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With the Dunedin Blue Jays rained out, the Blue Jays’ affiliates swept the board, winning all three of their games, two of them thanks to late home runs.
Buffalo Bisons 7, Columbus Clippers 3
Randal Grichuk helped the Buffalo Bisons defeat the Columbus Clippers by a 7-3 score as he continues his journey back to Toronto from injury. Grichuk was 1/4 with a home run and two RBI while Jason Leblebijian also provided some fireworks, hitting his eighth home run and going 2/4 with three RBI. Lourdes Gurriel was 2/4 with two RBI and a run and Anthony Alford was 2/4 with a double, two runs and a stolen base. Tim Lopes also stole a base but was also picked off and caught stealing, going 2/4 with a run. Roemon Fields was 1/2 with a walk but was picked off and caught stealing.
Taylor Guerrieri had a solid start, going five innings and giving up three runs on four hits (including two home runs) and one walk, striking out two. Conor Fisk tossed three scoreless innings to keep his ERA with Buffalo at 0.00 while Tim Mayze finished it off, allowing just a hit in the ninth.
W: Taylor Guerrieri (1-1)
HR: Jason Leblebijian (8), Randal Grichuk (1)
Roster Notes: Randal Grichuk had his rehab assignment moved to Buffalo and Dalton Pompey was placed on the DL with Jose Mayorca, a catcher, getting assigned to Buffalo.
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New Hampshire Fisher Cats 5, Portland Sea Dogs 3
The New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to go ahead of the Portland Sea Dogs and take a 5-3 win. Ryan Hissey hit his first home run of the year in the bottom of the eight, going 1/3 while Connor Panas blasted a solo shot, his second, in the bottom of the seventh, going 2/3. Cavan Biggio also hit a home run, his 13th of the year, in the first inning, going 1/4 with two RBI. Rehabbing Aledmys Diaz was 2/3 with a double and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s streak of 37 consecutive games getting on base was snapped with an 0/4.
Justin Dillon continues to pitch well, going six innings and giving up two runs on eight hits with one walks and four strikeouts. Zach Jackson allowed a run on a hit and a walk in the seventh, striking out one and Kirby Snead got the win, throwing two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout.
W: Kirby Snead (2-1)
HR: Cavan Biggio (13), Connor Panas (2), Ryan Hissey (1)
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Dunedin Blue Jays, Florida Fire Frogs
Game postponed due to rain.
Lansing Lugnuts 3, Lake County Captains 2
The Lugnuts’ Ryan Noda hit his first home run of the year in the eighth inning as the Lansing boys took home a 3-2 win, coming from behind against the Lake County Captains. While Noda is only hitting .202, he went 1/3 with two RBI, and has a .444 OBP thanks to 50 walks so far this year. Chavez Young hit a double and Brock Lundquist and Yeltsin Gudino each a hit.
Maximo Castillo went five innings, allowing only one run on four hits and a walk with nine strikeouts before Donnie Sellers came in. Sellers gave up a solo home run among three hits with two strikeouts in three innings. Matt Shannon earned the save, giving up two hits and a walk in the ninth.
W: Donnie Sellers (3-1)
S: Matt Shannon (2)
HR: Ryan Noda (1)
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