Thornton pitches 6 shutout innings, Jays beat Orioles 6-1

TORONTO (AP) After he gave up a career-worst seven runs against the Boston Red Sox last week, Blue Jays rookie right-hander Trent Thornton was concerned he might be tipping his pitches.

Thornton made a mechanical adjustment between starts, then came out and carved up the Orioles.

Thornton pitched six shutout innings to win for the first time in four starts, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run home run and Toronto beat Baltimore 6-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

''(Pitching coach Pete Walker) and I looked at some video,'' Thornton said of the response to his rough start against the Red Sox. ''There were some things that could possibly have been tipping. I think a lot of it was mechanical, being a little over-rotational. That was a pretty easy adjustment to make.

''When I'm going straight towards the plate, my stuff is a lot later and sharper,'' Thornton added. ''Today, for the most part, I felt like I was able to repeat that delivery and kind of attack hitters the way I know I'm capable of.''

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had two hits and scored twice and Teoscar Hernandez drove in a pair as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game home losing streak in their final game before the All-Star break.

Held to one run in each of the first two games of the series, Toronto scored at least six for the ninth time in 11 games.

Baltimore's three game winning streak was snapped as the Orioles failed to match their season-best mark, a four-game run from Match 30 to April 2. Like the one that ended Sunday, that streak also included two victories over Toronto.

''You win a series on the road, you can't be disappointed about that,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.

Thornton (3-6) allowed three hits, walked none and struck out five. The right-hander won for the first time since June 16 at Houston, when he pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Astros. The win was his first in nine home starts this season.

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini went 0 for 3 with a strikeout against Thornton.

''He hit his spots really well,'' Mancini said. ''His fastball just kind of got on you. It definitely plays up. On the scoreboard I think it said 92, 93 but it seemed harder than that. He dropped the curveball in when he needed to, but he just kind of dominated with the fastball for the most part.''

Baltimore broke through against Toronto's bullpen in the seventh when Orioles catcher Chance Sisco homered on the third pitch he saw from right-hander David Phelps. The homer was Sisco's sixth.

Phelps, Tim Mayza and Daniel Hudson all worked one inning of relief for the Blue Jays.

Guerrero Jr., who came in hitting .200 (5 for 25) over the first nine games of Toronto's homestand, was dropped to fifth in the order, the lowest he's batted since May 7 against Minnesota. He doubled and scored in the fourth and started a three-run rally with a leadoff single in the sixth.

Orioles right-hander Asher Wojciechowski (0-2) allowed three runs and four hits in four-plus innings in his second start of the season. Wojciechowski started in place of righty Gabriel Ynoa, who pitched one inning of relief.

Gurriel got the Blue Jays started with a one-out drive to center in the first, his 16th. All of Gurriel's home runs have come since he was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on May 24, tying him for the major league lead in that span. San Diego's Hunter Renfroe also had 16 heading into Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

Toronto catcher Danny Jansen doubled to drive in Guerrero Jr. in the fourth, and the Blue Jays added three more in the sixth on an RBI double by Rowdy Tellez and a two-run single from Hernandez. Both hits came off left-hander Richard Bleier.

Jansen has not struck out in 45 plate appearances, the longest active streak in the majors.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Orioles: Hyde said RHP Mychal Givens was available in an emergency situation Sunday after not pitching the previous two games. Givens has been sore since making a diving play to tag Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier out at home plate last Wednesday. ''He took a pretty good shot there,'' Hyde said.

Blue Jays: OF Randal Grichuk (back) sat for the fourth straight day. ... Guerrero Jr. started at 3B. He left Saturday's game after seven innings because of an illness.

ROSTER REPORT

Orioles: RHP Aaron Brooks, who was claimed from Oakland on Saturday, is expected to join the team following the All-Star break. The Orioles cleared a spot for Brooks by optioning RHP David Hess to Triple-A following Sunday's game.

Blue Jays: Toronto recalled RHP Justin Shafer from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned OF Jonathan Davis to Triple-A.

ALL-STAR ADVICE

Before the game, Hyde was asked what he'd told first-time All-Star John Means about the experience awaiting him in Cleveland this week. Hyde's advice: make sure you stock up on swag.

