turned the boos directed toward him into jeers for the slumping World Series champions.
Barajas led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit, tiebreaking homer and the
Toronto Blue Jays
8-7 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
''You try to give your best effort every time,'' said Barajas, an unpopular player in Philadelphia since playing here in 2007.
''I have a job to do. If it's against the Phillies or the Royals, you have to produce.''
also homered for the injury-riddled
, who were 0-6 in interleague play when they arrived in Philadelphia.
, John Mayberry Jr. and pinch-hitter
went deep for the Phillies, who dropped to 13-19 at home hours after putting slugger
on the disabled list.
The NL East leaders are a major league-best 23-9 on the road, but have struggled all year at a usually sold-out Citizens Bank
''I'm tired of hearing about it. I'm done talking about losing at home,'' first baseman
After the Phillies rallied for two runs in the eighth, Barajas drove one out to straightaway center off
(2-2). Filling in for injured closer
, Madson blew a save Tuesday night.
Barajas had a key hit in each game of the series, including a homer off
on Wednesday night. Barajas hit a pair of homers, including a grand slam, in a victory here last year.
Barajas drew the wrath of Phillies fans in May 2007 when he failed to crouch low enough to block the plate, allowing
to slide underneath him with the tying run in the ninth inning of a game at Florida. He's been booed by the unforgiving Phillies
fans ever since.
''I can't believe it,'' Phillies manager
said of Barajas' success against his former team. ''Since he's gone there, he's caught better and hit a lot better.''
(5-0) got one out for the win and
recorded two outs to earn his first save of the season on the day he was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas. The
used seven relievers after
lasted 3 2-3 innings in his major league debut.
''We came in here and swept one of the better teams in baseball and we struggle against other teams,''
said. ''That is why you show up.''
Down 7-5, the Phillies came back in the eighth. Dobbs ripped a solo shot off
with one out. Rollins chased League with a two-out double off the left-field wall, and
's RBI single off Frasor tied it.
squandered several opportunities with runners in scoring position, including a big one in the eighth.
singled to start the inning against
reached when third baseman
booted his potential double-play grounder for an error.
then looped a single to right to drive in Scutaro, and
followed with an RBI double to make it 7-5.
came in with the bases loaded and escaped further damage. Wells was thrown out at the plate by Mayberry on
' fly to right. Chavez grounded out to end the inning.
Called up Wednesday to replaced injured
in the rotation, Mills became the fourth Toronto starter to make his debut this season. The lefty allowed four runs and six
gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. He broke a string of four straight quality starts.
Lind's RBI single in the seventh off reliever J.C. Romero after Rolen doubled off
Chan Ho Park
tied it at 5.
Rollins, mired in a season-long slump, put the Phillies ahead 4-3 in the fourth when he lined a two-run homer.
Mayberry connected off reliever
in the sixth to make it 5-3. Mayberry was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley before the game to replace Ibanez, put on the
15-day disabled list with a groin injury.
NOTES: Werth has six homers in his last six games against the
. ... Rollins drew his first walk since May 27. He went 87 plate appearances without a walk and has only 13 this season.