The Blue Jays jumped out to an early four run lead in the second inning. It would be enough for the win on Saturday as the Astros' bat once again couldn't find their stride in Toronto. Houston drops their third straight game, 7-2.
Brett Oberholtzer made his second start since returning from the disabled list. Oberholtzer was strong in a no decision in his first start. He wasn't as much on Saturday. Obe' lasted only only 3 2/3 innings.
The Blue Jays pushed the envelope, stealing five bases in the game. Jose Bautista walk, stole second, and scored on a Edwin Encarnacion single.
Danny Valencia started the second inning off with a double. Makeshift first baseman Marwin Gonzalez put runners on the corner after a Dioner Navaro by not finding the bag. Kevin Pillar drove in a run with a single, and Ryan Goins dropped a sacrifice bunt to move the Jay's runners in scoring position. Jose Reyes singled home another run and Josh Donaldson lifted a sacrifice fly for the Jays fourth run.
Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar lead off the third with back-to-back singles. George Springer grounded into a double play, moving Marwin to third. Jose Altuve drove in a run in with a single as part of his 3-for-4 day.
Oberholtzer left the game in the fourth with 88 pitches thrown.
The Blue Jays hit two doubles in the fifth, adding a fifth run.
Villar smacked a first home run in the eighth. Of course, the Blue Jays responded with a two runs in the bottom of the innings.
Basically this game was nap worthy, hopefully Collin McHugh can stop the Astros slide on Sunday.