TORONTO (Ticker) --
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
quite a going-away present.
Delgado become the 15th player in major league history to record a four-homer game as the
Toronto Blue Jays
rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and posted a 10-8 victory in their final meeting of the season with the
After giving Toronto the lead with his 300th career homer, a three-run blast in the first inning, Delgado added solo shots in the fourth and sixth. With the
trailing by a run in the eighth, Delgado greeted Tampa Bay closer
with a towering shot over the luxury boxes in center field that knotted the game, 8-8.
"I was just trying to get on," Delgado said. "(Carter's) got a pretty good changeup. He's a crafty guy. ... I was pretty fired up after it went out. I was on cloud nine."
followed with a triple and
lifted a sacrifice fly to left, giving Toronto the lead.
added insurance with a solo homer.
"That was more impressive than anything I've ever seen," Kielty said of Delgado's performance. "That was ridiculous."
Delgado, who matched a career high with six RBI, became just the fifth American League player to hit four homers in a game but second in as many years. Seattle's
also accomplished the feat On May 2, 2002. Delgado's six RBI moved him ahead of Colorado's
for the major league lead with 141.
"It's definitely the best day of my baseball career," said Delgado, who entered the game with four career three-homer games. "I can't believe it's happened. I got lucky and I got some pitches to hit. I wish I could do it more often."
"That's the most amazing thing I've seen on a baseball field," Toronto left fielder
said. "After he hit his third home run, I was thinking, 'That would be nice if he hit is fourth.' But in the back of my mind, I was thinking, 'How impossible is that?'"
Delgado's historic blast made a winner of
(2-2), who walked a batter in 1 1/3 innings.
Carter (7-5) blew his seventh save opportunity of the season, allowing three runs and three hits in one inning.
Tampa Bay got on the scoreboard in the second, when
's groundout. But the
upped their lead to 5-1 in the fourth as Delgado led off with a homer and
added a two-out RBI double.
extended his streak to four games with a home run, belting a leadoff shot in the sixth. The homer ignited a five-run inning, as Anderson ripped a three-run triple and scored on
's single, giving the
a 6-5 lead.
in the sixth with his third homer of the game, knotting the game.
"It was fun to watch," Kennedy said. "I tried to come in on him. I threw a curveball that was at least a foot off the plate, and he hit it out."
"It's something everyone on this team will remember,"
said. "When he's going good, there's no telling what he can accomplish. He put it all together tonight. Watching him on a daily basis, you understand how good he really is."
's solo blast in the seventh regained the lead for Tampa Bay. Huff's homer was his 34th, tying the team record for most in a season set by
Despite his accomplishment, all Huff could talk about was Delgado.
"You can't talk MVP without talking about Carlos," he said. "That ranks right up there with one of the best games in major league history. There were no cheapies, either. He put a charge in all of them."
Johnson's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh evened the contest at 7-7, but rookie
plated a run with a base hit in the eighth, putting the