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Lewis runs into trouble in fourth

5/16/2010

Colby Lewis was in command for the first 3 2/3 innings Sunday before finding a heap of trouble in the fourth.

Lewis walked Aaron Hill then struck out Adam Lind and Vernon Wells before the wheels fell off. Lyle Overbay was hit by a pitch and Alex Gonzalez singled home Hill to tie the score, 1-1. Lewis then walked Jose Bautista to load the bases.

Catcher John Buck worked the count full before drilling a fastball to the wall in center field, 400 feet away. There was some confusion about whether the ball was hit out, but after a review the the umpires confirmed their call and Buck stood at second after a bases-clearing double.

The Jays, led, 4-1, after four. The rough inning elevated Lewis' pitch count to 83. He has allowed two hits with five strikeouts, three walks and a hit batter.