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TORONTO -- Melky Cabrera beat his old team with some old bats.
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Cabrera matched a career-high by going 4 for 5 with two RBI. He reached on an error and hit an RBI single in Toronto's six-run first, singled again in the fourth and sixth, and doubled home a run in the seventh.
"He's been on a nice little roll lately," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He can hit, he's always been a good hitter. Early on he struggled, just like everybody else. Now he's starting to feel it a little bit."
Cabrera's big night came with bats he used while playing for the Giants last year, black bats stamped with an orange 53, his jersey number.
"I left some bats last season and Murph (Mike Murphy, the Giants equipment manager) sent them to me and I was using them today," Cabrera said through a translator.
Before the game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy presented Cabrera with his 2012 World Series ring in a private ceremony in the weight room.
"It was brief," Bochy said. "He was thankful and excited that he got the ring. I thanked him for his contributions, it was pretty simple. I think he was looking forward to getting it and he seemed really excited to get his ring."
The MVP of last year's All-Star game, Cabrera was suspended 50 games Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test, and was later left off San Francisco's postseason roster. He signed a two-year $16-million deal with Toronto in November.
Edwin Encarnacion drove in two runs and scored twice as the Blue Jays had a season-high 18 hits and won three straight games for just the second time this season.
"We did a lot of good things tonight," Dickey said. "That's what we've seen more and more of over the course of the last week and a half to two weeks. I certainly think it can be a jumping off point for us."
Dickey (3-5) struck out a season-high 10 in six innings, allowing two runs and six hits, to win for the first time since April 18 against the Chicago White Sox.
"Great job," Gibbons said. "The knuckleball was alive."
Brandon Belt hit a solo homer and Pablo Sandoval added a three-run shot off Lincoln in the ninth but it wasn't enough for the NL West-leading Giants, who came in having won three straight and 10 of 13.
Barry Zito, who has won just once in six starts, allowed eight runs, five earned, and a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The lefty, who walked two and struck out two, fell to 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in six career starts at Rogers Centre.
"He did a great job of putting that [first] inning behind him and pitching well," Bochy said. "He didn't cave in, he kept going."
The Blue Jays jumped on Zito (3-2) in an 11-batter first, taking advantage of two Giants errors. Cabrera reached on a throwing error by Sandoval and Jose Bautista walked before Encarnacion hit an RBI single, advancing to second when Hunter Pence threw home.
"We made a lot of mistakes today," Bochy said.
The Giants got one back in the second on a two-out RBI single by Nick Noonan after back-to-back walks by Dickey.
Belt's fifth homer, a solo shot off the facing of the second deck in right in the fourth, cut it to 6-2, but the Blue Jays chased Zito and scored three more runs with a two-out rally in the sixth.
Belt had an RBI double off Lincoln in the eighth, and Sandoval made it 10-6 with his seventh homer in the ninth.
Former Blue Jays infielder Marco Scutaro, who started at DH, extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the third. He finished 3 for 5.
|R.A. Dickey -- a winner for the first time since April 18 -- strikes out 10 for the Jays, who bang out a season-high 18 hits. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Angel Pagan, CF||4||0||0||0||0||2||0||.252|
|Andres Torres, CF||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.246|
|Marco Scutaro, DH||5||1||3||0||0||1||0||.315|
|Pablo Sandoval, 3B||5||1||1||3||0||0||2||.316|
|Buster Posey, C||4||0||0||0||0||2||2||.285|
|Guillermo Quiroz, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.238|
|Hunter Pence, RF||3||2||2||0||1||0||0||.288|
|Brandon Belt, 1B||3||1||2||2||1||1||1||.244|
|Gregor Blanco, LF||4||0||1||0||0||3||4||.287|
|Nick Noonan, 2B||4||0||1||1||0||2||2||.256|
|Brandon Crawford, SS||4||0||0||0||0||4||3||.271|
|2B - Hunter Pence (10, Dickey), Brandon Belt (7, Lincoln)|
|HR - Pablo Sandoval (7, Lincoln), Brandon Belt (5, Dickey)|
|RBI - Pablo Sandoval 3 (29), Brandon Belt 2 (20), Nick Noonan (3)|
|2-OUT RBI - Pablo Sandoval 3 (13), Brandon Belt (10), Nick Noonan (1)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|DP - Crawford-Noonan-Belt, Crawford-Noonan-Belt|
|E - Angel Pagan (2, Misplayed grounder), Pablo Sandoval (4, Throwing)|
|San Francisco Giants|
|Barry Zito (L,3-2)||5.2||12||8||5||2||2||0||3.40|
|Pitches-Strikes - Barry Zito 101-65, George Kontos 33-19, Jose Mijares 15-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Barry Zito 6-7, Jose Mijares 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Barry Zito 29, George Kontos 10, Jose Mijares 4|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Melky Cabrera, DH||5||2||4||2||0||0||0||.278|
|Jose Bautista, RF||3||2||2||0||2||0||2||.256|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||4||2||2||2||1||0||4||.238|
|Mark DeRosa, 2B||3||1||1||1||0||0||3||.222|
|a- Adam Lind, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.274|
|Munenori Kawasaki, PR-SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.246|
|Brett Lawrie, 3B||5||0||3||1||0||0||0||.200|
|Maicer Izturis, SS-2B||5||1||1||0||0||0||4||.218|
|Colby Rasmus, CF||5||1||2||1||0||2||1||.238|
|Henry Blanco, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.138|
|Emilio Bonifacio, LF||4||1||2||1||0||0||0||.198|
|a-singled for DeRosa in the 6th|
|2B - Melky Cabrera (6, Kontos), Edwin Encarnacion (3, Kontos), Brett Lawrie 2 (3, Kontos, Mijares), Maicer Izturis (5, Zito)|
|RBI - Melky Cabrera 2 (14), Edwin Encarnacion 2 (29), Mark DeRosa (13), Adam Lind (6), Brett Lawrie (10), Colby Rasmus (16), Emilio Bonifacio (7)|
|2-OUT RBI - Melky Cabrera 2 (10), Edwin Encarnacion (15), Adam Lind (3), Brett Lawrie (1), Emilio Bonifacio (3)|
|CS - Maicer Izturis (2, 3rd base by Zito/Posey)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|R.A. Dickey (W,3-5)||6||6||2||2||2||10||1||4.83|
|Pitches-Strikes - R.A. Dickey 115-74, Brett Cecil 13-10, Brad Lincoln 46-29, Esmil Rogers 2-1|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R.A. Dickey 2-6|
|Batters Faced - R.A. Dickey 26, Brett Cecil 3, Brad Lincoln 10, Esmil Rogers 1|
|Attendance - 31753|
|Game Time - 2:54|
|Temperature - 68|
|Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Tom Hallion, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski|