Guerrero Homers Twice, Blue Jays Pound Orioles


Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit two of his team's five home runs to back a solid performance by fellow rookie Trent Thornton and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 Thursday night in Major League Baseball action.

Randal Grichuk, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also had homered for the Blue Jays, who tied a season high with their fourth straight win. Guerrero's homers included an impressive 450-foot shot off Dylan Tate in the eighth inning.

Toronto reinstated Thornton (4-7) from the 10-day injured list for elbow inflammation and he allowed one run and five hits without a walk over six innings. His last two wins have come against the Orioles.

Trey Mancini hit his 25th home run, a solo shot in the eighth off Toronto reliever Jason Adam, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day.

Guerrero gave the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead with a two-run shot in the third inning.  Guerrero is batting .416 (20 of 48) with five homers over his last 12 MLB games.

Toronto took a 3-0 lead on a two-out, RBI single by Bo Bichette.