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Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Sport | By Desiree Waters

Umpire Dale Scott leaves game after being struck in mask


The Blue Jays relayed information from Major League Baseball that Scott would miss the rest of the series. Happily, Morales obviated that prospect by destroying a first pitch curveball from Tyler Wilson to right-centre to give the Jays their first win in over a week, and first one run win of the year.

Over the course of the first 10 games, the Jays had just one four-run inning and five others in which they scored a pair. He was mobilized with a neck brace, placed on a stretcher and carted off the field.

"The one thing that's encouraging about tonight is we got some hits", said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Miley said. "I just spent some time slowing down a little bit throughout the week, slowing my delivery down and was able to command the fastball a little bit better, had the breaking ball a little bit tonight, was able to throw the back-door slider and then bury it when I needed to".

Devon Travis snapped a 0-for-29 slump with an RBI single off Orioles closer Zach Britton in the ninth. Prior to Justin Smoak's homer in the fourth, the Jays had hit just four out the park this season.

It's worth noting that Scott suffered a concussion last July after taking a similar foul tip off his mask during a game in Arizona.

The game was delayed for about 10 minutes in the eighth inning after home plate umpire Dale Scott was struck in the face mask by a foul tip.

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A one-out single by Schoop spelled the end for Sanchez (0-1).

The Toronto Blue Jays rolled out a new brand campaign this season built around the hashtag 'LetsRise'. There was a rare early rally, a rare multi-run inning and a rare lead after playing 28 consecutive innings at the Rogers Centre either tied or behind.

Early Saturday, Scott told The Associated Press by text that he was out of the hospital, feeling OK and that the results of a CT scan were normal. Kendrys Morales reached on a broken-bat single and moved to third when Troy Tulowitzki doubled down the left-field line.

The Orioles love to slaughter the Jays with the long ball, as we saw with their two wins to start the season back in Baltimore. J.J. Hardy followed with an RBI single, and Baltimore was on top 2-0. Toronto answered with two in the bottom half to lead for the first time in 35 innings, but the Orioles reclaimed the advantage by going deep twice in the fifth. Coghlan had his contract selected from triple-A Buffalo on Friday. Barney started at third on Friday.

Orioles: To make room for Asher on the 25-man roster, Baltimore optioned RHP Stefan Crichton to Triple-A Norfolk. Asher made one start at Norfolk, pitching 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Davis hit his third homer of the season to lead off the sixth, giving Baltimore a 5-3 lead.

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