Blue Jays Come From Behind, Top Astros 7-6
Chris Colabello’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth capped a dramatic comeback as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Houston Astros 7-6 at Rogers Center Sunday.
The one-out hit off Houston reliever Luke Gregerson extended Colabello’s hit streak to 17 games, but more importantly led the Jays to a three-game sweep of the American League West leaders and a season-high five-game win streak.
Gregerson (2-1) blew a save for the second time this season as he gave up three earned runs on four hits in only one inning of work.
"It's crazy, this game is crazy, that's why you keep playing, play 27 outs on both sides of the ball," said Colabello, "It's good to have one go our way every now and then."
Houston starter Collin McHugh took a no decision after giving up three runs, all earned, on seven hits, two of which left the yard, with one walk and three strikeouts in six innings.
Offensively, Evan Gattis drove in his team-leading 37th and 38th runs with a two-run double, and Jason Maisnick hit his fourth home run of the season to lead Houston.
Houston heads to Chicago to open a three-game series against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m.
Rookie Lance McCullers (2-0, 1.88 ERA), coming off a complete-game 11 strikeout performance, will get the start for Houston. Left-hander Chris Sale (5-2, 3.27) is expected to get the start for Chicago.
But the biggest news for the Astros is the expected Major League debut for 20-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa.
Correa is considered by many to be one of the top prospects in all baseball.
"Our team could use the spark right now," general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "We haven't been playing our best baseball over the past few days and hopefully Carlos can add something that's been missing. We have to try and do everything we can to maintain our division lead and get this team to the postseason, and if calling up Carlos Correa helps us do that, that's what we're prepared for."
The Astros optioned pitcher Jake Buchanan to Triple-A Fresno to make room for Correa on the 25-man roster.
The Astros can be heard on Sports Radio 1340 beginning with “Astro’s Launch” at 6:45 p.m.