WASHINGTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays avoided the unsavory
distinction of becoming the first team to be swept by the bottom-dwelling Washington Nationals, getting five RBIs from Lyle Overbay and a solid outing by Ricky Romero in a 9-4 victory Sunday.
Romero (4-3) allowed two runs over seven innings with a season-high 118 pitches, taking a little of the strain off the Blue Jays' bullpen after extra-inning losses Friday and Saturday. Overbay's 3-for-5 day included a middle-deck solo homer in the third as Toronto finished 4-2 on a six-game road trip.
The loss snapped a season-high four-game winning streak for the Nationals, who took the last two of three against the New York Yankees and the first two against the Blue Jays.