The Jays cruise to victory today as they amass a season high 17 runs on a season high 23 hits to beat the Reds, 17-2.
Before we get to the potent Jays lineup, Marcus Stroman was brilliant as he went 6 innings allowing only 5 hits for 2 runs while striking out 5. Leone had a two near perfect innings, allowing only 1 walk while striking out 1 and Howell pitched the ninth, allowing a hit and striking out 1.
Now, the bats, wow were they on fire. Russ Martin hit a 2nd inning, 2 run homer and Troy Tulowitzki hit a Grand Slam the very next inning to put this one out of reach. Smoak followed that up with a 3 run shot in the 5th. Travis & Zeke each had 4 hits; Morales, Smoak & Russ each had 3 hits. Kevin Pillar had a rare rough night, going 0-6.
The Jays look to secure the series tomorrow at the same time when J.A. Happ returns to the mound! •
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