Baseball: a 13-point inning for Lopez and the Blue Jays

Baseball: A 13-point inning for Lopez and the Blue Jays


The Toronto Blue Jays had absolutely no mercy for the Detroit Tigers on Saturday at Joker Marchant Stadium in a Major League preseason game. < /p>

John Schneider's men relished an 18-5 win over rivals Michigan. 

The chain landed in the fourth inning for the Tigers, who used three gunners and allowed 13 runs during that turn at bat. Author of a productive sacrifice fly in the second inning, outfielder Vinny Capra generated three of his seven RBIs in the fourth period.

Quebecer Otto Lopez also had a lucky hand during the game. He reached home plate after each of his at-bats. In three plate appearances, he hit two singles and enjoyed a free pass.

Cavan Biggio, Addison Barger, Nathan Lukes and Capra also contributed to the demolition work by hitting two hits.

Of the seven pitchers employed by the Jays, only Thomas Hatch had his share of difficulties, allowing five hits and three earned runs in one inning. Yimi Garcia was perfect in the third period, allowing him to add the victory to his record.

-In addition, star player Vladimir Guerrero Jr. decided to skip the World Baseball Classic , where he was to represent the Dominican Republic. The 23-year-old slugger left Friday's game suffering from knee discomfort.

Elsewhere in Major League Baseball

At CoolToday Park, Quebecer Édouard Julien was struck out twice in three turns at bat in the Minnesota Twins' 7-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

For their part, representatives of the Belle Province Abraham Toro (Milwaukee Brewers) and Charles Leblanc (Miami Marlins) were not in uniform on Saturday.