April 21st, 2024

Blue Jays drop third in a row with 2-0 loss to Phillies in pre-season action

By The Canadian Press on March 24, 2024.

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner watches a ground ball in the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, March 11, 2024, in Clearwater, Fla.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charlie Neibergall

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Trea Turner and Alec Bohm drove in two early runs and the Philadelphia Phillies held on the rest of the way en route to a 2-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday in pre-season action.

Aaron Nola (2-1) struck out four batters, walked one and allowed just two hits in 5 2/3 innings starting on the mound for Philadelphia (9-14).

Max Lazar picked up the save pitching the final 2/3 of the ninth inning.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., with two hits, Addison Barger and Isiah Kiner-Falefa combined for Toronto’s (13-16) four hits on the day. The Jays have now lost three in a row.

Starter Chris Bassitt (1-2) took the loss, striking out four batters, walking one and giving up five hits and two runs in five innings of work.

The Blue Jays close out their pre-season with a matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2024.

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