Rasmus, Bautista HRs help Jays beat Brewers 10-9
Axford blows save by giving up back-to-back homers
MILWAUKEE — Colby Rasmus and Jose Bautista erased a one-run deficit with back-to-back home runs off closer John Axford in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-9 on Tuesday night.
It was the second back-to-back homer performance of the night for Rasmus and Bautista, who combined with Edwin Encarnacion to homer in three straight at-bats in the sixth.
The blown save marred what was otherwise a memorable day for Axford. Earlier in the day, he posted a photo of his newborn son, Jameson Aedan, on his Twitter account.
The Brewers had taken the lead on Aramis Ramirez’s grand slam in the sixth inning, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on. Reliever Manny Parra gave up a pair of runs during a sloppy outing in the seventh that included a pair of wild pitches.
Casey Janssen earned his seventh save.