Jays Split Doubleheader Against Cleveland

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A recap of yesterday's Toronto/Cleveland doubleheader.

The Toronto Blue Jays split yesterday's doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians.

The Jays won the first game 4-1.

Toronto went ahead 1-0 at the top of the third inning when Joe Panik scored on a forced out.

The Jays went up 3-0 at the top of the fourth inning with solo home runs by Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez.

The Indians finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning when Josh Naylor hit a solo home run.

At the top of the seven inning, Santiago Espinal scored on a sacrifice fly by Vladmir Guerrero Jr.

Marcus Semien went three for three at the plate.

Marcus Semien

Toronto's starting pitcher, Ross Stripling went five innings, allowing two hits, an earned runs, a walk, and struck out three batters.

Naylor went three for three at the plate.

Indian's starting pitcher, Aaron Civale went six innings, allowing 10 hits, four earned runs, a walk, and struck out a batter.

Game Two

The Jays lost Game Two 6-5 after going ahead 4-0.

At the top of the third inning, Hernandez hit a three run double to put Toronto up 3-0.

Later that inning, Randal Grichuk drove in Hernandez with a double.

Unfortunately, things fell apart in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Indians scored four runs to tie the game.

At the top of the seventh inning, the Jays went ahead 5-4 when Semien drove in Jonathan Davis with a single.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Jays walked in a run.

Then, Bradley Zimmer scored on a sacrifice fly to win the game.

Cleveland's Amed Rosario and Jose Ramirez had two RBIs.

Indian's starting pitcher, Sam Hentges went 2.1 innings, allowing four hits, four earned runs, three walks, and struck out two batters.

Hernandez had three RBIs.

Jay's starting pitcher, Steven Matz went five innings, allowing four hits, two earned runs, no walks, and struck out four batters.

Toronto is off today.  The Jays kick off a two game mini series with the Miami Marlins tomorrow night.


Submitted: May 31, 2021

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