Blue Jays overpower the Orioles 6-1 on Sunday
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Toronto (6) Baltimore (1) Final
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. continued his offensive tear on Sunday with a 2-for-4 performance, including a two-run homer to help lead the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 over the Baltimore Orioles.
Toronto (34-57) jumped ahead in the first inning with Gurriel’s home run and didn’t look back from there.
Trent Thornton (3-6) pitched six shutout innings and surrendered just three hits on the afternoon. His five strikeouts totalled second most in the game behind the opposition’s starter.
Baltimore (27-62) mustered just six hits on the day and scored their first run in the seventh inning. Chance Sisco hit a solo home-run to erase the goose egg and made it 6-1, which is where the score would stand.
The Orioles got 4.1 innings of work from Asher Wojciechowski, who led the game with six strikeouts but allowed three earned runs.
Danny Jansen knocked Wojciechowski for a ground-rule double in the fourth inning to score Vladdy Guerrero Jr. on the play. The 24-year-old catcher has gone 45 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout, the longest active streak in the league.
Rowdy Tellez hit a double in the sixth with Richard Bleier on the mound to score Guerrero Jr. as well.
With the All-Star game being played on Tuesday, the Blue Jays won’t play until Friday night as they begin a 10-game road trip versus the New York Yankees. Their next game home will come on July 22 against Cleveland.