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Hill hits grand slam as Jays crush White Sox

Hill's 1st inning grand slam was his first home run since Sept 29, 2010.

Aaron Hill and Edwin Encarnacion certainly picked a good time to hit their first home runs of the season – in consecutive at-bats. Hill’s was a 1st inning grand slam – the first of the year for the Jays – followed by Encarnacion’s solo shot that capped a 6-run inning off White Sox’s starter John Danks. Danks has been atrocious so far this season and with the loss pushed his record to 0-8 with an ERA of 5.25 It took Danks 51 pitches to get through the first inning – the most pitches thrown in any inning this season.

Later, Danks was involved in a minor verbal scuffle with Jose Bautista after Bautista popped up, threw his bat to the ground in disgust, and jogged to first base. Danks believed Bautista was showing him up, and Bautista claimed he was just frustrated he missed his pitch.

Ricky Romero didn’t have the smoothest of afternoons, but managed to get through 7 giving up only 2 runs improving his record to 5-4 on the season. Casey Janssen, who has been the Jays best reliever this season, pitched a perfect 8th and Shawn Camp had a rough 9th giving up two runs – luckily the Jays were winning 13-2 by that point, so a late inning collapse wasn’t in the cards.

The Jays finished the series winning 3 straight and continued their dominance over the White Sox winning the last 15 of 18 overall in Toronto. They look to continue swinging a hot bat when they welcome the AL-leading Cleveland Indians to town today. Jo-Jo Reyes is on the mound looking to avoid history for the most consecutive starts without a win. He’ll face Fausto Carmona who’s 3-0 with a 3.21 ERA in 5 career starts against the Jays.

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