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Blue Jays Spring Recap: Pompey's late-game heroics stave of Jays' defeat

Dalton Pompey's 9th inning home run was enough to force a tie in Tuesday's spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles.

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The Blue Jays played at home to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday afternoon holding their record to 10-2-2 with a 6-6 tie.

Jesse Chavez got the start for the Jays and pitched three innings allowing two runs on five hits with a walk and a strikeout each. Right from the beginning Chavez was challenged as he allowed a Pedro Alvarez double to cash in the Orioles first run in the top half of the first.

Kevin Pillar, auditioning for the lead-off role, led off with a double in the home-half of the first, later scoring on a single by Jose Bautista. Chris Colabello added to the Jays offensive with a single that drove in Bautista to make it 2-1.

The Orioles would answer back in the third on a Jonathan Schoop RBI single, making it 2-2. Pat Venditte, Drew Storen and Roberto Osuna teamed up to produce three scoreless innings of relief without allowing a hit.

This set the table for A.J Jiminez to break open the scoring with a two-run home run to left-field to make it 4-2.

While David Aardsma was able to stave off the Orioles offence for another inning, Wade LeBlanc and journeyman Chad Jenkins were roughed up to give up a combined four runs in the top of the eighth inning, falling into a 6-4 deficit.

After adding a run in the 8th inning, Dalton Pompey managed to tie the game in the 9th with a solo-home run to centre field. In spring training like fashion, both managers elected not to go on with the meaningless affair, ending instead in a 6-6 draw.

The Jays next spring game will be tomorrow when Drew Hutchison will take the hill against the New York Yankees starting at 6:35 EST.

Kevin Pillar--1/3, .208

Josh Donaldson--0/2, .375

Jose Bautista--1/2, .200

Troy Tulowitzki--1/3, .278

Chris Colabello-- 1/3, .348

Michael Saunders-- 1/1, .348

Russell Martin--0/2, .188

Darrell Ceciliani--2/2, .444

Ryan Goins--0/3, .318


A.J Jiminez-- 1/1 HR, 2 RBI, .400