Thornton shuts down former team, Blue Jays rout Astros 12-0

HOUSTON (AP) Trent Thornton was looking forward to Sunday's game against the Astros since he was traded to Toronto in the offseason.

He delivered arguably his best start of the season.

Thornton shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Teoscar Hernandez hit two of Toronto's season-high five home runs and the Blue Jays hammered the Houston Astros 12-0.

''I knew I was going to be pretty amped up for this game, but I just kind of wanted to slow things down and execute each pitch,'' Thornton said. ''For the most part, I was able to do that. And the bats just exploded, so it was a great team win.''

Thornton (2-5) scattered six singles, struck out seven and walked three in 6 2/3 innings. He has given up no more than three runs in six of his last seven starts.

''He just keeps getting better the more he pitches,'' Toronto manager Charlie Montoya said. ''For a rookie to be that good, he's already got the record for strikeouts for a rookie for the Blue Jays. That's impressive. He's done a good job. He's getting better every time he takes the mound.''

Thornton was drafted by the Astros in 2015. The 25-year-old righty was dealt to Toronto for Aledmys Diaz.

''I wanted to see when we were going to play against Houston because I played with a lot of those guys, came up in the system with a lot of those guys and close with a lot of those guys,'' Thornton said. ''It was just going to be a fun game to pitch with a little chip on my shoulder.''

Freddy Galvis and Hernandez each hit three-run homers in a seven-run sixth inning. Hernandez added a solo drive in the ninth off Tyler White, who started the game at first base.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched a long, 452-foot two-run homer and had an RBI single and sacrifice fly. Rowdy Tellez also homered.

The 12 runs matched a season high set Thursday at the Orioles.

''It was a good road trip for us,'' Montoya said. ''Swinging the bats of course, we faced a couple of tough pitchers for Houston but other than that, 3-2 road trip, we swing the bats better. It was great to see.''

Brad Peacock (6-4) went five innings and allowed four runs for the second straight start.

''He had a tough time getting into the game and then the one slider to Gurriel that ended his outing,'' Houston manager AJ Hinch said. ''All in all, I think he was doing fine to control the game with what he could. A couple homers and a couple mistakes -- not a horrible game for him -- but not a day that feels good for anybody.

Peacock said he was struggling to locate the four-seam fastball.

''It wasn't very good,'' Peacock said of his outing. ''There was one pitch I'd like to have back to Gurriel. Out of the hand, I kind of knew something bad was going to happen. It didn't feel good. I'm in a little funk right now, but I'll find a way to get out of it.''

WHITE PITCHES

White, regularly a first baseman and designated hitter, got a nice ovation when he took the mound for the ninth inning. White, who had pitched in two other games this season, allowed one run on two hits. This was his fifth career pitching appearance in the majors - he's allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings overall.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returned to the lineup as the designated hitter. He finished 1 for 5. Guerrero missed Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch on his hand on Friday.

Astros: OF George Springer (left hamstring strain) took flyballs in the outfield prior to the game. He is expected to run the bases on Monday in Cincinnati before a possible rehabilitation assignment. ''We want him to do every single thing that we can think of to get him ready to play,'' Hinch said. ''We are going to an extreme for him basically because of how long he's been out.'' .. 2B Jose Altuve (left hamstring strain) will play in rehabilitation games Sunday and Monday with Triple-A Round Rock.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Edwin Jackson (1-4, 10.22 ERA) starts Monday in the opener of a four-game series against the Angels. Jackson earned the win in his last start Wednesday against the Orioles, allowing two runs over five innings.

Astros: LHP Wade Miley (6-3, 3.14) starts Monday in the first of a three-game series at the Reds. Miley threw six shutout innings in his last start on June 9 against the Orioles.

