Rangers Beat Toronto on Wild Pitch in 14th Inning

Blue Jays tie club record by using nine pitchers
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 11:44 PM CDT
Texas Rangers left fielder Frank Catalanotto hits a foul ball during fifth inning of an MLB baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in Toronto.    (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
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(Newser) – Frank Catalanotto scored the go-ahead run on A.J. Burnett's wild pitch in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Wednesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak. With the bullpen depleted, Burnett (1-1) relieved in the 14th. Burnett, who started in Texas on Sunday, became Toronto's ninth pitcher of the game, tying a team record.

Gerald Laird greeted Burnett with a single and went to third on Catalanotto's one-out double just inside the first-base line. With the infield in, Laird tried to score on Michael Young's grounder and was thrown out at the plate. Catalanotto moved up to third on the play and scored one pitch later when Burnett threw a pitch through catcher Gregg Zaun's legs.