Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer after lacking three weeks following a optimistic take a look at for the coronavirus, Robbie Ray took a one-hitter into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta 13-5 on Friday evening.
Hernandez went 2 for five, together with a sixth-inning shot to centre off Jacob Webb that put Toronto forward 10-0.
“I am glad I am again, and completely happy to be with my teammates and my group,” Hernandez mentioned earlier than the sport.
Hernandez felt unhealthy for 4 to 5 days and had signs that included an aching physique, complications and fever.
“It wasn’t a cheerful second,” Hernandez mentioned. “It wasn’t completely happy days. I acquired by way of it and I am right here now.”
Each Hernandez’s spouse and son additionally examined optimistic however have recovered.
Ray (1-1) allowed two runs, 5 hits and struck out 5 over 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander allowed only one runner by way of six innings, on Travis d’Arnaud’s double with one out within the second, then gave up Ozzie Albies’ two-run homer within the seventh.
“He is throwing nothing however strikes,” Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo mentioned. “Threw strikes with all his pitches.”
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Alejandro Kirk had his first multihomer recreation for the Blue Jays.
Bo Bichette, Kirk and Randal Grichuk all linked off Drew Smyly (0-2), who allowed six runs and 7 hits in four-plus innings. Kirk additionally went deep towards Edgar Santana.
“After the primary inning, seemed like he was going to get it going,” Atlanta supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned of Smyly. “Simply too any balls in the midst of the plate. Could not find his fastball.”
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit Toronto’s sixth homer, a solo shot within the eighth.
Bichette hit a two-run homer within the third. Kirk had a fourth-inning two-run drive on a 3-0 pitch and Grichuk’s solo shot within the fifth made it 5-0.
Atlanta’s Marcell Ozuna had been 0 for 20 towards lefties this season earlier than doubling off Ray within the seventh. He had a two-run single throughout a three-run eighth.
George Springer, who signed a team-record $150 million US, six-year deal this low season, singled within the first for his first Blue Jays hit and went 1 for 3, walked twice and stole a base. After lacking time due to indirect and proper quadriceps strains, he was hitless in 4 at-bats throughout his first recreation Wednesday towards Washington.
Kirk mentioned by way of a translator that having each Hernandez and Springer within the lineup feels unimaginable.
“Each are nice, nice hitters,” Kirk mentioned. “The lineup from prime to backside, it seems good, it felt good and we confirmed it tonight.”