George Springer singled in his first at-bat as a Blue Jay, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. opened the scoring with a solo dwelling run, and Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 in spring coaching motion Tuesday.
Springer, who signed a six-year deal price a franchise-record $150 million US in January, led off for the Blue Jays in his spring debut and singled on a line drive to centre within the backside of the primary inning. He was the crew’s designated hitter and completed the day 1-for-2.
Gurriel led off the underside of the fourth with a line drive to left-centre discipline off Phillies pitcher Bailey Falter that cleared the wall. The Jays (2-0-1) went up 2-0 later within the inning when Josh Palacios scored Jonathan Davis on a single to proper discipline.
The Blue Jays put the sport away with two within the backside of the six. Christopher Hernandez got here on to pitch for the Phillies and obtained in bother rapidly, loading the bases by permitting a Kevin Smith double and walks to Austin Martin and Richard Urena.
A go to to the mound did not assist, as Hernandez then hit Riley Adams with a pitch and walked Philip Clarke. The sport was known as after the Jays scored their sixth run.
Toronto starter Steven Matz, acquired from the New York Mets within the low season, allowed one hit and struck out three over two scoreless innings. Ty Tice pitched a scoreless sixth to choose up the win.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one hit, walked two and struck out two over two innings.
Toronto subsequent faces the New York Yankees on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.