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Jays-A’s: Cecil Shuts Down Oakland as Jays Win 5-0

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I was one of the cynics when the Toronto Blue Jays called up Brett Cecil from Triple-A Las Vegas.

But two starts in, Cecil has looked really good.

On Sunday afternoon, the rookie left-hander shut down the Oakland A's to pick up his first big-league win, and the Blue Jays won, 5-0.

Cecil gave up just five hits in his eight scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Alex Rios homered for the Blue Jays, and had three RBI. Rios' third homer, a solo blast in the third inning, gave the Jays a 1-0 lead, before his sacrifice fly in the fifth upped the advantage to 2-0.

Toronto had a shot to blow the game wide open in the fifth, but Oakland starter Dallas Braden struck out both Vernon ...

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