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  • W: T. Thornton (2-5)L: B. Peacock (6-4)
  • HR: TOR - F. Galvis (10), T. Hernandez 2 (6), R. Tellez (11), L. Gurriel (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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V. Guerrero DH51100013.266.329.455.7841.5
L. Gurriel LF42241001.277.331.546.87711.0
R. Tellez 1B51111003.217.266.424.6906.0
T. Hernandez CF42242110.211.283.373.65614.5
C. Biggio 2B51200011.207.343.397.7393.5
R. Grichuk RF41100112.215.274.400.6743.5
F. Galvis SS51331002.254.293.425.71810.0
D. Jansen C50000025.175.257.250.507-1.0
T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Bregman 3B30000211.269.401.538.9391.5
    M. Brantley LF20100101.311.373.504.8772.0
    G. Stubbs LF-RF10000013.182.217.227.445-0.5
    Y. Alvarez DH-LF40000022.381.519.9521.471-1.0
    J. Reddick RF-1B30200100.304.342.450.7923.0
    R. Chirinos C30100123.244.370.517.8871.0
    T. White 1B-P30100113.229.329.326.6561.5
    T. Kemp 2B40000013.233.303.426.730-0.5
    J. Mayfield SS40100002.143.163.310.4721.0
    M. Straw CF40100012.281.378.375.7530.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Sogard (9), C. Biggio (2), R. Grichuk (11)
      • 3B - E. Sogard (2)
      • HR - L. Gurriel (7), R. Tellez (11), T. Hernandez 2 (6), F. Galvis (10)
      • SF - L. Gurriel
      • RBI - L. Gurriel 4 (23), R. Tellez (30), T. Hernandez 4 (22), F. Galvis 3 (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Tellez (12), T. Hernandez 3 (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard, R. Tellez, D. Jansen 4 (4)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman, G. Stubbs 3 (3), R. Chirinos 2 (2), T. White, J. Mayfield 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Tellez-Galvis-Sogard; Thornton-Galvis-Tellez; Sogard-Biggio-Tellez)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Thornton (W, 2-5)6.26003704.361.4022.5
      J. Shafer1.10003103.862.290.5
      J. Biagini1.01000103.601.102.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Thornton (W, 2-5)6.2
      J. Shafer1.1
      J. Biagini1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Peacock (L, 6-4)5.05443523.671.120.5
      C. Perez3.077711211.251.50-5.5
      T. White1.02110016.751.500.0
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Peacock (L, 6-4)5.0
      C. Perez3.0
      T. White1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Thornton (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 102-61, J. Shafer 24-11, J. Biagini 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 2-9, J. Shafer 1-1, J. Biagini 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 27, J. Shafer 6, J. Biagini 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 89-55, C. Perez 68-41, T. White 17-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 4-6, C. Perez 3-5, T. White 2-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 23, C. Perez 17, T. White 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      E. Sogard 3B33200201.291.360.487.84710.0
      V. Guerrero DH51100013.266.329.455.7841.5
      L. Gurriel LF42241001.277.331.546.87711.0
      R. Tellez 1B51111003.217.266.424.6906.0
      T. Hernandez CF42242110.211.283.373.65614.5
      C. Biggio 2B51200011.207.343.397.7393.5
      R. Grichuk RF41100112.215.274.400.6743.5
      F. Galvis SS51331002.254.293.425.71810.0
      D. Jansen C50000025.175.257.250.507-1.0
      T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
      J. Shafer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Bregman 3B30000211.269.401.538.9391.5
        M. Brantley LF20100101.311.373.504.8772.0
        G. Stubbs LF-RF10000013.182.217.227.445-0.5
        Y. Alvarez DH-LF40000022.381.519.9521.471-1.0
        J. Reddick RF-1B30200100.304.342.450.7923.0
        R. Chirinos C30100123.244.370.517.8871.0
        T. White 1B-P30100113.229.329.326.6561.5
        T. Kemp 2B40000013.233.303.426.730-0.5
        J. Mayfield SS40100002.143.163.310.4721.0
        M. Straw CF40100012.281.378.375.7530.5
        B. Peacock P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        C. Perez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
        Total3107006920-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Sogard (9), C. Biggio (2), R. Grichuk (11)
          • 3B - E. Sogard (2)
          • HR - L. Gurriel (7), R. Tellez (11), T. Hernandez 2 (6), F. Galvis (10)
          • SF - L. Gurriel
          • RBI - L. Gurriel 4 (23), R. Tellez (30), T. Hernandez 4 (22), F. Galvis 3 (30)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Tellez (12), T. Hernandez 3 (11)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Sogard, R. Tellez, D. Jansen 4 (4)
          BATTING
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Bregman, G. Stubbs 3 (3), R. Chirinos 2 (2), T. White, J. Mayfield 2 (2)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Tellez-Galvis-Sogard; Thornton-Galvis-Tellez; Sogard-Biggio-Tellez)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Thornton (W, 2-5)6.26003704.361.4022.5
          J. Shafer1.10003103.862.290.5
          J. Biagini1.01000103.601.102.5
          Total9.0700690---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Thornton (W, 2-5)6.2
          J. Shafer1.1
          J. Biagini1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Peacock (L, 6-4)5.05443523.671.120.5
          C. Perez3.077711211.251.50-5.5
          T. White1.02110016.751.500.0
          Total9.0141212465---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Peacock (L, 6-4)5.0
          C. Perez3.0
          T. White1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Thornton (3)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 102-61, J. Shafer 24-11, J. Biagini 15-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 2-9, J. Shafer 1-1, J. Biagini 2-0
          • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 27, J. Shafer 6, J. Biagini 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Peacock 89-55, C. Perez 68-41, T. White 17-10
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Peacock 4-6, C. Perez 3-5, T. White 2-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Peacock 23, C. Perez 17, T. White 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Hernandez homered to right center120
          • 6TH INNING
            Hernandez homered to right, Guerrero and Gurriel scored110
            Gurriel singled to left, Sogard scored, Guerrero to second80
            Galvis homered to left, Biggio and Grichuk scored70
          • 5TH INNING
            Gurriel homered to left center, Sogard scored40
          • 1ST INNING
            Tellez homered to left center20
            Gurriel hit sacrifice fly to right, Sogard scored10
          • 9TH INNING
            • T. White Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez homered to right center
