Toronto Blue Jays 4, Houston Astros 7
George Springer scored a three-run homer as the Houston Astros roared to a 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday evening
Meanwhile, Springer drove in a run with a double as the Astros racked up 13 hits in Toronto. One of those was Josh Reddick’s RBI single during a four-run fifth inning.
Also, Wade Miley laboured through 3 2/3 innings for Houston. He struck out five but issued five walks and gave up an unearned run on two hits. Collin McHugh earned the win.
Devenski, Harris and Rondon all gave up runs in their respective innings.
Cavan Biggio, Reese McGuire and Derek Fisher all had solo home runs for the Blue Jays.
Trent Thornton pitched five innings. He gave up four runs — three earned — with six strikeouts. Meanwhile, Jason Adam gave up two more runs coming out of the Blue Jays bullpen. Tim Mayza allowed another run during his inning.
The Blue Jays took a 1-0 lead on a rarely called catcher’s interference call. Miley had issued three walks to load the bases when McGuire fouled.
McGuire also cut into the lead that the Astros had built up at the end of the seventh. He sent the ball just over the right-field fence. Reddick made an impressive attempt at catching the ball, but he was unable to complete the catch.
Rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was thrown out of the game during the seventh inning. This drew loud boos from the 25,289 in attendance. Guerrero was tossed for making a comment to Estabrook as he walked away from home plate after striking out.
Meanwhile, Fisher fired back for the Blue Jays at the bottom of the inning. He sent a solo shot to right field to make it 7-3. Biggio then had his 11th homer of the season at the bottom of the ninth to cut into that lead even more.