Blue Jays 1, Mariners 0Posted: Updated:
TORONTO - Josh Towers outpitched Jeff Weaver in a fast-paced game today, and Aaron Hill hit an R-B-I single in the second inning in Toronto's 1-to-0 win over the Mariners. Three Blue Jays relievers combined for two-and-one-third perfect innings to complete the three-hitter. Jeremy Accardo earned his 15th save in 18 opportunities, ending a game that took just over two hours.
It was the second time Toronto won 1-0 in Towers' past three starts. The Blue Jays beat Cleveland 1-0 on July 8, when he pitched eight innings. Weaver fell to 2-and-8 and was the hard-luck loser in this one. He gave up just four hits over seven innings and struck out four.
The right-hander hasn't won since beating Boston on June 25, a span of four starts. The Mariners lost for only the fourth time in 12 games. The two teams will wrap up their three-game series tomorrow with a great pitching matchup. Seattle will send youngster Felix Hernandez to the mound to face Toronto's former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay.
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