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Phils drop another one in extras

Phillies SP Cliff Lee got the no-decision, yet again avoiding his first win of the season. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

Blue Jays 5, Phillies 4 (10 innings)
WP – Francisco Cordero (2-4, 5.47)
LP – Joe Savery (0-2, 4.43)

TORONTO — Extra innings have not been kind to the Phillies this season.

With the game tied at 5 in the 10th inning, Rajai Davis connected on a two-out RBI double to plate Yunel Escobar to win it for the Blue Jays.

The eighth inning proved to be the difference for the Phillies.

With Jose Bautista already on base, Edwin Encarnacion singled to left field. John Mayberry Jr. threw to ball in to Jimmy Rollins because Encarnacion was trying to advance to second base. Rollins threw the ball away and allowed both runners to score to cut the lead to 5-4.

J.P. Arencibia followed with a game-tying RBI double down the left field line that just stayed fair. With that, Cliff Lee continued his winless 2012 season.

Chad Qualls was responsible for allowing Toronto to tie the game.

The Phillies did get off to a good start early in the game. Placido Polanco laced a one-out double to right field in the first inning. Hunter Pence followed with a double down the left field line to plate Polanco to give the team a 1-0 lead.

In the second inning, Toronto shortstop Escobar connected on a deep home run off Cliff Lee to tie the game. Lee has made a habit of surrendering home runs as of late. He has given up 9 long balls in his last 10 outings.

With two outs in the 3rd inning, Shane Victorino singled and advanced to third base on Ty Wigginton single. Then John Mayberry Jr. stepped to the plate.

Ricky Romero left a hanging breaking ball right down the middle and Mayberry did not miss. He connected and sent the ball over the left field fence. It was Mayberry’s fourth long ball of the season.

This marks the second series loss in interleague play for the Phillies.

2B: Polanco (11), Pence (11), Rollins (14). HR: Mayberry (4).

Boxscore.

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