Tiger-Cats slip past Eskimos

Edmonton's Chris Rwabukamba (left) closes in on Hamilton's C.J. Gable during CFL action at...

Edmonton's Chris Rwabukamba (left) closes in on Hamilton's C.J. Gable during CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alta., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (CODIE MCLACHLAN/QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:32 AM ET

It was the battle of the two lowest-scoring teams in the CFL at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday.

Coming in tied for last place with 99 points apiece on the season, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats edged the Edmonton Eskimos 30-29 in front of 31,006.

It was the first time in the history of Commonwealth that the Eskimos have started a season 0-3 at home, while the Ticats broke a six-game losing streak in Edmonton dating back to 2007, to improve to 2-4, while Edmonton stalls at 1-5.

Trailing 30-22 with just under two minutes left, Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly hit slotback Marcus Henry on a 40-yard gain into Hamilton territory, before having an Arthur Hobbs interception waived off by pass interference on Dee Webb.

Objectional conduct set them up three yards from the end zone before backup Kerry Joseph fought off a sack and found fullback Calvin McCarty at the back of the end zone, before going for two.


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