Toronto Blue Jays 4, Atlanta Braves 9
Matt Joyce homered as part of a five-run second inning as the Toronto Blue Jays were beaten 9-4 on Wednesday to split to two-game interleague series.
Meanwhile, Freddie Freeman homered and hit a run-scoring single for the Atlanta. Ronald Acuna Jr. had a two-run double, while former Blue Jay man Adeiny Hechavarria also drove in a pair.
The Braves scored most of their runs over two innings, with three big scores coming during the seventh after the Blue Jays had got within one.
Mike Foltynewicz allowed three runs and eight hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Meanwhile, Luke Jackson got the win.
Jacob Waguespack allowed five runs and gave up six hits with two walks and two strikeouts in his three innings of work on Wednesday.
However, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continued his hot streak with two more hits, including a run-scoring single. It has been an excellent season for the rookie as he is batting .367 over his last 34 games.
Joyce led off the second inning with a solo shot, and Rafael Ortega doubled in a run to give the Braves a 2-0 lead. Acuna’s double cashed in two more runs, before a single from Freeman plated another to provide Atlanta with a 5-0 lead.
Waguespack finally got out in the inning when Josh Donaldson grounded out.
The Blue Jays scored two runs during the fourth on a Brandon Drury groundout and a passed ball. Randal Grichuk added an RBI double in the following inning. Before, Guerrero’s single during the sixth cut the deficit to 5-4. However, the Blue Jays wouldn’t get any closer.
Toronto reliever Jason Adams opened the seventh with two walks and a hit before Neil Ramirez replaced him, but all three runs scored.