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Sports Albies hits 2 HRs, drives in 4, as Braves top Blue Jays 9-5

06:11  12 july  2018
06:11  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Stroman gets first win, Smoak hits homer as Blue Jays edge Tigers

  Stroman gets first win, Smoak hits homer as Blue Jays edge Tigers Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer and Marcus Stroman earned his first victory of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Friday night. Seunghwan Oh struck out the side in the eighth inning and Tyler Clippard worked the ninth for his fifth save as the Blue Jays took the opener of the four-game series at Rogers Centre.Randal Grichuk had two of Toronto’s eight hits. The Blue Jays (38-43) have won nine of their last 10 home games.Detroit (36-47), which extended its losing streak to a season-high 10 games, managed six hits in all.

Albies homers twice as Atlanta Braves beat Toronto Blue Jays 9 - 5 . But Albies hit a two -run shot in the eighth to help Atlanta hold on for just its second win in eight games. Coupled with Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets, the Braves moved into a tie with the Phillies for the division lead.

Albies snapped Atlanta's power drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9 - 5 on Wednesday to move back into a tie for the NL East Atlanta Braves ' Ozzie Albies , center, and teammates celebrate a 9 - 5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game Wednesday, July 11

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ATLANTA - Ozzie Albies snapped Atlanta's power drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Wednesday night to move back into a tie for the NL East lead.

Mike Foltynewicz (7-5) and the Braves led 7-0 before Toronto scored five runs in the seventh on Justin Smoak's leadoff homer and a grand slam by Devon Travis. But Albies hit a two-run shot in the eighth to help Atlanta hold on for just its second win in eight games.

Coupled with Philadelphia's loss to the New York Mets, the Braves moved into a tie with the Phillies for the division lead.

Albies, headed to his first All-Star game next week, led off the sixth with a drive off Luis Santos that ended Atlanta's season-long stretch of five games without a homer. He also had a sacrifice fly in the Braves' six-run second.

Blue Jays crushed by Tigers on Canada Day

  Blue Jays crushed by Tigers on Canada Day Nicholas Castellanos hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 on Sunday. The Tigers (37-48) snapped a season-high 11-game losing streak, their longest since August 13-23, 2003.

Albies hits 2 HRs , drives in 4 , as Braves top Blue Jays 9 - 5 . Ozzie Albies hit sacrifice fly to left, Mike Foltynewicz scored, Ender Inciarte to third.

Blue Jays . Hitters. H-AB. 7/12/2018 Associated Press. Albies hits 2 HRs , drives in 4 , as Braves top Blue Jays 9 - 5 . Ozzie Albies snapped Atlanta's power drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9 - 5 on Wednesday night to move back into a tie for the NL East lead.

Foltynewicz allowed only one hit through six scoreless innings before giving up Smoak's 14th homer high into the right-field seats to open the seventh.

The Blue Jays loaded the bases with two-out singles from Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Aledmys Diaz and Luke Maile before Travis hit his third career grand slam, knocking Foltynewicz out of the game.

Foltynewicz, also selected to his first All-Star game, has completed seven innings in only two of his 18 starts this season.

Toronto's Sam Gaviglio (2-3) allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings.

A safety squeeze by Foltynewicz drove in Johan Camargo in the second. Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis had run-scoring doubles in the inning. Freddie Freeman and Tyler Flowers singled in runs.

Foltynewicz received high-fives in the dugout after scoring on Albies' fly ball to left field.

Mets-Blue Jays series takes Bautista back to his roots

  Mets-Blue Jays series takes Bautista back to his roots Jose Bautista will return to the scene of some of his biggest moments in baseball Tuesday night when the New York Mets visit the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets and Blue Jays will play a two-game interleague series at the Rogers Centre, where Bautista starred for the better part of nine years.

Albies snapped Atlanta’s power drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9 - 5 on Wednesday to move back into a tie for the NL East A safety squeeze by Foltynewicz drove in Johan Camargo in the second. Ender Inciarte and Nick Markakis had run-scoring doubles in the inning.

Albies snapped Atlanta's power drought with two homers, and the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9 - 5 on Wednesday to move back into a tie for the NL Albies , headed to his first All-Star Game next week, led off the sixth with a drive off Luis Santos that ended Atlanta's season-long stretch of five

A review lasting only 21 seconds overturned a safe call at first base on Danny Santana's bases-loaded grounder in the fifth. The review showed the throw from pitcher Tim Mayza beat Santana to first base, ending the inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Jaime Garcia (sore left shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance with Class A Dunedin on Thursday. ... CF Kevin Pillar was given a day off.

Braves: Inciarte was hit near his right elbow by a pitch from Gaviglio in the first inning. He remained in the game and had a run-scoring double in the second inning before being replaced by Santana to open the fifth inning.

CABRERA RELEASED

Mauricio Cabrera, who hasn't returned to the majors since 2016, when he recorded six saves, five wins and a 2.82 ERA with Atlanta, was released by the Braves. The hard-throwing Cabrera, 24, had an 11.03 ERA with 41 walks in 31 innings with High-A Florida.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ, the subject of trade rumours, will look for his 11th win when Toronto opens a four-game series at Boston on Thursday night.

Braves: Following an off day on Thursday, RHP Anibal Sanchez will take his surprising 2.72 ERA into Friday night's opening game of a weekend series against RHP Zack Godley and visiting Arizona.

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