Vernon Wells follows through on his homer in the third inning Friday. (Jim Ross/AP)
By Erika Gilbert / MLB.com
Thanks to a four-run first inning, Marc Rzepczynski took the hill with a nice cushion and ran with it. The young lefty struck out six over 6 1/3 strong innings of one-run ball, and Aaron Hill and Vernon Wells homered to lead the Jays to victory.
BATTING 2B: Rivera, J (21, Rzepczynski), Morales, K (31, Roenicke), Kendrick, H (15, Janssen). HR: Napoli (17, 9th inning off Janssen, 2 on, 1 out). TB: Figgins; Napoli 4; Guerrero; Kendrick, H 2; Hunter, To; Morales, K 2; Rivera, J 3. RBI: Morales, K (82), Napoli 3 (48). 2-out RBI: Morales, K. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J 2; Kendrick, H; Abreu. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Aybar (12, 3rd base off Rzepczynski/Chavez, R), Hunter, To (14, 2nd base off Rzepczynski/Chavez, R).
BATTING 2B: Wells, V (29, O'Sullivan), Lind (38, Palmer). HR: Hill, A (29, 1st inning off O'Sullivan, 0 on, 1 out), Wells, V (13, 3rd inning off Palmer, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Lind 2; Ruiz, R; Bautista; Wells, V 6; Hill, A 4; Overbay. RBI: Hill, A (81), Wells, V 2 (51), Bautista 2 (17). 2-out RBI: Wells, V; Bautista 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Chavez, R 2; Scutaro. GIDP: Hill, A, Snider. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team LOB: 7.
BASERUNNING SB: Ruiz, R (1, 2nd base off Arredondo, J/Napoli). CS: Snider (1, 2nd base by Palmer/Napoli).