Brian Tallet was chased in the fourth inning after having given up eight runs. (AP)
By Erika Gilbert / MLB.com
Ultimately the hill was too high to climb as starter Brian Tallet put the Blue Jays in an eight-run hole after four innings. The slumping offense did come alive in the fourth, when Alex Rios hit a two-run homer and Kevin Millar banged a solo shot one batter later.
BATTING HR: Rios, A (9, 4th inning off Johnson, Jo, 1 on, 1 out), Millar (4, 4th inning off Johnson,
Jo, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Millar 4; Rios, A 4; Rolen 3; Hill, A 2. RBI: Rios,
A 2 (31), Millar (20). 2-out RBI: Millar. Runners left in scoring position, 2
out: Barajas 2. GIDP: Lind. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 6.
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