Bautista hits 27th homer as Blue Jays beat Phils
Sunday, July 3, 2011
TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 27th home run, one of three Toronto homers in a four-run eighth inning, and the Blue Jays snapped Cliff Lee's five-start winning streak with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Edwin Encarnacion had a two-run shot and rookie Eric Thames also connected for the Blue Jays in the eighth to Lee.
The Blue Jays also hit three homers in an inning on April 25 victory at Texas.
Lee (9-6) gave up a season-high seven runs -- six earned -- and 10 hits in 7 1-3 innings. He walked none and struck out nine.
Octavio Dotel (2-1) pitched 1 2-3 innings for the win and Rajai Davis went 3 for 4 with three stolen bases for Toronto, who had lost five of six.