Blue Jays blow late lead in Pittsburgh, fall 6-5

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Sergio Santos (21) walks off the field after the game against the...

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Sergio Santos (21) walks off the field after the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on May 2, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Ken Fidlin, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:14 PM ET

PITTSBURGH – The Toronto Blue Jays made a few moves that may have compromised their defence in the interests of scoring more runs Friday.

Hard to say if the gamble paid the kind of dividends they were hoping for, but that didn’t really matter.

Once again, a solid team effort was sabotaged by the bullpen as Sergio Santos gave up back-to-back ninth-inning home runs to blow a 5-3 lead that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 6-5 win over Toronto.

Santos came into the game in the bottom of the ninth.

Neil Walker led off by lining the first pitch into right field for a single. After Santos struck out Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez tattooed a Santos fastball into the seats in right-centre to tie it.

The Pirates had not finished high-fiving in the dugout when Starling Marte clubbed his second home run to dead centre to end it, saddling Santos with his third blown save of the season.

With Brett Lawrie starting at second base and Juan Francisco at third, manage


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