TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit two homers and raised his season entire to 38, Robbie Ray pitched seven innings for his first secure in six begins, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 Monday evening.
Guerrero hit a solo dwelling lag off correct-hander Chris Ellis in the fourth inning and a three-lag blast off righty Marcos Diplán in the seventh. It was the seventh multi-homer sport of Guerrero’s occupation and his fifth this season.
Bo Bichette hit a sport-tying single off Dillon Tate (0-4) in the sixth, and Teoscar Hernández adopted with a two-lag double as the Blue Jays rallied to secure their third straight.
Toronto’s George Springer went 1 for 2 with a stroll, scored twice, was hit by a pitch and stole a base in a busy return to the lineup after lacking 13 video games thanks to a sprained left knee.
“He will get on base, he makes issues occur,” Ray acknowledged of Springer. “He’s bought that passe presence on the live of our lineup. He’s been there before, he knows the very finest method to grind.”
Springer, who was activated off the injured listing before the sport, is expected to be runt to designated hitter for now. He was injured Aug. 14 whereas attempting to form a leaping secure on the wall in Seattle.
“I don’t are searching for to take a seat down down on the bench; I are searching for to play,” Springer acknowledged. “I felt correct enough to switch and happy to be assist accessible.”
Ryan Mountcastle homered and had two RBIs for the Orioles. The loss dropped Baltimore to some-24 in August.
Toronto’s Trent Thornton gave up a lag and allowed three batters to attain in the ninth, along side a pop single from Anthony Santander that bounced off the mound. Jordan Romano got right here on to file the last two outs, earning his 14th place in 15 prospects.
After matching his occupation excessive by striking out 14 White Sox batters in his old originate, Ray fanned 10 Orioles, reaching double digits for the third straight sport and eighth time this season. In doing so, Ray reached 202 strikeouts for the season, reclaiming the AL lead from Contemporary York Yankees correct-hander Gerrit Cole.
Springer praised Ray for one other “eminent” efficiency.
“He gave us every little thing he had,” Springer acknowledged. “He does that at any time when he has the ball. He has a presence about him that I assume affect of oozes onto us a little bit bit.”
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde acknowledged Ray is having a Cy Young-great season.
“We had been aggressive, but he was in the strike zone, and he’s bought of course correct stuff,” Hyde acknowledged “He’s been doing that to the league this 12 months.”
Ray (10-5) allowed two runs and 4 hits. The left-hander had taken no decisions in 5 straight begins despite pitching at least six innings and allowing two runs or fewer in daily time out, one thing merely eight assorted pitchers bear finished within a single season.
Ray wanted fully 1 pitch to file his first out of the sport. Two pitches later, then all any other time, he was trailing, after Mountcastle connected for his 25th dwelling lag.
Mountcastle set the Orioles in entrance with an RBI single in the sixth, but Tate couldn’t take care of on in the bottom half of.
Making his 2nd occupation originate, Ellis allowed one lag and two hits in 4 2/3 innings. The lag got right here on Guerrero’s leadoff homer in the fourth.
“He did every little thing we can bear asked him to electrify tonight,” Hyde acknowledged of Ellis.
Mountcastle trails fully Eddie Murray (27) and Cal Ripken Jr. (28) for dwelling runs by a Baltimore rookie.
One amongst the shortest road journeys on Toronto’s agenda modified into into one in every of the longest Sunday when excessive storms in the Detroit condominium left the Blue Jays grounded as they attempted to flit dwelling from a weekend sequence towards the Tigers. After four hours spent sitting on the tarmac, the crew returned to its resort for the evening and flew dwelling Monday, landing in Toronto around midday.
Blue Jays: With Springer activated, Toronto optioned OF Josh Palacios to Triple-A Buffalo.
Orioles: OF Cedric Mullins was held out of the starting lineup, but pinch-hit in the ninth, striking out to full the sport.
Baltimore recalled OF Ryan McKenna and RHP Zack Burdi from Triple-A Norfolk.
Blue Jays LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (12-7, 3.88) begins Tuesday towards Orioles LHP Keegan Akin (1-8, 7.26). Ryu is 4-0 in six occupation video games towards Baltimore, along side 3-0 in three begins this season. Akin beat the Angels last Thursday for his first victory of the season.
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