Glasnow Unable To Get Out Of First
The Toronto Blue Jays scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a 10-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tyler Glasnow (1-5, 4.64 ERA) takes the loss for Tampa Bay who see there four game win streak come to an end and fall to 75-64 on the season. The loss ends the Rays four game win streak, but they do finish their eight game road trip with a winning mark of 5-3.
Glasnow struggled to locate his breaking pitch and the Blue Jays jumped on his fastball. Compounding his battles with command were plays behind him in the field that could have been made, but were not. With runners on the corners and one out Lourdes Gurriel Jr. sent a groundball toward short. Matt Duffy was unable to cleanly field the ball allowing a run to score, as well as a run to cross home plate.The big blow in the first came on Aledmys Diaz‘s 3-run homer. It was his 17th homer on the season.
He was unable to get out of the first inning after striking out Billy McKinney who reached first on a wild pitch. Overall, he worked just 0.2-innings allowing seven earned runs on five hits while striking out two and walking two.
On the brighter side, the game saw the return of Vidal Nuno to the mound for the first time since July 3rd. He worked three innings allowing one earned run.
Kevin Kiermaier continued to swing a hot bat belting two homers and was robbed of extra-bases on a nice catch by Randall Grichuk.
Aaron Sanchez (4-5, 5.17 ERA) picks up the win for the Blue Jays who improve to 63-76 on the season.
Up Next For Rays:
After an off-day Thursday Tampa Bay returns to Tropicana Field to take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10. The Rays look to extend their home winning streak to nine straight and improve on their home record of 41-24. Blake Snell (17-5, 2.02 ERA) takes the mound for Tampa Bay. Baltimore counters with Dylan Bundy (7-13, 5.36 ERA).
The series marks the final three head-to-head games with the Orioles this season. Despite all their success this season, Tampa Bay has split their season series (8-8) with the lowly Orioles this season.