Blue Jays fall to Astros as Nate Pearson struggles in season debut


HOUSTON — Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and tied a profession excessive with 4 RBIs because the Houston Astros constructed a giant lead early and held on for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Jose Altuve added a solo homer for the Astros to assist them win the sequence 2-1.

Tucker’s homer highlighted a four-run fourth inning that prolonged the result in 7-0.

Rowdy Tellez despatched a 69-mph curveball from Zack Greinke into the second deck in proper subject with no outs within the fifth for the primary of 5 straight hits for the Blue Jays. Reese McGuire and Marcus Semien adopted with singles earlier than a double to centre subject by Bo Bichette scored them each to chop the result in 7-3.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit an RBI single to get the Blue Jays inside 3 and chase Greinke.

Bryan Abreu (2-1) took over and retired the subsequent three batters for the win as Houston’s bullpen allowed simply two singles the remainder of the way in which to safe the victory. Ryan Pressly struck out two within the ninth for his sixth save.

Blue Jays starter rookie Nate Pearson (0-1) allowed 4 hits and was executed in by a career-high 5 walks in his first begin this season and the fifth of his MLB profession. The group’s prime prospect, Pearson gave up three runs in simply 2 1/3 innings.

Pearson walked Tucker and Robel Garcia with no outs within the second earlier than Altuve singled to load the bases with two outs. Michael Brantley drew a stroll to place Houston up 1-0.

There was one out within the third when Pearson walked Yuli Gurriel. Tucker adopted with a triple to the nook of proper subject that made it 2-0. Garcia then singled on a grounder to proper subject to ship one other run house and chase Pearson.

Altuve opened Houston’s fourth with an reverse subject shot off Joel Payamps to the seats in proper subject to make it 4-0. There have been two on and two out within the inning when Tucker homered to the second deck in proper subject.

Greinke yielded 9 hits and 4 runs with no stroll in four-plus innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: Reliever Rafael Dolis was positioned on the 10-day injured checklist with a strained proper calf on Sunday, retroactive to Saturday.

Astros: RHP Jake Odorizzi, who has been out since April 25 with a strained muscle in his throwing arm, threw 40 pitches in two simulated innings on Saturday and can throw dwell batting follow quickly earlier than happening a rehabilitation project. … RHP Enoli Paredes (proper aspect soreness) made his second rehabilitation look for Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday night time, hanging out 5 in two scoreless innings.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto is off on Monday and hasn’t introduced its rotation for a three-game sequence at Atlanta which begins on Tuesday night time.

Astros: Proper-hander Luis Garcia will begin for Houston on Monday night time within the opener of a three-game sequence in opposition to the Los Angeles Angels.

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