Biggio announces his arrival as Blue Jays defeat Padres 10-1

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@gordbrown_

Sunday, May 26, 2019


Toronto (10) San Diego (1) Final

Cavan Biggio went 3-for-4 and smacked his first career home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 10-1 victory over San Diego. The Padres failed to complete the three-game sweep at Rogers Centre despite handily winning the two previous games.

Toronto (21-32) accumulated 17 hits on the afternoon, including two by Justin Smoak to produce 5 RBI. 

Marcus Stroman (3-6) pitched five innings and allowed just one earned run, a solo homer by Wil Myers. The 28-year-old struck out only two batters despite an impressive outing.

Myers took Stroman deep in the fifth inning to get the Padres (28-25) on the scoreboard—their only run scored.

Robbie Erlin (0-1) pitched two innings and also allowed one earned run, which was enough to earn the loss. His two strikeouts would match Stroman before exiting the game in favour of relief pitchers.

The Blue Jays had key contributions from their young players, including Vladdy Gurrero Jr.’s 3-for-5 performance. Gurrero Jr. entered the game in an 0-for-11 drought but delivered a timely performance to help propel his team to a victory.

Recently promoted Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a career game, going 4-for-4 for the first time and drove in two RBI as a result.

Toronto will be back in action tomorrow as they travel to Tampa Bay for a three game series with the Rays. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. EST at Tropicana Field.