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The Bats Work!: Jays Beat Rays

Nice to see the guys celebrate a win.(Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Nice to see the guys celebrate a win.(Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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Rays 3 Blue Jays 7

That was so much more fun. Bats that actually make contact with baseballs! Adam Lind started the scoring with a 3 run homer in the 3rd. J.P. Arencibia had an RBI double and Yunel Escobar an RBI single in the 4th. JP drove in another run with a single in the 5th. Jose Bautista hit a solo homer in he 6th to finish our scoring. 

We had 14 hits on the day, every starter had a hit except for Dewayne Wise (remind me why he is on the team again). JP was a homer short of the cycle. Kelly Johnson had a triple and 2 singles. Eric Thames and Yunel had 2 hits each. We also took 5 walks. 

Ricky Romero didn't have his best game. He gave up a leadoff walk to start the game and then a home run to Johnny Damon. It was pretty depressing for a few moments there.  He gave up a second homer to Damon in the 5th. In total he went 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 earned, 4 walks with 2 strikeouts. 

Jesse Litsch, Casey Janssen and Frank Francisco pitched a shutout inning each. Jesse had a bit of trouble getting through his, he gave up a hit and a walk to start the inning off, but got Longoria to strikeout and got lucky on a hard hit line drive that went right to Yunel for an easy double play. Casey and Franky had quick 3 up, 3 down innings. 

Jays of the Day are JP (.117), Yunel (.101) and Thames (.100). Honorable mention to Lind and Johnson. Lind likely would have got one if it wasn't for the DP he hit into in the first inning with 1 out and runners on the corners. No Suckage Jays, Wise came closest at -.072.

Brett Lawrie had a really nice game with the glove. He started 2 double plays, and came very close on a third. He also made a nice play coming in on a ball. Add in 2 stolen bases and it was a good night all around. EE and JP each had a stolen base, JP's on the back end of a double steal with Lawrie.

Tomorrow we start a 3 game set in Baltimore. Brett Cecil (4-7, 4.42) goes against Jeremy Guthrie (6-16, 4.42). Then Wednesday we get to see Jo-Jo Reyes in a O's jersey.