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Marcus Stroman a hit for Jays on the mound and at bat

May 18th, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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ATLANTAâ??The fireworks that erupted on Wednesday night were the kind that the Toronto Blue Jays would rather forget. Thursday’s were worth remembering, though.

Three Jays hit their first home runs of the season, and the Jays scored three runs in three of the first four innings to beat the Atlanta Braves 9-0. After three straight losses to the Braves â?? and a long day that included a two-game suspension for Kevin Pillar â?? each inning seemed an incremental success for this depleted, beleaguered lineup as it attempts to claw its way back into contention.

The cherry Thursday was an opposite-field home run in the top of the fourth inning hit by none other than the Jays’ starting pitcher, Marcus Stroman.

“I was talking with a few people earlier, I said, ‘Stro’s got a way of doing something when we need something desperately, he comes through,’ ” Gibbons said.

The 26-year-old’s second hit of the year was even more …

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