Guerrero homers twice, powers Blue Jays past Orioles 11-2

BALTIMORE (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have a young, dynamic team that could make a playoff run in the next couple of years.

They provided a glimpse of that potential against the Baltimore Orioles.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit two of his team's five home runs to back a solid pitching performance by fellow rookie Trent Thornton and the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 11-2 Thursday night.

''That guy's pretty good. He's driving in runs,'' Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said about Guerrero. ''They got a nice little core. They're going to be fun players to watch here going forward, really athletic. They have a young core group of position players that are going to do damage.''

Randal Grichuk, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also had homered for the Blue Jays, who tied a season high with their fourth straight win. Guerrero's homers included an impressive 450-foot shot off Dylan Tate in the eighth inning.

Toronto reinstated Thornton (4-7) from the 10-day injured list following a bout with elbow inflammation, and he allowed one run and five hits without a walk over six innings. His last two wins have come against the Orioles. Thornton threw six scoreless innings against them July 7.

''He wasn't trying to strike people out tonight, just get people out, and he did a good job of it,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''He got a lot of ground balls.''

Trey Mancini hit his 25th home run, a solo shot in the eighth off Toronto reliever Jason Adam, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day.

Guerrero gave the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead with a two-run shot in the third off Asher Wojciechowski (2-4). Guerrero is batting .416 (20 of 48) with five homers over his last 12 games.

The Orioles loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom half on two singles and a bunt. Thornton escaped with a pop out and double play. Toronto took a 3-0 lead on a two-out, RBI single by Bo Bichette.

''I wanted to stay ahead of the hitters and attack the strike zone,'' Thornton said. ''I felt I was able to do that. Got out of a big jam in third inning and that was big momentum for me.''

Grichuk hit a solo homer in the fifth that ended the night for Wojciechowski, who was dealing with a hip injury. The Orioles pulled within 4-1 later that inning on a fielder's choice by Jonathan Villar.

''I just didn't feel that great today,'' Wojciechowski said. ''The hip was a little sore. I've dealt with it in the past.''

Jansen hit a three-run shot and Guerrero picked up his third RBI with a double off Jimmy Yacabonis in the sixth.

ORIOLES STAY PAT

The rebuilding Orioles were expected to be active at the trade deadline. Instead, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias decided the best course of action was to keep the current roster intact, especially with key players under contract for next season.

''Our goal is to raise the talent level up and down the organization and that includes players who are on the major league team, and the trades that were available to us, I didn't feel like they were going to do that,'' Elias said. ''I thought they might actually lower the talent level because these are guys we have under control.''

MOVES

The Blue Jays added OF Derek Fisher to their major league roster. Fisher was acquired from the Houston Astros ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline for right-handed starter Aaron Sanchez, right-handed reliever Joe Biagini and minor league outfielder Cal Stevenson.

Orioles: INF Jose Rondon was added to the 25-man roster after being claimed off waivers from the White Sox on Wednesday. He popped out as a pinch hitter in the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: Grichuk was hit by a foul ball in the sixth inning and went to a local hospital for x-rays.

Orioles: OF/DH Mark Trumbo is experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired right knee. He is hoping to return to the club in September when rosters expand.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Montoyo hasn't decided on a starter for the second game of the series, but he will likely go with an opener.

Orioles: RHP Aaron Brooks (2-4, 5.46 ERA) allowed five runs and seven hits over five innings in his last start against the Angels. He has a 7.07 ERA in four appearances for Baltimore.

