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Braves Blanked In Series Finale Versus Toronto

May 19th, 2017 at 12:57 AM
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By The Sports Xchange

ATLANTA รข?? Marcus Stroman picked up another interleague victory for the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night and showed that it isn’t just pitching that the right-hander enjoys doing against the National League.

Getting a rare chance to bat, Stroman smashed only the second homer ever by a Toronto pitcher as the Blue Jays bounced back from three straight losses to the Braves for a 9-0 victory over Atlanta.

Stroman (4-2) improved to 6-2 in interleague play by working 5 2/3 innings in which he struck out six, walked one and gave up seven hits.

Stroman, who had a pinch-hit double in extra innings at St. Louis in April, hit his homer to right-center field in the third inning and was all smiles circling the bases.

Mark Hendrickson hit the only other homer by a Blue Jays pitcher, connecting in 2003 at Montreal against the Expos.

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