Blue Jays 2-hit slumping Pink Sox in Eight-Zero win

TORONTO (AP) — Trent Thornton and three others mixed on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernández and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Pink Sox Eight-Zero Wednesday night time.

The slumping Pink Sox have misplaced 5 straight. That they had simply 4 baserunners, and none superior previous second base.

Thornton (5-9) adopted an opener with 5 hitless innings, strolling one and hanging out seven in his first profession reduction look. He’s the second pitcher in Blue Jays historical past to pitch 5 hitless innings of reduction. Proper-hander Roy Lee Jackson did it towards Minnesota on Sept. 28, 1982.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three RBIs and Cavan Biggio had two hits and scored twice because the Blue Jays gained their second straight following a season-long seven recreation shedding streak.

Rafael Devers and Brock Holt every had singles for the Pink Sox, who had been blanked for the second time in three video games. Boston additionally didn’t get an extra-base hit, ending a 159-game streak that was because the fourth longest in baseball historical past.

Blue Jays opener Wilmer Font allowed successful throughout the first two innings, and Jason Adam and Ryan Tepera pitched an inning every after Thornton.

Toronto first baseman Brandon Drury made a diving play on Devers’ laborious grounder down the road within the ninth, throwing to second to power out Chris Owings.

Held hitless via the primary three innings, the Blue Jays scored twice within the fourth towards right-hander Trevor Kelley (Zero-1). Biggio reached on a bloop double and stole third earlier than scoring on Guerrero’s sacrifice fly. Tellez adopted with a drive to proper, his 19th and seventh in 11 video games towards the Pink Sox. Tellez hit a go-ahead two-run homer in Toronto’s Four-Three win Tuesday.

Toronto scored six extra in a bat-around fifth towards a trio of relievers, with six of seven batters getting hits at one stretch. Guerrero hit a two-run single off Ryan Weber, Randal Grichuk hit a two-run double off Travis Lakins, and Hernandez capped it with a drive to left, his 22nd, additionally off Lakins

Left-hander Bobby Poyner opened for the Pink Sox, the primary begin of his massive league profession and simply his fourth as an expert. Poyner struck out two in two excellent innings.


Pink Sox: LHP David Worth (left wrist) threw a 20-pitch bullpen earlier than the sport. Worth was scratched from Friday’s begin towards the Yankees. … RHP Heath Hembree (proper elbow) additionally threw a bullpen session earlier than the sport. … OF Mookie Betts received the time off.

Blue Jays: OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (left quadriceps) felt sore after working earlier than Tuesday’s recreation. Gurriel has been out since Aug. 9


Pink Sox: RHP Jhoulys Chacin (Three-10, 5.66) was pushed again a day to open Thursday’s collection finale. Chacin made his Boston debut as an opener towards the Yankees on Sept. 6, hanging out 4 in two scoreless innings.

Blue Jays: RHP Clay Buchholz (1-Four, 5.31) faces his former group for the primary time Thursday. Buchholz went 81-61 over 206 video games in 10 seasons with the Pink Sox.