Leafs snap three-game skid with walk-off win

by Ryan Harrison

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the London Majors Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.

Trailing by one heading into the bottom of the ninth, Marcus Knecht drilled a three-run home run to score Grant Tamane and Justin Marra, who walked to open the inning.

Ryan Johnston drove in two for the Leafs (11-20), and Cooper Lamb had the other RBI. Damon Topolie went 2-for-4 with a run.

Andrew Simonetti (2-1) went two-thirds of an inning for the win. He gave up Mike Ambrose's solo home run in the top of the ninth that briefly gave London the lead.

Chris Leroux went the first three innings and struck out four without allowing a hit.

For London (14-17), Ismael Pena hit a two-run blast, while Jonathan Thibodeau added a solo shot prior to Ambrose going deep.

Sean Hood-Tidman (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Migel Burgos walked five and struck out seven over seven innings, surrendering three runs on five hits.