Blue Jays lose to Brewers
MILWAUKEE—Toronto’s pitching staff remains desperately short-handed and the Blue Jays weren’t able to hit their way out of trouble this time.
With injuries testing the depth of the rotation, emergency starter Joel Carreno gave up three home runs in a five-run second inning and the Blue Jays lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 yesterday.
“It’s not the ideal situation when you have to take an overnight flight in here,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. “That’s the circumstances we’re in. We’re not going to use that as an excuse. It’s not the ideal situation.”
Despite rallying in the ninth to win Tuesday night, Toronto lost two out of three games to Milwaukee.
The Blue Jays also lost third baseman Brett Lawrie, who left the game with right knee soreness.
In other Major League Baseball action yesterday: the Diamondbacks beat the Mariners 14-10; the Rangers shot down the Padres 4-2; the Indians thrashed the Reds 8-1; the Phillies edged the Rockies 7-6; and the Cardinals soared above the Tigers 3-1.
Meanwhile, the Nationals defeated the Rays 3-2; the Twins doubled the Pirates 2-1; the Red Sox stitched up the Marlins 15-5; the Mets beat the Orioles 4-3; the White Sox tamed the Cubs 7-0; the Athletics downed the Dodgers 4-1; and the Angels slew the Giants 6-0.