Adam Lind Hits Grand Slam: Blue Jays Beat Angels 11-2

Michael DeSantisSenior Analyst IAugust 13, 2011

TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 29:  Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a ball foul against the Texas Rangers in a MLB game on July 29, 2011 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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The Blue Jays sat the league leader in home runs, Jose Bautista, but had no trouble scoring at all. And they did it against one of the best pitchers in the game right now, Jered Weaver.

Though Weaver has been dominant, he wasn't able to last long against the Blue Jays today in Toronto, only lasting 4 2/3 innings.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run shot in the first inning, and the Blue Jays didn't stop there. In the fifth inning, following some walks, Adam Lind smashed a grand slam, and finished the day 1-4 with five RBI. It was also the 100th home run of his career.

Mark Teahen also went yard, giving the Blue Jays an seven-run lead, and chasing Weaver. The Blue Jays ended up winning by a final of 11-2 with 13 hits in the game. All nine of the Jays starting players recorded a hit in the rout.

Weaver's counterpart, Toronto ace Ricky Romero, pitched much better. Romero went seven strong innings only allowing two hits. One of those hit was a home run to Alberto Callapso, his only run given up.

That was Romero's fourth consecutive win in as many starts, who lowered his ERA to 2.87.

On the opposite side of the field, Weaver's ERA was raised up to 2.13. While that's still outstanding, his ERA was only 1.78 before the game.

Even without Bautista, the Jays were able to clobber three home runs, and romp the Angels, led by Lind's grand slam, and Romero's fantastic pitching.