Stroman pitches seven robust innings, as Blue Jays best Braves

ATLANTA — A rejuvenated Marcus Stroman outlasted Julio Teheran by means of forcing the Braves to persistently hit grounders.

Toronto’s batters did their phase in a decisive 8th inning.

Russell Martin‘s sharp unmarried in Toronto’s five-run 8th drove within the go-ahead run, Stroman pitched seven robust innings, and the Blue Jays beat Atlanta 6-2 on Tuesday evening to knock the Braves out of first position.

Stroman (2-6) annoyed the Braves by means of blending his cutter and slider and recording 14 of his 21 outs at the floor.

“Once I’m pairing the cutter and slider it makes it lovely exhausting at the hitters,” Stroman mentioned.

Stroman mentioned he has felt robust since coming back from the disabled checklist on June 23. The Blue Jays have received 3 of his 4 begins since he neglected six weeks with proper shoulder fatigue.

“It was once an excellent effort,” Blue Jays supervisor John Gibbons mentioned. “It doesn’t wonder me. I believe he has rounded again into form the best way we’ve observed him such a lot of occasions.”

Stroman gave up one run and 6 hits with two walks in seven innings.

The Braves, who’ve misplaced six in their remaining seven, fell to 2nd within the NL East after starting the day tied with Philadelphia for the lead. The Phillies beat the Mets 7-Three. Atlanta held a minimum of a proportion of first since Might 30.

Toronto was once restricted to a few hits via seven innings by means of Teheran and Jesse Biddle, and the sport was once tied 1-1. The Blue Jays broke out with 5 hits off A.J. Minter (Three-2) and Shane Carle within the 8th.

Aledmys Diaz doubled in two runs prior to scoring on a double by means of Devon Travis. Kevin Pillar had a run-scoring unmarried within the large inning, which opened with a fielding error by means of Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson on Yangervis Solarte’s grounder.

Teheran stranded two baserunners in every of the primary two innings prior to giving up Justin Smoak’s 13th homer with one out within the 3rd.

Toronto safe the 1-Zero lead till the 6th. Kurt Suzuki’s unmarried off Stroman (2-6) drove in Ozzie Albies, who opened the inning with a bunt unmarried.

Teheran allowed one run and 3 hits with 3 walks in 6 2/Three innings.


Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson, at the DL since Might 29 with tightness in his left calf, has resumed baseball actions. … Gibbons mentioned he couldn’t ascertain reviews that high prospect 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. may well be promoted to Triple-A Buffalo when he returns from a minor left knee harm. … RHP Aaron Sanchez (proper index finger) threw within the outfield with out a problems and can subsequent advance to throwing off a mound. … RHP Ryan Tepera (proper elbow irritation) threw off a mound.

Braves: OF Ronald Acuna was once Zero for four after being held out of the lineup two directly days with left groin tightness. … RHP Brandon McCarthy (proper knee tendinitis) is “now not coming round like we was hoping at the moment,” mentioned supervisor Brian Snitker. McCarthy was once positioned at the 10-day DL on June 28.


Minter gave up 4 runs, 3 earned, whilst recording just one out.

“I simply felt I didn’t have my A-plus stuff,” mentioned Minter after seeing his ERA climb from 2.68 to three.38. “I believe I made a pair unhealthy Zero-2 pitches and 1-2 pitches. … They made me pay for it so it’s important to tip your cap to them.”


Stroman earned his 2nd win in Atlanta in two seasons. He threw five 2/Three scoreless innings and hit his first occupation homer in a Nine-Zero win over the Braves on Might 18, 2017.

This time, he singled in his first at-bat in the second one, clearing taking part in the chance to swing the bat. “I’m simply looking to be competitive within the field,” he mentioned.


Blue Jays: RHP Sam Gaviglio is 2-1 with a four.91 ERA in 5 occupation interleague video games, together with 4 begins, coming into Wednesday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Braves.

Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz will get started on common leisure in opposition to the Blue Jays. There was once attention of pushing again the beginning, however further leisure may have left Foltynewicz not able to take part in his first All-Superstar recreation on July 17.

Jonathan Siennicki

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