BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Hunter Renfroe linked back-to-back because the Boston Crimson Sox received a house run derby, beating Toronto 7-4 Wednesday evening within the Blue Jays’ ultimate sport at their short-term Buffalo residence.
In the course of the third inning, Blue Jays gamers and coaches got here out of the dugout to salute the followers at Sahlen Subject.
Kiké Hernández, Rafael Devers and Michael Chavis additionally linked for Boston, which went deep six occasions in Monday’s 13-4 win over Toronto. It was the primary time the Crimson Sox hit at the least 5 homers in consecutive video games towards one opponent since doing it to the Yankees in June 1977.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his thirty second homer for Toronto. George Springer added a two-run shot within the sixth and Teoscar Hernández adopted with a homer for Toronto, which completed its residency in Buffalo with a 12-11 report this season.
Together with video games performed on the residence of their Triple-A crew in 2020, the Blue Jays ended with a 29-20 mark in Buffalo. Their sport towards Boston on Tuesday evening was rained out.
Earlier than the sport, Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro offered a test for $25,000 to the Buffalo Bisons Charitable Basis in thanks for the assist offered by Toronto’s prime minor league affiliate.
Buffalo followers returned the favor, as crowds in extra of 10,000 turned out for six of Toronto’s final eight residence video games, with Wednesday’s attendance of 14,607 topping the ledger.
The Blue Jays will return to Toronto on July 30 after the Canadian authorities granted them an exemption to the U.S.-Canada journey ban. The Blue Jays haven’t performed at Rogers Centre since 2019 due to coronavirus protocols.
Toronto started this season internet hosting residence video games at its spring coaching website in Dunedin, Florida, then moved to Buffalo in June.
Hernández hit a two-run shot within the third inning, and Devers and Chavis hit leadoff drives within the fourth and fifth innings. Martinez and Renfroe linked within the eighth as Boston raised its AL-leading highway report to 30-19.
Garrett Richards (6-5) allowed 4 hits in 5 2/3 innings and received a second straight begin for the primary time since mid-Might. He struck out 4.
Garrett Whitlock pitched 1 1/3 innings and Adam Ottavino labored the eighth. Matt Barnes pitched an ideal ninth for his twentieth save.
Robbie Ray (8-5) allowed the primary three Boston homers and struck out 4 over 5 innings within the loss, his shortest outing since a 4 2/3-inning stint on June 18 at Baltimore.
Toronto’s Danny Jansen left the sport after his seventh-inning double, pulling up after rounding first. On the hit, Boston’s Danny Santana stumbled in left discipline after making an attempt to succeed in for the ball and left the sport with proper groin tightness.
The Blue Jays traded RHP Joel Payamps to the Kansas Metropolis Royals for money. Payamps, a 27-year previous rookie, was 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 22 appearances with Toronto earlier than being optioned to Triple-A Buffalo after which designated for project.
Crimson Sox: LHP Chris Sale (Tommy John surgical procedure) struck out six in 3 2/3 hitless innings on Tuesday in his second rehab begin for Double-A Portland. “He was a little bit bit off mechanically early on,” supervisor Alex Cora mentioned. “That’s a part of the development. He settled down and he was in a position to repeat his supply. All people’s very pleased with the way in which the outing went.” … RHP Ryan Brasier (left calf pressure) has resumed baseball actions, however Cora mentioned it “won’t be straightforward. It’s going to be a course of.”
Blue Jays: RHP Alex Manoah (proper again contusion) is anticipated to make his subsequent begin on Monday in Boston when he’s eligible to be activated from the 10-day injured listing. … RHP Julian Merryweather (strained left indirect) has continued his throwing development in Florida after having a setback in his restoration.
Crimson Sox: Return residence for a four-game collection towards the Yankees. RHP Tanner Houck (0-2, 3.38 ERA) is scheduled to start out for the Crimson Sox on Thursday evening towards New York LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-5, 4.18).
Blue Jays: Shall be off Thursday earlier than taking up the New York Mets within the opener of a seven-game highway journey on Friday. Toronto LHP Steven Matz (8-4, 4.43), who appeared in 112 video games for the Mets from 2015-20, will oppose Mets RHP Tylor Megill (0-0, 2.63).
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