Blue Jays hit 3 solo HRs, blank slumping Rangers 3-0

TORONTO (AP) Manager Chris Woodward expects more from the Texas Rangers offense.

He hasn't seen much in two tough losses to Toronto.

Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a five-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs, and Toronto beat slumping Texas 3-0 on Tuesday night.

The Rangers have lost six of seven, a stretch in which they've been shut out twice and scored more than three runs just once.

''We've got to gather as a unit and figure out a way to solve this,'' Woodward said. ''This is a good hitters park. These guys aren't the Houston Astros. We need to do a better job of taking advantage of situations.''

Texas used two walks and a double to load the bases with one out in the first against opener Wilmer Font, but Hunter Pence popped up and Rougned Odor struck as the Rangers failed to capitalize.

''I would have put my money down that we were at least going to get one of those runs in, and we didn't,'' Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields said. ''That's just the way things are going for us right now and it's frustrating.''

Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk celebrated his 28th birthday with a solo home run as Toronto won for the fifth time in seven games.

Hernandez and McKinney connected off right-hander Shawn Kelley in the sixth. It was the 11th time this season the Blue Jays have hit back-to-back home runs, matching the 1999 team record.

The shutout was Toronto's sixth, doubling their total from 2018.

Font struck out two and allowed one hit in two innings before making way for left-hander Thomas Pannone (3-5), who worked four shutout innings.

Left-hander Tim Mayza handled the seventh, right-hander Derek Law pitched the eighth, and righty Ken Giles finished for his 15th save in 16 opportunities.

Giles, who has been bothered by a sore elbow, pitched for the first time since Aug. 7 at Tampa Bay, when he allowed three hits and two runs in one inning but still earned the save in a 4-3 victory.

Rangers right-hander Lance Lynn (14-8) allowed one run and four hits in five innings, his shortest outing since going 3 1/3 innings at Oakland on April 23. Lynn matched a season high by walking three and struck out six.

''That lineup battled, fouled some stuff off, and had some deep at bats,'' Lynn said.

Lynn was not beaten in consecutive starts over his first 19 appearances but has lost back-to-back outings twice in his past six starts.

Grichuk opened the scoring by homering off Lynn to begin the second, his 22nd of the year and second in two games.

''He's locked in right now,'' Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said.

The Blue Jays loaded the bases with one out in the fourth but couldn't add to their lead. Brandon Drury popped out and Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields made a great catch on Reese McGuire's drive to the warning track. DeShields fell back into the wall after making the play, banging his head and neck at the base of the fence.

''I really didn't know how far I was from the wall,'' DeShields said. ''That's kind of why I jumped up and turned, to brace myself. I wasn't really close to it and that's when I lost my balance and fell backwards.''

DeShields stayed down for several moments and received attention from the trainer before getting up to a round of applause and walking off unassisted. He remained in the game.

''It didn't feel good, but I've got a football mentality: get up,'' DeShields said. ''I don't like getting taken out of the game, for anything.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rangers: RHP Jesse Chavez (right elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list and RHP David Carpenter was selected from Triple-A Nashville.

ROSTER REPORT

Blue Jays: Toronto recalled 1B Rodwy Tellez from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RHP Brock Stewart to Triple-A. Stewart pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief Monday, earning his second win of the season.

HAVE YOUR CAKE...

Grichuk also homered on his birthday in 2016, connecting off Cubs RHP Joe Smith.

FAMILIAR FACE, PART 1

Font opened for Toronto for the third time in seven games.

FAMILIAR FACE, PART 2

Former Blue Jays slugger Fred McGriff threw out the first pitch.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Kolby Allard (0-0, 4.15) will make his second start of the season in Wednesday afternoon's series finale. Allard struck out a career-high seven in his previous start, Aug. 9 at Milwaukee.

Blue Jays: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (2-2, 2.36) has allowed two earned runs over 14 innings since rejoining the rotation July 30.

