Blue Jays Snap Losing Skid
Kendrys Morales homered in the seventh inning to back Mike Hauschild's impressive Blue Jays debut, and Toronto beat the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Thursday night.
With two outs in the seventh, a runner on first base and the score tied 2-2, Morales hit a fastball from Juan Nicasio over the wall in right-centre field. It was Morales' 13th home run of the season.
Hauschild, signed by Toronto after being released by Houston, was pitching in his first game in the majors since April 19, 2017. He entered the game in the second inning after Nelson Cruz's two-run homer off reliever-turned-spot-starter Tyler Clippard gave the Mariners a quick 2-0 lead in the first. Hauschild pitched six scoreless innings, limiting the Mariners to four singles and one walk while striking out five.
The win ends Toronto's three-game losing skid.