Toronto Blue Jays 0, Seattle Mariners 7
Yusei Kikuchi would have been happy with his afternoon as he threw a shutout, as the Seattle Mariners clubbed four home runs in a 7-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.
The left-hander only gave up two hits during his outing and never allowed a runner past second. The Japanese player struck out eight Blue Jays and retired his final 17 batters in order.
However, Toronto were without Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The rookie had left Saturday’s game after two innings with discomfort in his left knee. But an MRI has revealed that there is, fortunately, no severe damage. He has been listed as day-to-day, and there is no set return date.
The Blue Jays have Monday off before beginning a three-game series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon.
The series against the Mariners has seen the Jays drop three of their last four games. This came after a split in their series against the New York Yankees and two wins against the Texas Rangers.
Seattle’s third baseman Kyle Seager swatted his 16th to right field in the second inning off Blue Jays opener Wilmer Font. Seager had previously hit the winning homer in Saturday’s game.
The Mariners checked in with three runs during the fourth inning off Jays pitcher Thomas Pannone. Meanwhile, Austin Nola led off the inning with a solo blast to right field and then catcher Tom Murphy smacked a two-run shot later.
Furthermore, Seattle’s Keon Broxton added a homer to centre field during the seventh inning to increase the Mariners lead to 5-0. Then, Broxton scored again in the ninth. He drew a leadoff walk and was driven home on Dylan Moore’s double. Before, Moore scored on Tim Lopes single to centre.