Berríos sharp as Jays blank Mariners behind Springer triple

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TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, George Springer provided all the offense with a bases-loaded triple, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 3-0 Tuesday.

Berríos (3-2) stopped a two-start losing streak and matched his season-high of seven innings. The right-hander allowed six hits, walked two and struck out four, lowering his ERA from 5.82 to 4.83.

David Phelps worked the eighth and Adam Cimber finished for his third save in five chances as the Blue Jays won back-to-back games for the first time since victories over Houston on April 30 and May 1. Toronto had lost nine of 12 before beating the Mariners on consecutive nights.

Logan Gilbert (4-2) allowed three runs and six hits in a season-high seven innings. Seattle lost for the third time in four games and dropped to 7-14 on the road. The Mariners were blanked for the sixth time this season.

Gilbert walked two and struck out nine, matching the career-best he set May 11 against Philadelphia.

Seattle loaded the bases with one out in the second but Berríos got Steven Souza Jr. to ground into an inning-ending double play on the first pitch.

Toronto came through on a two-out, bases-loaded opportunity in the bottom half when Springer dropped a bloop hit in front of a diving Souza in right field. The ball rolled past Souza, allowing all three runners to score.

The triple was the first of the season for the Blue Jays. It was the only hit of the game for Springer, who struck out in each of his other three at bats.

Seattle’s Mike Ford walked to begin the eighth and Berríos left after pinch hitter Abraham Toro singled. Phelps came on and retired three straight batters.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: 1B Evan White (sports hernia) is to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. … C Tom Murphy (left shoulder) could come off the IL during the upcoming series at Boston, manager Scott Servais said. … RHP Ken Giles (sprained right middle finger) has not yet thrown from a mound, Servais said. Giles hasn’t played in the majors since he pitched for Toronto in 2020.

Blue Jays: RHP Jordan Romano, not available Monday because of a non-COVID illness, remained day to day and did not pitch.

CRIME SPREE

Seattle’s Julio Rodríguez went 1 for 2 in stolen base attempts, increasing his ML-leading steals total to 11.

UP NEXT

LHP Marco Gonzales (1-4, 3.38) goes for the Mariners Wednesday against Blue Jays RHP Kevin Gausman (3-2, 2.40). Gausman has a 2.63 ERA in seven appearances against Seattle.

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