Blue Jays devastate struggling Royals at home in boisterous fashion

For this year’s Blue Jays, moral victories seem to be the ruling currency upon which the team hangs their collective hats. While those are undoubtedly important for a rebuilding team, sometimes actual victories can do wonders for the confidence and chemistry of a struggling team.
This weekend, the Blue Jays (now 32-53) beat up on the cellar-dwelling Royals in a four-game set, taking three contests and finishing up the series with a vicious 11-4 rout on Canada Day thanks to strong offensive performances from some key bats and sufficient pitching prowess.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this weekend’s tilts at Rogers Centre:
The Good
Eric Sogard (7-for-16, HR, 2 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (7-for-15, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 2B, 2 BB) continued their streaks of excellence, while Cavan Biggio (4-for-15, 3 R, HR, 8 RBI, 2 BB, 2B) came up clutch with a handful of key hits in the latter half of the set. Of course, Freddy Galvis (4-for-15, 2 HR, 2 RBI, BB, 3 R) needn’t be forgotten.
Elsewhere in the lineup, Randal Grichuk (5-for-11, HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB) put together a solid series, as did Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-10, HR, RBI, 4 BB, 2B, 5 R).  …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation

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