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SportsRed Sox close out four-game series with 8-2 rout of Blue Jays in matinee

23:30  23 may  2019
23:30  23 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Blue Jays offence matches franchise low in series sweep by Twins

Blue Jays offence matches franchise low in series sweep by Twins It was hard to believe the Blue Jays’ three-game series against the Minnesota Twins could get any worse. Toronto was outscored 11-0 Monday and Tuesday, and outhit 20-9. The Twins’ rotation produced back-to-back seven-inning performances, while the Jays staff left the bullpen with a heavy workload. And then in Wednesday’s finale, the visitors completed an emphatic sweep with a 9-1 victory at the Rogers Centre. One run in total ties the franchise worst for a three-game series, last done in 1981. The Jays’ lone run came on Billy McKinney’s homer in the fifth, one of just two Toronto hits on the night.

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TORONTO — Ryan Weber threw six strong innings and every Boston starter had at least one hit as the Red Sox clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Former Blue Jays outfielder Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer to put the game away in the ninth inning. He had three of Boston's 15 hits.

Eduardo Nunez, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts had two hits apiece for the reigning World Series champs, who won three of four games in the series.

Boston (27-23) has won four of its last five games and 16 of its last 22.

Justin Smoak homered and Brandon Drury had two hits for the Blue Jays (20-30), who have dropped eight of their last 10 home games.

Red Sox crush Guerrero-less Blue Jays 12-2 in Victoria Day matinee

Red Sox crush Guerrero-less Blue Jays 12-2 in Victoria Day matinee TORONTO — The Boston Red Sox crushed the Vladimir Guerrero Jr.-less Toronto Blue Jays on Victoria Day. The defending World Series champions belted four homers, including a pair of early two-run blasts from infielder Michael Chavis and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., for a dominant 12-2 win at Rogers Centre on Monday afternoon. The 20-year-old Guerrero was given a scheduled day off, even though he hit his first four career Major League homers on the Blue Jays' six-game road trip that ended Sunday. After going homerless in his first 13 outings, Guerrero not only smacked four homers in six games, he hit .333 with nine RBIs to be named the American League player of the week.

Starter Clayton Richard made his Blue Jays debut after being reinstated from the injured list before the game. He was acquired last December from San Diego, but started the season on the IL with a right knee injury.

Rowdy Tellez extended his hitting streak to a career-best eight games with a leadoff double off Weber in the second inning. He came home on a double by Freddy Galvis.

A little rusty at times after making just one minor-league start, Richard held Boston to one earned run and two hits over his four-inning appearance.

He was wide on a pickoff attempt in the first inning, had a balk in the third and uncorked a wild pitch that was three feet off the plate later in the frame. Boston tied the game when Nunez scored on a Michael Chavis groundout.

Left-handed starter Clayton Richard called up to make his Blue Jays debut

Left-handed starter Clayton Richard called up to make his Blue Jays debut TORONTO — The injury-depleted Toronto Blue Jays' rotation got a boost Thursday with the reinstatement of left-hander Clayton Richard from the 10-day injured list. He was given the starting assignment for a matinee against the Boston Red Sox that will wrap up a four-game series at Rogers Centre. "He's going to have 50 to 60 pitches," Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said before the game. "His last bullpen (session) he looked really good so I'm

Richard hit Andrew Benintendi with a pitch in the fourth inning and Weber tagged Tellez in the bottom half on an 0-2 pitch that appeared to get away. It resulted in warnings from home plate umpire and Regina native Stu Scheurwater.

Richard was pressed into duty due to injuries to the Toronto starting rotation. Manager Charlie Montoyo was hoping Richard could throw 50 or 60 pitches and he did just that, throwing 32 of 54 pitches for strikes.

The Red Sox took the lead in the sixth inning off Sam Gaviglio (3-1) when Devers doubled to bring home Bogaerts. Devers scored when Pearce hit a long single off the wall.

Weber allowed one earned run and three hits. He had four strikeouts and did not issue a walk.

In the seventh, Toronto reliever Elvis Luciano gave up a double, single and RBI double before striking out Bogaerts and Devers and getting Pearce on a flyout.

Boston tacked on another run in the eighth when Nunez singled to plate Benintendi. Pearce's homer was his first of the season.

Rookie Biggio hits first homer, drives in three as Blue Jays beat Padres

Rookie Biggio hits first homer, drives in three as Blue Jays beat Padres TORONTO — Rookie Cavan Biggio belted out his first three career hits, including a fourth-inning home run, to ignite a productive day at the plate for the Toronto Blue Jays. Biggio's big day was part of a season-high 17-hit, four-homer attack in the Blue Jays 10-1 win in the series finale against the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Toronto, and the positive result arrived a day after the Padres smacked seven home runs in a 19-4 drubbing on Saturday. The 24-year-old Biggio was promoted from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons on Friday.

Smoak's solo shot was his eighth home run on the year. Boston left nine runners on base to four for the Blue Jays, who had five hits on the day.

Thousands of schoolkids were on hand for the 12:37 p.m. start. It pushed attendance up to 36,526, almost two times the season average at the domed stadium.

NOTES: The game took three hours one minute to play. ... The Blue Jays will continue their seven-game homestand Friday night against San Diego. Right-hander Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.41 earned-run average) will face Padres southpaw Joey Lucchesi (3-3, 4.28). ... Toronto claimed left-hander Zac Rosscup off waivers from Seattle and designated right-hander Jimmy Cordero for assignment. Rosscup posted a 3.21 ERA over 19 relief appearances for the Mariners this season.

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Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Galvis hits two-run shot, Blue Jays edge Yankees to halt six-game slide.
TORONTO — Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run fifth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays' offence ignited to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday. Randal Grichuk also went deep for the Blue Jays (22-38), who snapped a six-game slide, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a run-scoring single. Eric Sogard was 3 for 4 with a double. Reliever Daniel Hudson (4-2) earned the win while Ken Giles earned a four-out save. Clint Frazier and Aaron Hicks homered for the Yankees (38-21) in the first meeting between the two division rivals this season. Masahiro Tanaka (3-5) allowed four runs and six hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

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