Reim time in Houston, Jays beat Astros 6-5

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Nolan Reimold (14) is congratulated by second baseman Ryan...

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Nolan Reimold (14) is congratulated by second baseman Ryan Goins (17) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Jul 31, 2014 in Houston, TX, USA. (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:19 PM ET

HOUSTON — No new player walked into the Blue Jays clubhouse to be greeted with handshakes and smiles.

On trade deadline day the Blue Jays did natta, zippo, nothing.

Later in the day, the Jays showed a measure of energy in their back-and-forth affair against the Houston Astros.

Leading the list was DH Nolan Reimold who socked two solo home runs including the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth. Both homers were line drives to left.

Oddly enough, Reimold was only in the lineup as a replacement for Colby Rasmus who was scratched after showing up late. Rasmus would enter the game in the eighth inning, however, as a defensive replacement.

The second homer by Reimold was enough to supply the Jays with a 6-5 victory and extend their win streak to six games.

Jose Bautista, who had two RBIs, and Dioner Navarro would also hit solo shots for the Jays.

Drew Hutchison started for the Jays but lasted all of three innings.


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