Double trouble

Entering action Saturday night, the Toronto Blue Jays led the majors with 193 doubles this season – nine more than the Red Sox, who ranked second in that category.

Those 193 doubles are the second-most ever by a Toronto team prior to the all-star break. In 2003, the Blue Jays amassed a club record 229 prior to the midsummer classic.

Three Toronto players were ranked in the top 10 in the American League in two-baggers heading into Saturday’s game against the Orioles. Adam Lind and Scott Rolen were tied for fifth in the league with 26 doubles apiece, while Marco Scutaro was tied for ninth with 25.

As a team, the Jays had recorded at least one double in each of their last 18 games, hitting 40 doubles overall during that span.

They made that 19 straight games on Saturday, as Aaron Hill, Kevin Millar and Scutaro each notched a double at Oriole Park. Unfortunately, that came in a losing effort, as the Orioles took Game 2 of the series, 4-3, on a walk-off home run from Melvin Mora.

Note: We noticed Mora slide into home after his trip around the bases. Will that lead to a beaning in Game 3? Find out tomorrow at 1:35 pm. Rookie Marc Rzepczynski may have the honours …

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