Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays snapped Philadelphia’s winning streak at five games and handed the Phillies just their second loss in 11 games since the All-Star break. Toronto has won nine of the past 10 meetings with Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Phillies won their first game after trading All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Tuesday night for their ninth victory in 10 games since the All-Star break.
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Burnett came in 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA over his previous four starts, but wasn’t at his best against his former team. Burnett (2-2) allowed season worsts of nine hits, including three homers, and seven runs in six innings. The right-hander, who lost for the first time since April 6 at Chicago, walked two and struck out four.
Philadelphia’s struggling offense has scored in just one of the past 34 innings. The Phillies had a five-run sixth inning against Toronto in Tuesday’s 6-5 loss, were blanked 3-0 on Monday and did not score after the first inning in Sunday’s 1-0 home win over Washington.
Cole Hamels, stuck on 99 career wins, allowed five runs and 10 hits in six innings.
Kyle Kendrick (0-3) lost his eighth straight decision, dating to last season. He gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings.
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Drew Hutchison gave up one hit in 5 1-3 scoreless innings and led the Toronto Blue Jays past the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Thursday.
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Cliff Lee gave up a run in three innings, outpitching fellow Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, but Adam Lind and Dan Johnson each homered for the Toronto Blue Jays in 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
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