TORONTO (Ticker) --
started and ended the game with a bang.
The rookie outfielder blasted a 2-0 pitch from
over the left field wall to lead off the 10th inning, lifting the
Toronto Blue Jays
to a 5-4 victory over the
in the rubber game of their interleague series.
Johnson led off the bottom of the first with a home run off
and added a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to give the
a 2-0 lead.
It was the first multi-homer game for Johnson, who connected off
in the series opener Friday and had five homers on Toronto's six-game homestand.
"I don't think I ever remember having one (a multi-homer game) in the minors so I think this was my first professional two homer game," Johnson said. "It feels great, especially when one of the home runs wins the game."
"He (Johnson) has been providing power on a regular basis for us now,"
manager Carlos Tosca said. "Starting the game the way he did was real important for us and then he won it for us."
The last player to start and finish a game with a home run was
for Anaheim on June 25, 2000 game against Minnesota.
The win was the sixth in seven games for the
while the Cubs lost for the first time in seven extra-inning games this season.
(1-1) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and earned his first major league win when Johnson homered off Guthrie (0-3) in the 10th. Lopez has thrown 17 consecutive scoreless innings over his last 12 appearances.
"He's been doing a fine job for us all year long," Tosca said. "We're fortunate we have the day off tomorrow so we could stretch him out today."
was bidding for his 10th win and pitched five scoreless innings before yielding a two-out, grand slam to Troy O'Leary in the sixth, putting the
into a 4-2 hole.
"To us, it seemed like he (Lidle) was at the top of his game," O'Leary said. "Unfortunately, the grand slam wasn't enough. They've got a great lineup and they can score a lot of runs. Everyone on the
swings the bat well."
O'Leary then pulled an 0-1 pitch over the right field wall for his third career grand slam.
"I was looking to get him (O'Leary) out with something soft and he was looking for it," Lidle said. "I set the table for them and they took advantage."
Meanwhile, Estes allowed four runs and seven hits with six walks in seven innings, but was helped by four double plays.
and Wilson started the sixth with back-to-back doubles off Estes, pulling the
within 4-3. After walking
, Estes retired
on a double play grounder. But Woodward delivered a clutch two-out single to score Wilson with the tying run.
The Cubs slipped to 2-3 during
's seven-game suspension for using a corked bat. He is eligible to return Wednesday at Cincinnati.