Halladay gives up 11 hits in defeat

Associated Press

Remaining in Toronto, perhaps through 2010. Then, giving up a season-high 11 hits in record Seattle heat. Roy Halladay wasn’t expecting this when he woke up Wednesday.

“I’m going to lock myself in a room and hide,” the Blue Jays’ trade-weary ace deadpanned.

Ken Griffey Jr. doubled twice against Halladay and drove in the decisive runs in the seventh inning, and the Mariners put more hits on the right-hander than anyone had in 15 months while beating Toronto, 3-2.

The 39-year-old Griffey joked that he was able to endure the hottest day ever in Seattle -- 102 degrees -- by staying “inside in the AC and sipping Mountain Dew” as the DH.