''The gift basket room, whatever they call that,'' Hyde said. ''The swag room is unreal. Go in there with a shopping cart and load up.''

UP NEXT

Orioles: Baltimore returns home after the All-Star break to host Tampa Bay in a four-game series.

Blue Jays: Toronto heads to New York after the All-Star break to kick off a season-long 10-game road trip with three against the Yankees.

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  • W: T. Thornton (3-6)L: A. Wojciechowski (0-2)
  • HR: BAL - C. Sisco (6), TOR - L. Gurriel (16)
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    L. Gurriel LF41221011.303.355.626.9819.5
    C. Biggio 2B30000112.232.362.424.7860.5
    V. Guerrero 3B42200012.249.328.413.7414.5
    J. Smoak 1B21000212.217.358.418.7762.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Nunez (17), C. Davis (6)
      • HR - C. Sisco (6)
      • RBI - C. Sisco (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto 3 (3), R. Ruiz, S. Wilkerson 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Guerrero (13), D. Jansen (10), R. Tellez (13)
      • 3B - F. Galvis
      • HR - L. Gurriel (16)
      • RBI - L. Gurriel 2 (37), D. Jansen (27), R. Tellez (40), T. Hernandez 2 (27)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, C. Biggio, J. Smoak 2 (2), T. Hernandez 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - L. Gurriel (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Alberto-Davis)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-2)4.14333616.521.450.0
      S. Armstrong1.01221105.641.45-0.5
      R. Bleier0.22110007.271.50-3.0
      G. Ynoa1.02000106.101.531.5
      P. Fry1.00000104.291.213.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-2)4.1
      S. Armstrong1.0
      R. Bleier0.2
      G. Ynoa1.0
      P. Fry1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Thornton (W, 3-6)6.03000504.851.4827.5
      D. Phelps1.01111013.721.450.0
      T. Mayza1.00000004.731.363.0
      D. Hudson1.02000002.721.261.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Thornton (W, 3-6)6.0
      D. Phelps1.0
      T. Mayza1.0
      D. Hudson1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 80-53, S. Armstrong 20-10, R. Bleier 7-7, G. Ynoa 20-12, P. Fry 7-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 3-4, R. Bleier 1-1, G. Ynoa 1-1, P. Fry 1-0
      • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 20, S. Armstrong 5, R. Bleier 4, G. Ynoa 5, P. Fry 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Phelps
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 89-63, D. Phelps 23-13, T. Mayza 10-7, D. Hudson 25-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 4-9, D. Phelps 1-2, D. Hudson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 21, D. Phelps 5, T. Mayza 3, D. Hudson 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      A. Santander LF40000000.274.333.443.7770.0
      T. Mancini RF40000010.291.351.517.868-0.5
      C. Sisco C41211020.283.394.6671.0616.0
      R. Nunez DH40100010.239.304.495.7991.5
      C. Davis 1B30200102.189.274.332.6054.0
      H. Alberto 2B40100014.309.329.390.7180.5
      R. Ruiz 3B30000003.235.307.328.6350.0
      S. Wilkerson CF30000002.215.261.384.6450.0
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      S. Armstrong P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      R. Bleier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        E. Sogard RF40000001.294.364.478.8420.0
        F. Galvis SS31100111.270.309.467.7754.5
        L. Gurriel LF41221011.303.355.626.9819.5
        C. Biggio 2B30000112.232.362.424.7860.5
        V. Guerrero 3B42200012.249.328.413.7414.5
        J. Smoak 1B21000212.217.358.418.7762.5
        D. Jansen C40210002.211.281.380.6614.0
        R. Tellez DH41110033.228.281.440.7212.5
        T. Hernandez CF40120013.204.267.361.6282.5
        T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
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        D. Hudson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Nunez (17), C. Davis (6)
          • HR - C. Sisco (6)
          • RBI - C. Sisco (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Alberto 3 (3), R. Ruiz, S. Wilkerson 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - V. Guerrero (13), D. Jansen (10), R. Tellez (13)
          • 3B - F. Galvis
          • HR - L. Gurriel (16)
          • RBI - L. Gurriel 2 (37), D. Jansen (27), R. Tellez (40), T. Hernandez 2 (27)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Galvis, C. Biggio, J. Smoak 2 (2), T. Hernandez 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - L. Gurriel (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Alberto-Davis)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-2)4.14333616.521.450.0
          S. Armstrong1.01221105.641.45-0.5
          R. Bleier0.22110007.271.50-3.0
          G. Ynoa1.02000106.101.531.5
          P. Fry1.00000104.291.213.5
          Total8.0966491---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Wojciechowski (L, 0-2)4.1
          S. Armstrong1.0
          R. Bleier0.2
          G. Ynoa1.0
          P. Fry1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Thornton (W, 3-6)6.03000504.851.4827.5
          D. Phelps1.01111013.721.450.0
          T. Mayza1.00000004.731.363.0
          D. Hudson1.02000002.721.261.0
          Total9.0611151---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Thornton (W, 3-6)6.0
          D. Phelps1.0
          T. Mayza1.0
          D. Hudson1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 80-53, S. Armstrong 20-10, R. Bleier 7-7, G. Ynoa 20-12, P. Fry 7-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 3-4, R. Bleier 1-1, G. Ynoa 1-1, P. Fry 1-0
          • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 20, S. Armstrong 5, R. Bleier 4, G. Ynoa 5, P. Fry 2
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Phelps
