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  • June 6, 2009 - MLB.com
    Jays take Greinke deep, drub Royals: The Jays came out with an unlikely explosion of offense on Friday at Rogers Centre, pounding the Royals, 9-3. Lyle Overbay, Adam Lind and Rod Barajas all homered, while Ricky Romero tossed seven impressive innings of three-run ball.
  • June 6, 2009 - USA Today
    Blue Jays rock Greinke, hand Royals eighth straight loss: Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay hit solo home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays gave Kansas City ace Zack Greinke a rare pounding in handing the Royals their eighth straight loss, 9-3 on Friday night.


  • June 6, 2009 - Philadelphia Daily News
    Blue Jays are a Royal pain for ace Greinke: Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay hit solo home runs and host Toronto gave Kansas City ace Zack Greinke a rare pounding with last night's 9-3 win.
  • June 6, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Jays work over Greinke as Royals' losses mount: Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay hit solo home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays gave Kansas City ace Zack Greinke a rare pounding in handing the Royals their eighth straight loss, 9-3 on Friday night.
  • June 6, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Jays rough up ace Greinke, rout Royals (AP): Zack Greinke felt weird after taking his worst pounding of the season. Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay hit solo home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up the Kansas City ace, handing the Royals their eighth straight loss, 9-3 on Friday night. "They hit me real hard today," Greinke said. "Whatever I threw was hit.
  • April 24, 2009 - Associated Press
    Rios' two-run homer helps Blue Jays beat Rangers: TORONTO (AP) -- Alex Rios hit a two-run homer, Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Thursday night....
  • April 24, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Blue Jays go long to win fifth series of season: Alex Rios hit a two-run homer, Vernon Wells and Lyle Overbay also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Thursday night.
  • April 24, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Blue Jays use 3 homers to beat Rangers (AP): With every Toronto win, Lyle Overbay sees his teammates' expectations grow. Alex Rios hit a two-run homer, Vernon Wells and Overbay also connected and the Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Thursday night. "You can tell around the clubhouse, everybody is real confident," Overbay said. "It's fun, it's a different atmosphere.
  • April 19, 2009 - MLB.com
    Tallet sets up Overbay's walk-off: Lyle Overbay's two-run walk-off homer in the 12th inning gave the Blue Jays a 4-2 victory over the A's on Saturday and made it a great day for the Toronto bullpen.
  • April 19, 2009 - USA Today
    Overbay homers in 12th as Blue Jays beat A's 4-2: In a battle of bullpens, the Oakland Athletics' relievers broke first.Lyle Overbay hit a two-out, two-run homer off Dan Giese in the 12th inning, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-2 win over Oakland on Saturday.

  • April 19, 2009 - ESPN.com
    Blue Jays' Overbay homers in 12th to dump A's: Lyle Overbay hit a two-out, two-run homer off Dan Giese in the 12th inning, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.
  • April 19, 2009 - Yahoo!
    Overbay's HR in 12th gets Jays past A's (AP): In a battle of bullpens, the Oakland Athletics' relievers broke first. Lyle Overbay hit a two-out, two-run homer off Dan Giese in the 12th inning, giving the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-2 win over Oakland on Saturday. Five Toronto relievers combined to work 6 2-3 scoreless innings, giving up only a single, and the Blue Jays beat Oakland for the seventh time in eight games.
  • August 8, 2008 - Yahoo!
    A's losing streak hits 10 as Jays sweep (AP):

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    With a string of successful starts under new manager Cito Gaston, A.J. Burnett has pitched the Toronto Blue Jays back into the playoff picture. Burnett won his fourth straight outing and the Blue Jays extended Oakland's losing streak to 10 games, beating the Athletics 6-4 on Thursday night. "It's big for us to hopefully keep on a good run here because we're far from out of it right now," Burnett...


  • July 1, 2008 - Yahoo!
    Jays' Halladay dominant in 4-hit shutout (AP):

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    Even with five complete games already this season, Roy Halladay had a lingering feeling that a little piece of his pitching was lacking. He found what was missing, at least on Monday night. Halladay pitched his 10th career shutout, dominating the Seattle Mariners and limiting them to just four singles in Toronto's 2-0 win, the Blue Jays' third straight victory.


