Toronto Blanks Dodgers 4-0

Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but the Dodgers left their NL West lead in Toronto, losing their second straight game to the Bluejays, this time by a 4-0 margin. The only positive things about the game included no one was badly injured and the game was over in 1 hour, 57 minutes. L.A. had three slim chances to score. None panned out.

Juan Encarnacion had a lead-off double in the third, but Jason Grabowski, Cora and Roberts were retired in order.

In the eighth, Alex Cora sliced a shot into the left field corner, slowed rounding first and then dug for second when the left fielder fell down fielding the ball. Despite that, a perfect throw nailed him at second. Cora jammed his thumb on his head-first slide.

Dave Roberts led off the ninth with a single and Cesar Izturis, in a final chance to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, cracked a ball into the hole between first and second. The first baseman made a fine stop and beat Izturis to first for the out. Roberts, for some inexplicable reason, wandered off the bag at second and a quick throw nailed him for a weird double play that ended the threat and inning.

Jose Lima (4-2) was perfect through the first three innings, but that wasn't enough. Lima's 20.2 inning scoreless streak ended in the fourth inning. He allowed four runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out two and walked none.

The Dodgers, who stranded nine base runners in Tuesday's 7-1 defeat, didn't even get that many men on base Wednesday. Only seven Dodgers reached safely through walks or hits and three were left on.

The Dodgers (30-26), who fell into second place behind the San Diego Padres, went quietly for the second night in a row after losing 7-1 to left-hander Ted Lilly in the opene