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

00:05  27 may  2019
00:05  27 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Toronto Blue Jays rookies Cavan Biggio , right, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. share a The Toronto Blue Jays called up Cavan Biggio to make his big-league debut while the San Diego Padres unveiled Biggio hit .307 over 42 games with the triple-A Buffalo Bisons this season. He had six homers , 26

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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. But the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Craig Biggio went 0 for 6 in his first two games and struck out three times.

Report: Blue Jays to call up Cavan Biggio

Report: Blue Jays to call up Cavan Biggio The Toronto Blue Jays will call up highly touted prospect Cavan Biggio on Friday, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will make his return to the big-league squad as well, Davidi adds. In corresponding moves, outfielder Billy McKinney and infielder Richard Urena will reportedly be sent to the minors. Cavan, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, is hitting .306/.440/.507 with six home runs and 26 RBIs in 41 games for Triple-A Buffalo. He also comes with defensive versatility, possessing the ability to play first, second, third, and the corner-outfield spots. MLB Pipeline ranked the 24-year-old as Toronto's No. 9 prospect.

Padres 6, blue jays 3. Oakland beat the Mariners for the first time this season after losing twice in Tokyo and twice in Seattle. Ketel Marte had a three -run homer off Derek Holland in the seventh, as every member of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup either scored or drove in a run in the team's

The Jays rookie starter threw a career-high 10 strikeouts and was generally effective en route to a Padres big lefty starter Joey Lucchesi racked up nine strikeouts and didn’t surrender a hit through five-plus The 6-foot-5 starter finished with a career-high 11 Ks and allowed just three hits in 6.2 innings.

His third outing was memorable. Batting seventh in the order, the left-handed hitting Houston native squeezed a single between San Diego first baseman Wil Myers and second baseman Greg Garcia in the first inning.

Biggio then homered to right field in the fourth inning off a four-seam fastball from Padres reliever Matt Wisler. The second baseman's first career home run came right after teammate Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a shot into the left-field seats to give his team a 3-0 lead.

Biggio wound up 3 for 4 as he grounded out to second base in his final at-bat.

Gurriel continued to swing a hot bat. As part of his four-hit, two-RBI afternoon, the 25-year-old Cuban smashed his third homer in as many games since being called up from Buffalo.

Blue Jays promoting another rising son with Cavan Biggio getting the call from Buffalo

Blue Jays promoting another rising son with Cavan Biggio getting the call from Buffalo Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio will get his highly anticipated promotion to the big leagues on Friday, when he and infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr take the Buffalo-Toronto shuttle for a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. Biggio, the super utility infielder who, at 24 years old, was considered Toronto’s No. 9 prospect at the start of the season, has been carving out a name for himself in the minor leagues, starting with a breakout season with the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats last year. He was promoted to Triple-A Buffalo to start this season and has posted a .307/.445/.504 slash line with a .949 OPS, six home runs and 26 RBIs in 42 games.

Padres 6, blue jays 3. TORONTO (AP) - Hunter Renfroe hit a tiebreaking, three -run home run in the eighth inning, Greg Garcia and Austin Hedges also Toronto became the first team to start two players with Hall of Fame fathers after calling up Cavan Biggio - son of Craig - for his big league debut.

The Blue Jays made history on Friday when they called up Cavan Biggio , son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio and Cavan Biggio and Vlad Jr. are the first EVER sons of Hall-of-Famers to become Major League teammates Here's Griffin smacking a homer during his time with the Duke baseball team.

Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak hit his fifth and sixth home runs in 10 games. His first was a two-run shot as part of a four-run fifth inning and a three-run homer in the eighth.

Rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled and singled to centre field in his first two at-bats, and singled again in the eighth inning.

Gurriel scored the game's first run. He singled, moved to third on Biggio's first career hit and then scored on Brandon Drury's fielder's choice grounder to San Diego shortstop Manny Machado.

Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman lasted five innings for his second consecutive win to improve his record to 3-6. He only allowed a fifth-inning homer to Padres first baseman Wil Myers.

Daniel Hudson, Joe Biagini and closer Ken Giles pitched well in relief of Stroman.

A day after his first major league hit, an RBI double to centre field, Canadian Josh Naylor went 0 for 4, including a pair of strikeouts.

Reliever Robbie Erlin was forced into a starting role when Chris Paddack came down with a stiff neck. Erlin lasted only two innings.

The Blue Jays hit the road for a week with three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and Colorado Rockies.

Tim Wharnsby, The Canadian Press

Blue Jays offence stays cold in blowout loss to Diamondbacks.
The Blue Jays have been consistent about a couple of things this season: They don’t score many runs at home, and they don’t score many runs when Marcus Stroman pitches. That was the case Friday night in an 8-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Rogers Centre. Stroman had a forgettable night — 52/3 innings, seven hits (two of them homers) and six earned runs — and the Jays scored a lone run for him. They’ve given him 26 runs of support in 81 2/3 innings overall. That’s under 2.9 per nine innings, the lowest in major-league baseball. Stroman, who entered the game with a 2.84 ERA, seventh-best in the American League, fell to 3-8.

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