No sweep for you!

As it turned out, Aaron Hill wasn’t the only offensive player who took Saturday off. The Blue Jays managed just four hits off Royals starter Luke Hochevar en route to a 6-2 loss – an unfortunate turn of events coming off a big win Friday night. With ace Roy Halladay set to take the mound tomorrow, Toronto (31-27) would have been poised for a three-game sweep of Kansas City had they won today.

Scott Richmond continued a disappointing trend of allowing one big inning against the opposition – this time it was a five-run fifth by the Royals. The right-hander was then pulled from the game before getting out of the inning.

Notes: Three of Toronto’s four hits came from the bottom three in the batting order. In fact, the top six combined to go 1-for-21 … Lyle Overbay extended his season-high hitting streak to 12 games with a double. The first baseman is now hitting .354 (23-for-65) with 18 RBI over his last 18 games … Despite an 0-for-25 slump, Hill still entered action Saturday with the most hits (77) in the majors. His hitless streak, though, is the longest by a Blue Jay since Troy Glaus went 0-for-27 in 2007.

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