Blue Jays offense wakes up

Blue Jays offense wakes up


Limited to three points or less in their last five Grapefruit League games, the Toronto Blue Jays regained their offensive poise in an 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles , Saturday at TD Ballpark. 

If John Schneider's troupe had won their two previous games, it was mainly thanks to the brilliance of their pitchers. This time around, Santiago Espinal, Orelvis Martinez and George Springer were the most important cogs in Canada's only major league roster.

The Jays were down 4-2 when they got running, in the sixth inning. Espinal got the ball rolling by hitting a triple that allowed Cavan Biggio to cross the plate. He in turn scored on a Kevin Kiermaier single, then Springer offered a cushion to his people by hitting a two-run homer.

Martinez's long ball, in the seventh period, hit the last nail in the coffin for the Orioles.

On the opposing side, Franchy Cordero caused a lot of trouble for the Jays gunners. He had three hits in as many appearances at the plate and drove in two runs.

Although he allowed two hits and an earned run in just one inning, Trevor Richards (1-0 ) added the victory to his record.

Victim of the Blue Jays' fourth successful inning, Mike Baumann (1-1) suffered the loss.