Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run homer to lead Drabek and the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Lind homered off Vin Mazzaro in a three-run first inning. Jose Bautista was aboard on a single.
Yunel Escobar scored the first Blue Jays run with the help of two Kansas City errors. Escobar singled, stole second, moved to third on catcher Matt Treanor’s throwing error and came home on center fielder Melky Cabrera’s throwing error.
Arencibia hit his 10th homer, which ranks second among big league rookies, in the eighth with Lind on base to make it 8-5.
Jeff Francoeur drove in the first three Kansas City runs with two singles and a sacrifice fly. Rookie first baseman Eric Hosmer had two singles, extending his hitting streak to a career-high nine games, walked and scored two runs. Cabrera also had two hits and drove in a run.
Mazzaro (0-1), just recalled from Triple-A Omaha, was making his first big league appearance since giving up 14 runs on 11 hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings against the Indians on May 16.