Trent Thornton threw 7 shutout innings, but got the no-decision as the Blue Jays edged the Rangers 1-0 in 12 innings
- Trent Thornton pitching line: 7IP 1H 0R 2BB 5K 102 pitches (59 for strikes)
- Mike Minor pitching line: 8IP 7H 0R 2BB 9K 116 pitches (76 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 12th as Brandon Drury scored on a sacrifice bunt by Danny Jansen
- Ken Giles pitched a scoreless 12th for his 8th save of the season
- Final score: Blue Jays 1 Rangers 0
- Trent Thornton pitched the best game of his career, throwing 7 innings of 1 hit ball, while allowing 2 walks and striking out 5. It's too bad that the Blue Jays bats were ice cold and could not score any runs for him.
- I loved the hustle of Vladimir Guerrero Junior to leg out an infield single in the top of the ninth. He also made a great defensive play in the bottom of the sixth snagging a hard line drive and throwing Delino DeShields at 1st base.
- How ironic that the Blue Jays win on a sacrifice bunt. Readers of this blog absolutely despise the sacrifice bunt. Guess what? The Blue Jays are now a perfect 7-0 when they have a successful sacrifice bunt. Also, the Tampa Bay Rays, poster child of the bunt, continue to lead the entire MLB with a strong 21-11 record.
- This game never should have gone to extra innings. The Blue Jays were a paltry 1-11 with runners in scoring position. I fault the strikeouts more than I do wasting an out on a bunt.
- Up next, the Blue Jays go for the series win with a bullpen day! Thomas Pannone is expected to get the start with Sam Gaviglio likely second man up. The Rangers will counter with righty Lance Lynn.