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MLB: Kansas City 4, Toronto 3 (10 innings)

TORONTO, April 21 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon's 10th-inning home run Wednesday lifted Kansas City to a 4-3 victory and allowed the Royals to escape a series sweep by the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Seattle 4, Toronto 3

SEATTLE, July 29 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki blooped a two-out single into center field in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday, scoring the winning run in Seattle's 4-3 victory over Toronto.

Toronto dumps closer B.J. Ryan

TORONTO, July 8 (UPI) -- The Toronto Blue Jays released veteran closer B.J. Ryan Wednesday and activated Scott Downs from the 15-day disabled list.

MLB: Toronto 1, Oakland 0

TORONTO, April 19 (UPI) -- Rick Romero's seven scoreless innings Sunday paced the Toronto Blue Jays to a 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics.

MLB: Seattle 7, Toronto 6

SEATTLE, July 2 (UPI) -- Willie Bloomquist drilled a walk-off RBI single in the ninth Tuesday, handing the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Toronto 6, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs hit a grand slam homer in the first Wednesday and Toronto spent the rest of the game holding off Minnesota for a 6-5 victory.

MLB: Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 3

TORONTO, May 4 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs' two hits and two RBI Sunday helped Toronto edge the Chicago White Sox 4-3.

MLB: Toronto 2, Chi. White Sox 0

TORONTO, May 2 (UPI) -- Shaun Marcum allowed two hits over 6 2/3 innings Friday and Toronto recorded its second straight shutout -- a 2-0 blanking of the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Boston 2, Toronto 1

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Jason Varitek singled in Manny Ramirez from second with two out in the ninth Wednesday, handing Boston a 2-1 win over Toronto.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Toronto 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 25 (UPI) -- A two-run single by David DeJesus keyed a six-run eighth inning Friday that brought the Kansas City Royals from behind to an 8-4 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 8, Texas 5

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 12 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored Friday in lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-5 win over Texas.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Bobby Abreu completed a New York rally with a go-ahead single in the eighth Thursday, giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 3

TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Adam Lind hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth Saturday as Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 5-3.

MLB: Toronto 2, N.Y. Yankees 1

TORONTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Frank Thomas singled in Alex Rios from second with none out in the ninth Thursday night, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Toronto 3, Baltimore 2 (10 inn.)

TORONTO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Aaron Hill hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday afternoon as the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore, 3-2.
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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Scott Downs pitches in the fifth inning to the Washington Nationals on June 25, 2005. The Nationals defeated the Blue Jays 5-2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Scott Jeremy Downs (born March 17, 1976 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball. He has previously played for the Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays. He has been both a starter and a reliever during his baseball career.

Downs was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Pleasure Ridge Park High School, where he was selected as Kentucky's Mr. Baseball. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 12th round of the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft, but he opted to attend the University of Kentucky instead of signing a professional contract. At the end of his junior season at Kentucky, he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in 3rd round (94th overall) of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft. In 2000, Downs married his high school sweetheart Katie Sisler, and lives with her and their children in Lexington, Kentucky.

He made his debut for the Williamsport Cubs, of the New York-Penn League a Low-A affiliate of the Cubs. He made his way through the minor leagues and eventually made the Cubs roster for opening day 2000. Throughout his minor league career he has played for 10 different teams in different levels from 1997 to 2005. His numbers were solid. He posted a 46–32 career record with an ERA of 3.48, compiling 539 strikeouts in 706.2 innings pitched.

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