Friday, March 20, 2009

Jays score 5 in fifth to take lead

Matt Garza pitched into the fifth inning, but couldn't get the last out.

Jeff Niemann came on and allowed a pair of two-run doubles as the Jays erased a 4-1 deficit and lead 6-4.

Millar just missed a grand slam by a couple of feet as his line drive to left field hit near the top of the chain-link fence that rises above the wall.

Jason Lane followed with a grand rule double that bounced over the wall in left-center.

Niemann could have been out of the inning had Dioner Navarro caught a foul pop by Lane in front of the Rays dugout. It appeared as if Navarro thought he was being called off, as well he should since the wind was blowing the ball back toward the field.

Garza wasn't his sharpest. He allowed six hits and four runs in 4 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out four.

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