Leading off the second inning, Lee launched a 2-1 pitch from Toronto starter
(3-4) into the right field stands. One out later,
doubled home a pair of runs to make it 3-0.
were leading 3-2 when
's two-out single in the sixth brought Sandberg to the plate. Recalled from Class AAA Durham on Tuesday, the third baseman deposited a 1-0 offering from Sturtze over the left field wall.
"It was a decent pitch out over the plate," Sandberg said. "I was looking out there for something up in the zone and I got it and put a good swing on it."
"I think I was one pitch away from a good outing today," said Sturtze, who spent the last three seasons with the
. "I hung a slider to Sandberg and he ended up putting it in the seats. I made a bad pitch and it cost us the game."
Toronto manager Carlos Tosca also was not pleased with Sturtze's performance.
"He's missing location, as he did tonight on the home runs," Tosca said. "At times, he shows flashes of having a good slider and a good two-seamer and then, 'Boom!,' he gives up a home run. That's something we'll continue to look at and work on."
Despite recording 18 home runs for the
in 2002, Sandberg started the 2003 season in the minor leagues after hitting .195 with no homers and three RBI in 17 games during spring training.
"I was frustrated in the first month (at Durham)," Sandberg said. "I didn't put up very good numbers, my swing was a little off and I was trying to do too much. But the last two weeks, I tried to go the other way, stay up the middle and some good things have happened."
had a solo homer in the seventh and plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth as the
won for the third time in four games.
"It was a 3-2 count, I was feeling pretty good and normally I don't take too many pitches," Baldelli said. "But when I get to see all of the pitches that the opposing guys have, it helps you as a hitter. So he (reliever
) came with a fastball a little in and I was just lucky to hit it good."
The leader among major league rookies in nine offensive categories, Baldelli went 2-for-4 and recorded his 19th multi-hit game of the season.
Tampa Bay starter
(3-3) bounced back from the worst outing of his career and allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. The lefthander struck out five, walked three and improved to 6-0 in 10 lifetime games against Toronto.
"It's a great city, I like Toronto. It's just one of those things," Kennedy said. "I match up well against them. They're two big bats - (Eric) Hinske and (Carlos) Delgado - they're both lefthanded. I'm able to get ahead of those guys and throw pitches where I want to."
Kennedy had been rocked for a career-worst 10 runs and 13 hits in four innings in an 11-6 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday.
"I had an OK game as far as I got three guys in," Werth said. "As far as me personally, I know I'm not playing as well as I can play, playing as well as I'd like to play, or playing as well as I'm going to play."