Jays beat Pirates: Gibbons earns 700th win, offense explodes

Lynette Rowe
August 14, 2017

Jameson Taillon pitched six innings to snap a three-start winless streak, Josh Harrison had two hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night, their seventh win in nine games.

Roster space was created when right-hander Chris Smith and outfielder/infielder Chris Coghlan were designated for assignment.

He now owns a slash line of.255/.311/.407 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI over 351 plate appearances, a major step backward after what appeared to be a breakout season a year ago when he slashed.258/.323/.463 while connecting with 22 long balls, 34 doubles, four triples and driving in 86 runs.

Jose Bautista homered for the Blue Jays (54-61).

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During the third inning, McCutchen hit a double to give the Pittsburgh a 3-1 lead over Toronto.

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