clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Jays Beat Athletics Behind Cecil, Hill

The Blue Jays took a 4th inning lead against the A's and held on for a victory tonight, 6-5!

On the Mound:  Brett Cecil ran into problems in the second inning, allowing 4 runs on RBI doubles by Adam Kennedy and Bobby Crosby, but otherwise pitched quite well, going seven innings and blanking the A's other than that second frame.  He struck out 3 and walked 1. 

At the Plate:  Lyle Overbay (2-3 with a walk and home run) started things off with a solo home run in the second inning.  Raul Chavez was 2-4 with a double, new guy Edwin Encarnacion (1-4, run scored) got his first hit as a Jay, and Aaron Hill gave the Jays the lead with a 2-out, 3-run home run in the 4th inning.  Heck, even Vernon Wells got on the board with a 2-4 day and a run scored. 

From the Pen:  After Cecil exited, Brandon League continued his excellent string of appearances with a seamless 8th inning.  Scott Downs struggled in the 9th, though, and appeared to be hurt when he left the game, before Jason Frasor came on to finish the game, getting the last two outs.  

Jays of the Day:  Frasor, League, Hill, Overbay, Chavez.