Blue Jays sweep A’s in slick weekend series

Though they were (heavily) outshined by the Toronto Maple Leafs v. Boston Bruins saga, the Blue Jays quietly swept the Oakland Athletics this weekend, going 6-1 on their recent road trip and improving their record to 11-12.
With some excellent pitching and timely hits by unexpected hitters, the boys in blue cruised to their third series win of the year and their first sweep.
Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the weird from this weekend’s prosperous series at the Coliseum:
The Good
For the first time this season, Brandon Drury (4-for-12, 2 HR, 2 2B, 4 R) ends up in this portion of the series recap, finally showing some life at the dish after a dreadful start to his campaign. Fellow infielders Rowdy Tellez (4-for-7, HR, 4 RBI, 3 R), Justin Smoak (7-for-13, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R) and Danny Jansen (2-for-6, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 2 BB) were also productive in their own rights.
Of course, the real offensive surprise of the series was Eric Sogard, who, remarkably, went 3-for-10 with two RBI and a stolen base. Billy McKinney (5-for-11, RBI, 2 2B, 2 R) also showed up for the first time this season.
On the mound, Marcus Stroman (8.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 SO, 6 H, W) was fabulous, …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation

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