Robbie Ray struck out 10 whereas pitching one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien hit his thirty fifth dwelling run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 Sunday to finish a three-game sweep.
Bo Bichette went 4-for-4, scored twice and drove in a run and Alejandro Kirk homered as Toronto reached double figures in hits for the fourth straight sport. The Blue Jays have gained seven of eight.
The playoff-contending A’s have misplaced 14 of 20 after profitable 12 of the earlier 15.
Ray (11-5) reached double digits in strikeouts for the fourth straight begin, the primary Blue Jays pitcher to realize the feat. The one hit he allowed was a one-out double by Khris Davis within the fifth whereas going 6 2/3 innings.
The left-handed Ray has 212 strikeouts this season, second to New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (215) within the majors.
Ray posted victories in back-to-back begins for the primary time since profitable at Tampa Bay on July 11 and beating Texas on July 16.
Oakland’s Starling Marte returned to the lineup in heart subject after sitting out Saturday, at some point after he was hit on the helmet by a fastball from Toronto rookie right-hander Alek Manoah. Marte went 0-for-4.
Blue Jays centre-fielder Randal Grichuk made an unbelievable defensive play within the first, a operating catch on Marte’s liner to left-centre. Even Marte gestured in approval of Grichuk’s nice seize on his approach again to the dugout.
Semien hit a solo dwelling run within the third in opposition to his former group. 4 batters later, Kirk hit a three-run drive off Cole Irvin (9-13).
Irvin allowed seven runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. He’s winless in three begins.
In permitting two dwelling runs, Oakland pitchers ended a five-game streak wherein they’d allowed at the very least three homers per sport.
Athletics: Supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned right-hander Chris Bassitt (proper facial fracture) is “progressing the way in which you’d need” in his restoration and will quickly resume throwing. Bassitt was struck on the facet of the pinnacle by a line drive in an Aug. 17 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Bassitt is 12-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 24 begins.
Blue Jays: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (12-8, 3.92) begins within the Bronx on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET because the Blue Jays start one other pivotal wild card sequence, this time in opposition to the New York Yankees. Canada’s Jameson Taillon (8-5, 4.44) begins for the Yankees.
Athletics: Oakland returns dwelling for a three-game sequence in opposition to the White Sox that begins Tuesday. James Kaprielian (7-4, 3.87) begins for the Athletics. Chicago has not named a starter.
Deliver It In: Discussing necessary vaccine passports as followers return to stadiums: