A recap of yesterday's Toronto/Philadelphia Doubleheader.
|The Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to five games yesterday, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader.
In game 1, Bryce Harper put the Phillies ahead 1-0 with a solo home run at the top of the first inning.
Andrew McCutchen put the Phillies ahead 2-0 when he singled in Roman Quinn at the top of the third inning.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Vladmir Guerrero Jr. scored on a sacrifice fly by Santiago Espinal to make it a 2-1 game.
Cavan Biggio tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, driving in Billy McKinney with a double.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drove in Teoscar Hernandez to give the Jays the 3-2 victory.
Biggio went two for three at the plate and had a RBI.
Toronto's starting pitcher, Chase Anderson, went 3.2 innings, allowing four hits, and earned run, a walk, and struck out three batters.
Phillie's starter, Spencer Howard, went 3.2 innings, allowing five hits, an earned run, two walks, and struck out five batters.
In game two, things started out badly for the Blue Jays.
The Phillies scored seven runs in the first inning.
Thankfully, the Blue Jays clawed their way back and won 9-8.
Down 7-0 in the bottom of the first inning, Hernandez hit a two run homer.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Rowdy Tellez hit a solo home run.
Later in the inning, Gurriel Jr. hit a three run homer to make it a 7-6 game.
Then, Danny Jansen scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.
Also in the sixth, Tellez put Toronto ahead 9-7, driving in Biggio and Randal Grichuk with a single.
The Phillies got another run at the top of the seventh inning, but it wasn't enough.
Tellez went three for four at the plate and had three RBIs.
Toronto's pitcher, Trent Thornton, went 0.2 innings allowing five hits, six earned runs, a walk, and struck out a batter.
McCutchen went two for four at the plate and had three RBIs.
Phillie's starter, Vince Velasquez, went five innings, allowing five hits, four earned runs, two walks, and struck out seven batters.
The Jays head to Tampa for a four game series against the Rays starting tonight.