Yanks had the runs

The Blue Jay offense came alive on Sunday afternoon, as Toronto batters tallied 16 hits en route to an 11-5 win over the Dodgers in the final game of their three-game set in Los Angeles. Highlighted by a four-run fifth, the Blue Jays managed to score at least a run in six out of the nine innings overall.
Though no Blue Jay team has ever scored in every inning of a game, the franchise was once on the receiving end of such a feat. In fact, it was last season against the New York Yankees that Toronto endured a forgettable 17-6 drubbing in which the Yanks plated a runner in every inning, including a game-high four in the opening frame.
1144795125_2889Josh Towers took the mound for the Blue Jays on that April 29th contest, entering with a record of 0-4 and an ERA of 8.35 over his first four starts of the season. Those numbers would soon become worse though, as the Yankees pasted him for seven runs in just 2.1 innings. After peppering Towers for four, one and two runs, respectively, in the first three innings, the Yankees scored a pair off Dustin McGowan in the fourth before putting up another three in the fifth and a single run in the sixth off Shaun Marcum.
When Vinnie Chulk came on in the seventh, he didn’t disappoint — the Yanks tagged him for three runs in the inning. With New York ahead 16-6 in the bottom of the eighth, Miguel Cairo capped things off by singling home Johnny Damon, who had reached on an error by Aaron Hill. Or was it an assist? Either way, it helped the Yankees become just the sixth team in American League history to score a run in every inning of a single game.
The old baseball adage is that tomorrow is another day. The only scary part for Blue Jays fans is that tomorrow Josh Towers returns to the mound as a starter for the first time since April. The good news? It’s not the New York Yankees.

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