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Four home runs power Jays to easy win over Phillies.

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Phillies 3 Blue Jays 11

That was more like it.

The Jays hit 4 home runs, had 13 hits.

Josh Donaldson led the way, he hit 3 hits and a walk. He hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning and had an RBI double in the second. He had 5 RBI in all.

Kevin Pillar had 3 hits, including a solo homer.

Edwin Encarnacion and Ezequiel Carerra each had 2 hits and each had a 2-run homer.

The only Jays not to hit were Jose Bautista (he took a walk and scored 2 runs), Michael Saunders (he was 0 for 1 with a walk, before coming out of the game with hamstring issue) and Darwin Barney (0 for 3).

Marcus Stroman had his first good start since May 22. He went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk with 6 strikeouts. He also had 11 ground outs, with just 2 fly outs. Marcus didn't give up his first hit until 2 outs in the 3rd inning and that was only because he forgot to cover first on a ground ball hit to Edwin. He gave up his first run in the 6th, off a triple (to Peter Bourjos, Carerra making a ill-advised dive at a fly to right) and a double (Jimmy Paredes hit it down the left field line). A Cesar Hernandez solo homer accounted for his other earned run.

Aaron Loup gave up a run in his inning of work and Gavin Floyd pitched a quick 9th.

Tomorrow the Jays and Philles play in Philadelphia.

Jays of the Day: Donaldson (.176 WPA), Stroman (.153), Martin (.126) and Pillar (.098).

No Suckage Jays. Ryan Goins had the low mark at -.018.


After the game, the Jays announced that they are sending Aaron Loup and Scott Diamond back to Buffalo. I thought the Diamond was out of options. I don't know what will happen with him. Corresponding moves to come tomorrow.

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