Blue Jayce sweeps Atlanta as Semian stars

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Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semian made a double play in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves on May 2, 2021 at the TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida.

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The Toronto Blue Jays are not taking any chances with newcomer George Springer.

Marcus Semen scored four and dodged as Toronto started with leg fatigue following Springer’s early outing on Sunday with a 7–2 win in Atlanta’s three-match sweep.

Joe Panik pinched for Springer in the sixth inning.

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“The legs looked tired, he said so,” said Blue Mont’s manager Charlie Montoyo. “It was hot today.”

Springer was the designated hitter for the fourth consecutive game since making his Toronto debut on Wednesday. World Series MVP when Houston won its first title in 2017 signed a team-record US $ 150 million, a six-year deal with the Blue Jay this off-season but due to a tense oblique and later a right quadriceps Missed due to stress.

“They didn’t do anything for a long time, so we have to be careful,” Manteo said.

Springer hit his first two homers on Saturday night with Toronto.

Toronto hit a two-run homer during a three-run eighth to help Toronto win for the seventh time in nine matches.

Atlanta starter Ian Anderson (2-1) played just four innings, giving up four runs and six hits during his 89-run outing.

“It was a piece from the get-go,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “Just for anything it was not a good feeling. just one of those days.”

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Anderson was coming away with wins against the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs in which he allowed five hits in scoring 13 2/3. The right-handed Cubs limited a hit in seven innings on April 27.

Danny Johnson, who was a hit in his last 35 at-bats, had a run-scoring single in the second and a 3–1 lead in the third by two runs in Toronto’s semifinal.

Janssen also sang in the fourth and made it 4–1 on Bo Bechete’s double.

“It feels great, man,” Jenson said. “a sigh of relief.”

Ronald Aguna Jr. beat Atlanta 4-2 within the fifth on a base-loaded sacrifice fly from Ross Stripling for a center-field warning track.

Ryan Borucki (3-1) replaced the stripping and prevented further damage by colliding with Freddy Freeman and Marcel Ozuna.

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“What a job Boruki has done,” Stripling said. “it was awesome.”

Stripping, coming from right to back flexor strain, gave up two runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Rafael Dolis entered the ninth with two bases loaded and attacked Acuna to save his third.

William Contreras, recalled from the alternate list, put Atlanta on the injured list with Trevors D’Arnaud and Alex Jackson, the second with a run-scoring single.

Blue Jace left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (right glute strain) could make a comeback on Thursday after a start. Meanwhile, catcher Alejandro Kirk (left flexor strain), left-handed Tommy Milone (left shoulder swelling), and right-handed Anthony Castro (right-forearm) were placed on the 10-day IL.

The Jacks begin a 10-game, 11-day road trip through three different time zones Monday night in Oakland. Left-handed Steven Mattes (4-1) and Athletics RHP Frankie Montas (2-2) are starting. Toronto will also make stops in Houston and Atlanta.


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