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 89-63, D. Phelps 23-13, T. Mayza 10-7, D. Hudson 25-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 4-9, D. Phelps 1-2, D. Hudson 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 21, D. Phelps 5, T. Mayza 3, D. Hudson 5
          • 7TH INNING
            Sisco homered to left16
          • 6TH INNING
            Hernandez singled to shallow left, Smoak and Tellez scored06
            Tellez doubled to deep left, Guerrero scored, Smoak to third04
          • 4TH INNING
            Jansen doubled to deep center, Guerrero scored, Smoak to third03
          • 1ST INNING
            Gurriel homered to center, Galvis scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Daniel Hudson relieved Tim Mayza
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini flied out to deep right
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sisco singled to deep right
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Nunez doubled to deep left, Sisco to third
            • C. Davis: Foul, Davis popped out to second
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Foul, Ball, Alberto grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Tim Mayza relieved David Phelps
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Wilkerson flied out to deep right
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Villar flied out to deep center
            • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Santander popped out to second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • G. Ynoa Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Jansen singled to left
            • Paul Fry relieved Gabriel Ynoa
            • R. Tellez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded into double play second to first, Jansen out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • David Phelps relieved Trent Thornton
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Foul, Sisco homered to left
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to first
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis to second on wild pitch, Alberto flied out to deep center, Davis to third
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ruiz flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Gabriel Ynoa relieved Richard Bleier
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gurriel singled to right
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking, Gurriel stole second
            • V. Guerrero: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Guerrero lined out to third
            • J. Smoak: Smoak grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar lined out to left
            • A. Santander: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Santander flied out to right
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • S. Armstrong Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero singled to left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked, Guerrero to second
            • D. Jansen: Jansen flied out to right, Guerrero to third
            • Richard Bleier relieved Shawn Armstrong
            • R. Tellez: Foul, Tellez doubled to deep left, Guerrero scored, Smoak to third
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez singled to shallow left, Smoak and Tellez scored
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard fouled out to third
            • F. Galvis: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hernandez out at second
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nunez flied out to left
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis singled to left
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto singled to center, Davis to second
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ruiz flied out to deep right, Davis to third
            • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Sogard grounded out to first
            • F. Galvis: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Galvis tripled to deep right
            • Shawn Armstrong relieved Asher Wojciechowski
            • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Biggio flied out to deep center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santander grounded out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Mancini grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Biggio flied out to deep center
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Guerrero doubled to center
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked
            • D. Jansen: Jansen doubled to deep center, Guerrero scored, Smoak to third
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz lined out to right
            • S. Wilkerson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Wilkerson grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Villar popped out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Sogard flied out to deep right
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel lined out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis doubled to deep right
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Alberto struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Jansen flied out to deep left
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Tellez struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Villar lined out to right
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Santander grounded out to second
            • T. Mancini: Strike (foul tip), Mancini fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Sogard grounded out to third
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Galvis walked
            • L. Gurriel: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Gurriel homered to center, Galvis scored
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Biggio walked
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)