MLB Game Recap - Toronto at Tampa Bay
Mon May 27, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

MIA
3
WAS
2
F
SD
2
NYY
5
F
DET
3
BAL
5
F
PIT
8
CIN
5
F
TOR
3
TB
8
F
CHC
5
HOU
6
F
KC
1
CHW
2
F
ARI
3
COL
4
F(11)
CLE
5
BOS
12
F
LAA
5
OAK
8
F
PIT
1
CIN
8
F
MIL
5
MIN
4
F
NYM
5
LAD
9
F
TEX
2
SEA
6
F

May 27, 2019 1:10 PM

Final

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Toronto (21-33)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

1

3

4

2

Tampa Bay (32-19)

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

4

x

8

14

0

W: Chirinos (6-1)

L: Sanchez (3-5)

TOR - HR: Galvis (8) , Davis (1)

TB - HR: Meadows (11)

Chirinos pulled after 5 no-hit innings, Rays beat Blue Jays
Mon May 27, 2019 6:11 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's plan to use an opener was derailed by recent heavy bullpen use.

Yonny Chirinos showed that fill-in starters, even on a pitch count, can be an excellent replacement.

Chirinos was pulled after five no-hit innings and the Rays went on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Monday.

"It wasn't (hard) at all," Rays manager Kevin Cash said of taking Chirinos out. "We're going to prioritize the guy's health and be responsible with them."

Chirinos (6-1) made his 11th appearance and fifth start this season. Oliver Drake relieved to begin the sixth and gave up a leadoff single to Luke Maile.

"I don't even think I knew he had a no-hitter until the fans starting booing after Drake gave up a hit," Cash said.

In addition to his starts, Chirinos sometimes comes in after an opener and is averaging five innings an outing. He struck out seven and walked two during a 69-pitch outing, one short of his projected limit.

"I've always been most comfortable as a starter," Chirinos said through a translator. "But this team has confidence in me to come in the (reliever) role and I've just got to prepare accordingly."

Five Rays relievers completed a four-hitter.

Austin Meadows homered and drove in three runs for the Rays, who remain two games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees despite going a season-high 13 games over .500.

Aaron Sanchez (4-4) gave up one run and six hits before leaving after the third inning because of a problem on the fingernail on his right middle finger. The oft-injured right-hander left his start on May 17 in the fourth inning with a right middle finger blister.

"Hopefully it's nothing too serious," Sanchez said. "Obviously it affected me today. I couldn't really grip the ball, but I don't think it's going to be anything big."

Jonathan Davis hit his first major league homer that got the Blue Jays within 4-2 in the seventh.

Toronto, which has lost 19 of 26, also got a ninth-inning solo homer by Freddy Galvis.

Meadows, who had three hits, had an RBI single in the second and added a two-run homer during a four-run eighth. He has seven hits over his last two games.

Jacob Waguespack made his major league debut after replacing Sanchez and allowed Tommy Pham's RBI double and Ji-Man Choi's run-scoring single during a three-run fourth that made it 4-0.

Choi circled the bases on his hit after catcher Maile's attempt to throw him out trying to advance to second sailed into center field.

Waguespack allowed three runs, three hits and struck out seven in four innings. Plans to have him finish the game were shelved because of shoulder stiffness.

Charlie Montoyo, who was on Cash's coaching staff the previous four seasons, returned to Tropicana Field for the first time as Blue Jays manager.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Rookie Cavan Biggio is among those impacted by a flu bug working its way around clubhouse and was the DH. 1B Justin Smoak is also ill.

Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow, 6-1 before straining his right forearm earlier this month, admits he was "frustrated" when moved from the 10- to 60-day IL Sunday. He resumed playing catch but now is not eligible to return until July 10. ... C Mike Zunino (strained left quadriceps) is nearing a rehab assignment. ... INF Joey Wendle (broken right wrist) is hitting off a tee and playing catch at 90 feet.

GOLD GLOVE

Rays CF Kevin Kiermaier took an extra-base hit away from Rowdy Tellez with a leaping catch into the wall in the fourth.

"Another day at the office," Cash said. "You get spoiled because if it stays in the park you think he's going to catch it."

MINOR MATTERS

Rays two-way prospect Brendan McKay is scheduled to make his first pitching start with Triple-A Durham Tuesday night. The lefty went 3-0, striking out 62 and walking nine, over 41 2/3 innings with Double-A Montgomery. He struggled offensively, hitting .167 (13 for 78).

UP NEXT

Blue Jays LHP Clayton Richard (0-0) will make his second start since returning from a knee injury against Tampa Bay opener Ryne Stanek (0-1) Tuesday night.

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Pitchers of Record

Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
A. Sanchez (L, 3-5) 3 6 1 2 1 3.00 2.667
Tampa Bay IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
Y. Chirinos (W, 6-1) 5 0 0 2 7 0.00 0.400

Batting Leaders

Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
F. Galvis 3 1 2 1 1 1 4 0 2.1
L. Gurriel Jr. 3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.1
Tampa Bay AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
T. dArnaud 4 3 3 0 0 0 5 0 3.8
A. Meadows 5 3 1 1 3 0 6 1 3.7

Team Comparison

TOR TB
At Bats 30 37
Hits 4 14
Batting Average .133 .378
On Base Percentage .257 .439
Slugging Percentage 0.367 0.622
Doubles 1 6
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 2 1
Total Bases 11 23
Walks 5 3
Strikeouts 11 8
Stolen Bases 0 1
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 5 9
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/5 5/15
Double Plays Fielded 3 3
Errors 2 0

2019 Regular Season - TB Leads Series 3-1

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Apr 12 TB 11 @ TOR 7 R. Yarbrough T. Thornton
Sat Apr 13 TB 1 @ TOR 3 T. Pannone C. Roe
Sun Apr 14 TB 8 @ TOR 4 A. Kolarek M. Stroman
Mon May 27 TOR 3 @ TB 8 Y. Chirinos A. Sanchez

Game Information

Stadium: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Attendance: 15,883
Game Time: 3:20
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?