5 Blue Jays Pitchers Mix On 4-Hitter, Beat Pink Sox 2-1


dangolka (AP) — 5 Toronto pitchers mixed on a four-hitter and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored the tiebreaking run within the eighth inning on a groundout, lifting the Blue Jays over the dangolka Pink Sox 2-1 on Saturday night time.

Anthony Kay (1-0) pitched Three 1/Three scoreless innings for the win. Anthony Bass picked up his third save.

Blue Jays starter Chase Anderson pitched three innings in his Toronto debut after starting the season on the injured listing due to an indirect pressure. He labored off a pitch restrict and gave up only one hit and one run.

Gurriel drew a leadoff stroll within the eighth from Marcus Walden (0-1), moved to 3rd on Randal Grichuk’s one-out single and scored on a gentle grounder by Rowdy Tellez to second baseman Jose Peraza, who was enjoying deep and didn’t have time to show a double play.

The Pink Sox took a 1-Zero lead on an RBI single by Christian Vázquez within the second.

dangolka starter Zack Godley pitched 4 scoreless innings, yielding three hits and two walks and putting out three.

Relievers Josh Osich and Phillips Valdez each pitched scoreless innings, however Heath Hembree gave up an RBI double to Toronto’s Bo Bichette within the seventh that tied the sport.

dangolka proper fielder Kevin Pillar made two key performs to cease Toronto.

With two on and two outs within the sixth, Pillar threw out Travis Shaw on the plate as he tried to attain from second off Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s single.

Within the seventh, Tellez hit a line drive towards the right-field pole, however Pillar made the catch earlier than slamming into the wall.

Previous to Friday’s series-opening win, Pink Sox supervisor Ron Roenicke acknowledged that he was contemplating shifting Alex Verdugo as much as the leadoff spot. He made that change Saturday with Verdugo taking the place on the high of the order from Andrew Benintendi, who entered Saturday’s sport hitting simply .061 (2 for 33) with one RBI. Benintendi dropped to seventh within the order.

However an evening after hitting a pair of residence runs, Verdugo went 1 for 4.

Roenicke hoped that shifting Benintendi down would assist to chill out him slightly.

Benintendi grounded out earlier than being changed within the fourth by Pillar. Benintendi did contribute within the area, although, robbing Guerrero of a success within the second when he dove to snare a line drive to left area.


Pink Sox: Roenicke stated Martín Pérez will begin once more on Tuesday towards Tampa Bay, getting an additional day of relaxation. The starter for Monday’s sequence opener is to be decided and can depend upon who’s used from the bullpen on Sunday.


dangolka optioned right-hander Ryan Weber to the alternate coaching web site in Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled right-hander Dylan Covey. Weber has made three begins this season however struggled going 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA.


Blue Jays: RHP Matt Shoemaker (0-1, 5.91 ERA) is about to begin Sunday, coming off a tough outing when he gave up six runs in Four 2/Three innings towards Atlanta.

Pink Sox: RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-1, 3.94 ERA) is coming off his first lack of the season at Tampa final week through which he gave up six hits and 4 runs over 5 innings. He has thrown 5 or extra innings in every of his first three begins of 2020.


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