George Springer had four hits, including the 42nd leadoff home run of his career, and Steven Matz pitched six shutout innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Wednesday night. Springer connected on J.C. Mejia’s first pitch for his 13th homer of the season. He singled and scored in the second, hit a two-run double in the third and singled again in the fifth.
Cleveland Indians (52-53, second in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (56-49, fourth in the AL East) Toronto; Thursday, 7:07 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Indians: Triston McKenzie (1-4, 6.11 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 79 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (4-6, 4.75 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 85 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -195, Indians +168; over/under is 9 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Indians travel to take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
George Springer singles to shallow center field. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubles to deep center field. George Springer to third.