The Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff seems to have found a solution to the
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quiet again in the finale of their four-game series Sunday afternoon at Angel
After giving up eight runs in the series-opening loss on Thursday, the Blue
Jays have limited Los Angeles to a combined three runs over the past two
Toronto (35-41) has been especially tough on Mike Trout, the best hitter for
the Angels, who is 1-for-9 in the series with six strikeouts to drop his average
Luis Valbuena’s third home run of the series in the eighth inning tied the
score at 1-1 and ended a scoreless streak of 14 innings for the Angels (41-36),
who saw a three-game winning streak stopped.
Steve Pearce answered with a three-run homer in the top of the ninth for
Toronto, his second game back after missing seven weeks with an oblique
The starting pitchers for the series finale opened their seasons in the
The only difference is Toronto right-hander Sam Gaviglio had experience as a
major-league starter last season, while Felix Pena made his first major-league
start earlier this week for Los Angeles.
Gaviglio (2-2, 3.75 ERA) will make his seventh straight start after
originally moving into the rotation when Marcus Stroman went down with shoulder
fatigue in mid-May.
Stroman returned Saturday night and threw five shutout innings, but fellow
starters Aaron Sanchez (right finger contusion) and Jaime Garcia (sore left
shoulder) were placed on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday, opening the door
for Gaviglio to remain in the rotation.
Gaviglio threw seven shutout innings in a 3-0 loss to the New York Yankees on
June 6 but hasn’t gone past the fourth inning in his past two outings.
He allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in four innings on Sunday
against the visiting Washington Nationals, but due to official scoring
rules Andy Dalton
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that completed a three-game sweep.
Since his last start, Gaviglio also spent three days on the paternity list to
be with his wife, Alaina, for the birth to their first child on Tuesday, a
Gaviglio has made one appearance against the Angels in his career, allowing
three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings as a member of the Seattle Mariners
last July. The Mariners lost 4-0 and he was traded to the Kansas City Royals
later that month.
“He’s never going to wow you with his stuff, but he’s a pretty good pitcher,”
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told the Toronto Sun after Gaviglio’s latest
Pena (0-0, 5.40) made 38 career relief appearances before making his first
start on Tuesday against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pena allowed one run and two hits in four innings and Los Angeles won 5-4 to
end a three-game losing streak.
“Starting isn’t the same as relieving, but I didn’t feel any different,” Pena
told MLB.com following his starting debut.
Pena’s only experience against Toronto came when he struck out the side while
with the Cincinnati Reds last August.
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he kind of blacked out.Everyone who stayed on the Tennessee sideline went
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, celebrating.As a group of teammates
mobbed him , quarterback Marcus Mariota simply stood and looked back at them
knowing he had helped the Titans to their first playoff victory in 14 years in
his postseason debut.The big play? Not his first touchdown pass, which he
conveniently caught after it was batted back to him.Or the big first downs he
delivered with his legs.No, this time Mariota delivered by putting his right
shoulder into a linebacker, clearing space for Derrick Henry to run for the
clinching first down to finish running out the clock on their rally from 18
points down to beat Kansas City 22-21 .“You don’t really see quarterbacks
blocking and doing such a selfless play like that,” Morgan said Tuesday. The
2014 Heisman Trophy winner may be polite and as well-mannered as any parent’s
dream. He’s also a winner, and Tennessee’s third-year quarterback finally is
healthy and leading the Titans to victories that matter.He’s also showing off
his versatility from catching the first TD pass he ever threw in a postseason
game to running and even blocking to lead the Titans to an AFC divisional game
in New England against the defending champs.Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan
said Mariota has made big plays two weeks in a row to fire up the Titans,
including a stiff-arm while running to a big first down to clinch Tennessee’s
playoff berth in the regular-season finale.“It’s pretty awesome, especially as
mild-mannered as he is,” Lewan said. “His competitive nature is bigger than
anybody else’s in here, so I know he wants to win every single game Cheap
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, and we’re just here to help him do
that.”Mariota, 24, easily had his worst regular season yet in the NFL with more
interceptions (15) than touchdown passes (13). But he ran for a career-high five
touchdowns, while playing through a hamstring injury that cost him one start in
October.Now Mariota gets his second chance at the Patriots and Tom Brady, whose
25 playoff victories not only are the most in the NFL, but more than Mariota has
(21) since arriving in the league from Oregon.Mariota’s first trip to Foxborough
did not go well at all in his rookie season.The Patriots sacked him three times,
and Mariota completed just 3 of 6 passes before having his season ended with a
sprained knee in a loss Dec. 20, 2015.These Patriots (13-3) have won 11 of their
past 12 games, and Brady led the NFL with 4,577 yards passing.The Titans
quarterback showed he’s as healthy as he’s been all season with a handful of
highlight plays starting with the NFL’s first touchdown pass by a quarterback to
himself when Darrelle Revis batted the ball back to Mariota who ran toward the
pylon to cap a 91-yard drive to jumpstart the Titans’ comeback.Mariota also
threw the game-winning TD to Eric Decker with 6:06 left for his fifth
game-winning drive this season and ninth of his career.“This guy is a physically
tough player,” Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said of Mariota.
“You definitely see that on film.”Mariota ran eight times for 46
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, twice on third down for first downs in the
second half against the Chiefs.And that block was the cap to a performance that
let tight end Delanie Walker know his quarterback finally is healthy.“When he
wasn’t healthy, you wouldn’t see him run out of the pocket, juke people or
anything like that,” Walker said.“It just shows that he’s healthy. This is the
Marcus that everyone knows. He’s been doing this in college, and now everyone
just starting to see it because it’s prime-time, and we’re in the playoffs. At
the end of the day, this is him.”NOTES: RB DeMarco Murray (right knee) did not
practice and remains day to day after missing the past two games. CB Logan Ryan
(ankle) did not practice as a day of rest, while LG Quinton Spain (back) also
was held out..