Sports Pearce, Donaldson HRs lift Blue Jays past Orioles 7-1

06:01  10 april  2018
06:01  10 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson 'very close' to returning to 3rd base

  Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson 'very close' to returning to 3rd base Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson 'very close' to returning to 3rd base The 2015 American League most valuable player fielded some ground balls at Rogers Centre before the Jays' afternoon game against New York.

Steve Pearce homers in a third successive game, Josh Donaldson adds grand slam and the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 7 - 1 . "That gives the team a huge, huge lift ." On a raw night far better suited for football, Donaldson — a three-time All-Star — displayed mid-summer form.

BALTIMORE (AP) — With one swing of the bat, Josh Donaldson turned a tight duel into a blowout and sent the historically meager crowd at Camden Yards scurrying toward the exits. Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam

Toronto Blue Jays' Steve Pearce, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Curtis Granderson (18) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)© The Associated Press Toronto Blue Jays' Steve Pearce, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Curtis Granderson (18) during the third inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

BALTIMORE — Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game, Josh Donaldson tacked on a ninth-inning grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 Monday night before 7,915 fans, the lowest paid crowd in Camden Yards history.

Gametime temperature was 44 degrees, and a slight mist made the conditions even more miserable. That contributed to a dubious attendance record at the 27-year-old ballpark that had held since April 12, 2010, when 9,129 showed up for a game between the Orioles and Tampa Bay.

Richard Griffin: Josh Donaldson’s just fine, thank you, and so are the Jays

  Richard Griffin: Josh Donaldson’s just fine, thank you, and so are the Jays The first White Sox hitter of the game, Yoan Moncada, bounced a ball slowly down the third base-line off Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ. Third baseman Josh Donaldson stepped across the line into foul territory, fielded the ball and rifled an accurate throw to Justin Smoak. Although it didn’t count, the crowd of 17,451 at Rogers Centre greeted the foul ball with a nice ovation. And Donaldson proved to himself his arm was fine.Ever since the Jays’ opening-day loss to the Yankees, in which Donaldson made four bouncing, sailing, horrible throws and later admitted he was going through a dead-arm period, the club’s best player had been forced to serve as the designated hitter.

Home » Baltimore Orioles » Pearce , Donaldson HRs lift … Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam, Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7 - 1 Monday night before 7,915 chilly fans.

BALTIMORE — With one swing of the bat, Josh Donaldson turned a tight duel into a blowout and sent the historically meagre crowd at Camden Yards scurrying toward the exits. Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam

There were no fans at a game on April 29, 2015, when the Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox in a closed stadium due to security concerns amid civil unrest in Baltimore.

After getting his 500th career hit in the second inning, Pearce put Toronto up 2-0 in the third with a two-run shot off Dylan Bundy (0-1) on a 3-0 pitch. It marked the first time in his career that Pearce, who's had three separate stints with the Orioles, homered in three consecutive games.

It was 2-1 in the ninth before Curtis Granderson drew a bases-loaded walk and Donaldson followed with his fourth career slam, a shot to center off rookie Nestor Cortes Jr.

J.A. Happ (2-1) struck out nine in six innings, allowing one run and five hits. The right-hander was 0-3 against the Orioles last season.

Abreu powers White Sox to 4-3 win over Jays

  Abreu powers White Sox to 4-3 win over Jays Jose Abreu belted a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre. He deposited a 3-0 pitch from reliever Ryan Tepera (1-1) into the standing-room section of the 200 level overlooking centre field. It was Abreu's second homer of the season.

Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam, Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7 - 1 ''That gives the team a huge, huge lift .'' On a raw night far better suited for football, Donaldson - a three-time All-Star - displayed mid-summer form.

Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam, Steve Pearce homered in a third successive game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 7 - 1 "That gives the team a huge, huge lift ." On a raw night far better suited for football, Donaldson — a three-time All-Star — displayed mid-summer form.

Bundy (0-1) gave up two runs and four hits with 10 strikeouts in seven innings. The right-hander has a 1.35 ERA in three starts, yet remains winless.

Manny Machado hit a third-inning homer for the Orioles, who went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12.

Slugger Chris Davis, who's off to a miserable start, cracked the bat over his knee after striking out in the sixth. He later was thrown out trying to bunt against the shift during an 0-for-4 performance that lowered his batting average to .088.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 1B Kendrys Morales strained his left hamstring running out a single and was removed for a pinch runner in the second inning. ... OF Anthony Alford (hamstring) has started his rehab in Florida, where he is expected to remain for a few days before likely heading to Triple-A Buffalo, manager John Gibbons said.

Orioles: DH Mark Trumbo (quad strain) is expected to start for Double-A Bowie on Tuesday and Wednesday. ... RHP Alex Cobb could make his season debut Saturday in Boston, manager Buck Showalter said. Cobb missed most of spring training before signing as a free agent in late March.

Blue Jays' Sanchez loses no-hitter in 8th vs. Orioles

  Blue Jays' Sanchez loses no-hitter in 8th vs. Orioles Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez had not allowed a hit against the Baltimore Orioles through seven innings Tuesday night. Sanchez allowed hits to each of the first three batters he faced in the eighth inning, allowing the game-tying run in the process. He escaped further damage when Jonathan Schoop hit into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded.

Steve Pearce homers in a third successive game, Josh Donaldson adds grand slam and the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 7 - 1 . "That gives the team a huge, huge lift ." On a raw night far better suited for football, Donaldson — a three-time All-Star — displayed mid-summer form.

BALTIMORE (AP) With one swing of the bat, Josh Donaldson turned a tight duel into a blowout and sent the historically meager crowd at Camden Yards scurrying toward the exits. Donaldson hit his fourth career grand slam

PROSPECTING

The Orioles recalled their top pitching prospect, Hunter Harvey, to fortify a weary bullpen. Harvey, the 22nd overall pick in the 2013 draft, has not yet pitched in the majors.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) seeks his first win since July 14 in the second game of the series Tuesday night.

Orioles: RHP Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.09) makes his second home start with Baltimore. In his Orioles debut, he yielded three HRs in a loss to the Twins on March 31.

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Richard Griffin: Blue Jays open Cleveland series with a bang .
It was an unlikely 8-4 win for the Blue Jays in the opener of their weekend series against the Indians at Cleveland’s Progressive Field on Friday night, the kind of comeback victory they did not enjoy all of last April. A sort-of Ohio two-step that set up the Jays’ winning run in the top of the seventh inning. With Steve Pearce on second base and a 1-and-2 count, Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller threw a nasty slider to Teoscar Hernandez that seemed to catch the corner. Miller took two steps toward his dugout, and Hernandez took two steps toward his, but the umpire called it ball two.

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