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  • W: T. Thornton (4-7)L: A. Wojciechowski (2-4)
  • HR: TOR - R. Grichuk (18), B. McKinney (8), D. Jansen (9), V. Guerrero 2 (13), BAL - T. Mancini (25)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Bichette DH50210120.444.500.7221.2224.0
C. Biggio 2B62200035.217.349.381.7302.5
V. Guerrero 3B52342001.267.341.456.79716.0
J. Smoak 1B40000112.213.356.420.7760.5
R. Grichuk RF41211111.232.290.418.7087.5
a- D. Fisher PH-RF00000000.226.317.358.6750.0
F. Galvis SS41000123.264.299.436.7351.0
T. Hernandez CF32000122.219.290.431.7213.0
B. McKinney LF52221002.216.270.416.6869.0
D. Jansen C51331000.211.282.361.64310.0
T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
B. Boshers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Adam P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-announced for Grichuk in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar SS-2B40010016.260.323.414.7360.5
T. Mancini RF41111004.282.343.539.8826.0
A. Santander LF-CF40000010.294.335.492.827-0.5
R. Nunez DH40100000.252.319.501.8201.0
J. Peterson 3B-LF40000001.207.233.207.4400.0
C. Sisco C40100011.229.325.448.7730.5
H. Alberto 2B21200000.315.335.409.7444.0
R. Martin SS00000000.186.246.298.5431.0
C. Davis 1B40200013.186.263.318.5811.5
S. Wilkerson CF20100012.222.270.389.6590.5
a- J. Rondon PH-3B10000002.196.263.280.5430.0
A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Yacabonis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Tate P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Bleier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
  • a-fouled out for Wilkerson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Bichette (2), V. Guerrero (17)
  • HR - V. Guerrero 2 (13), R. Grichuk (18), B. McKinney (8), D. Jansen (9)
  • RBI - B. Bichette (2), V. Guerrero 4 (47), R. Grichuk (48), B. McKinney 2 (19), D. Jansen 3 (35)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Bichette, V. Guerrero 3 (14), R. Grichuk (23), B. McKinney 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Biggio 4 (4), J. Smoak, R. Grichuk, F. Galvis 2 (2), B. McKinney
BATTING
  • HR - T. Mancini (25)
  • RBI - J. Villar (48), T. Mancini (56)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), T. Mancini, C. Sisco
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Biggio-Galvis-Smoak; Biggio-Guerrero-Smoak)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Thornton (W, 4-7)6.05110205.231.5023.0
B. Boshers1.02000200.002.002.0
J. Adam1.01110019.001.001.0
D. Law1.00000105.841.653.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Thornton (W, 4-7)6.0
B. Boshers1.0
J. Adam1.0
D. Law1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-4)4.26443524.151.07-3.5
J. Yacabonis1.04442317.341.82-5.5
D. Tate3.023302210.801.005.0
R. Bleier0.12000106.121.42-1.5
PITCHERSIP
A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-4)4.2
J. Yacabonis1.0
D. Tate3.0
R. Bleier0.1
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Thornton (2), D. Law (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 87-58, B. Boshers 24-17, J. Adam 19-12, D. Law 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 7-8, D. Law 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 23, B. Boshers 5, J. Adam 4, D. Law 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Tate (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 90-60, J. Yacabonis 47-27, D. Tate 36-27, R. Bleier 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 2-7, D. Tate 4-3
  • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 23, J. Yacabonis 9, D. Tate 12, R. Bleier 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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B. Bichette DH50210120.444.500.7221.2224.0
C. Biggio 2B62200035.217.349.381.7302.5
V. Guerrero 3B52342001.267.341.456.79716.0
J. Smoak 1B40000112.213.356.420.7760.5
R. Grichuk RF41211111.232.290.418.7087.5
a- D. Fisher PH-RF00000000.226.317.358.6750.0
F. Galvis SS41000123.264.299.436.7351.0
T. Hernandez CF32000122.219.290.431.7213.0
B. McKinney LF52221002.216.270.416.6869.0
D. Jansen C51331000.211.282.361.64310.0
T. Thornton P0000-000.667.667.667.000-
B. Boshers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Adam P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Law P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-announced for Grichuk in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Villar SS-2B40010016.260.323.414.7360.5
T. Mancini RF41111004.282.343.539.8826.0
A. Santander LF-CF40000010.294.335.492.827-0.5
R. Nunez DH40100000.252.319.501.8201.0
J. Peterson 3B-LF40000001.207.233.207.4400.0
C. Sisco C40100011.229.325.448.7730.5
H. Alberto 2B21200000.315.335.409.7444.0
R. Martin SS00000000.186.246.298.5431.0
C. Davis 1B40200013.186.263.318.5811.5
S. Wilkerson CF20100012.222.270.389.6590.5
a- J. Rondon PH-3B10000002.196.263.280.5430.0
A. Wojciechowski P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Yacabonis P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Tate P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Bleier P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Total3328210519-----
  • a-fouled out for Wilkerson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Bichette (2), V. Guerrero (17)
  • HR - V. Guerrero 2 (13), R. Grichuk (18), B. McKinney (8), D. Jansen (9)
  • RBI - B. Bichette (2), V. Guerrero 4 (47), R. Grichuk (48), B. McKinney 2 (19), D. Jansen 3 (35)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Bichette, V. Guerrero 3 (14), R. Grichuk (23), B. McKinney 2 (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Biggio 4 (4), J. Smoak, R. Grichuk, F. Galvis 2 (2), B. McKinney
BATTING
  • HR - T. Mancini (25)
  • RBI - J. Villar (48), T. Mancini (56)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Villar 2 (2), T. Mancini, C. Sisco
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Biggio-Galvis-Smoak; Biggio-Guerrero-Smoak)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Thornton (W, 4-7)6.05110205.231.5023.0
B. Boshers1.02000200.002.002.0
J. Adam1.01110019.001.001.0
D. Law1.00000105.841.653.5
Total9.0822051---
PITCHERSIP
T. Thornton (W, 4-7)6.0
B. Boshers1.0
J. Adam1.0
D. Law1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-4)4.26443524.151.07-3.5
J. Yacabonis1.04442317.341.82-5.5
D. Tate3.023302210.801.005.0
R. Bleier0.12000106.121.42-1.5
Total9.01411115115---
PITCHERSIP
A. Wojciechowski (L, 2-4)4.2
J. Yacabonis1.0
D. Tate3.0
R. Bleier0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • HBP - T. Thornton (2), D. Law (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Thornton 87-58, B. Boshers 24-17, J. Adam 19-12, D. Law 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Thornton 7-8, D. Law 1-0
  • Batters Faced - T. Thornton 23, B. Boshers 5, J. Adam 4, D. Law 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - D. Tate (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - A. Wojciechowski 90-60, J. Yacabonis 47-27, D. Tate 36-27, R. Bleier 9-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Wojciechowski 2-7, D. Tate 4-3
  • Batters Faced - A. Wojciechowski 23, J. Yacabonis 9, D. Tate 12, R. Bleier 3
  • 9TH INNING
    McKinney homered to right center, Hernandez scored112
  • 8TH INNING
    Mancini homered to right center92
    Guerrero homered to left91
  • 6TH INNING
    Guerrero doubled to left, Biggio scored81
    Jansen homered to left, Hernandez and McKinney scored71
  • 5TH INNING
    Villar grounded out to second, Alberto scored, Davis to second41
    Grichuk homered to left center40
