Rangers Avoid Sweep with Win Over Blue Jays


The brooms were out at Rogers Centre in Toronto Wednesday afternoon as the young Blue Jays looked to complete a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers.

But veteran shortstop Elvis Andrus had four hits and drove in two runs to help the Rangers defeat the Blue Jays 7-3.

Texas lefty Kolby Allard (1-0) picked up his first win for the Rangers since being acquired from the Atlanta Braves last month.  He gave up three runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings.

The Blue Jays (51-73) lost for only the second time in six games and have won 11 of their last 17 outings.

Rookie sensation Bo Bichette had a double to extend his career-opening streak of reaching base to 17 games.

Toronto starter Sean Reid-Foley (2-3), who made his major league debut a year and one day ago, lasted only 88 pitches and 3 1/3 innings.