SAN DIEGO – Mark DeRosa hit a go-ahead homer into the second deck in left field leading off the 11th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 Sunday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
It was the second extra-inning game of the series. The Padres won Friday night's game 4-3 in 17 innings.
Blue Jays starter Ramon Ortiz left in the third inning after appearing to hurt his right elbow.
DeRosa drove a 3-1 pitch from Brad Boxberger (0-1) an estimated 428 feet, his fourth.
It was the first of five straight hits opening the three-run inning. The Blue Jays' second run that inning came in on third baseman Chase Headley's throwing error and Jose Bautista hit an RBI double.
Casey Janssen (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win. Aaron Loup pitched the 11th for his second save.