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Apr 12, 2024 10:25 pm

Rockies crush Blue Jays pitching to coast to victory

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Nolan Jones and Ezequiel Tovar led a 20-hit attack with solo home runs and the visiting Colorado Rockies defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-4 on Friday night.

Jones, Tovar, Ryan McMahon and Kris Bryant each had two RBIs for the Rockies, who won in Toronto for the first time in the 10 games they have played there in team history.

McMahon was 4-for-6, Brendan Rodgers was 3-for-4 with one RBI and Brenton Doyle was 3-for-5 with one RBI for the Rockies, who won for the fourth time in 14 games.

Daulton Varsho and Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who have lost two in a row.

Colorado right-hander Ryan Feltner (1-1) allowed two runs, eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in five innings.

Toronto right-hander Kevin Gausman (0-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

Toronto scored once in the first on Bo Bichette’s two-out single, Justin Turner’s walk and Cavan Biggio’s single that extended his hit streak to seven games.

Colorado scored one in the second inning. Elias Diaz led off with a single. Elehuris Montero singled with one out and Rodgers doubled to right for his first run batted in of the season.

Varsho led off the bottom of the second with a shot to right for his first homer of the season on the first pitch. Colorado scored three in the third. Tovar led off with a single, stole second and scored on McMahon’s double. Diaz hit a one-out RBI single, then Jones hit an RBI double.

Colorado scored twice in the fourth. Doyle and McMahon singled and Bryant hit a two-run double. Paolo Espino replaced Gausman.

Jones led off the fifth with his first homer of the season, a blast to right.

Tovar led off the sixth with his third homer of the season, a drive to left, for an 8-2 Colorado advantage.

Peter Lambert replaced Feltner in the sixth and pitched three innings.

Doyle had a one-out RBI double in the seventh, Genesis Cabrera replaced Espino and Tovar hit a sacrifice fly for 10-2.

Rodgers tripled and Jake Cave hit a sacrifice fly against Mitch White in the ninth. McMahon added an RBI double.

Kiner-Falefa homered against Tyler Kinley in the home ninth and the Blue Jays added another run on a throwing error by catcher Diaz.

–Field Level Media

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