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Towers pitched a real nice one.
Mike Wilner: Gustavo Chacin has just won Rookie of the Month. Yeah, that sounds about right.

Jays win, 5-1. All hail Speier! 13 pitches for six batters.
Dustin McGowan showed us all why everyone is excited about him, as he fanned six and held Texas to one run in his major league debut. Jason Frasor came in and instantly gave up the lead. The Jays bats were done for the day after the second man hit in the first inning. Adams reached base four times, Koskie three times, and the rest of the team.... just three times (Wells HBP, Hinske BB, Hudson single.)
Could the Blue Jays complete a sweep of the visiting Anaheim Angels (I refuse to call them anything but that) this evening? Dave Bush thinks so, and since he's getting the ball tonight, well, that's a good thing. John Lackey, who's quietly putting up some eye-popping strikeout numbers this year, counters for Anaheim.

FINALLY! Jays win in 18 innnings 2-1.

Picture of the Day Mojo works again! as Jason Frasor, struggling recently, pitches out of a big eighth inning jam. Miguel Batista wriggled off another hook in the tenth. Josh Towers pitched seven strong innings, Russ Adams dashed home with the winning run on a wild pitch, and it all sounds like a great night to have been in the ball park. I wish I'd been there.

So when you guys get home from 518, don't be shy!

The Jays fall to .500 in a game that featured Ted Lilly, Microcosm: perfect through 3 2/3, he then gives up 4 runs.
It took 11 tries and almost four months, but Dave Bush has his first win of the season. The offense broke up a close game by putting up six runs in the fifth inning. And everybody hit - except the new guy. Aaron Hill, 3-27 in his last seven games, is going through his first slump. Awww...
Towers and Hillenbrand deliver the punches, as the Jays finish off the sweep.

Your observations?
Last night the Jays wore their road caps with their home jerseys and scored 12 runs. What's in store for us tonight?

A 9-4 win, that's what!
This was a win for the ages - not because we want to put the video in a time capsule, but because it took ages to finally win this thing. Eric Hinske, no doubt hearing the rehabbing footsteps of Corey Koskie, slammed a pair of two-run homers (his first multi-homer game since August 2003); Wells, Cat, and Dog each had three hits.

In case you missed it, according to Fordin's Notes: Bush expected back Thursday, so we can all look for a roster move after the getaway matinee against the Mariners.

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.

The bullpen couldn't hold a 3 run lead with four outs remaining, and the home side lost three of four to Tampa Bay. But before we all forget it, Reed Johnson made as brilliant a play as you will ever see in the ninth inning. It saved three runs, and gave the team a chance in the bottom of the inning.

No shortage of chances today - The bullpen stopped Tampa over the final 5, and the Jays mounted threats in the sixth, seventh, and eighth. Without ever quite getting it done.

Tomorrow, Pete Walker tries to salvage a split of the Tampa Bay series.

The good guys scored early and often and they needed most of it. It took a while to get it done, but a win is a win. Gregg Zaun and Vernon Wells had three hits apiece, and Aaron Hill's hitting streak is up to 13 games.
Do I really have to write the Game Report on this one?
This is no ordinary Instant Replay. This is also a look back at what every Toronto Blue Jay All-Star ever did in the Big Game.
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