Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez goes on DL again with finger problem
- Author: Julie Sanders May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 3:48
Over at Oriole Park on Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will be continuing their weekend Major League Baseball series.
Catcher Russell Martin was deemed ready to return from the disabled list after sitting out since May 8 with a left shoulder injury.
Baltimore won for the second time in seven games but is just a half-game behind the first-place New York Yankees.
"Welington's had a good track record of being a good offensive catcher, and he's done a good job for us defensively", Showalter said.
"I thought he was really throwing good", Toronto manager John Gibbons said of Grilli.
Baltimore tied the score at 3 when Castillo lined a two-run homer to right-center field off Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez in the sixth. I don't worry about my power. "(The finger) is a little painful, but nothing that's going to keep me from going out there. "I just try to make good contact".
In the end, the Blue Jays got burned by the bunt. But upon review, it became clear that the ball hit Smoak after he swung so he was out and the inning was over. The Jays' right-hander struck out Manny Machado and Chris Davis, but then gave up a single to Mark Trumbo before Castillo came up to bat.
The second home run occurred after a 58-minute rain delay following the top of the 10th inning.
"I feel better compared to my last time around so that's a step in the right direction", said Sanchez. Mike Bolsinger will pitch for Toronto. while Kevin Gaussman will counter for the Orioles.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said it is kind of hard to believe that Castillo had hit only one homer coming into this game, especially because he's always been a solid hitter.
J.J. Hardy gave the Orioles a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the first.
Toronto Blue Jays' Devon Travis reacts after striking out in the rain against the Baltimore Orioles during the 10th inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Baltimore.
The Jays and Orioles are set to play game two of the series tomorrow evening at 7:37 pm.
The club announced that the righty will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a finger laceration.
Orioles: OF Seth Smith was out of the lineup after he fouled a ball of his left cheek Thursday in Detroit. He's 0-1 with a 3.33 ERA over 24 1/3 innings of work and has yet to get more than four runs in support over a single start. He's 3-3 in his career against the Jays in fourteen starts.