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Romero dominant
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Blue Jays 1, Athletics 0
Ricky Romero threw 106 pitches and fanned six in seven innings. (Nathan Denette/AP)
In his third big league start, Ricky Romero threw seven, four-hit shutout innings, and the Jays responded with just enough to get him the win. Lyle Overbay's second-inning RBI single scored the only run, and a relay started by Vernon Wells threw out the A's Mark Ellis at the plate in the third.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (5-7)
Lost 2
Toronto 1, Oakland 0   TOR
Toronto (10-4)
Won 2
April 19, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Toronto
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 5 1
Standings thru 4/19/09  |  Recap: OAK | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Giambi, DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
Holliday, LF 4 0 2 0 0 2 1 .267
Cust, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .286
Chavez, Er, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125
Suzuki, K, C 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 .267
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .238
Powell, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .222
Totals 31 0 5 0 2 9 10  

BATTING
2B: Sweeney, R (3, Romero, R).
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Ellis, M; Holliday 2; Suzuki, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, O; Sweeney, R.
GIDP: Ellis, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, O (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Ellis, M-Cabrera, O-Powell, Chavez, Er-Ellis, M-Powell).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .283
Hill, A, 2B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .365
Rios, A, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .207
Wells, V, CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .293
Millar, DH 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .273
Rolen, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .326
Overbay, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .294
Chavez, R, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Snider, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .290
Totals 28 1 5 1 3 5 16  

BATTING
TB: Rios, A; Rolen; Chavez, R; Hill, A; Overbay.
RBI: Overbay (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Millar.
GIDP: Chavez, R, Millar.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Rios, A (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Wells, V (Ellis, M at home).
DP: (Hill, A-Scutaro-Overbay).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden (L, 1-2) 7.1 5 1 1 3 4 0 2.79
Springer 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R (W, 2-0) 7.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 1.71
Downs, S (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Ryan, B (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7.71

WP: Braden.
Pitches-strikes: Braden 97-59, Springer 12-8, Romero, R 106-67, Downs, S 11-8, Ryan, B 16-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Braden 5-8, Springer 0-1, Romero, R 6-4, Downs, S 1-0, Ryan, B 2-0.
Batters faced: Braden 29, Springer 2, Romero, R 26, Downs, S 3, Ryan, B 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Springer 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:19.
Att: 22,164.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
April 19, 2009
April 19, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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