Howdy, Rowdy! Rowdy Tellez has gotten off to an historic start for the Toronto Blue Jays with doubles in his first three at-bats. The first came as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday. He got the start yesterday, batting sixth behind Kevin Pillar. He doubled in the second inning then doubled again in the fourth driving in a run. He flied out in the sixth then doubled again in the eighth. So far, Tellez is 4-for-5, all two-baggers. His dad missed his debut because of flight delays, but he was in Toronto last night to kvell.
Pillar was hitless in four at-bats as the Blue Jays (63-77) lost to the visiting Cleveland Indians, 9-4.
Robert Stock gave up a hit in one scoreless inning of releief as the San Diego Padres beat the host Cincinnati Reds, 6-2.
The Atlanta Braves (77-63) recalled pitcher Max Fried but he did not appear in last night’s 7-6, 10-inning win over the host Arizona Diamondbacks.