Jays drop third and get swept in Seattle

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Seattle (3) Toronto (1) Final

The Seattle Mariners disappointed visiting fans as Toronto Blue Jays supporters travelled in droves to see their team get swept in Sunday's series finale.

It took three innings for Seattle (56-75) to break open the scoring with a solo home-run courtesy of Dylan Moore. The 419-foot bomb was Moore's sixth of the season and was a glimpse of offence in an otherwise uneventful match.

Marco Gonzales (14-10) secured the victory after pitching seven innings while allowing one earned run. The southpaw nonchalantly allowed just three hits but walked two batters in his performance.

Toronto (53-80) outhit the home team five-to-four despite coming up short on the scoreboard. Rowdy Tellez drove in the Blue Jays' only run in the sixth inning to increase his RBI total to 43 on the year.

Clay Buckholz (0-3) made his first start on the mound since May 5 after he was activated from the 60-day injured list earlier in the day. The 35-year-old righty delivered a three-hitter after throwing six strong innings with 65 pitches, 45 of which were strikes. He struck out three and didn't walk any opposing batters in his return.

The Jays managed to cut a 2-0 deficit in half after Tellez singled to centre field and scored Bo Bichette from third. Bichette went 2-for-4 and struck out once as Toronto's most consistent hitter on the day.

Omar Narvaez batted in the winning run with a sacrifice fly to cash-in Austin Nola from second base. The Mariners held onto their newfound 3-1 lead as Matt Magill closed out the game in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.