They did just that Saturday, defeating the host Blue Jays 7-2 thanks in part to four hits from James McCann.
After Stroman was pulled from Saturday's game while battling through a seventh-inning jam, the Jays starter had a somewhat heated exchange with manager Charlie Montoyo and pitching coach Pete Walker, with all parties playing down the situation after the game.
"It was about making adjustments and to have a better approach at the plate, stop chasing bad pitches and stuff", Montoyo said of the goal of the hitters meeting. "The damage in the inning and this one just got away".
The Oakland Athletics have traded right-hander Edwin Jackson to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. He allowed just one run on four hits. "I was looking at our lineup and the last five guys are hitting.200, .206, .170, so it's tough to get the lineup around again because it's too many guys struggling at the same time". Aaron Sanchez lost his third straight start.More news: Herrera confident Solskjaer can restore United's lustre
"I'm OK with giving up a solo home run here and there, but I've got to cut back on those two-out walks", Covey said. "I don't want them to be happy or hear 'please take me out, '" Montoyo said about the reaction from Stroman.
One for mom: Toronto's lone run came in the first inning.
Springer led off the game with a home run - his third lead-off shot in a week and the 29th of his career - and later added another homer. Guerrero had put Galvis into scoring position with a double earlier in the inning.
Rowdy Tellez had an RBI single in the first inning. "Just a couple things that you can't control in the course of a game but just to go seven innings and give that bullpen a much needed rest, it's my job to do and that's all the focus is tonight".More news: Robert Kraft's lawyers seek permanent sealing of surveillance videos in prostitution case
Sanchez, who was coming off a season-high seven-inning outing against the Twins, tossed a season-high 11 strikeouts, almost matching his career-high of 12 Ks in 2016, but came apart in the fourth as he fell to 3-4 this season.
J.D. Martinez hit two home runs and had three runs and three RBIs in the Boston Red Sox's 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. He allowed three walks and struck out three batters. (27) celebrates after hitting a double against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Rogers Centre.
White Sox center fielder Leury García stayed down after crashing into an unpadded section of the outfield wall as he hauled in Justin Smiak's deep drive in the third.
The 35-year-old has a chance to make his Blue Jays debut when the team travels to San Fransisco to start a two-game set with the Giants on Tuesday.More news: LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN Announces Return of AMERICAN IDOL ENCORE
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