Toronto manager John Gibbons started his post game availability by joking around with reporters. A short distance away, techno music blared in his team’s clubhouse.
An ugly 1 6 road trip was in the past. Starting off a long homestand cheap jerseys with a 10 6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels jerseys had lifted the Blue Jays jerseys’ spirits Monday afternoon at Rogers Centre.
Toronto had dropped seven of eight entering the Victoria Day matinee. The Blue Jays jerseys gave spot starter Todd Redmond an early four run lead but the Angels jerseys chipped away with three runs in the fourth inning and took the lead in the sixth.
Toronto loaded the bases in the bottom half of the frame and with most of the 29,306 fans in attendance on their feet, Canadian cheap Russell Martin jersey delivered a two run single that put the Blue Jays jerseys up to stay.
“Russell has gotten big hit after big hit in those kind of situations,” Gibbons said. “Tight game where we really need something, two outs. He’s been that guy who always seems to come through for us.”
Martin, a Toronto native who grew up in Chelsea, Que., had three hits and scored a run. Bautista and cheap Josh Donaldson jersey also had three hits apiece while Steve Tolleson chipped in with two hits and two runs to help Toronto (18 22) take the opener of the four game series.
“You have to turn the page,” Donaldson said of the team’s recent struggles. “It obviously wasn’t a very good road trip for us. But we got things going on the right track right now and hopefully we continue to do this.”
Redmond, called up from triple A Buffalo a day earlier, had little trouble his first time through the Angels jerseys’ order but Pujols touched him up for a no doubt solo shot to get the Angels jerseys on the board. Redmond allowed three earned runs, four hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings.
Reliever cheap Roberto Osuna jersey (1 0) recorded five outs for his first major league win. Wilson lasted five innings, giving up four earned runs, 10 hits and two walks with three strikeouts. cheap Mike Morin jersey (1 1) absorbed the loss.
“On the pitching side this is probably our worst game of the year, if you put everything together,” said Angels jerseys manager Mike Scioscia.
Bautista belted a two run shot on a 3 2 pitch from cheap Cesar Ramos jersey in the seventh inning. Iannetta hit his first homer of the year in the eighth inning off southpaw cheap Aaron Loup jersey.
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MIAMI (AP) cheap David Peralta jersey hit a two out RBI double in the 13th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks jerseys spoiled cheap Dan Jennings jersey’ debut as manager by beating the Miami Marlins jerseys 3 2 Monday night.
Jennings gave up his job as Marlins jerseys general manager to move into the dugout and replace Mike Redmond, who was fired Sunday.
Arizona broke a four game losing streak. The Marlins jerseys lost their fourth in a row and seventh in eight games.
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WHITE SOX 2, INDIANS 1, 10 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) cheap Carlos Sanchez jersey singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning to give streaking Chicago a victory over Cleveland after a sparkling pitchers’ duel between aces cheap Chris Sale jersey and cheap Corey Kluber jersey.
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In that game, Kluber matched Bob Feller’s team record for strikeouts in a nine inning game, and became one of five pitchers in baseball history to strike out 18 or more without walking a batter.