  • June 20, 2008 - Seattle Times
    No-hit magic vanishes as Brewers beat Blue Jays 8-7: The magic disappeared in the eighth, when former Brewer Lyle Overbay broke up Dave Bush's no-hitter, and then it all became secondary when Milwaukee allowed six runs in the ninth to put the outcome in real jeopardy.
  • May 31, 2008 - MLB.com
    Jays' bats come alive to top Angels: Lyle Overbay belted a pair of home runs to lead a fiery Blue Jays offense past the Angels, 9-4, on Friday night in the opener a of a three-game set at Angel Stadium.
  • May 31, 2008 - NY Times
    Jays 10, Angels 4: ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a pair of solo homers and an RBI single, leading Toronto to a 10-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night and making it a pleasant homecoming for Blue Jays shortstop David Eckstein.

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  • May 23, 2008 - MLB.com
    Bullpen a dominating force for Jays: The Blue Jays, lacking in the power department this season, received a well-timed blast by Lyle Overbay on Thursday, helping Toronto eke out a 4-3 win over the Angels.
  • May 23, 2008 - NY Times
    Blue Jays 4, Angels 3: TORONTO (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a go-ahead solo homer, A.J. Burnett won back-to-back starts for the first time this season and the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 on Thursday night.

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  • May 23, 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Overbay's homer helps Jays beat Angels: The Los Angeles Angels are struggling at the plate right now. Toronto's Lyle Overbay has no such troubles. Overbay hit a go-ahead solo homer, A.J. Burnett won back-to-back starts for the first time this season and the Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep by...
  • May 19, 2008 - NY Times
    Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5: Lyle Overbay’s three-run pinch-hit homer and Shannon Stewart’s two-run double helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Sunday in a game that was delayed twice by rain.

  • May 19, 2008 - Associated Press
    Overbay's pinch-hit homer lifts Jays over Phillies: PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lyle Overbay's three-run pinch-hit homer and Shannon Stewart's two-run double helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Sunday in a game that was delayed twice by rain....
  • May 14, 2008 - MLB.com
    Jays take series opener in Minnesota: Lyle Overbay and Shannon Stewart each hit run-scoring doubles and Matt Stairs added a solo homer to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at the Metrodome.
  • May 13, 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Indians' Cabrera turns rare unassisted triple play: Indians second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history, accomplishing the feat Monday night in the second game of a doubleheader against Toronto. Cabrera made a diving catch on a line drive by Lyle Overbay,...
  • May 13, 2008 - FoxSports.com
    Indians 2B Cabrera turns unassisted triple play: Indians second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history Monday night.Cabrera made a diving catch on a line drive by Toronto's Lyle Overbay, touched second base and then tagged out Marco Scutaro. Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made the last unassisted triple play, on April 29, 2007, against Atlanta. Oakland second baseman Randy Velarde last turned the trick inthe AL, on May 29, 2000, against the Yankees.
  • April 17, 2008 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
    Rangers win 7-5 on the road in 14 innings:

    TORONTO—Frank Catalanotto scored the go-ahead run on A.J. Burnett’s wild pitch in the 14th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 Wednesday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.

    With the bullpen depleted, Burnett (1-1) relieved in the 14th. Burnett, who started in Texas on Sunday, became Toronto’s ninth pitcher of the game, tying a team record.

    Gerald Laird greeted Burnett with a single and went to third on Catalanotto’s one-out double just inside the first-base line.

    With the infield in, Laird tried to score on Michael Young’s grounder and was thrown out at the plate. Catalanotto moved up to third on the play and scored one pitch later when Burnett threw a pitch through catcher Gregg Zaun’s legs.

    Josh Hamilton followed with an RBI double. Hamilton finished 4-for-7 and drove in two runs—for the first time in seven games, he did not score.

    Catalanotto also homered and Jason Botts hit a solo homer and two-run double for the Rangers. Milton Bradley drew five walks, two of them intentional, and extended his hitting streak to 11 games for Texas while going 2-for-3.

    Dustin Nippert (1-1) worked one inning for the win and C.J. Wilson closed it out for his fourth save.

    Few fans from the announced crowd of 15,686 remained when the final pitch was thrown at midnight, four hours and 53 minutes after the game began.

    Toronto rookie Jesse Carlson struck out three straight to escape a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 11th.

    The Blue Jays put runners at first and third with one out in the 10th, but Joe Inglett grounded into an inning-ending double play.

    Trailing 5-2, Toronto tied it with three runs in the eighth against reliever Joaquin Benoit. Frank Thomas walked, pinch-hitter Matt Stairs singled and Lyle Overbay walked before Benoit issued a bases-loaded walk to Marco Scutaro.

