Blue Jays blow five-run lead, lose to Dodgers again

Blue Jays batter Mark DeRosa dodges a pitch against the Dodgers during fifth inning MLB action in...

Blue Jays batter Mark DeRosa dodges a pitch against the Dodgers during fifth inning MLB action in Toronto, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

TORONTO - Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams used to say that the secret to calling a team meeting was timing.

How it's best not to call one before facing pitchers Bob Gibson, Nolan Ryan or Steve Carlton.

The Jays faced Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano Tuesday night after their 70-minute pre-game meeting.

Another codicil might be to stage said meeting with a rested bullpen.

The Dodgers came back from 5-2 and 8-3 deficits scoring seven runs off the bullpen for a 10-9 win before 32,158 fans at Rogers Centre Tuesday night.

The 14-5 debacle was awful.

This one wasn't far behind as the Jays lost for the 10th time in their last 13 games.

Taking over with an 8-6 lead in the eighth, Darren Oliver saw it go up in smoke in 14 pitches: a Carl Crawford walk, a Yasiel Puig walk (the fourth time he reached) and an Adrian Gonzalez homer to straightaway centre.


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