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Jays claw back for victory

Rod Barajas hit a sacrifice fly to centre to score pinch-runner JoseBautista in the bottom of the ninth for a come-from-behind 5-4 BlueJays win over the Detroit Tigers last night.

Rod Barajas hit a sacrifice fly to centre to score pinch-runner Jose Bautista in the bottom of the ninth for a come-from-behind 5-4 Blue Jays win over the Detroit Tigers last night.

The Blue Jays (2-0) were behind most of the game and looked to be finished when the Tigers (0-2) put up a two-spot in the seventh to open up a 3-0 lead. But Scott Rolen started the eighth with a solo shot off Edwin Jackson, his only real blemish on the night, and after a two-out Marco Scutaro single off Brandon Lyon (0-1) put two runners on, Aaron Hill ripped a three-run blast to put the hosts up 4-3.

But that lead was shortlived as B.J. Ryan (1-0) served up a solo shot to Brandon Inge in the top of the ninth to tie things up 4-4. The blown save will only add to the concerns that began during the spring over the drop in Ryan’s velocity.

The late drama injected some life into the Rogers Centre, where the Jays experienced their customary Day 2 dip down to 16,790 from 48,027 on opening day.

 
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