The long ball served the cause of the Jays

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    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 16:59

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    The Toronto Blue Jays have managed three long balls to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the account, 7-1, Sunday afternoon at the Rogers Centre.

    The troupe’s manager John Gibbons has thus removed the last two duels in this series of three.

    The third baseman Josh Donaldson has sent a shot into the stands as soon as the handle initial, a slap in the face good for two points.

    Ryan Goins then pushed two runners at the plate with a double to right field. The shortstop later scored a point by stealing the marble.

    Darwin Barney and Justin Smoak also hit a circuit. He is a 32nd gun this season for Smoak, who finished the game with two hits and two runs scored.

    Donaldson has also placed the ball in a safe place on two occasions.

    The starter J. A. Happ (6-8) has had a great start, giving up one point, four hits and three walks on balls in six innings of work. The left-hander has accumulated eight strikeouts.

    His vis-à-vis Chad Kuhl (5-8) gave up four earned runs, four hits and five free passes in five innings on the mound.

    The losers had taken the advantage at the start of the first round on a simple expedient of David Freese.

    The visitors had only four hits, committing two errors in the defensive.

    In addition, the Quebecer Russell Martin has once again missed the call due to an injury to his oblique muscle suffered Friday.

    The training of ontario will begin on Monday a series of four games against the Tampa Bay Rays, who will be passing in the Queen City. Nick Tepesch will be on the mound for the Jays. The right-hander will be facing Jake Odorizzi.

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