MLB Game Recap - Toronto at Tampa Bay
Sun Sep 8, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

TEX
10
BAL
4
F
KC
0
MIA
9
F
PHI
10
NYM
7
F
ARI
3
CIN
4
F
TOR
3
TB
8
F
WAS
9
ATL
4
F
STL
2
PIT
0
F
CLE
5
MIN
2
F
CHC
5
MIL
8
F
SEA
1
HOU
21
F
LAA
1
CHW
5
F
DET
1
OAK
3
F
COL
1
SD
2
F(10)
SF
0
LAD
5
F
NYY
10
BOS
5
F

September 8, 2019 1:10 PM

Final

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Toronto (55-89)

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

6

0

Tampa Bay (86-59)

1

2

0

0

3

0

2

0

x

8

10

0

W: Richards (5-12)

L: Waguespack (4-4)

TOR - HR: Grichuk (25)

TB - HR: Garcia (19) , Meadows (28)

Glasnow strikes out 5 in return, Rays beat sinking Blue Jays
Sun Sep 8, 2019 6:39 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tyler Glasnow figures to be a factor as the Tampa Bay Rays make their playoff push

Glasnow struck out five over two innings in his return from a four-month layoff caused by a strained right forearm, and the Rays beat Toronto 8-3 Sunday to complete a four-game sweep that left the Blue Jays as the fifth major league team on pace to lose 100 games.

"Honestly I feel very similar to how I felt before I got hurt," Glasnow said. "I think I'll stretch out like a starter and then just build back up to the playoffs."

Glasnow struck out Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez in order on 12 pitches in the first, twice reaching 100 mph. He walked Vladimir Guerrero leading off the second and gave up a two-run homer to Randal Grichuk, a 451-foot drive to center that put Toronto ahead 2-1.

"It's really a step in the right direction," Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

A 26-year-old right-hander, Glasnow threw 25 of 41 pitches for strikes, allowing the one hit and two walks. He had not pitched in the major leagues since May 10 and was 6-1 in eight starts with an AL-leading 1.86 ERA when he went on the injured list. Glasnow made a pair of minor league injury rehabilitation assignments for Triple-A Durham.

"Being able to sit back and watch, it was stressful for me not being there and just watching them do so well," Glasnow said. "Now that I'm back and being able to contribute, it's a little better feeling."

Austin Meadows and Avisail Garcia homered for the Rays, who remained one game ahead of Oakland for the top AL wild card. Tampa Bay, which has won 10 of 11, outscored Toronto 24-10 in the series.

Despite being in contention for a postseason berth, the Rays drew just 14,071 to Tropicana Field for the finale of their next-to-last homestand.

Toronto has lost seven straight, its longest skid since April 2017, and 16 of its last 19. At 55-89, the Blue Jays are on pace to lose 100 games for the first time since 1977-79, their first three seasons. Detroit, Baltimore, Miami and Kansas City also are on pace to lose 100 games. The most teams to finish with 100 losses was four in 2002.

Trevor Richards (5-12) allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings scoreless innings.

Jacob Waguespack (4-4) gave up six runs in seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

"You want to go out and give your team a chance to win, and it's frustrating how we haven't been able to string one together here," Waguespack said. "I tried to go out and give us a spark today and wasn't able to do it."

Daniel Robertson put the Rays ahead to stay with a two-run triple in the second, and Tampa Bay opened a 6-2 lead in the fifth when Garcia and Travis d'Arnaud hit RBI doubles and around Ji-Man Choi's sacrifice fly. Garcia added a two-run homer in the seventh against Sam Gaviglio, a 456-foot drive.

Meadows homered in the fifth, his 28th this season and seventh off Toronto.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier left in the fifth inning because of neck spasms. ... LHP Blake Snell (elbow) threw 24 pitches Saturday in his first rehab start for Durham. He last pitched for the Rays on July 21. ... INF Eric Sogard (sore foot) missed his second straight game.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP T.J. Zeuch gets his first major league start Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox in Toronto. The 24-year-old right-hander made his big league debut with he allowed two runs over four innings of relief in a 7-2 loss at Atlanta.

Rays: LHP Ryan Yarbrough (11-3) is to start Tuesday night at Texas in the opener of an eight-game trip.

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Pitchers of Record

Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Waguespack (L, 4-4) 4.1 7 6 2 2 12.46 2.077
Tampa Bay IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
T. Richards (W, 5-12) 2.2 1 0 0 2 0.00 0.375

Batting Leaders

Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
R. Grichuk 4 1 1 1 2 0 4 0 1.0
V. Guerrero Jr. 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0.6
Tampa Bay AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
A. Garcia 4 3 2 1 3 0 8 0 6.0
A. Meadows 4 2 3 1 1 0 5 0 2.5

Team Comparison

TOR TB
At Bats 33 32
Hits 6 10
Batting Average .182 .313
On Base Percentage .229 .361
Slugging Percentage 0.303 0.688
Doubles 1 4
Triples 0 1
Home Runs 1 2
Total Bases 10 22
Walks 2 2
Strikeouts 10 5
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 5 4
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/3 3/9
Double Plays Fielded 2 0
Errors 0 0

2019 Regular Season - TB Leads Series 12-4

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
Tue May 28 TOR 1 @ TB 3 R. Yarbrough C. Richard
Wed May 29 TOR 3 @ TB 4 D. Castillo J. Shafer
Fri Jul 26 TB 3 @ TOR 1 R. Yarbrough J. Waguespack
Sat Jul 27 TB 9 @ TOR 10 D. Hudson E. Pagan
Sun Jul 28 TB 10 @ TOR 9 C. Roe D. Hudson
Mon Aug 5 TOR 2 @ TB 0 J. Waguespack C. Morton
Tue Aug 6 TOR 6 @ TB 7 D. Castillo B. Boshers
Wed Aug 7 TOR 4 @ TB 3 B. Stewart B. McKay
Thu Sep 5 TOR 4 @ TB 6 O. Drake B. Boshers
Fri Sep 6 TOR 0 @ TB 5 P. Fairbanks C. Buchholz
Sat Sep 7 TOR 3 @ TB 5 N. Anderson J. Romano
Sun Sep 8 TOR 3 @ TB 8 T. Richards J. Waguespack

Game Information

Stadium: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Attendance: 14,071
Game Time: 2:36
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?