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike looking, Biggio doubled to deep right
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk popped out to shortstop
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis grounded out to second, Biggio to third
            • D. Jansen: Jansen grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Biagini relieved Justin Shafer
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Kemp grounded out to second
            • J. Mayfield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mayfield grounded out to third
            • M. Straw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Straw singled to center
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bregman struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • C. Perez Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to third
            • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gurriel grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Tellez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Tellez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Shafer Pitching:
            • Y. Alvarez: Alvarez lined out to left
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reddick walked
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Chirinos walked, Reddick to second
            • T. White: Strike swinging, White grounded into double play third to second to first, Chirinos out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Garrett Stubbs in left field
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Grichuk lined out to left
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis singled to center
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Jansen struck out on foul tip
            • E. Sogard: Foul, Foul, Sogard flied out to left
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, White singled to right
            • T. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kemp flied out to deep left
            • J. Mayfield: Mayfield singled to left center, White to second
            • M. Straw: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Straw flied out to right
            • Justin Shafer relieved Trent Thornton
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked, White to third, Mayfield to second
            • G. Stubbs: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stubbs struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Cionel Perez relieved Brad Peacock
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Biggio singled to left
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk doubled to left, Biggio to third
            • F. Galvis: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Galvis homered to left, Biggio and Grichuk scored
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Jansen flied out to deep right
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Sogard walked
            • V. Guerrero: Foul, Guerrero singled to left, Sogard to second
            • L. Gurriel: Gurriel singled to left, Sogard scored, Guerrero to second
            • R. Tellez: Tellez flied out to left
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez homered to right, Guerrero and Gurriel scored
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Biggio flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (7 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Strike looking, Bregman flied out to center
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Brantley singled to right center
            • Y. Alvarez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reddick singled to left, Brantley to second
            • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sogard doubled to deep left
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Foul, Foul, Guerrero grounded out to third
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel homered to left center, Sogard scored
            • R. Tellez: Tellez flied out to left
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kemp struck out looking
            • J. Mayfield: Mayfield flied out to center
            • M. Straw: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Straw lined out to first
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Biggio flied out to left
            • R. Grichuk: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • F. Galvis: Galvis singled to right, Hernandez to second
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Jansen flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • Y. Alvarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alvarez struck out swinging
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick singled to right center
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Reddick to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, White struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sogard walked
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Guerrero reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Sogard out at second
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Gurriel lined out to shortstop
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Tellez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • M. Straw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Straw struck out looking
            • A. Bregman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bregman walked
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Brantley grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Bregman out at second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Grichuk walked
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis flied out to deep left
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • J. Reddick: Ball, Reddick fouled out to shortstop
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos singled to left
            • T. White: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, White walked, Chirinos to second
            • T. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kemp fouled out to third
            • J. Mayfield: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Mayfield flied out to right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Peacock Pitching:
            • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sogard tripled to deep right center
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Gurriel hit sacrifice fly to right, Sogard scored
            • R. Tellez: Ball, Strike looking, Tellez homered to left center
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Thornton Pitching:
            • A. Bregman: Bregman flied out to right
            • M. Brantley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brantley walked
            • Y. Alvarez: Ball, Alvarez grounded into double play shortstop to first to third, Brantley out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)