The Jays rode their usual long-ball heroics and beat the Orioles in the 11th on a Lyle Overbay home run
On the Mound:
Ricky Romero had an awful 2nd inning, walking in two runs. He wasn't helped by poor defense. He did manage to limit the damage by striking out Ty Wigginton with the bases loaded to end it. On the plus side, that was all the runs Romero gave up and he did induce a decent number of ground balls. On the minus side, he only made it through 5 innings, walked 5, and only struck out 3. Not a great start.
At the Plate:
Solo shots abounded for the Jays today. Aaron Hill hit his 25th dinger in the 2nd. Travis Snider jacked his 11th in the 3rd. Edwin Encarnacion his his 16th in the bottom of the 7th to tie the score. And Lyle Overbay win it in the 11th with his 20th long ball of the season. Overbay also cashed Snider (who had singled) on a sacrifice fly. On the minus side, Yunel Escobar drew the only walk, which is pretty poor for an 11 inning game.
From the Pen:
The bullpen really won it for the Jays today, with Brian Tallet, Casey Janssen (who gave up the only other Orioles run, on a Ty Wigginton solo shot), Josh Roenicke, Scott Downs, Jesse Carlson, and David Purcey pitching 1-run ball for 6 innings to allow the Jays to come back and win. Downs was especially good, picking Aaron Hill up after an error allowed Luke Scott to reach 1st base to start the 9th inning. Downs got Nick Markakis to hit one back to him and turned it into a double play and Ty Wigginton then hit one very deep to centre that Vernon Wells was able to snag.
So Edwin, Lyle, Downs, Carlson, Purcey, and Roenicke all win Jays of the day, with Travis Snider earning honourable mention. Jose Bautista had a rough day - 0-5 with three strikeouts, even Babe Ruth had a couple of those days.