Jays drop third straight game to Houston Astros

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) pitches against the Houston Astros during...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (54) pitches against the Houston Astros during the third inning at Minute Maid Park. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 5:23 PM ET

HOUSTON - The way to enter a crucial series against division-leading Baltimore is not with a three-game losing streak.

But that’s the hand the Blue Jays dealt themselves after losing 6-1 on Sunday afternoon to mark their third consecutive loss against the lowly Houston Astros. Coupled with Baltimore’s 1-0 victory over Seattle, the Jays are now 3.5 games back of the O’s.

The inability to take advantage of early scoring opportunities doomed the Jays in their first two losses here and Sunday proved to be no different.

They couldn’t add on in the second inning with one out and runners on the corners and couldn’t come through with the clutch hit in the third with the bases loaded either.

Taking the loss was Marcus Stroman to snap a three-game win streak. With the defeat he drops to 7-3.

 


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