    Wes Littleton came on to face pinch-hitter Inglett, who grounded to first baseman Ben Broussard, who had replaced Botts for defensive purposes in the seventh. Broussard tried to get a force at second, but threw wildly into left field, allowing two runs to score and tying it at 5.

    Texas has made eight errors in its past six games and leads the AL with 17 errors this season. Rangers third baseman Hank Blalock left in the 10th with a sore lower back and was replaced by Adam Melhuse.

    Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler was held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season, but pinch-hit for Ramon Vazquez in the sixth.

    Rangers left-hander Kason Gabbard gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. Toronto righty Jesse Litsch allowed four runs on nine hits in five-plus innings. He walked none and struck out five.

  • April 12, 2008 - NY Times
    Blue Jays 8, Rangers 5: ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double, Vernon Wells drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
  • April 12, 2008 - San Francisco Chronicle
    Overbay, Wells Spur Jays Past Rangers: Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double, Vernon Wells drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. Jesse Litsch (2-0) allowed two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings for...
  • September 1, 2007 - NY Times
    Blue Jays 7, Mariners 5: TORONTO (AP) -- The slumping Seattle Mariners lost their seventh straight game as Troy Glaus hit a two-run homer and Lyle Overbay and Alex Rios also went deep in the Toronto Blue Jays' 7-5 win Friday night.
  • September 1, 2007 - Seattle Times
    Blue Jays hand M's seventh straight loss, 7-5: The slumping Mariners lost their seventh straight game as Troy Glaus hit a two-run homer and Lyle Overbay and Alex Rios also went deep in the Toronto Blue Jays'7-5 win Friday night.
  • August 29, 2007 - NY Times
    Blue Jays 5, Athletics 4: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Stairs homered and Lyle Overbay hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
  • August 29, 2007 - San Francisco Chronicle
    A's can't shake same sad song: Bullpen blues: After getting swept by the A's in Toronto last week, the Blue Jays are poised to return the favor today. Fitting that redemption theme on Tuesday night, Toronto's main man was Lyle Overbay, who'd hit into two double plays earlier in the night. He'd stranded...
  • July 16, 2007 - NY Times
    Blue Jays 2, Red Sox 1: BOSTON (AP) -- Rookie Jesse Litsch held Boston to one run in 6 2-3 innings, and Lyle Overbay had three hits off All-Star game winner Josh Beckett on Sunday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
  • July 13, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Trade watch: Going deep: Coming off the DL, John Halpin says Lyle Overbay can be a solid addition to a fantasy roster that some may overlook.
  • June 5, 2007 - ESPN.com
    Jays' Overbay out 4-6 weeks with broken hand: Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand.
  • June 4, 2007 - Denver Rocky Mountain News
    Overbay out 4-to-6 weeks with broken hand: Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand.
  • June 4, 2007 - ESPN.com
    Jays lose Overbay for 4-6 weeks: Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay is expected to miss four to six weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand.
  • May 29, 2007 - USA Today
    Yanks 'not happy campers' after loss to Blue Jays: The Yankees arrived in Toronto for the start of a season-high 10-game trip, held a one-hour pregame meeting and followed with one of their flattest performances in a season that is spinning out of control. Dustin McGowan won for the first time in more than a year, Lyle Overbay homered and the Blue Jays beat New York 7-2 Monday night.

  • May 29, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Big comeback still ends as 13-inning defeat: The Twins shook off the blows caused by a horrible performance by righthander Ramon Ortiz on Saturday to scramble back from a five-run, eighth-inning deficit. They emptied their bullpen (Boof Bonser would have been the next reliever), had several clutch hits, rode a huge night by Michael Cuddyer and responded to most challenges. And thats why nights like Saturday can be deflating. Lyle Overbays RBI single in the 13th gave Toronto a 9-8 victory over the Twins in front of an announced Metrodome crowd of 31,434 that groaned and booed early, roared in the middle and was silenced late. I really
  • May 29, 2007 - Houston Chronicle
    AL: Listless Yankees go down meekly: The Yankees arrived in Toronto for the start of a season-long 10-game trip, held a one-hour pregame meeting and followed with one of their flattest performances in a season that is spinning out of control. Dustin McGowan won for the first time in more than a year and Lyle Overbay hit a go-ahead home run as the Blue Jays beat New York 7-2 Monday night.
  • May 27, 2007 - Washington Post
    Overbay Carries Jays Past Twins in 13: Lyle Overbay drives in four runs, including a two-out, two-strike single in the top of the 13th inning that gives Toronto a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday night.
  • May 27, 2007 - Houston Chronicle
    AL: Jays top Twins in 13: Lyle Overbay drove in four runs, including a two-out, two-strike single in the top of the 13th inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on a back-and-forth Saturday night.
  • May 27, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Overbay lifts Jays over Twins in 13th (AP):

