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Blue Jays MiLB Report: Romano’s rousing return

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Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Monday, June 13th

Buffalo Bisons (33-31)   –   0
Durham Bulls (30-36)   –   5

The Bisons were out-hit 12 to three, with the lone hits coming from Jesus Montero, Junior Lake, and Alexi Casilla. John Anderson had a rough outing in his first start of the season with the Bisons. The left-hander allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over six innings, striking out two batters. Ben Rowen followed up with two scoreless innings of relief, bringing his ERA down to an impressive 2.20 over 24 appearances. Dustin Antolin cleaned up the ninth inning.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (28-34)
Off Day

The Fisher Cats had the day off following ther 7-3 win over the Baysox on Sunday. Tonight they open a series against the Altoona Curve. Casey Lawrence (2-4, 5.44 ERA) gets the start.

Dunedin Blue Jays (28-35)   –   4

Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-32)   –   1

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Conner Greene was very strong for the D-Jays, pitching six innings and allowing just one earned run on three hits. The organization’s top right-handed pitching prospect entering the season struck out six batters and brought his 2016 ERA down to 2.97. Lefty reliever Tim Mayza got back on track with two innings of one-hit, shutout work, before Dominican righty Carlos Ramirez recorded his seventh save with a perfect ninth.

Ryan McBroom launched his ninth home run of the season and was joined by Emilio Guerrero, who clubbed his fourth of the year. Second-baseman Gunnar Heidt made his Dunedin debut going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. D.J. Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases (15) while Jonathan Davis was 1-for-4 with two steals of his own (17).

GAME ONE
Lansing Lugnuts (32-30)   –   4
Great Lakes Loons (26-36)   –   1

Jordan Romano made his return from Tommy John surgery in his first start since 2014, and he did it in style. The Markham native pitched a complete seven-inning game, allowing just one earned run on two hits and striking out seven.

Lansing didn’t need much offensively behind Romano, but got the job done with seven hits. Juan Kelly singled twice with an RBI in a 2-for-3 day. Designated hitter John La Prise doubled, walked and scored twice.

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GAME TWO
Lansing Lugnuts (33-30)   –   11
Great Lakes Loons (26-37)   –   1

Round two was even better for the Lugnuts. Juan Kelly was the offensive power once again, homering and doubling in a 3-for-5 day. Connor Panas also went yard, his third of the season. Right-fielder Jake Thomas continues to rake in Lansing, going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs driven in.

Jon Harris got the start, pitching five innings of one-run ball on just two hits while striking out seven (77 pitches). Ryan Cook handled the final two innings, striking out four and only allowing one base-runner.

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