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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scratched from game with Pirates due to wrist issue but Blue Jays win 8-2

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Photo credit:Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Cam Lewis
11 months ago
What losing streak?
After their nightmare series in Boston, the Blue Jays have rolled into Pittsburgh and have pulled off back-to-back commanding wins over the Pirates. The score on Saturday at 8-2 for the Blue Jays, as José Berríos put together a quality start and the bottom of the lineup came through with some big hits.

Things worth mentioning…

José Berríos had a tough outing against the Red Sox but he rebounded nicely in Pittsburgh on Saturday evening. He went six-and-one-third innings and scattered just two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven.
Berríos was dominant in the first few innings and carried a perfect game and no-hitter into the fifth inning. The perfecto was broken up when he walked Jack Suwinski and the no-hitter was broken up the following batter when Ke’Bryan Hayes smacked a single.
After Berríos came out of the game, the Blue Jays’ bullpen locked down the final few innings without any difficulty. Anthony Bass struck out both batters he faced, Tim Mayza struck out the side in the eighth, and Jay Jackson had a scoreless frame in his Blue Jays debut.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was a late scratch from Saturday’s game because of a wrist issue. He was dealing with discomfort during Friday’s series opener and came into the batting cages to test it out on Saturday and wasn’t good to go.
The lineup looked pretty thing without Vladdy but the guys at the bottom of the order came through for the Blue Jays. Brandon Belt had his best game of the season, as he went 2-for-3 with a couple of walks and two runs driven in. The seven through nine hitters, Alejandro Kirk, Cavan Biggio, and Kevin Kiermaier, all had two hits each in the win.

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