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    The Minnesota Twins were finally out of relievers, and rallies. Lyle Overbay ended an exhausting game by waiting for the right pitch and driving in the winner for the Toronto Blue Jays. Overbay hit a two-out, two-strike single in the top of the 13th on Saturday night, totaling four RBIs to lift Toronto to a 9-8 victory over Minnesota after wasting a five-run eighth-inning lead.


  • May 20, 2007 - CBS Sportsline
    Stairs' 10th career salami propels Jays: Matt Stairs hit a grand slam, Lyle Overbay drove in four runs with a triple and homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 13-2 on Saturday night.
  • May 20, 2007 - Washington Post
    Blue Jays Hammer Moyer, Phillies: Shaun Marcum pitches six strong innings, Matt Stairs hits a grand slam and Lyle Overbay drives in four runs in Toronto's 13-2 win over Philadelphia.
  • May 13, 2007 - Boston Herald
    Blue Jays 5, Devil Rays 4: TORONTO - Vernon Wells scored the go-ahead run from first base on Lyle Overbay's two-out single in the seventh inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 5-4 Saturday for their...
  • April 25, 2007 - Boston Herald
    Take-out order: Overbay:'I don't play dirty': Blue Jays first baseman Lyle Overbay said he meant no harm to Alex Cora when he took out the Red Sox infielder with a hands-up slide in Toronto last week.Cora, in the game at Rogers Centre at shortstop,...
  • April 20, 2007 - Boston Globe
    It was difficult for Cora to let takeout slide: When Alex Cora got up, dusted himself off, and tried to control himself long enough to refrain from going after Lyle Overbay, another thought popped into his head as angry mutterings popped out of his mouth. He just hoped his mother -- or daughter or wife -- wasn't watching and reading lips yesterday.
  • April 20, 2007 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    Thursday's MLB roundup: al roundup cora stars at plate, in field for boston • BOSTON 5, TORONTO 3: Alex Cora saved the Red Sox with his glove, then won the game with his bat. Cora was upended by Lyle Overbay on a double play, then tripled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as the Red Sox beat the host Blue Jays on Thursday. Cora, playing at shortstop, was toppled by Lyle Overbay as he made the relay throw on a 1-6-3 double play that got Mike Timlin out of an eighth-inning jam. nl roundup MOYER, ROWAND SPARK PHILLIES • PHILADELPHIA 4, WASHINGTON 2: Jamie Moyer
  • April 20, 2007 - Boston Herald
    He's hard-Cora: Utility man does it all: TORONTO - Alex Cora's adrenaline was pumping, and he put it to good use.Just moments after being upended by a questionable Lyle Overbay slide on a momentum-changing double play to end the eighth...
  • April 18, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Dice-K sharp, but Red Sox fall to Jays: Daisuke Matsuzaka's lack of control in a key situation cost him against the Toronto Blue Jays.Dice-K struck out 10 over six innings but forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk to Gregg Zaun in the fourth, and Toronto beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Tuesday night despite getting just three hits. Matsuzaka (1-2) retired his first eight batters and Wily Mo Pena's third-inning homer gave him a lead, but Lyle Overbay's single tied the score in the two-run fourth.
  • April 10, 2007 - FoxSports.com
    Jays rout Royals in home opener: A.J. Burnett and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Vernon Wells homered to lead Toronto to a 9-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the Blue Jays' home opener on Monday night.Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double for the AL East-leading Blue Jays, who have averaged seven runs a game in the first six games. Toronto has won three straight. John Buck homered off Burnett for the Royals, who played the first of a 10-game road trip.
  • April 10, 2007 - Yahoo!
    Burnett, Wells star in Jays' opener (AP): A high-scoring offense has the Toronto Blue Jays off to the best start in the AL East. A.J. Burnett and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Vernon Wells homered to lead Toronto to a 9-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the Blue Jays' home opener on Monday night. Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double for the AL East-leading Blue Jays, who have averaged seven runs a game in the first six...
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