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Toronto—Oakland: Overbay’s Walk Off Brings Jays, Game, and Fans to Life

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

For a game that started off based around the small ball the ending was much more powerful and much more dramatic.

Lyle Overbay came up to bat with two outs and Jose Bautista on first. He then sent the 1-0 pitch Dan Giese threw to deep right-centre to seal the game. The homerun came in the 12 inning to give the Jays a 4-2 win Saturday.

“I was either going to pop that straight up or hit a homer,” Overbay said. “I was glad it went the way it did.”

Considering most of the runs came via small ball; bunts, sacrifices and steal, it was an entertaining way to send the fans home happy.

“A lot of games end in home runs,” Jays manager Cito Gaston said. “You eithe...

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