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American League Game Summary - Boston at Toronto



(Thursday, July 24)

Final Score: Toronto 8, Boston 0

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Stroman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Juan Francisco ended a double shy of the cycle, as Toronto downed Boston, 8-0, Thursday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Stroman (6-2) allowed just one hit, walked two and struck out seven over seven scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, who won the final three games of this four-game set. The right-handed rookie has won consecutive starts and improved to 3-0 over his last six trips to the mound.

Francisco went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and drove in four runs for Toronto, which has won five of six overall. The double he couldn't find, was hit three times by Melky Cabrera, who ended 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Dioner Navarro added two hits and walked twice for the Blue Jays, who pounded out 14 hits to end a seven-game homestand 5-2.

Boston's Shane Victorino broke up the no-hit bid to lead off the seventh inning. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk as the Red Sox fell to 1-3 on their current seven-game road trip.

After retiring 11 straight following a one-out, third-inning walk, Stroman surrendered a lead-off hit to Victorino. The bloop hit to center, though, didn't result in any damage, as Stroman got David Ortiz to fly out to left and then induced a double-play ground out by Mike Napoli to end the inning.

"He pitched a hell of a game today," said Navarro, the catcher.

Todd Redmond and Rob Rasmussen completed the one-hitter for Toronto, which has won seven of 10 from Boston this season. Rasmussen did walk a pair of batters, but stranded a runner at third when he got Victorino to ground into a double play and then got Jonny Gomes to fly out to end the game.

Gomes came on to hit for Ortiz in the middle of the at-bat, as Ortiz left the game with an apparent back injury after a check swing.

"He felt some spasms in the upper middle of his back," said Boston manager John Farrell of Ortiz. "Right now, he is day to day."

Toronto got going in the first inning when Cabrera scored on a passed ball and added two more runs in the second off Boston starter Rubby De La Rosa.

Francisco started the inning with a triple and scored on Ryan Goins double that followed. Goins later scored on Cabrera's two-base hit for a 3-0 edge.

Francisco's two-run homer in the third increased the hosts' lead to five and his two-run single in the fifth made it a seven-run cushion.

Francisco had a chance to be the first Blue Jays hitter since 2001 to hit for the cycle in the seventh, but he flew out to left.

De La Rosa (3-3) suffered the loss, allowing seven runs -- six earned -- on nine hits in four-plus innings. It was the right-hander's first setback since June 11.

Cabrera rounded out the scoring with an RBI double in the eighth.

Game Notes

Stroman last lost on June 17, going 3-0 in six starts since then ... Francisco has 15 HRs this season, three shy of his career high. This marked the fourth time he has driven in four runs in a game in his career. His career high RBI in a game is five ... Boston ends its seven-game road trip with three games in Tampa starting Friday ... Toronto begins a 10-game road trip Friday in New York against the Yankees.

07/24 19:48:41 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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TOR 118
NYK 108
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CLE 105
MEM 91
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MIA 100
BOS 84
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BRK 110
DET 105
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SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
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MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
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QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
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CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
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RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
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USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
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UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
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UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
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EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
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HART 82
FIU 69
 
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VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
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LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
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DEN 46
BRY 48
 
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MONT 62
SD 67
 
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MTST 65
TENST 47
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SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
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SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
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HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
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SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
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BC 71
USC 75
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NICST 64
TROY 65
 
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BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
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UGA 65
SHU 47
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ALA 60
APP 59
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KSU 53
NDST 52
 
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WASU 82
SJST 53
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UTEP 78
ALCOR 45
 
2nd
SEAT 46
SACST 36
 
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DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
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BOS 4
BUF 3
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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CHI 4
TOR 0
3rd
WIN 3
PHI 2
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
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DAL 42
IND 7
4th
ARI 6
SEA 21