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SportsMeans leads Orioles past Blue Jays 4-2 in series opener

05:30  12 june  2019
05:30  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Meadows, Garcia homer in Rays 3-1 win over Blue Jays

Meadows, Garcia homer in Rays 3-1 win over Blue Jays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Austin Meadows homered for the third straight game and five Tampa Bay pitchers combined to throw a six-hitter and beat struggling AL East rival Toronto 3-1 on Tuesday night. The second-place Rays won for the fourth straight time, improving to a season-best 13 games over .500 before an announced crowd of just 5,786 — smallest ever for a Rays home game at Tropicana Field. The Blue Jays have dropped six of their past seven games and fell to 0-8-1 in their series against Tampa Bay, dating to August 2017. Meadows hit his 12th homer of the season, a solo shot to right field off reliever Thomas Pannone in the seventh inning.

Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 2 on Tuesday night. Blue Jays : RHP David Phelps, who underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2018, still needs "a few more minor-league appearances" before the team

Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 2 on Tuesday night. ' Baltimore Orioles ' Anthony Santander follows through on an RBI double against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday

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BALTIMORE — Rookie John Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Baltimore Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Means (6-4) allowed one run on four hits with three walks over five innings and lowered his ERA to 2.60.

Baltimore reliever Shawn Armstrong threw a pair of scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Miguel Castro entered and allowed a bloop RBI double to Randal Grichuk that pulled the Blue Jays 3-2 in the eighth.

The Orioles answered in the bottom half with a double that scored Stevie Wilkerson for a key insurance run. Mychal Givens picked up his sixth save.

Rockies beat Blue Jays 5-1 for 8th straight win

Rockies beat Blue Jays 5-1 for 8th straight win DENVER — Antonio Senzatela pitched six effective innings, Chris Iannetta homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight win. The Rockies swept their weekend set against the struggling Blue Jays to close out a 9-1 homestand, matching their best record in a 10-game run at home. They also went 9-1 from Sept. 1-10, 2009. Nolan Arenado homered and singled while extending his hitting streak to 13 games, and Raimel Tapia increased his hit streak to 12 games. David Dahl added an RBI double. Toronto completed a winless six-game trip.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles rookie John Means admittedly had to grind through his latest start.Nonetheless, he was still able to put his team in position Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 2 on Tuesday night.

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Orioles rookie John Means admittedly had to grind through his latest start.

Anthony Santander had three hits and an RBI-double for Baltimore, which can win consecutive games for the first time since May 4-6 and a series for the first time since April 22-24.

Eric Sogard led off the game with his sixth home run for the Blue Jays, who dropped their fifth straight game and have lost 11 of 13.

Blue Jays rookie right-hander Trent Thornton (1-5) loaded the bases on three walks in the second, but the Orioles couldn't capitalize. Baltimore took a 2-1 lead the following inning on back-to-back doubles by Trey Mancini and Chance Sisco.

The Orioles extended the lead to 3-1 in the fourth when a pop up by Santander landed between the second baseman Sogard and right fielder Grichuk.

Thornton allowed three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks over five innings.

Marte helps lift Diamondbacks over Blue Jays for three-game sweep

Marte helps lift Diamondbacks over Blue Jays for three-game sweep TORONTO — Ketel Marte hit his 15th homer of the season and Carson Kelly hit a two-run shot to back a solid start from Robbie Ray, and the Arizona Diamondbacks downed the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the interleague series. The Blue Jays, who have dropped four straight games and 14 of 17, were swept for the seventh time in 20 series this season. The Diamondbacks (34-32) outscored Toronto 22-4 in the three-game set. Only the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles have worse MLB records than Toronto's 23-42. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., provided some offence for the Blue Jays with his fifth home run of the season in the first inning.

Baltimore Orioles rookie John Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 2 on Baltimore Orioles ' Jonathan Villar, right, slides into third base and is tagged out by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brandon Drury after being

+ Baltimore Orioles rookie John Means admittedly had to grind through his latest start. Nonetheless, he was still able to put his team in position for a much-needed win. Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 2 on Tuesday night.

Toronto has scored two or fewer runs in five consecutive games for the first time since 2014.

DRAFT UPDATE

The Orioles have signed 20 of the 41 players taken in this year's MLB draft, the highest being fourth-round pick Joey Ortiz, a shortstop from New Mexico State. General manager Mike Elias still expects "everything to go smoothly" with signing catcher Adley Rutschman, the No. 1 overall pick from Oregon State.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP David Phelps, who underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2018, still needs "a few more minor-league appearances" before the team decides the next course of action, manager Charlie Montoyo said.

Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb will undergo season-ending hip surgery. He went 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA in just three starts this season. "He clearly hasn't been 100 per cent and it's more important to us that we get this issue corrected at the right time and have him 100 per cent for next spring training," Elias said.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Edwin Jackson (0-4, 11.90 ERA) has struggled to get on track and allowed six runs (two earned) and six hits over 3 1/3 innings in his last start against the Yankees. Jackson is 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 11 career games (nine starts) against Baltimore.

Orioles: David Hess (1-8, 7.08 ERA) is looking to recapture the form of his first start April 1 against Toronto when he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He has since gone winless with an 8.20 ERA over his next 11 appearances.

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Todd Karpovich, The Associated Press

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