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Toronto — The Tampa Bay Rays After being tied 13-0 in the opener, they lost the first game Colin Packet Bases loaded walks and two runs forced in with a second baseman Brandon Lowe Four runs in the fifth inning made a crucial error Toronto Blue Jays A 6-3 win Friday night.
George Springer hit a leadoff home run and Go Bichette Five hits and one RBI as the Blue Jays denied Tampa Bay’s bid to set Major League Baseball’s post-1900 record for consecutive wins to begin a season.
Toronto’s 13-0 record was matched in 1982 Atlanta Braves and 1987 Milwaukee BrewersTrailed only by a 20-0 start by the Union Association’s 1884 St. Louis Maroons.
Tampa Bay trailed six times entering Friday at the end of an inning. Against the Blue Jays they trailed after nine.
Springer came off his second pitch of the night Drew Rasmussen (2-1), he pitched 13 innings in his first two starts. Springer’s 53rd leadoff homer tied Craig Biggio for third, Ricky Henderson’s 81 and Alfonso Soriano’s 54.
Pichette followed with an RBI double for a 2-0 lead and his 500th hit. He reached the milestone in his 407th game, surpassing the previous Blue Jays mark shared by Vernon Wells and Shannon Stewart.
Luke Raleigh RBI cut the lead in half with a single in the fourth, but Boche was relieved with the bases loaded in the fifth and walked the pinch-hitter. Alejandro Kirk on four pitches and Santiago Espinal On five. Danny Johnson hit Wandering Franco for a potential inning-ending double play, but Lowe let the ball slip out of his glove into the outfield for two runs.
Rasmussen allowed five runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Jose Berrios (1-2) gave up one run and four hits in five innings, leaving in his final inning with a bruised left knee. Manuel MargotThe layoff liner went off Berrios’ left foot and into the foul zone. Three batters later, a Yandy Diaz comebacker hit Berios in the knee.
Trevor Richards Got the sixth and two outs Sock Bob came to strike Isaac WallsStranding runners first and second.
After Yimi García gave up back-to-back homers Josh Lowe And Christian Bethancourt seventh, Eric Swanson A scoreless eighth and served Jordan Romano Completed his fifth save in six chances.
Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier Faced his former team for the first time and went 2 for 4. The three-time Gold Glove Award winner spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Rays.