Blue Jays-Rangers: Adam Lind's Two Homers Lead Toronto to 6-3 Victory

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IJune 9, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 09:  Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays bats against the Oakland Athletics on May 9, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays came into Arlington, Texas sporting a 7-14 record since 2004, but Adam Lind made sure that they would improve on that record with the first two-homer game of his career.

Vernon Wells started it off in the second inning when he led off with a walk, bringing up Lind. Lind then proceeded to crush the ball over the fence when Scott Feldman hung a breaking pitch.

The same situation played out in the fourth inning when Vernon Wells once again led off with a walk. Again, Lind crushed a ball over the center field fence for his second of the game and 11th of the season, both personal bests.

Things were looking good as Casey Janssen was also cruising, having held the Rangers scoreless after five innings, but things started unraveling in the sixth inning.

The Rangers were able to load the bases after Aaron Hill booted a double play ball with runners on first and second base.

All in all, the Rangers would score three runs in the inning to make the score 4-3.

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Janssen finished his outing with five and one-third innings pitched, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks, while striking out six batters.

Rangers starter Scott Feldman was done after six innings, having given up four runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out just two batters.

The Jays were able to add to their 4-3 lead in the ninth inning after loading the bases, getting a RBI single from Marco Scutaro, and a sacrifice fly from Aaron Hill.

Closer Scott Downs came on in the eighth for a four-out save, his eighth save of the season in nine opportunities.

Jason Frasor and Brandon League also threw scoreless appearances for the Jays.

Up Next: Brian Tallet (3-3) and his mustache will take on emergency call-up Doug Mathis (0-0) in the second game of a four game set.