Toronto Blue Jays 3, Texas Rangers 0
Randal Grichuk had two reasons two celebrate last night. For one it was his 28th birthday, and he homered for the second time in as many games to help Toronto Blue Jays topple the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday evening.
Grichuk hit his team-leading 22nd homer of the season. This came from a deep drive to straightaway centre field. The strike put the Jays 1-0 up in the second inning. Before Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs during the sixth innings to pad the Blue Jays lead.
Furthermore, it was the 11th time this season that Toronto have homered in consecutive at-bats and the second time in as many nights. This achievement has tied the franchise record that was set in 1999.
Meanwhile, Danny Santana had a pair of doubles for Texas. Therefore, supplying the Rangers only two hits through the game’s opening five innings.
Rangers starter Lance Lynn gave up one run and four hits with three walks and a strikeout over five innings. This was the first time since 23rd April that Lynn had pitched fewer than six innings at the start.
Wilmer Font had served as the opener for the Blue Jays. He allowed one hit and two walks over his two innings at work.
Left-hander Thomas Pannone then followed Font with four scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out three. Before Derek Law, Tim Mayza and Ken Giles kept up the solid start to ensure the shutout. The win also marked the fifth in seven games for the Blue Jays.
Meanwhile, Rougned Odor continued to be booed loudly in each of his plate appearances for the Rangers. Jays fans have loudly voiced their displeasure for the Texas second baseman since he punched former Blue Jays man Jose Bautista in the jaw during a 2016 game.
The series comes to a close on Wednesday afternoon.