2020 MLB Season: Simulating AL games – March 30 to April 1

SANTO DOMINGO, DOM - MARCH 07: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with Eddie Rosario #20 during a spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal on March 7, 2020 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
SANTO DOMINGO, DOM - MARCH 07: Miguel Sano #22 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with Eddie Rosario #20 during a spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal on March 7, 2020 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images) /
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2020 MLB Season: Simulating AL Games

American Leauge East

The Toronto Blue Jays held a tenuous grasp on first place in the division after a three-game series win over the visiting Cincinnati Reds at the Skydome.

Jays starter Trent Thornton failed to retire a single batter in the first game, facing four batters, all of whom hit safely. Eugenio Suarez and Nick Castellanos both homered.

But after spotting Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani seven runs, Jays hitters touched him for six runs in the fifth and sixth innings and went on to win 10-7.

The Reds and Jays split the final two games, Cincinnati winning 7-4 on Tuesday and Toronto winning 6-3 on Wednesday.

The Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of New York’s weakened lineup, winning two of three in St. Petersburg. In the first game, Joey Wendle, Jose Martinez and Austin Meadows all drove in runs in a 3-0 Rays victory.

Tampa withstood Gleyber Torres’ two-homer, three-RBI game Tuesday for a 9-3 victory, Trevor Richards shutting down the rest of the Yankee lineup.

New York, playing without Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, rode Gerrit Cole’s five-hit pitching to a 2-1, 10-inning victory in the series closer.

The Boston Red Sox came into Baltimore and took two of three. In the series opener, Xander Bogaerts’ five-hit, two-homer, four-RBI game led a 17-hit Red Sox attack against Kole Stewart and three relievers in a 14-6 victory.

The Red Sox also won the Tuesday game 5-2 behind Eduardo Rodriguez. Baltimore salvaged the final game Wednesday as John Means held Boston to four hits. Chris Davis homered and drove in three runs. The final score was 5-2.

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W-L        Pct           GB

Toronto                5-2          .714        —

Tampa Bay          4-2          .667        .5

Baltimore            3-3          .500        1.5

Boston                  3-4          .429        2

New York            2-4          .333        2.5