The Blue Jays finished off their three game series with the Indians by taking the rubber match 5-1. The Blue Jays who hold a game and a half lead on the Yankees, will enjoy an off day on Thursday before opening a three game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
R.A Dickey who won his seventh straight decision was brilliant going the distance allowing a run on four hits and striking out six. Dickey worked a 1-2-3 inning in seven of the nine innings he pitched tonight and could be argued that it was one of his best starts in his time as a Blue Jay. Ben Revere kick started the offence tonight with a single, stole second and then scored on Josh Donaldson’s single in the first inning. Revere would end up going 2 for 4 on the night scoring twice. Donaldson also had a big night at the plate going 3 for 4 driving in three runs and scoring twice. Troy Tulowitzki also had himself a good night at the plate going 2 for 3 driving in a pair of runs and had a sac-fly. Ryan Goins extended his career high hitting streak to 12 games going 1 for 4. In a non game related note, Marcus Stroman had his first rehab start in Lansing tonight and by all accounts Stroman looked impressive as he tossed four and a third hitless innings walking one and striking out seven.
Justin Smoak was 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts, Kevin Pillar was also 0 for 4 tonight with a strikeout. Jose Bautista was held hitless although he did walk twice which is a good sign. Edwin Encarnacion was also held hitless in three at bats, he also had a walk. The Jays offence was stagnant after the second inning once Trevor Bauer got chased from the game but with an early five run lead and with the way Dickey was dealing it didn’t really matter.
The rain showers that kept the roof closed in the early going of the game tonight…….yeah, I got nothing.