Blue Jays beat Tigers by only 13 runs in Spring Training game, win 18-5
On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays took on the Detroit Tigers. Things went pretty well for the Jays, as they were able to squeeze past the Tigers by just ... 13 runs. The final score was 18-5. The Jays scored 18 on 15 hits while the Tigers scored five on 12 hits, also making four errors along the way.
Everything seemed to go right for the Jays offense. The lineup consisted of mostly prospects or guys looking to steal the final bench spot for the regular season but there were some regulars including Kevin Kiermaier, Danny Jansen and Cavan Biggio.
Notable performances from prospects include Addison Barger's day that saw him go two-for-four with two runs scored and one run batted in.
Otto Lopez went two-for-three with three runs scored while Wynton Bernard went one-for-three with two runs scored and two driven in.
However, the biggest offensive performance of the day came from utilityman Vinny Capra, who absolutely went off. He went two-for-four with three runs scored and seven runs batted in. His home run in the fifth inning was the only one hit by the Jays on the day.
On the pitching side of things, each of Drew Hutchison, Yimi García, Julian Fernández, Trent Thornton, Thomas Hatch, Casey Lawrence and Bowden Francis got into the contest. Thornton allowed a home run in one inning pitched and Hatch's awful contributions continued. He now is the owner of a 43.20 ERA, good enough to put his name on the first list of roster cuts in the coming days.
The offensive ouput by this Blue Jays club has been highly encouraging in the early going of Spring Training. Many young guys have stepped up at the plate and have impressed, including Lukes, Bernard and Barger, all of whom are competing for a spot on the Opening Day bench.