Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/3/13
Toronto's bullpen was lights-out in a three-game series against San Diego, from a series-opening, 17-inning game that stretched from Friday night into Saturday morning through Sunday night's finale, when the Blue Jays lost 40-year-old starter Ramon Ortiz to an apparent right elbow injury. Mark DeRosa hit a go-ahead homer into the second deck in left field leading off the 11th inning and the Blue Jays beat the Padres 7-4 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Six relievers allowed just two singles in nine innings of scoreless relief after Ortiz was hurt throwing his third pitch to Chase Headley leading off the Padres' third. For the series, the pen allowed just one run and 10 hits in 22 2-3 innings while striking out 16 and walking eight. ''They truly have been great all year for us and we've certainly needed them to be that way to keep our heads above water,'' DeRosa said. ''You never like to use them that much, but tonight was an exception to the rule.'' It was the second e...
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