Shoemaker, Blue Jays blank Tigers 6-0, Montoyo gets 1st win

TORONTO (AP) Through chattering teeth, Charlie Montoyo talked about how good it felt to win for the first time as a major league manager.

After Matt Shoemaker and the Blue Jays beat Detroit 6-0 Friday night, Toronto players marked their new skipper's milestone victory by bundling him into a laundry basket, dragging him into the showers and dousing him with beer.

''He got about 50 or 60 cold ones all at the same time,'' winning pitcher Matt Shoemaker said. ''It was awesome.''

Pitcher Marcus Stroman posted video of the impromptu celebration the to his Twitter account.

The frosty bath left Montoyo soaking wet and more than a little chilly in his postgame news conference.

''I'm freezing,'' Montoyo said as he took his place at the podium.

Montoyo spent 18 years as a minor league manager and another four as a big league coach with the Tampa Bay Rays before being hired to replace John Gibbons in Toronto.

''Now I can retire, I have a win at every level,'' he joked.

Matt Shoemaker pitched seven sharp innings and Justin Smoak and Freddy Galvis each drove in two runs, a day after the Blue Jays were blanked in a 10-inning loss.

Shoemaker (1-0) allowed two hits, walked two and struck out seven. The right-hander signed a one-year deal with Toronto over the winter after spending his first six seasons with the Angels.

''He shut us down,'' Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Tigers catcher John Hicks said Shoemaker had three pitches working.

''He had good action with his fastball, his slider was really good, and the split, too,'' Hicks said.

Combined with Stroman's seven scoreless innings Thursday, Shoemaker gave the Blue Jays a team record for consecutive shutout innings by starting pitchers to open the season. Toronto's previous best was eight innings, set by Jack Morris in 1992.

Javy Guerra finished with two perfect innings for Toronto.

Matt Boyd (0-1) struck out 10 in five innings.

After establishing a team record for futility with a 13-inning scoreless drought to begin the season, the Blue Jays broke through with a four-run fourth. Teoscar Hernandez broke the skid with an RBI single, and Billy McKinney scored from first when center fielder Mikie Mahtook bobbled a bases-loaded single by Galvis.

Mahtook also failed to corral Brandon Drury's leadoff triple in the first inning, although Boyd struck out the next three batters. Those were the first in a stretch that saw Boyd fan seven of nine.

Gardenhire said miscommunication was to blame for Detroit's defensive miscues.

''We had that a couple of times,'' he said.

Smoak made it 6-0 with a two-out, two-run single off Blaine Hardy in the seventh.

Detroit's Nicholas Castellanos was left stranded after a one-out double in the fourth, then got caught in a rundown after reaching on a one-out triple in the sixth.

''He kind of hesitated and when he did that, now you've got a mess,'' Gardenhire said.

Castellanos was the only Tigers player to get a hit.

''Four hits in two games, that's not going to score you a lot of runs,'' Gardenhire said. ''We'll get there.''

ZEROES

Toronto's three shutouts in 2018 were the second fewest in the majors. Only Detroit (two) had fewer. The Tigers were blanked an MLB-leading 18 times last year.

ALWAYS SPECIAL

Shoemaker, who was born and raised in suburban Detroit, said he always enjoys facing his boyhood team.

''I grew up a Tigers fan'' he said. ''Cecil Fielder was my guy growing up. It's a little different excitement pitching against your hometown team.''

I KNOW YOU

A former Blue Jays prospect, Boyd joined to the Tigers in the deal that sent left-hander David Price to Toronto in July 2015.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: Minor league RHP Franklin Perez, one of Detroit's top pitching prospects, is expected to miss four to six weeks because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. Perez missed much of 2018 because of shoulder and back injuries. He was acquired from Houston in 2017 as part of the package for Justin Verlander.

Blue Jays: Montoyo said Toronto's starters will likely be limited to between 80 and 100 pitches per outing through the end of April.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Spencer Turnbull was 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five spring training games, including two starts.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez has a 1.50 ERA in seven career games against Detroit, four of them starts.

