Overlook a brush. Toronto starter Marco Estrada introduced a shovel to Sunday afternoon’s sport in opposition to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The fitting-hander dug a gap early and the Blue Jays simply couldn’t climb out of it, dropping to the Phillies 8-3.


Philadelphia burned Estrada for 5 runs on seven hits, together with three dwelling runs, over two innings (plus three batters) earlier than the right-hander was pulled from the sport within the third. Not even the offensive heroics of first baseman Kendrys Morales may convey the Jays again.

Morales smashed a two-run homer to proper within the third inning to increase his dwelling run streak to seven straight video games – the longest in Blue Jays historical past, the longest such streak within the majors this season and tied for fourth longest in MLB historical past. It was his 21st homer of the season. Randal Grichuk hit his 18th of the season within the eighth, a solo blast off Tommy Hunter, to make the rating 8-3.

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Toronto Blue Jays Billy McKinney (28) slides safely into second base with a double forward of the tag by Philadelphia Phillies quick cease Scott Kingery in the course of the third inning of an interleague baseball sport Sunday August 26, 2018 in Toronto.

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The Phillies jumped on Estrada within the first, scoring two runs on back-to-back dwelling runs by Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana. He loaded the bases after that however managed to get out of the inning with none additional injury.

Estrada gave up one other run within the second on a seeing-eye floor rule double to proper  by Wilson Ramos. The finesse pitcher then gave up a two-run dwelling run to Maikel Franco within the third. He walked the subsequent batter Odubel Herrera and was pulled for rookie right-hander Justin Shafer.

It’s mentioned that when Estrada’s fastball drops down a few ticks, to 86, 87 MPH, he will get in hassle, even when he’s working it off change-up. That gave the impression to be one of many issues on Sunday, added to the truth that he had hassle staying the strike zone.

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The Phillies added three extra runs within the eighth off reliever Tyler Clippard, two through a house run by Ramos.

Rookie outfielder Billy McKinney had two doubles and a stroll for the Jays . He has reached base in all eight of his MLB video games with a plate look and is hitting .370. DH Teoscar Hernandez earned the golden sombrero, putting out 4 instances.



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