Blue Jays lose Lawrie, Bautista in 4-3 defeat to Reds

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) pitches during the first inning against the...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) pitches during the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Jun 22, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH, USA. (Frank Victores/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:27 PM ET

CINCINNATI — Last man standing.

That’s exactly what it looked like in Sunday’s finale against the Cincinnati Reds, which resulted in a 4-3 defeat, after the Blue Jays lost the services of Brett Lawrie in the second inning and Jose Bautista in the third.

As quickly as they are losing games — that’s 11 losses in their past 16 games and a 3-10 record on the road trip — they are also losing players.

This afternoon they took a major hit.

Lawrie suffered a fracture to his right finger and will be lost for an indefinite amount of time. Lawrie was hit in the right hand in the second inning marking the third time in the past seven days he has been hit in his hands. Earlier he was twice hit in his left hand which caused him to miss the final game in New York last Thursday.

Bautista, meanwhile, suffered tightness in his left leg while hustling to first after dropping down a bunt with runners on first and second and none out. He will undergo an MRI on Monday.


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