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  • W: M. Shoemaker (1-0)L: M. Boyd (0-1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Harrison 2B40000000.000.111.000.1110.0
N. Castellanos RF40200000.429.500.8571.3575.0
M. Cabrera 1B30000111.000.125.000.1250.5
J. Candelario 3B40000043.125.125.125.250-2.0
N. Goodrum DH30000002.167.286.333.6190.0
C. Stewart LF20000110.167.286.667.9520.5
J. Hicks C30000001.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Mercer SS30000011.000.286.000.286-0.5
M. Mahtook CF30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Drury 3B40100032.250.250.500.7501.5
    R. Grichuk DH31000123.000.125.000.1251.0
    J. Smoak 1B41220011.250.250.250.5004.5
    T. Hernandez LF41110012.250.250.250.5002.5
    L. Gurriel 2B30000122.000.125.000.1250.0
    K. Pillar CF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
    B. McKinney RF41100011.250.250.250.5001.5
    F. Galvis SS31220000.333.333.333.6675.0
    L. Maile C21000111.000.333.000.3331.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Castellanos
      • 3B - N. Castellanos
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario, N. Goodrum 2 (2), M. Mahtook
      BATTING
      • 3B - B. Drury
      • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (2), T. Hernandez, F. Galvis 2 (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak 2 (2), F. Galvis 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Hernandez 2 (2), B. McKinney, L. Maile
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Mahtook
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd (L, 0-1)5.054311005.401.206.0
      B. Farmer1.00001000.001.002.0
      B. Hardy1.022211018.003.00-1.5
      R. Garrett1.00000100.000.003.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd (L, 0-1)5.0
      B. Farmer1.0
      B. Hardy1.0
      R. Garrett1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)7.02002700.000.5730.5
      J. Guerra2.00000200.000.007.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)7.0
      J. Guerra2.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 85-54, B. Farmer 14-7, B. Hardy 23-14, R. Garrett 16-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 2-3, B. Farmer 2-1, B. Hardy 2-0, R. Garrett 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, B. Farmer 4, B. Hardy 6, R. Garrett 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Shoemaker 87-59, J. Guerra 27-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Shoemaker 7-7, J. Guerra 2-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Shoemaker 25, J. Guerra 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      DET1-1
      000000000021
      00040020X670
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Harrison 2B40000000.000.111.000.1110.0
      N. Castellanos RF40200000.429.500.8571.3575.0
      M. Cabrera 1B30000111.000.125.000.1250.5
      J. Candelario 3B40000043.125.125.125.250-2.0
      N. Goodrum DH30000002.167.286.333.6190.0
      C. Stewart LF20000110.167.286.667.9520.5
      J. Hicks C30000001.000.000.000.0000.0
      J. Mercer SS30000011.000.286.000.286-0.5
      M. Mahtook CF30000021.000.000.000.000-1.0
      Total290200299-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Drury 3B40100032.250.250.500.7501.5
        R. Grichuk DH31000123.000.125.000.1251.0
        J. Smoak 1B41220011.250.250.250.5004.5
        T. Hernandez LF41110012.250.250.250.5002.5
        L. Gurriel 2B30000122.000.125.000.1250.0
        K. Pillar CF40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
        B. McKinney RF41100011.250.250.250.5001.5
        F. Galvis SS31220000.333.333.333.6675.0
        L. Maile C21000111.000.333.000.3331.5
        Total31675031215-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Castellanos
          • 3B - N. Castellanos
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Candelario, N. Goodrum 2 (2), M. Mahtook
          BATTING
          • 3B - B. Drury
          • RBI - J. Smoak 2 (2), T. Hernandez, F. Galvis 2 (2)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Smoak 2 (2), F. Galvis 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Hernandez 2 (2), B. McKinney, L. Maile
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Mahtook
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd (L, 0-1)5.054311005.401.206.0
          B. Farmer1.00001000.001.002.0
          B. Hardy1.022211018.003.00-1.5
          R. Garrett1.00000100.000.003.5
          Total8.07653120---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd (L, 0-1)5.0
          B. Farmer1.0
          B. Hardy1.0
          R. Garrett1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)7.02002700.000.5730.5
          J. Guerra2.00000200.000.007.0
          Total9.0200290---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Shoemaker (W, 1-0)7.0
          J. Guerra2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 85-54, B. Farmer 14-7, B. Hardy 23-14, R. Garrett 16-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Boyd 2-3, B. Farmer 2-1, B. Hardy 2-0, R. Garrett 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 21, B. Farmer 4, B. Hardy 6, R. Garrett 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Shoemaker 87-59, J. Guerra 27-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Shoemaker 7-7, J. Guerra 2-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Shoemaker 25, J. Guerra 6
          • 7TH INNING
            Smoak singled to left, Galvis and Maile scored06
          • 4TH INNING
            Galvis singled to shallow center, Smoak, Hernandez and McKinney scored, Galvis to third on center fielder Mahtook fielding error04
            Hernandez singled to center, Grichuk scored, Smoak to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Guerra Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos flied out to deep center
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera flied out to right
            • J. Candelario: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Javy Guerra relieved Matt Shoemaker
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mercer grounded out to shortstop, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Mahtook struck out on foul tip
            • J. Harrison: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Reed Garrett relieved Blaine Hardy
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel popped out to second
            • K. Pillar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, McKinney grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to first
            • C. Stewart: Stewart lined out to right
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks popped out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blaine Hardy relieved Buck Farmer
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Galvis singled to right
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Maile walked, Galvis to second
            • B. Drury: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Grichuk grounded out to third, Galvis to third, Maile to second
            • J. Smoak: Smoak singled to left, Galvis and Maile scored
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Smoak out at second
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Harrison lined out to center
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Castellanos tripled to left center
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera reached on fielder's choice to third, Castellanos out at home
            • J. Candelario: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Buck Farmer relieved Matthew Boyd
            • T. Hernandez: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gurriel walked
            • K. Pillar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pillar popped out to second
            • B. McKinney: Ball, Pickoff attempt, McKinney grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stewart walked
            • J. Hicks: Hicks fouled out to third
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mercer struck out looking
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Mahtook fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Smoak grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Harrison grounded out to third
            • N. Castellanos: Castellanos doubled to left
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera walked
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk walked
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Smoak singled to shallow center, Grichuk to second
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez singled to center, Grichuk scored, Smoak to second
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Gurriel struck out on foul tip
            • K. Pillar: Pillar popped out to second
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, McKinney reached on an infield single to second, Smoak to third, Hernandez to second
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Galvis singled to shallow center, Smoak, Hernandez and McKinney scored, Galvis to third on center fielder Mahtook fielding error
            • L. Maile: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Maile grounded out to second
            • End of the 4th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Hicks grounded out to second
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Mercer grounded out to third
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis flied out to right
            • L. Maile: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Maile struck out on foul tip
            • B. Drury: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Drury struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Goodrum lined out to right
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Stewart struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • L. Gurriel: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar fouled out to first
            • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Shoemaker Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Harrison popped out to first
            • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Cabrera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • B. Drury: Drury tripled to deep right center
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)