Boyd held the Blue Jays hitless until Kevin Pillar’s leadoff double in the fifth. Pillar moved to third on a one-out single by Aledmys Diaz and scored on a groundout by Devon Travis before Grichuk hit his tying homer.
He was leaving the ball up just a little too much where they could get the bat head to it, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said.
Boyd allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
With a heat alert in place for Toronto, the retractable roof at Rogers Centre was kept closed. The outdoor temperature was 88 degrees, with high humidity making it feel like 106.
With word that Michael Porter Jr.’s medical reports generated concern around the league, this was a difficult position for Chicago. Carter is a terrific prospect because of the versatility of his offensive game, but his defensive pairing with Lauri Markkanen will be worth keeping an eye on. The former Blue Devil’s average mobility on the perimeter could limit some of the Bulls’ options defending ball screens.
That said, this frontcourt is optimized for basketball’s future on the offensive end.
Sexton rated out as the No. 20 player on our final Big Board, and he goes to Cleveland here. The Alabama point guard fits a position of need for the Cavaliers, but he struggled to create for teammates in college and didn’t flash high-level basketball IQ.
Leake allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, his eighth straight start of at least six innings.
Making his first major league start, Jimmy Yacabonis gave up two runs and six hits over four-plus innings for Baltimore. After Yacabonis allowed two straight singles to start the fifth, Jefry Ramirez took over and retired Segura and Mitch Haniger before striking out Cruz.
I thought I did well, Yacabonis said. There were a couple of times where I tried to make my pitches too good instead of just executing. That’s just going to come with fine tuning and experience.
Orioles: Rookie David Hess (2-4, 5.44) helps Baltimore launch a three-game series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels.
Rookie Lou Trivino induced Yonder Alonso to hit into a game-ending for his third save. Trivino came into the game after the Indians loaded the bases with one out in the ninth off Santiago Casilla on a hit, a walk and a hit batter.
The A’s finally got their offense going at home, where going into Saturday were batting .233 and averaging 3.61 runs per game at the Coliseum. Oakland is hitting .263 and averaging 5.55 runs on the road.
Indians: LHP Tyler Olson (latissimus dorsi strain) threw his first bullpen on Friday and is expected to throw off a mound again on Sunday. … LHP Ryan Merritt (left knee sprain) threw 48 pitches on Friday in a rehab game with Triple-A Columbus. . RHP Carlos Carrasco (right elbow contusion) was expected to throw 65 pitches in a rehab game with Double-A Akron on Saturday.
Tolzien admittedly hasn’t been much better in Indy, as he produced a gruesome start against the Steelers last season and showed so little during training camp as the presumed replacement for Andrew Luck that the Colts traded for Jacoby Brissett and benched Tolzien three quarters into the season. There’s a good chance he’s bad, but he’s also probably better than Callahan and wouldn’t cost much to bring back. Thompson isn’t fond of trading draft picks, but it wouldn’t be crazy to see the Packers send a sixth- or seventh-round pick to Indy to bring back a player who knows their system and might soon be the Colts’ third-stringer anyway.
On Sunday, they will play the Denver Broncos in a Week 6 Sunday Night Football matchup, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC (live streaming via NBC Sports).
Week 5 marks the start of the bye weeks, and with four teams off in Week 5, there are only 12 games on the Sunday schedule.
The early slate is light on compelling matchups, unless you’re into the battle of winless teams between the Giants and Chargers. Both teams should be better than their 0-4 records indicate, but bad luck and poor play has led them to this point. At least one of them should finally have a win at the end of the day, barring the dreaded tie.
Perhaps the best game of the 1 p.m. ET schedule features the Lions taking on the Panthers, with both teams at 3-1. The Lions and Panthers both sport impressive wins, but have some notable flaws to work out. This game should be an interesting gut check as they try to figure out where they stand in the NFC playoff picture.