Jays Strike Early And Often In Rout Of A's

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Vin Mazzaro in a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

The Blue Jays scored five runs off Mazzaro before making an out. Adam Lind doubled after Hill's 26th homer, and Lyle Overbay and Vernon Wells each walked to load the bases. Alex Rios then hit a three-run double.

Lind singled in a run in the second and Rod Barajas hit his 10th homer off Mazzaro in the fifth.

Ricky Romero (10-4) gave up two runs in seven innings for Toronto, joining Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann as the only rookies with double-digit victories.