Left-handed Shane McClanahan hit 10 in 7 innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 with a doubleheader opener on Saturday afternoon.
Isaac Paredes and Wander Franco hit a Rays solo home run in the third game of the five-game series. The Blue Jays won the first two games.
McClanahan (9-3) allowed one run, three hits and one walk.
Toronto's right-handed Kevin Gausman left the game after two innings due to a bruise on his right ankle.
With the base loaded and the second out, Franco lined up the shots from Gausman's ankle. When catcher Gabriel Moreno regained the ball and threw it for the first time, it was out, but Gausman fell and stayed for a few minutes. He walked outdoors. X-rays were negative.
Gausman did not allow a run, four hits, or one walk with three strikeouts.
Bo Bichette doubled at the bottom of the first match, scoring in the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. single.
Paredes hit two home runs in the third inning against Casey Lawrence (0-1) in the twelfth season.
Lawrence was recalled from the Triple A Buffalo with a doubleheader, allowing 6 runs, 7 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.
At one-fifth, the score was tied 1-1 and Lawrence walked Franco. Harold Ramirez has become a single to put runners in the corners. Randy Arozarena's RBI infield hits turned away from Lawrence to win Franco, Kevin Kiermaier's infield hits loaded the base, and Rene Pinto hit a two-run single.
Franco hit his fifth home run of the season from a left-wing foul pole and played twice in six.
Taylor Walls singled out in 1/8. Max Castillo has replaced Lawrence with two. Walls stole second, with Yandy Diaz scoring a single, giving Rays a 6-1 lead.
Javy Guerra, who threw a walk and a single in the bottom of the 8th inning, gave up the walk and a single in the bottom of the 9th inning. Phoenix Sanders took over and triggered a double play from Matt Chapman.
Toronto acquired left-handed Anthony Banda from Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, taking cash into account.
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