Gurriel slam helps Jays send O’s to 20th straight road loss

Friday, June 25, 2021
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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. strike his first grand slam in a six-operate first inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took around sole possession of the home operate direct with his 24th, and the Toronto Blue Jays extended Baltimore’s highway getting rid of streak to twenty games by routing the Orioles nine- on Thursday night time.

Baltimore tied the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics for the 2nd-longest highway skid in AL record, trailing only the 22 losses in a row by the 1943 A’s. The Orioles are an AL-worst 23-fifty two, which include eleven-26 away from home.

The Orioles have lost fourteen of their past 15 in general. Put together with Wednesday’s thirteen- defeat to Houston, the franchise has been shut out in consecutive losses of at the very least nine runs due to the fact the St. Louis Browns have been swept in a doubleheader 12- and fourteen- at Detroit on Sept. 22, 1936.

“I’m seeing that we’re down a landing early on back-to-back evenings,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde explained. “It’s not uncomplicated when you’re battling from so much guiding so early in the sport.”

Toronto has gained a time-large five straight, adhering to a five-sport getting rid of streak. The Blue Jays enhanced to four-5 at Sahlen Field, the home of their Triple-A crew, following going 10-eleven at TD Ballpark, their spring instruction ballpark. They are 24-19 on the highway.

Anthony Kay (1-two) and four relievers combined on a seven-hitter, the fifth shutout for Blue Jays pitchers this time and the sixth time the Orioles have been blanked. Earning his fifth start out this time, Kay authorized five hits in five innings, walked two and matched his vocation large with 8 strikeouts. His first seven outs have been on strikeouts.

“When you have a six-operate direct following the first inning, you type of have to be additional intense with the fastball and ideally get deeper into games,” Kay explained.

Dean Kremer (-7) gave up six runs, two hits and a vocation-large five walks even though receiving just just one out, his fewest in 16 vocation huge league starts. The 25-yr-aged appropriate-hander’s time Era rose to 7.25.

Kremer threw 19 pitches to his first a few batters, strolling all a few on total counts. Teoscar Hernández strike a go-forward one, Randal Grichuk had an RBI grounder, Kremer compelled a operate with a total-count walk to Cavan Biggio and Gurriel strike the following pitch, a belt-large cutter, to left for his eleventh homer this time.

Joe Panik walked, and Kremer was pulled following 39 pitches, just seventeen of them strikes.

“He was type of wild,” Gurriel explained through a translator about Kremer. “Lots of walks, not locating his pitches. I was on the lookout for a pitch appropriate down the zone, so I can get excellent make contact with. That is what it was.”

Kremer could not pinpoint what his troubles have been, but he was frustrated by his efficiency.

“I really do not consider it is ever been that negative,” Kremer explained. “Five walks, that’s embarrassing on my portion and for our crew. That is unacceptable. I’ll go back and check out movie and arrive to a summary, and operate through the actions to get much better.”

Toronto supervisor Charlie Montoyo cited the tolerance of his crew, which entered the sport with the 2nd-maximum batting regular in the league along with the most home runs.

“Being individual was the key,” Montoyo explained. “We grinded out the at-bats. If they didn’t get the pitch, they took the walk and left it for the following guy. That is why we ended up scoring that many runs.”

Guerrero homered in the third off Adam Plutko and moved just one forward of Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels

Reese McGuire had a few hits for Toronto.


Orioles: RHP John Means (shoulder) began taking part in catch, and Hyde expects Means to return shortly following the All-Star split.

Blue Jays: LHP Steven Matz (COVID-19) has been cleared to be part of the crew and threw 50-60 pitches just before the sport. Montoyo explained there was a excellent probability Matz would start out versus Seattle when the Mariners take a look at Buffalo following Tuesday-Thursday. … OF George Springer (quadriceps strain) sat out following taking part in the earlier two games in Miami this week. “He’s a hundred% healthier but not a hundred% designed up,” Montoyo explained.

UP Next

Friday’s 2nd sport of the four-sport weekend series will attribute Orioles RHP Matt Harvey (3-nine, 7.eighty Era) versus Toronto rookie RHP Alek Manoah (1-, four.18). Manoah was ejected from his past start out on Saturday at Baltimore on hitting Maikel Franco with a pitch following permitting back-to-back home runs. Harvey is -eight with with an eleven.forty nine Era in his past nine starts.

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