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TEX59-60
000000000051
TOR51-72
01000200X360
  • W: T. Pannone (3-5)L: L. Lynn (14-8)S: K. Giles (16)
  • HR: TOR - R. Grichuk (22), B. McKinney (9), T. Hernandez (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo RF40000122.269.370.474.8440.0
D. Santana 1B40200001.310.340.571.9114.0
E. Andrus SS40000023.279.318.411.729-1.0
W. Calhoun LF30100100.275.321.550.8712.0
H. Pence DH30100104.287.343.558.9015.0
R. Odor 2B30000135.206.279.437.716-0.5
L. Forsythe 3B40000003.244.349.398.7470.0
D. DeShields CF30000112.254.342.358.7000.5
J. Mathis C30100010.165.220.232.4520.5
a- N. Mazara PH10000011.264.314.452.767-0.5
  • a-struck out for Mathis in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Bichette SS30000120.377.434.7101.1440.0
C. Biggio 2B30000111.205.332.376.7080.5
V. Guerrero 3B40100002.276.348.463.8112.0
J. Smoak 1B30100122.212.352.412.7641.0
R. Grichuk DH41211011.240.294.444.7396.5
T. Hernandez CF41111013.225.299.456.7555.5
B. McKinney RF31111111.218.275.431.7056.5
B. Drury LF30000003.230.272.414.6860.0
D. Fisher LF00000000.213.308.375.6830.0
R. McGuire C30000003.233.233.467.7000.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. Santana 2 (19), H. Pence (17)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, D. Santana, E. Andrus, R. Odor 4 (4), L. Forsythe, D. DeShields 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - V. Guerrero (22)
    • HR - R. Grichuk (22), T. Hernandez (19), B. McKinney (9)
    • RBI - R. Grichuk (57), T. Hernandez (47), B. McKinney (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero, J. Smoak 2 (2), B. McKinney, R. McGuire 3 (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - H. Pence (5)
    FIELDING
    • E - R. Odor (9)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Lynn (L, 14-8)5.04113613.541.205.0
    S. Kelley1.02220024.111.31-1.0
    E. Clase1.00000101.690.563.5
    D. Carpenter1.000011010.802.402.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Lynn (L, 14-8)5.0
    S. Kelley1.0
    E. Clase1.0
    D. Carpenter1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    W. Font2.01002204.401.264.0
    T. Pannone (W, 3-5)4.02002306.391.3916.5
    T. Mayza (H, 16)1.01000204.201.273.0
    D. Law (H, 2)1.01000204.841.523.0
    K. Giles (S, 16)1.00001101.891.119.5
    PITCHERSIP
    W. Font2.0
    T. Pannone (W, 3-5)4.0
    T. Mayza (H, 16)1.0
    D. Law (H, 2)1.0
    K. Giles (S, 16)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 101-64, S. Kelley 16-14, E. Clase 12-8, D. Carpenter 16-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-5, S. Kelley 1-2, E. Clase 2-0, D. Carpenter 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 22, S. Kelley 5, E. Clase 3, D. Carpenter 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Pannone (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - W. Font 39-21, T. Pannone 65-40, T. Mayza 12-9, D. Law 14-10, K. Giles 14-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 6-3, T. Mayza 1-0, D. Law 1-0
    • Batters Faced - W. Font 9, T. Pannone 16, T. Mayza 4, D. Law 4, K. Giles 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TEX59-60
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    TOR51-72
    01000200X360
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo RF40000122.269.370.474.8440.0
    D. Santana 1B40200001.310.340.571.9114.0
    E. Andrus SS40000023.279.318.411.729-1.0
    W. Calhoun LF30100100.275.321.550.8712.0
    H. Pence DH30100104.287.343.558.9015.0
    R. Odor 2B30000135.206.279.437.716-0.5
    L. Forsythe 3B40000003.244.349.398.7470.0
    D. DeShields CF30000112.254.342.358.7000.5
    J. Mathis C30100010.165.220.232.4520.5
    a- N. Mazara PH10000011.264.314.452.767-0.5
    Total32050051021-----
    • a-struck out for Mathis in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Bichette SS30000120.377.434.7101.1440.0
    C. Biggio 2B30000111.205.332.376.7080.5
    V. Guerrero 3B40100002.276.348.463.8112.0
    J. Smoak 1B30100122.212.352.412.7641.0
    R. Grichuk DH41211011.240.294.444.7396.5
    T. Hernandez CF41111013.225.299.456.7555.5
    B. McKinney RF31111111.218.275.431.7056.5
    B. Drury LF30000003.230.272.414.6860.0
    D. Fisher LF00000000.213.308.375.6830.0
    R. McGuire C30000003.233.233.467.7000.0
    Total3036334816-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Santana 2 (19), H. Pence (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - S. Choo, D. Santana, E. Andrus, R. Odor 4 (4), L. Forsythe, D. DeShields 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Guerrero (22)
      • HR - R. Grichuk (22), T. Hernandez (19), B. McKinney (9)
      • RBI - R. Grichuk (57), T. Hernandez (47), B. McKinney (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - V. Guerrero, J. Smoak 2 (2), B. McKinney, R. McGuire 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - H. Pence (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Odor (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (L, 14-8)5.04113613.541.205.0
      S. Kelley1.02220024.111.31-1.0
      E. Clase1.00000101.690.563.5
      D. Carpenter1.000011010.802.402.5
      Total8.0633483---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (L, 14-8)5.0
      S. Kelley1.0
      E. Clase1.0
      D. Carpenter1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      W. Font2.01002204.401.264.0
      T. Pannone (W, 3-5)4.02002306.391.3916.5
      T. Mayza (H, 16)1.01000204.201.273.0
      D. Law (H, 2)1.01000204.841.523.0
      K. Giles (S, 16)1.00001101.891.119.5
      Total9.05005100---
      PITCHERSIP
      W. Font2.0
      T. Pannone (W, 3-5)4.0
      T. Mayza (H, 16)1.0
      D. Law (H, 2)1.0
