 6

(63-56, 33-26 home)

    1:07 PM ET, August 10, 2014

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    DET 00000000000 5 22 1
    TOR 10000000001 6 17 2

    W: C. Jenkins (1-1)

    L: R. Porcello (13-7)

    Jose Bautista's single in 19th gives Jays walk-off win over Tigers

    Associated Press

    TORONTO -- As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" played over the sound system.

    For a while, it looked like the "day" game might just go all night.

    Jose Bautista's single in the 19th inning drove home the winning run as the Blue Jays rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Sunday.

    "It was a long day today and coming out on top is the only thing that matters," Bautista said.

    Munenori Kawasaki singled off Rick Porcello (13-7) to begin the 19th and advanced to third when second baseman Ian Kinsler couldn't field an errant throw from Porcello on Jose Reyes' sacrifice bunt. Melky Cabrera was intentionally walked to load the bases for Bautista, who ended it with a single to right over the drawn-in outfield, sending his teammates streaming out of the dugout in celebration.

    Porcello, who threw 110 pitches over seven innings against the Yankees on Thursday, and tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, worked two-plus innings out of the bullpen as the Tigers used eight pitchers.

    Porcello called the grounds crew out to work on the mound in the 17th because he was struggling with his landing spot on the well-worn dirt.

    "The holes were so big," Porcello said. "I couldn't really get any kind of footing, I was falling on every pitch. There was nowhere to move around on the rubber. It was one big crater."

    Led by a six-inning stint from Chad Jenkins (1-1), Toronto's bullpen threw 15 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. The Blue Jays also used eight pitchers.

    "I was just out of gas," Jenkins said. "I haven't thrown six innings all year."

    It was the second 19-inning game in as many days. The Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night. The last time there were two 19-inning games in the same month was July 1985.

    Toronto had twice played 18 innings, doing it against the Angels on July 28, 2005, and Texas on June 8, 2013.

    At 6:37, it was the longest game by time in Blue Jays history, easily surpassing a 5:57 game against the Yankees on April 19, 2001.

    The lights at Rogers Centre were turned on in the 13th inning, fans rose for a 14th-inning stretch and the grounds crew came back out to clean the field for a second time as the marathon affair dragged on.

    "A lot of things you don't see in everyday baseball seemed to all happen in this game," Tigers reliever Joe Nathan said.

    The Blue Jays used 22 of the 25 players on their roster, with only starting pitchers R.A. Dickey, J.A. Happ and Drew Hutchison staying on the bench. Dickey did go to the bullpen and begin stretching in the 19th.

    The Tigers, who didn't call up replacements for injured pitchers Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria, used everyone except pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

    "We didn't think we could get them here," Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said of the decision not to bring in reinforcements from Triple-A Toledo. "Of course, if we knew we had until 7:00 to get them here, maybe we would have."


    Blue Jays: First baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quadriceps) started at DH and went 1 for 3 with an infield single in his first rehab game at Class-A Dunedin on Saturday night.

    Tigers: Right-handers Sanchez (right pectoral strain) and Soria (left oblique) were placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game. Sanchez is expected to miss three to four weeks. Left-hander Robbie Ray will be promoted from Triple-A Toledo to start in Sanchez's place Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

    ON DECK:

    Blue Jays: Toronto begins a three-game series at Seattle on Monday, with Hutchison (8-9) facing Mariners righty Felix Hernandez (12-3). Hernandez is the third straight former Cy Young winner to pitch against Toronto, following Detroit's Scherzer and Price.

    Tigers: Detroit begins a two-game series at Pittsburgh on Monday, with Verlander (10-10) facing Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke (3-3). Verlander is 4-0 with a 1.97 ERA in four career starts against Pittsburgh.


    Toronto optioned second baseman Ryan Goins to Triple-A Buffalo following the game and will make a corresponding roster move Monday.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumRogers Centre, Toronto, ON
    Attendance46,126 (93.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time6:37
    Weather74 degrees, sunny
    Wind9 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Chad Fairchild, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Adrian Johnson

    Research Notes

    From Elias: Jose Bautista was 0 for 7 prior to his walk-off hit in the Blue Jays' 19-inning win over the Tigers. The last player to go 0 for 7 before getting a walk-off hit was Mike Sharperson for the Dodgers against the Braves on July 27, 1990.
    Jose Reyes' game-tying single in the 9th inning Sunday was his second career game-tying hit in the 9th inning or later, and first since May 29, 2006 with the Mets.
    J.D. Martinez has 3 RBI today against the Blue Jays. He had only recorded 1 RBI in 35 plate appearances in August previously. And he hadn't enjoyed multiple RBI in a game in exactly 1 month (July 10 against the Royals).
    David Price has thrown 54.5 percent of his pitches this season in the strike zone, the seventh-highest rate in the league. Toronto has slugged .493 in at-bats to end on a pitch in the zone this season, the tied for the second-best rate in baseball.

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