Friday, May 14, 2010
Jays KO Rangers with long ball, 16-10
The Blue Jays like hitting home runs -- they lead the majors with 57. Friday against the Rangers, it was the three-run variety that carried them to a 16-10 win.
Aaron Hill, Travis Snider and Arlington's Vernon Wells each hit three-run homers against the Rangers.
The game featured six home runs -- just one by the Rangers (Max Ramirez's solo shot in the second). Loser Doug Mathis (1-1) outdid Rich Harden by allowing eight earned runs, one more than the Rangers starter. Both were pounded for a combined 11 hits in four innings, in which the duo threw 135 pitches.
On the plus side for the Rangers, the full-strength lineup managed double-digit runs, although Texas would not score beyond the fourth inning. Vladimir Guerrero went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Nelson Cruz returned to drive in four.