Blue Jays bats come to life at end of dreary road trip

Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (right) smiles in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning...

Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (right) smiles in the dugout after scoring in the sixth inning against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:14 PM ET

MILWAUKEE - The tourniquet was applied, the bleeding stopped and the Blue Jays live to fight another day.

The Jays ended their road trip Wednesday on a winning note with a 9-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers but after going 2-6 on the road there is really little to cheer about.

A 1-7 record would have been a disaster but 2-6 isn’t a whole lot better at this stage of the season.

But give them credit, the Jays could have folded their tent when after four they trailed 2-0.

Instead they came back with two runs in the fifth and after Milwaukee went ahead 3-2 in the fifth, the Jays took the lead in the sixth with a big five-run inning.

The big blows were the unlikely sight of back-to-back doubles by Josh Thole and Munenori Kawasaki that produced the first run with Jose Reyes punching a single to right that scored Kawasaki with the go-ahead run.


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