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MLB Scores: Blue Jays 11 Marlins 3

The Blue Jays whack the Marlins 11-3 in the series' opening game.

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It was not a fun night for the Miami Marlins or their fans as the Toronto Blue Jays pulverized the Fish 11-3. It didn't take long for the Jays to go about dismantling Marlins starter Brad Hand, as the Jays dropped a six run first inning to begin the rout. Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello, Kevin Pillar and Munenori Kawasaki all grabbed RBIs in the first. In the second, the trend of scoring continued as the flaming hot Josh Donaldson went deep for a solo-shot to stretch the Toronto advantage to 7-0.

Toronto pitcher Marco Estrada turned in seven innings of quality work, only allowing three runs. Steve Delabar and Ryan Tepera received work in eighth and ninth inning mop-up situations. Estrada moves to 3-3 on the season after picking up the win.

For the Fish, Brad Hand's start was rough. He only tossed 0.2 innings surrendering six runs on six hits.  If there is a bright spot, it is Andre Reinzo. The Brazilian pitcher turned in 4.2 innings of good work only giving up two hits and one earned run. Vin Mazzaro and Kendry Flores were also called upon out of the bullpen.

The Marlins did manage three runs on the evening.  Giancarlo Stanton picked up a pair of RBIs on a home run and Ozuna singled home Stanton in the 6th on an otherwise dormant night for the Marlins' offense. The Marlins lose the first game of a three game set that will continue tomorrow at the Rogers Centre. It was the Marlins first match-up against the Blue Jays since their infamous team dump trade that netted the Jays the likes of Jose Reyes and Mark Buerhle.


Source: FanGraphs