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Jose Berrios fans 13 as Blue Jays best Phillies

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Jul 12, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Alejandro Kirk (30) hits a single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Right-hander Jose Berrios matched his career best with 13 strikeouts, Teoscar Hernandez had a two-run double and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had four hits including the go-ahead RBI double in the sixth for the Blue Jays, who ended a four-game losing streak in the opener of a two-game set.

Bryson Stott hit a solo home run for the Phillies, who have lost three straight.

Berrios (7-4) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.

Jordan Romano pitched around a ninth-inning single to earn his 19th save.

Phillies right-hander Andrew Bellatti, a reliever who pitched one inning as the opener, allowed two first-inning runs on a two-out double by Hernandez.

It scored George Springer, who had singled, and Bo Bichette, who had walked. Hernandez was thrown out attempting to stretch it into a triple.

Philadelphia scored once in the second on two-out singles by Stott, Matt Vierling and Odubel Herrera.

Stott hit his fifth homer of the season with two out in the fourth inning.

In his third inning of work, reliever Mark Appel allowed two-out doubles to Gurriel and Matt Chapman for a run in the bottom of the fourth.

Garrett Stubbs started the fifth with a bunt single. He stayed at first after Springer made a diving catch on the warning track on Kyle Schwarber’s line drive to center. Stubbs stole second and scored on a two-out single by Nick Castellanos,

Toronto regained the lead in the sixth when Jeurys Familia (1-1) allowed singles to Alejandro Kirk and Hernandez followed by Gurriel’s RBI ground-rule double. Corey Knebel walked Matt Chapman before picking up two outs to end the inning.

Tim Mayza pitched a perfect seventh for Toronto, and Yimi Garcia pitched a perfect top of the eighth.

Philadelphia recalled catcher Rafael Marchan and selected right-hander Nick Duron from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Monday. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, third baseman Alec Bohm and right-handers Kyle Gibson and Aaron Nola were put on the restricted list because they do not meet Canada’s COVID-19 requirements.

–Field Level Media