CLEARWATER, Fla. — Lourdes Gurriel Jr., hit a two-run shot in the top of the first inning off Zack Wheeler, and the Toronto Blue Jays cruised to a 9-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday in Grapefruit League play.
Infielder Santiago Espinal helped the Blue Jays (13-8-1) with two hits and an RBI.
Tommy Milone pitched 4 1/3 innings for Toronto, allowing four hits and two earned runs with two strikeouts to earn the win.
Wheeler allowed six hits and five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings for the Phillies (10-11).
The Jays scored two in the first, two in the second and three in the third for a comfortable lead.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 23, 2021.
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