Ricky Romero struck out three and walked two on Friday night. (John Ross/AP)
By Jordan Bastian / MLB.com
Rookie southpaw Ricky Romero gave up four runs on four hits and two walks over six innings as the Blue Jays fell in the series opener. Vernon Wells and Alex Rios hit back-to-back home runs in the second, and both had two RBIs.
BATTING 2B: Encarnacion (8, Berken), Inglett (1, Berken), Hill, A (22, Berken). HR: Wells, V
(11, 2nd inning off Berken, 0 on, 1 out), Rios (13, 2nd inning off Berken, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Hill, A 3; Wells,
V 5; Rios 4; Encarnacion 2; Inglett 3. RBI: Wells, V 2 (44), Rios 2 (60), Hill, A (77). Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: Inglett; Overbay 2; Encarnacion. SF: Rios. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team
WP: League. Pitches-strikes: Berken 91-58, Albers 27-16, Ray 7-7, Johnson, Ji 13-8, Romero, R 90-54, Carlson
16-8, League 22-14, Accardo 20-10, Camp 15-8. Groundouts-flyouts: Berken 7-2, Albers 3-0, Ray 1-1, Johnson, Ji
1-0, Romero, R 8-2, Carlson 1-0, League 3-0, Accardo 1-0, Camp 0-1. Batters faced: Berken 25, Albers 6, Ray 3,
Johnson, Ji 4, Romero, R 24, Carlson 4, League 7, Accardo 3, Camp 4. Inherited runners-scored: Ray 2-2, League
2-0, Accardo 1-0. Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Adrian Johnson. Weather:
68 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF. T: 2:54. Att: 30,795. August 7, 2009
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