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Comeback falls short
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Reds 7, Blue Jays 5
Brett Cecil allowed five runs on nine hits in three innings on Thursday. (Nathan Denette/AP)
The Jays got off to a shaky start as Brett Cecil allowed four runs in the first and five in just three innings. The Jays fought back and tied the game in the fifth thanks to a two-run double by Vernon Wells and a two-run single by Scott Rolen, but were unable to score again.
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Series at a glance:
CIN
Cincinnati (35-36)
Won 1
Cincinnati 7, Toronto 5   TOR
Toronto (40-34)
Lost 1
June 25, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   7 15 0
Toronto
1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   5 5 0
Standings thru 6/25/09  |  Recap: CIN | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Reds stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Cincinnati AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Taveras, W, CF 5 1 3 1 0 2 1 .228
Hairston, J, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 .245
Phillips, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 .269
Votto, 1B 5 2 4 3 0 1 0 .362
Gomes, J, DH 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .351
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 1 1 0 1 0 4 .237
Bruce, RF 5 0 1 2 0 1 1 .213
Janish, SS 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .278
Dickerson, LF 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .275
Totals 39 7 15 7 3 7 18  

BATTING
2B: Taveras, W (8, Cecil), Votto (11, Cecil), Gomes, J (6, Cecil), Bruce (10, Cecil), Janish (4, League), Hernandez, Ra (9, Carlson).
HR: Votto (9, 7th inning off Camp, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston, J; Taveras, W 4; Votto 8; Janish 3; Gomes, J 3; Hernandez, Ra 2; Bruce 2; Dickerson.
RBI: Votto 3 (36), Gomes, J (11), Bruce 2 (38), Taveras, W (10).
2-out RBI: Votto 2; Gomes, J; Bruce 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Janish; Hernandez, Ra 2; Phillips 3; Bruce.
SAC: Dickerson.
GIDP: Gomes, J, Hernandez, Ra.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taveras, W (15, 2nd base off League/Barajas).

FIELDING
DP: (Phillips-Janish-Votto).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .294
Hill, A, 2B 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 .306
Wells, V, CF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .255
Rolen, 3B 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 .329
Lind, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .307
Rios, A, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .267
Overbay, 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .279
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .263
Adams, R, DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Totals 31 5 5 5 4 5 10  

BATTING
2B: Wells, V (20, Cueto).
HR: Hill, A (17, 1st inning off Cueto, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Wells, V 3; Adams, R; Rolen; Hill, A 4.
RBI: Hill, A (52), Wells, V 2 (36), Rolen 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Wells, V 2; Rolen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios, A.
GIDP: Rios, A.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Rolen-Hill, A-Overbay, Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cueto (W, 7-4) 6.0 5 5 5 3 4 1 2.86
Masset (H, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.82
Weathers (H, 12) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.55
Cordero (S, 18) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.03
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cecil 3.0 9 5 5 3 2 0 5.19
Camp (L, 0-3) 4.0 3 1 1 0 2 1 4.09
League 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.94
Carlson 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5.14

WP: League.
HBP: Lind (by Cueto).
Pitches-strikes: Cueto 95-55, Masset 11-6, Weathers 9-6, Cordero 15-9, Cecil 86-54, Camp 32-28, League 22-14, Carlson 17-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cueto 5-6, Masset 1-1, Weathers 1-1, Cordero 0-1, Cecil 3-2, Camp 6-1, League 2-0, Carlson 1-0.
Batters faced: Cueto 26, Masset 3, Weathers 3, Cordero 4, Cecil 21, Camp 13, League 5, Carlson 4.
Umpires: HP: Damien Beal. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:49.
Att: 15,329.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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