Late-game explosion vaults Jays over Reds

Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated as he rounds third base by third base...

Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated as he rounds third base by third base coach Luis Rivera after hitting a three-run home run against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on June 20, 2014. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images/AFP)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:37 PM ET

CINCINNATI -- Apparently eight run leads aren’t what they used to be.

After falling behind 8-0 to the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning and staring a fourth consecutive loss in the face, the Toronto Blue Jays found their mojo, shook off their hitting doldrums and launched a miraculous comeback that ended in a wild 14-9 victory over a stunned Cincinnati team.

It was one for the ages and couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as the Jays had just been embarrassed in New York, swept by the Yankees in a three-game series, and had lost nine of their previous 12 games.

The comeback is the second biggest in Jays history, surpassed only by the 10-run comeback they manufactured in Boston on June 4 of 1989 -- a game they won 13-11 in 12 innings.

This one was just as sweet.


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