Blue Jays rating 10 to rout Rangers in 2nd recreation of doubleheader | CBC Sports activities

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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a first-inning grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his thirty first homer of the season, and George Springer and Randal Grichuk additionally went deep for Toronto because the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-0 win over the Texas Rangers and a sweep of their doubleheader on Sunday.

Steven Matz and two relievers mixed for a three-hitter, and Toronto swept a doubleheader with two shutouts for the primary time in crew historical past. Within the first recreation, Hyun Jin Ryu threw a three-hitter for his third profession shutout and Danny Jansen hit a house run as Toronto gained 5-0.

It was the primary time the Rangers have been shut out twice in a day because the crew moved to Texas. On Might 23, 1971, the Washington Senators have been swept at Detroit by 5-0 and 11-0 scores.

Gurriel’s homer, his eleventh of the season, capped a six-run first inning. With two out within the second, Guerrero and Springer went deep on consecutive pitches, and after a stroll to Teoscar Hernandez, Grichuk hit his 18th residence run.

Rangers starter Mike Foltyniewicz (2-9) allowed all 10 runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings. The following trio of Rangers relievers — Taylor Hearn, Demarcus Evans, and Spencer Patton — set down 13 of its 14 batters. Texas has now misplaced 5 in a row and 9 of its final 12.

Matz (8-4) allowed three hits in 5 innings. Rafael Dolis and Tayler Saucedo labored an inning apiece.

Ryu (9-5) went the total seven innings within the first recreation, placing out 4 and strolling one in his first shutout since Might 7, 2019 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in opposition to Atlanta.

“Throughout the bullpen periods I had earlier than the All-Star break, I talked with (pitching coach) Pete (Walker) and we mentioned how my arm slot and launch level had been dropping a bit,” Ryu mentioned by means of a translator. “Right this moment I used to be in a position to get on high once more and that resulted within the changeup and the remainder of my pitches to be slightly sooner than regular.”

The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead within the third inning on an RBI groundout by Marcus Semien and a run-scoring single by Bo Bichette. Jansen led off the fifth inning along with his fifth homer and Grichuk added a sixth-inning sacrifice fly to supply insurance coverage.

Kolby Allard (2-6) allowed 5 runs, seven hits and a stroll over 5 1/3 innings for Texas.

Ryu escaped bother within the second inning with the sport nonetheless scoreless. He allowed a leadoff triple to Joey Gallo however struck out John Hicks and induced a smooth infield popout by Eli White earlier than fanning David Dahl to finish the risk.

The primary recreation took 1 hour, 48 minutes, the shortest recreation this season within the main leagues. Detroit and the Chicago White Sox performed a doubleheader opener in 1:50 on April 29.

The Blue Jays and Rangers performed the second recreation in 1:51.


The Blue Jays, who obtained approval Friday from the Canadian federal authorities to return residence later this month, modified the paint scheme on the dugouts at their momentary residence to learn “Thank You Buffalo” and embody the brand of the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate they displaced this season.

Buffalo followers turned out in file numbers, with the 12,335 in attendance comprising the most important crowd of the Blue Jays’ tenure at Sahlen Area. The Jays’ earlier largest residence crowd of the season was 10,100 on Friday evening.

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