Sport Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez holds Orioles hitless through seven, then surrenders lead

05:00  11 april  2018
05:00  11 april  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez, umpire Greg Gibson butt heads on pace of play in bizarre inning

  Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez, umpire Greg Gibson butt heads on pace of play in bizarre inning The Blue Jays and White Sox played one of the most interesting innings of the season Wednesday.It had a little bit of everything and it began before the inning even started with Aaron Sanchez butting heads with home plate umpire Greg Gibson.

Aaron Sanchez held the Red Sox hitless through six innings, Devon Travis hit a home run and the Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 2-1 to claim home field advantage against Baltimore in the AL wild card game.

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out eight and allowed one single over seven sparkling innings, Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7 -1 Saturday night.

Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez held the Orioles hitless for the first seven innings of Tuesday's game in Baltimore. The eighth inning was a much different matter.

Sanchez allowed three consecutive hits to begin the frame: a double by third baseman Tim Beckham, a single by right fielder Anthony Santander and a run-scoring double by catcher Chance Sisco that tied the game 1-1.

He escaped further damage by retiring Trey Mancini on a shallow fly to center fielder Kevin Pillar and inducing Jonathan Schoop to hit into a double play after walking Manny Machado intentionally, his fifth walk of the night.

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Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada throws against the Baltimore Orioles , in Toronto, on Friday June 19 , 2015. Justin Smoak then drove in Encarnacion with a ground-rule double. The Blue Jays lead the major leagues with 381 runs scored this season.

Toronto Blue Jays ' Aaron Sanchez delivers a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Boston. The 23-year-old held the Red Sox hitless through 4 2/3 innings and allowed just one run on two hits overall in seven innings.

a man throwing a baseball: Aaron Sanchez© (Getty Images) Aaron Sanchez

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Working on a 48-degree night in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Sanchez needed 82 pitches (49 strikes) to get through the first seven innings. The 2016 American League ERA leader was making his third start of this season.

Sanchez's no-hit bid was one of several through the first 13 days of the 2018 MLB season. Most notably, the Pirates' Trevor Williams worked six hitless innings against the Tigers on April 1 before being taken out. The Angels' Shohei Ohtani retired the first 19 A's he faced on Sunday, April 8, before allowing a hit.

The Pirates' Jameson Taillon threw a one-hit shutout on April 8 vs. the Reds, with the only hit being a single by opposing pitcher Tyler Mahle in the third inning.

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Curtis Granderson was one of several players who cleared the bases Wednesday.The 37-year-old outfielder went 2 for 4 with two walks, three runs scored and a grand slam to help lead the Blue Jays to victory. He is batting .318 with two home runs and eight RBIs this season and is a huge reason why Toronto is currently in second place in the American League East with a 12-5 record.

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