TORONTO (AP) -- Gregg Zaun made an immediate impact in his return
from the disabled list.
Zaun -- activated before the game after being sidelined with a
sore right calf -- gave Toronto a 5-4 lead with a two-run homer off
Jason Childers (0-1) in the fifth.
"It was really a nice moment for me to put us ahead and to
contribute first day back," Zaun said. "I haven't felt the calf
in a week. I felt good. There weren't any inhibitions about moving
around the bases."
Brian Tallet (1-0) pitched 2 2-3 innings for his first win since
his first career victory on Sept. 16, 2002, against Boston.
"It's been a long road with surgery and all," said Tallet, who
underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery in 2003.
Toronto starter Ted Lilly struggled in his first start of the
season, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on six walks and four
hits. Lilly's start was pushed back because of a sore back.
"We tried pretty much everything to get something going, some
sort of a pitch going. It was a tough day for him," Zaun said.
Tomas Perez gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead in the second with an RBI
Lilly issued three straight walks to Green, Jonny Gomes and
Aubrey Huff before Ty Wigginton hit a grounder to Glaus at third
base. His throw to the plate hit Green in the helmet and rolled to
the backstop, allowing two runs to score.
Hollins followed with an RBI single to give Tampa Bay 4-0 lead.
Frank Catalanotto hit a run-scoring double in the bottom half
for the Blue Jays.
Aaron Hill's sacrifice fly and Catalanotto's RBI single cut it
to 4-3 in the fourth.
After Eric Hinske walked in the fifth, Zaun homered to give
Toronto the lead for good.
"After getting two quick outs I had a walk and then fell behind
Zaun 2-0. I wanted to get a fastball over for a strike and I got
more of the plate than I wanted to and he took care of business,"
The Blue Jays added four runs in the sixth. Overbay, Shea
Hillenbrand and Eric Hinske had RBI singles in the inning.
The Blue Jays designated catcher Jason Phillips for
assignment to make room for Zaun. ... Toronto first base coach
Marty Pevey was sent home because he was experiencing nausea.
Hitting coach Mickey Brantley took over his duties at first.