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Blue Jays suffer 8-0 loss at hands of Guardians


TORONTO – Cleveland Guardians teammates Cal Quantrill and Josh Naylor demonstrated you may go dwelling once more and thrive.

The fellow Canadians had been at their finest in an 8-0 thrashing of the Toronto Blue Jays earlier than 41,677 at Rogers Centre on Friday.

Quantrill (9-5), a local of Port Hope, Ont., pitched seven innings, permitting solely a double to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to grab his first MLB win on dwelling soil and a career-high ninth victory on the season.

Naylor, a Mississauga, Ont., native, gave his teammate a elevate with a two-run blast to left discipline as half of a five-run third inning for his fifteenth of the season and first in his dwelling and fatherland.

“There were a lot of people I owe my career to at the game today,” Quantrill mentioned. “It’s fun to pitch well in front of those guys.”

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The 27-year-old Quantrill, son of former Blue Jays pitcher Paul Quantrill, estimated he had 25 to 30 individuals attending the sport. Naylor had nearer to 100 household and mates within the seats.

“I just wanted to show my gratitude and just thank everyone for being here for me,” mentioned the 25-year-old Naylor, who added that three of his former academics had been at the sport.

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The two have been teammates at numerous ranges, courting again a decade in the past after they had been members of the 2012 Canadian junior workforce. So they had been happy as punch with their efficiency within the opener of the three-game sequence in opposition to the Blue Jays (60-51).

“I’m so happy for him,” Quantrill mentioned of Naylor’s homer. “It’s just awesome to see him having the year he’s having.”

The American League Central Division-leading Guardians (60-52) have gained eight in a row, and the final seven begins from Quantrill.

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“It’s kind of what we thought we were capable of,” Quantrill mentioned. “I think that we’re here to stay. I don’t think it’s a fluke. We know how to win baseball games, and we’re kind of a complete baseball team.”

“It’s awesome,” Naylor added about successful in Toronto. “This is where we kind of grew up playing baseball. We decided on our paths here in Canada, and we stuck with it.”

Quantrill retired the primary 10 batters. Guerrero then prolonged his hit streak to 21 video games with a one-out double down the right-field line within the fourth inning.

After that hiccup, Quantrill retired the following 11 Blue Jays earlier than giving approach to the Guardians bullpen.

“We were behind in counts a lot,” Toronto interim supervisor John Schneider mentioned.

“He kept us off balance with his sinker and cutter and dropped in a curveball and change-ups. He was on his game, and you got to tip your hat to him.”

Nobody may tip their hat to Blue Jays starter Jose Berrios (8-5). He had just one strikeout, yielding a season-high eight runs on eight hits, strolling two and hitting two Cleveland batters.

After the five-run third inning, Jose Ramirez hit a low pitch for a three-run blast within the fourth inning for an eight-run benefit. It was Ramirez’s twenty fifth homer of the season.

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“I don’t feel too happy right now with my last two starts,” mentioned Berrios, who misplaced 6-5 in Minnesota after giving up 5 runs in 3 2/3 innings in opposition to the Twins final Friday.

Springer, Stripling Updates

George Springer (proper elbow) hit from a tee on Thursday and was scheduled to start gentle throwing on Friday. He’s not eligible to come back off the 10-day injured record till Monday.

Toronto righty Ross Stripling tossed 5 shutout innings, permitting solely three hits in his rehab begin with Triple-A Buffalo for a 3-1 win in opposition to Syracuse. Stripling may return to the Blue Jays subsequent week.

Up Next

Blue Jays newcomer Mitch White (1-3) will face Guardians starter Triston McKenzie (8-8) within the second sport of the sequence on Saturday.

Toronto’s Kevin Gausman (8-8) takes on Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (7-6) within the sequence finale on Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Aug. 12, 2022.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

Source: globalnews.ca

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