      K. Giles (S, 16)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 101-64, S. Kelley 16-14, E. Clase 12-8, D. Carpenter 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 4-5, S. Kelley 1-2, E. Clase 2-0, D. Carpenter 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 22, S. Kelley 5, E. Clase 3, D. Carpenter 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Pannone (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - W. Font 39-21, T. Pannone 65-40, T. Mayza 12-9, D. Law 14-10, K. Giles 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 6-3, T. Mayza 1-0, D. Law 1-0
      • Batters Faced - W. Font 9, T. Pannone 16, T. Mayza 4, D. Law 4, K. Giles 4
      • 6TH INNING
        McKinney homered to right03
        Hernandez homered to center02
      • 2ND INNING
        Grichuk homered to center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Derek Fisher in left field
        • Ken Giles relieved Derek Law
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Forsythe lined out to left
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields walked
        • Nomar Mazara hit for Jeff Mathis
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mazara struck out swinging
        • S. Choo: Ball, DeShields to second on fielder's indifference, Choo fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Derek Law relieved Tim Mayza
        • El. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Calhoun singled to deep right
        • H. Pence: Pence reached on fielder's choice to second, Calhoun out at second
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Pence stole second, Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • David Carpenter relieved Emmanuel Clase
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to third, Hernandez to second, Smoak out at second on 2nd baseman Odor throwing error
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Tim Mayza relieved Thomas Pannone
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, DeShields struck out swinging
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis singled to right center
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • D. Santana: Ball, Santana reached on fielder's choice to second, Mathis out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Emmanuel Clase relieved Shawn Kelley
        • B. Bichette: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bichette grounded out to second
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • H. Pence: Pence doubled to deep left
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Forsythe grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Shawn Kelley relieved Lance Lynn
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk flied out to deep left
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hernandez homered to center
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, McKinney homered to right
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Drury grounded out to third
        • R. McGuire: McGuire lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • J. Mathis: Foul, Foul, Mathis grounded out to shortstop
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Choo grounded out to shortstop
        • D. Santana: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santana doubled to center
        • El. Andrus: Foul, Andrus flied out to center
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • B. Bichette: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
        • C. Biggio: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Biggio flied out to right
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Guerrero doubled to left center
        • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Pannone Pitching:
        • W. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Pence walked
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pence to second on wild pitch, Ball, Odor walked
        • L. Forsythe: Strike looking, Forsythe flied out to left, Pence to third
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak singled to center
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grichuk singled to shallow left, Smoak to second
        • T. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to third, Smoak to third, Grichuk out at second
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McKinney walked, Hernandez to second
        • B. Drury: Foul, Drury popped out to first
        • R. McGuire: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, McGuire lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • Thomas Pannone relieved Wilmer Font
        • S. Choo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Santana popped out to second
        • El. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • R. McGuire: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McGuire grounded out to second
        • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bichette walked
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Biggio reached on fielder's choice to first, Bichette out at second
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero lined out to second
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Foul, Forsythe fouled out to first
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Foul, Ball, DeShields fouled out to first
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grichuk homered to center
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Drury lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • W. Font Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
        • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Santana doubled to deep right, Choo to third
        • El. Andrus: Foul, Andrus popped out to second
        • W. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
        • H. Pence: Ball, Strike looking, Pence popped out to third
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Biggio walked
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Guerrero grounded out to third, Biggio to second
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)