  • 4TH INNING
    Bichette singled to left, Galvis scored, Jansen to third30
  • 3RD INNING
    Guerrero homered to center, Biggio scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • D. Tate Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Foul
    • Fisher struck out swinging
    • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Galvis flied out to center
    • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch
    • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McKinney homered to right center, Hernandez scored
    • Richard Bleier relieved Dillon Tate
    • D. Jansen: Ball, Jansen singled to center
    • B. Bichette: Foul, Foul, Foul, Bichette doubled to shallow center, Jansen to third
    • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Derek Law relieved Jason Adam
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Martin hit by pitch
    • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis grounded into double play second to third to first, Martin out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Richie Martin at shortstop
    • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bichette fouled out to right
    • C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Foul, Biggio grounded out to second
    • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Guerrero homered to left
    • J. Smoak: Foul, Ball, Smoak lined out to third
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jason Adam relieved Buddy Boshers
    • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini homered to right center
    • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santander flied out to center
    • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez flied out to deep center
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peterson flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • D. Tate Pitching:
    • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Hernandez struck out on foul tip
    • B. McKinney: McKinney grounded out to pitcher
    • D. Jansen: Jansen grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Buddy Boshers relieved Trent Thornton
    • C. Sisco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sisco singled to center
    • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Alberto singled to right, Sisco to second
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
    • Jose Rondon hit for Stevie Wilkerson
    • J. Rondon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Rondon fouled out to catcher
    • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Yacabonis Pitching:
    • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • B. McKinney: Ball, Strike looking, McKinney singled to shallow right center, Hernandez to third
    • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Jansen homered to left, Hernandez and McKinney scored
    • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
    • C. Biggio: Foul, Biggio singled to right
    • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero doubled to left, Biggio scored
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
    • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk walked
    • Dillon Tate relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Thornton Pitching:
    • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
    • R. Nunez: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nunez popped out to second
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Peterson flied out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
    • V. Guerrero: Guerrero popped out to second
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Smoak grounded out to second
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Grichuk homered to left center
    • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Asher Wojciechowski
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Galvis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Thornton Pitching:
    • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto hit by pitch
    • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis singled to right, Alberto to third
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
    • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Villar grounded out to second, Alberto scored, Davis to second
    • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Mancini grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Galvis walked
    • T. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Hernandez popped out to shortstop
    • B. McKinney: McKinney flied out to deep right
    • D. Jansen: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Jansen singled to right, Galvis to second
    • B. Bichette: Bichette singled to left, Galvis scored, Jansen to third
    • C. Biggio: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Thornton Pitching:
    • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Santander grounded out to third
    • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez singled to right center
    • J. Peterson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Peterson flied out to right
    • C. Sisco: Strike swinging, Sisco lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
    • D. Jansen: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Jansen popped out to shortstop
    • B. Bichette: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Bichette struck out on foul tip
    • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Biggio singled to left
    • V. Guerrero: Guerrero homered to center, Biggio scored
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk lined out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Thornton Pitching:
    • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Alberto singled to shallow right
    • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis singled to center, Alberto to second
    • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson reached on bunt single to pitcher, Alberto to third, Davis to second
    • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Villar popped out to shortstop
    • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Wilkerson out at second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
    • R. Grichuk: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Grichuk singled to center
    • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
    • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Hernandez struck out on foul tip
    • B. McKinney: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, McKinney popped out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Thornton Pitching:
    • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nunez flied out to left
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to first
    • C. Sisco: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Sisco flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • A. Wojciechowski Pitching:
    • B. Bichette: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bichette walked
    • C. Biggio: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Biggio struck out on foul tip
    • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Guerrero lined out to right
    • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Thornton Pitching:
    • J. Villar: Ball, Villar flied out to center
    • T. Mancini: Mancini grounded out to third
    • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Santander grounded out to first
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)