Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 4/8)

Game 1: Friday, April 7
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Game 2: Saturday, April 8
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Game 3: Sunday, April 9
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Devil Rays 4

(2-3, 2-3 away)

Blue Jays 8

(3-2, 3-2 home)

    1:07 PM ET, April 8, 2006

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    W: B. Tallet (1-0)

    L: J. Childers (0-1)

    Zaun's two-run HR helps Jays rally past Rays

    TORONTO (AP) -- Gregg Zaun made an immediate impact in his return from the disabled list.

    Zaun hit a go-ahead homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 8-4 on Saturday.

    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.

    Nick Green and Damon Hollins each had two hits for the Devil Rays, who rallied from a six-run deficit to beat Toronto 9-8 on Friday.

    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.

    Toronto's new acquisitions continued to produce as Troy Glaus walked three times and Lyle Overbay hit an RBI single.

    Tomas Perez gave Tampa Bay a 1-0 lead in the second with an RBI single.

    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," Childers said.

    The Blue Jays added four runs in the sixth. Overbay, Shea Hillenbrand and Eric Hinske had RBI singles in the inning.

    Game notes

    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.

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