Anderson stole second, although it appeared he was tagged out by shortstop
"I didn't think the catcher was going to throw," Anderson said. "I didn't see Bordick until real late. I am glad (the umpire) called me safe because I was safe. I had a good jump and because I had a good jump I didn't think they were going to throw."
"It was a great throw, right on the money," Bordick said. "I didn't make any type of tag. I don't argue unless I feel the guy's out. (The umpire) said he got his foot in."
Toronto manager Carlos Tosca came out to argue to no avail.
"I saw a guy that was confused and didn't slide and didn't get to the base. And the replay confirmed that," Tosca said. "I asked (the umpire) what he saw, he said he saw the guy's foot get in there."
, Martin followed with an RBI single to right field. He had been 2-for-21 as a pinch hitter after starting the season 0-for-17.
"After I got behind 1-2, I didn't know what was coming. I just kept fouling them off," the 35-year-old Martin said. "Even on the 3-2 pitch, I still didn't know what was coming because a base was open. It was a slider and I got it. Pinch hitting, for me, hasn't been very good or very lucky, but tonight it felt good."
"A veteran will give you an opportunity," said
, whose team is the youngest in the majors. "Al's not going to panic up there. It's just a matter if he's going to get the job done. And he did."
"Hitting is contagious," said the 28-year-old Lee, who is batting .388 (35-for-90) with 23 RBI in his last 25 games. "If you look at our numbers, we might not outscore, but we will outhit a lot of teams. That is not the objective, but it seems like we've been getting big hits when we need to (lately)."
Lee also belted a solo homer in the fifth inning for the
, who have won six of eight overall and improved to 2-0 on a 10-game homestand.
"This win was typical of a lot of our wins, not pretty, ugly at times, but when it is all said and done, it is a win," Martin said. "We've done it a bunch of times this year. It just shows the character of this team. It is a real good win for us. We haven't gotten many breaks, but it seemed like we did tonight."
Politte blew a save for the sixth time in 18 chances.
Bordick tied a career high by extending his hitting streak to 14 games. But the
continued to struggled to convert their opportunities. One night after going 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position, they were 2-for-13.
Toronto loaded the bases in the first inning but settled for one run on a sacrifice fly by
Lee tied it in the fifth with a solo homer, his 12th, off starter
. Perez put the
ahead, 2-1, by drawing a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the seventh off
rallied for three runs in the eighth, tying it on an RBI groundout by
and taking the lead on a two-run double by