Blue Jays blank Padres 4-0 to avoid sweep

20 July 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) pitches to the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Rogers Centre.
image, Kevin Sousa – USA TODAY Sports

Chris Bassett pitched six shutout innings, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Alejandro Kirke each starred as toronto blue jays 4-0 win over the guest san diego padres on Thursday afternoon

Jordan Luplow singled in the first run of the game, giving Toronto the final save of the three-game set. Kirk had three hits and two RBI, while Luplow and Whit Merrifield each had two hits. blue Jays

xander bogarts got three hits Padres To raise his career total to 1,500. San Diego turned into four double plays, including one in each of the last three innings, while losing for the fourth time in the last six games.

Bassitt (10-5) allowed four hits in six innings, the seventh time this season he pitched at least six frames without giving up a run. Bassett struck out five and scored one run.

Jordan Romano worked a scoreless ninth in a non-defensive position and induced Luis Campasano to ground into a game-ending double play. It was Romano’s first appearance since leaving the All-Star Game on July 11 due to lower back tightness.

San Diego starter Blake Snell (6-8) allowed one run and five hits over five innings. He struck out four but struck out seven.

Santiago Espinal gave up a two-out walk to Snell in the second and Kirk put runners on the corners with a single. Luplow then hit a run scoring single to center.

In the seventh, San Diego’s Trent Grisham walked against Tim Mezza, and pinch-hitter Ha-seong Kim followed with a pop-up right behind first base. Guerrero took an over the shoulder and turned to throw to Maiza covering first to double Grisham and end the inning.

In the bottom of the inning, Guerrero went the opposite way against Luis García and scored through the right side to make it 2–0. It was his 15th homer of the season.

Fernando Tatis Jr. of San Diego. Singled and Juan Soto walked to start the eighth against Eric Swanson. Manny Machado struck out and Bogaerts followed with a bouncer in the third that Matt Chapman fielded, stepped on the bag, and threw to first to complete an inning-ending double play.

In the bottom of the eighth, Aspinall hit a single against Tom Cosgrove and Kirk hit a two-run blast to left. It was his eighth homer of the season.

–Field Level Media

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