Only one victory in eight games for the Blue Jays

Only one win in eight games for the Blue Jays

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The Toronto Blue Jays continued to struggle with their seventh loss in eight games on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays. In front of a very small crowd at Tropicana Field, the Florida squad won 6-3.

Tuesday's game was an anomaly for the Jays, who humiliated the Rays 20-1. In the remainder of their four-game series, the Queen City representatives were outscored 19-10 in points. /p>

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“We have to be better,” manager John Schneider told ESPN after the game. (…) Even forgetting our recent record, the last 10 days have not gone well. I believe we need to regain a sense of urgency to meet expectations.”

Alek Manoah (1-5) once again struggled on the mound. Last year's Cy-Young Trophy finalist increased his ERA to 5.53 by letting Tampa score four times at his expense. After three innings, during which he had still struck out six opponents, the American was sent to the showers.

The Rays needed only five hits to register six points. Among other things, Randy Arozarena hit two paying singles.

Only 10,736 fans lined up to see the local favorites, who lead the major leagues with a 37-15 record, earn another victory. That's well below the team's average this year, which sits around 17,000, and is already among the worst crowds in the league.

Coming dangerously close to a record of .500, the Jays (26-25) will try to revive themselves with a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins which will begin on Friday.

“We know that we are better than this that we have demonstrated, concluded Manoah. We just have to stick together and keep fighting.”

The Jays players met after the day's game to take stock, without the coaching staff.

The Yankees muzzled

In New York , Kyle Gibson left nothing for the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles won 3-1.

The Orioles won the three-game series despite a narrow 6-1 loss. 5 Tuesday.

Gibson (6-3) had no mercy for the Bronx Bombers hitters. In seven innings on the mound, he allowed just two hits and four free passes. His departure didn't free the hosts, however, as they finished the game with just three strikes from the safe spot.

Anthony Santander and Austin Hays hit productive hits to lead the team Maryland to victory.

At the very end of the game, Aaron Judge took advantage of a walk to reach the paths and Willie Calhoun pushed him home with a double . It was too little, too late for the Yankees, since an Anthony Volpe ball then put an end to hostilities.