Blue Jays hit 5 HRs, rout Mets 14-5
Friday, May 18, 2012
TORONTO (AP) -- J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis each hit two home runs, Yan Gomes hit his first career homer and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the New York Mets 14-5 on Friday night.
Trailing by nine runs, the Mets gave their weary bullpen a break by turning to catcher Rob Johnson to pitch the eighth inning. Johnson produced New York's only three-up, three down inning of the night, striking out Eric Thames to end it.
Arencibia's three-run home run in the first off Jon Niese (2-2) brought the left-hander's modet nine-inning scoreless streak to an end.
Ricky Romero (5-1) was the beneficiary of Toronto's power surge, winning for the first time in three starts. The left-hander allowed one run and three hits in six innings. He walked four and struck out six.