May 14, 2013
Blue Jays stomp all over World Series champs
Dickey puts in Cy Young-worthy pitching performance
By BILL LANKOFF, QMI Agency

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey celebrates a strike out against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of their MLB baseball game in Toronto May 14, 2013. (REUTERS)

TORONTO - For a team with championship aspirations it is necessary to play like champions.

It is necessary to beat champions.

And, for at least one night in May, the Blue Jays played the part Tuesday, spanking Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants 10-6 with an 18-hit barrage.

They got pitching. They got timely hitting. Neither of which has been in evidence regularly as teams hit the quarter pole of the season.

R.A. Dickey looked Cy Young-worthy for the first time in a Toronto jersey, fanning 10, before handing a 9-2 lead to the bullpen in the seventh.

There were a couple walks that cost him a run in the second but Dickey got a standing ovation in the sixth when he struck out the side after a Hunter Pence double.


 


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