The Jays were outplayed by the Reds through the first six innings Friday night at the Great American Ballpark, but still found a way to win.

In the seventh, trailing by a run, the Jays used a combination of lightning and thunder from Cory Patterson, a hit-by-pitch and a steal, from Jose Bautista, a long double to centre, and finally from Adam Lind, a huge homer for the fourth consecutive game that led to a 3-2 win in the first game of the series and the road trip.

"When you have that kind of swing and you swing at strikes as he's doing, that type of a swing and that kind of power can produce the results he's getting," manager John Farrell said of his cleanup hitter. "When Adam came back into the dugout the first couple of times, he's never seen (Mike) Leake before. He kept people offstride with a good assortment of pitches. But what Adam's doing is tremendous."