Former Phillie Comes Back to Haunt His Old Team

The Phillies continued their losing ways at home Thursday as they fell 8-7 to the Toronto Blue Jays.

The afternoon game was played through steady drizzle but that didn't slow down either team's offense.

The Jays overcame four home runs by the Phils with three of their own. Former Phillie Rod Barajas hit a tie-breaking pinch-hit homer off Phils' closer Ryan Madson in the top of the ninth.

Raul Chavez and Adam Lind also homered for the injury-riddled Blue Jays, who were 0-6 in interleague play when they arrived in Philadelphia.

Jayson Werth, Jimmy Rollins, John Mayberry Jr. and pinch-hitter Greg Dobbs went deep for the Phillies but it wasn't enough.

The Phils dropped to 13-19 at home after getting swept by the Jays.

The NL-East-leading Phightins are a major league-best 23-9 on the road, but have struggled all year at a usually sold-out Citizens Bank Park.

The reason for those struggles remained unknown but the Phils can quickly change their fortunes with the lowly Baltimore Orioles headed to town for a three-game set.

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