Blue Jays shut out Rangers in both ends of doubleheader

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Lourdes Gurriel Jr. deed a first-inning expansive slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 31st homer of the season, and George Springer and Randal Grichuk besides went heavy for Toronto arsenic the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-0 triumph implicit the Texas Rangers and a expanse of their doubleheader connected Sunday.

Steven Matz and 2 relievers combined for a three-hitter, and Toronto swept a doubleheader with 2 shutouts for the archetypal clip successful squad history. In the archetypal game, Hyun Jin Ryu threw a three-hitter for his 3rd vocation shutout and Danny Jansen deed a location tally arsenic Toronto won 5-0.

“The lone mode you tin get winning streaks is if your starters springiness you a chance,” Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. “Ryu and Matz were outstanding, Of course, we swung the bats, but it’s each astir pitching and the starters were outstanding.”

It was the archetypal clip the Rangers were unopen retired doubly successful a time since the squad moved to Texas. On May 23, 1971, the Washington Senators were swept astatine Detroit by 5-0 and 11-0 scores.

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Gurriel’s homer, his 11th of the season, capped a six-run archetypal inning. With 2 retired successful the second, Guerrero and Springer went heavy connected consecutive pitches, and aft a locomotion to Teoscar Hernandez, Grichuk deed his 18th location run.

Rangers starter Mike Foltyniewicz (2-9) allowed each 10 runs connected 8 hits successful 1 2/3 innings. The ensuing trio of Rangers relievers — Taylor Hearn, Demarcus Evans and Spencer Patton — acceptable down 13 of 14 batters. Texas has present mislaid 5 successful a enactment and 9 of its past 12.

“I expect much from our ballclub,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “We’re not a juggernaut offence. We person to enactment immoderate much unit connected guys. We gave up 10 homers successful 20 innings, and that’s not going to get it done.”

Springer, who signed a six-year, $150-million woody with the Blue Jays past winter, was seen dancing successful the dugout during the 2nd game. He described however overmuch amusive he’s having portion playing with a young Blue Jays squad laden with talent.

“This is already a hard capable game. The much you dwell connected stuff, the harder it gets,” Springer said. “It’s amusive to ticker Vladdy, to ticker Lourdes, the worldly everybody does. At the extremity of the day, it’s a game. You person to spell retired determination and effort to person amusive each azygous day.”

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Matz (8-4) allowed 3 hits successful 5 innings. Rafael Dolis and Tayler Saucedo worked an inning apiece.

Ryu (9-5) went the afloat 7 innings successful the archetypal game, striking retired 4 and walking 1 successful his archetypal shutout since May 7, 2019 with the Los Angeles Dodgers against Atlanta.

“During the bullpen sessions I had earlier the all-star break, I talked with (pitching coach) Pete (Walker) and we discussed however my limb slot and merchandise constituent had been dropping a bit,” Ryu said done a translator. “Today I was capable to get connected apical again and that resulted successful the changeup and the remainder of my pitches to beryllium a small faster than normal.”

The Blue Jays took a 2-0 pb successful the 3rd inning connected an RBI groundout by Marcus Semien and a run-scoring azygous by Bo Bichette. Jansen led disconnected the 5th inning with his 5th homer and Grichuk added a sixth-inning sacrifice alert to supply insurance.

Kolby Allard (2-6) allowed 5 runs, 7 hits and a locomotion implicit 5 1/3 innings for Texas.

Ryu escaped occupation successful the 2nd inning with the crippled inactive scoreless. He allowed a leadoff triple to Joey Gallo but struck retired John Hicks and induced a brushed infield popout by Eli White earlier fanning David Dahl to extremity the threat.

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“We person to find a mode to people there,” Woodward said. “In a seven-inning game, it’s excessively important.”

The archetypal crippled took 1 hour, 48 minutes, the shortest crippled this play successful the large leagues. Detroit and the Chicago White Sox played a doubleheader opener successful 1:50 connected April 29.

The Blue Jays and Rangers played the 2nd crippled successful 1:51.

Two-way relationship

The Blue Jays, who received support Friday from the Canadian national authorities to instrumentality location aboriginal this month, changed the overgarment strategy connected the dugouts astatine their impermanent location to work “Thank You Buffalo” and see the logo of the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate they displaced this season.

The 12,335 successful attendance Sunday comprised the largest assemblage of the Blue Jays’ tenure astatine Sahlen Field. The Jays’ erstwhile largest location assemblage of the play was 10,100 connected Friday night.

Roster moves

Rangers: Evans was called up from Triple-A Round Rock arsenic the 27th antheral for the doubleheader.

Blue Jays: IF Breyvic Valera, who was batting .313 successful 41 games astatine Buffalo, was selected to the large league roster. OF Jonathan Davis was optioned to Buffalo, but was the 27th antheral for the duplicate bill. LHP Nick Allgeyer, who appeared successful 11 games for Buffalo and 1 with Toronto, was designated for assignment.

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Trainer’s room

Rangers: C Jose Trevino (right forearm contusion) is 3 for 7 successful 2 games truthful acold successful his rehab duty astatine Double-A Frisco. Woodward said Trevino is steadfast capable to beryllium activated successful the adjacent week, but needs to proceed enactment connected his timing. … C Sam Huff (right genu surgery) was activated from the 60-day injured database and optioned to Round Rock. To marque country connected the 40-man roster, RHP Tyler Phillips, who was with Round Rock, was designated for assignment.

Up next

The Rangers proceed their roadworthy travel successful Detroit, wherever RHP Kyle Gibson (6-1, 2.29 ERA) volition look Tigers RHP Casey Mize (5-5, 3.59) connected Monday. The Blue Jays look Boston for their last bid successful Buffalo, with Toronto RHP Ross Stripling (3-5, 4.34) taking connected RHP Nick Pivetta (7-4, 4.30) connected Monday.

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