Marlins 7, Blue Jays 2
TORONTO (AP) _ Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double as the Florida Marlins kept up their dominance in interleague play Sunday, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2.
Derek Lee had a two-run triple for the Marlins, whose 41-28 interleague record is the second-best behind Cleveland’s 42-28.
Florida, 11-4 against Toronto, won consecutive series for the first time since winning three straight series in mid-May against San Diego, San Francisco and Colorado.
Brad Penny (5-1) allowed one run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. Toronto’s Esteban Loaiza (5-6) gave up seven runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Raul Mondesi hit an RBI double for the Blue Jays, who have won just five of their last 20 games at SkyDome.
Cliff Floyd’s RBI single gave Florida a 1-0 lead in the first.
Lee tripled in the fourth on a drive to left that fell in front of Shannon Stewart, ticked off his glove and rolled to the wall.
Mondesi’s RBI double in the bottom half cut Florida’s lead to 3-1.
Loaiza loaded the bases in the sixth by walking Johnson and Millar, and hitting Lee with a pitch, then gave up the double to Gonzalez.
Notes: Toronto’s Alex Gonzalez and Florida’s Alex Gonzalez each hit groundouts to each other. Both are shortstops. They’re not related. ... Attendance was just 20,070. ... The Marlins have won eight of their last 12. ... Toronto reliever Billy Koch, working on a new delivery, struck out the side in the eighth. Koch is pitching from a three-quarter angle instead of over the top.