Bits: Thoughts on Austin Jackson, Cueto 

April, 6, 2012
Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia blasted a three-run home run in the 16th inning Thursday, finishing off a comeback win in Cleveland. Arencibia had been hitless in six at-bats to that point, with three strikeouts. There's no questioning the backstop's power; he hit 23 home runs as a rookie in 2011. However, he also batted .219. There's little indication either figure was a fluke.

• The first Washington Nationals save went to Brad Lidge, although it came with some peril. Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart just missed a game-tying home run, settling for a triple, and Lidge escaped the jam. Nats manager Davey Johnson claims Henry Rodriguez will share the role with Lidge. After Thursday's game, H-Rod might just take it until Drew Storen returns.

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Rick Osentoski/US PresswireAustin Jackson's walk-off single ended Thursday's game.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson had three hits Thursday, including the game-winning RBI single. For Jackson, who didn't have a three-hit game all of April 2011, it's hopefully a harbinger of good things. A 22nd-rounder, on average, in ESPN live drafts, Jackson can help owners in runs and stolen bases, but he must improve his .249 batting average.