MLB: Blue Jays win offensive festival 18-11 over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a long three-run homer in the ninth and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies 18-11 on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays used their 21-hit performance to win against another team battling for a playoff berth.

The Queen City club is however in a better position. Not only has he won five of his last seven meetings, but he’s solidified his hold on the No. 1 tier of teams drafted from the American. For their part, the Phillies lowered their flag for a fifth consecutive game.

The Phillies entered the duel just two and a half games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the last available spot for teams drafted from the National.

“There are always bad spots in a season, but it’s a shame that it happens now, isn’t it?, asked star outfielder Bryce Harper after the loss.

“We lost, but I think it will serve as a springboard for our game tomorrow (Editor’s note: also against the Jays). Hopefully the offense, defense and pitching staff will respond. We need to start the home stretch leading us to the playoffs. »

Kyle Schwarber hit his 40th homer of the season for the Phillies in the eighth, a three-run hit that made it 14-10. He became the first Phillies player to hit 40 home runs in a season since Ryan Howard from 2006-09.

In the loss, JT Realmuto hit his 20th homer and hit five on five at bats. He drove in two runs and crossed the plate twice.

Raimel Tapia and Danny Jansen each had three RBIs for the Blue Jays. The Canadian team had 10 more-than-one-goals and scored in all but the fourth innings.

The Phillies have 15 games left to play, including five in this final home series of the season. The Blue Jays have 14 games left and have just embarked on a six-game road trip.

Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling gave up nine hits and five runs in more than four innings of work. He thus ended his streak of 16 consecutive starts where he had allowed three points or less. He was one game away from equaling the organization’s record.

“It hasn’t been a good day to be a pitcher, either way. That’s for sure, mentioned Stripling.

“But today we demonstrated our ability to rain down points. We have that in our arsenal. »

Phillies starter Kyle Gibson (10-7) allowed seven runs and 12 hits in five innings.

“We knew it was going to be this kind of game, once we got to the third or four innings,” Toronto manager John Schneider said.

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