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June 4, 2011

The Daily J.P. Arencibia to Cooperstown Watch, Game 57: Slamfest

JP Arencibia homersIf J.P. Arencibia never gets to the Baseball Hall of Fame he might have a shot at becoming a legend of golf. That is if his first career MLB grand slam is any indication of his golfing prowess. The Jays’ rookie catcher walloped a breaking ball that was just inches from his toes into the left-field seats at Camden Yards, clearing the bases in the fifth inning and giving the Jays a 7-0 lead en route to an 8-4 victory over the Orioles. Arencibia drove lefty Zach Britton’s breaking ball that looked like it was heading for the dirt over the fence and did it in a way reminiscent of a younger Tiger Woods ripping a tee shot toward a fairway at Augusta National.

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Arencibia’s lone hit of Friday’s series opener turned out to deliver the winning RBI as the Jays (29-28) once again climbed over .500.

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