Manoah, Guerrero power Blue Jays to 11-1 rout of Orioles

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TORONTO – Alek Manoah pitched six shutout innings to extend his streak to 12, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered and had three RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-1 Monday night.

Santiago Espinal had two hits and drove in three runs as the Blue Jays pounded out a season-high 19 hits, including seven in a seven-run fifth inning.

Manoah (8-1) has won three straight starts and four consecutive decisions. He pitched six scoreless innings to beat the Royals in his previous start on June 7 at Kansas City.

Toronto is 25-7 in Manoah’s 32 career starts. He’s 10-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 15 career home starts.

Guerrero led off the eighth with his 15th home run, a 432-foot drive off right-hander Rico Garcia.

A win at Kansas City on Sunday gave the Orioles back-to-back victories for the first time since May 22-23, but Baltimore never came close to winning three straight for the second time this season.

Manoah allowed one hit, Jorge Mateo‘s leadoff single in the third. He walked one and struck out seven.

Toronto’s George Springer singled and scored on Alejandro Kirk‘s two-out hit in the first, then doubled and scored on Guerrero’s base hit in the third.

Five straight Blue Jays players had two-out hits off Logan Gillaspie in the fifth, including two-run singles by Espinal and Raimel Tapia.

Promoted from Triple-A Norfolk earlier Monday to make his major league debut, Orioles outfield prospect Kyle Stower drove in Baltimore’s run with an RBI double off Julian Merryweather in the seventh. The hit was the first of Stower’s career.

Orioles right-hander Kyle Bradish (1-4) allowed five runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, extending his winless streak to six starts. He walked one and struck out three.

Baltimore challenged after Trey Mancini appeared to ground out weakly in the sixth. After a lengthy review, the umpires ruled that Mancini had been hit by Manoah’s two-strike pitch but did not hold up his swing, meaning he had struck out. It meant the Orioles won their challenge, but didn’t get a baserunner.


Guerrero had to grab a new glove from the dugout in the ninth after a throw from Espinal at third base tore the webbing of his first baseman’s mitt.


Blue Jays: Merryweather was replaced by Adam Cimber in the seventh after he felt discomfort in his left side. . 3B Matt Chapman (left wrist) took batting practice, but was held out of the lineup for the third straight game.


Baltimore added Stowers and Garcia as substitute players from Triple-A Norfolk and put OF Anthony Santander and LHP Keegan Akin on the restricted list. . INF Chris Owings cleared waivers and was released.


Orioles RHP Jordan Lyles (3-5, 4.97) starts Tuesday against Blue Jays LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-2, 4.44). Lyles is 2-4 with a 6.69 ERA on the road this season.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.