Blue Jays Hand Marlins Lopsided Loss

The Marlins were annihilated by the Blue Jays on Monday at Rogers Centre

The Miami Marlins stood no chance in their 11-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Rogers Centre.

Brad Hand started the game and only lasted two outs before being lifted by manager Dan Jennings. Prior to exiting, Hand allowed six runs on on six hits which put the game out of reach in a hurry. The left-hander who had looked good in his previous starts now has a 5.71 E.R.A on the season.

Tasked with giving the Marlins innings, Andre Rienzo did just that. With 4.1 innings of two-run ball, Rienzo saved the bullpen from excess work. Rienzo also struck out five in his time on the mound while walking three.

With the door slightly open to a comeback, Vin Mazzaro entered and put an end to that hope. Mazzaro who may be sent back to the minor leagues soon allowed three runs in only 1.2 innings.

Giancarlo Stanton provided some positive production for Miami with his 19th home run of the season. Stanton who continues to pace the league with his 49 runs batted in this year, also added two doubles in the game.

Besides Stanton's three extra-base hits, Miami only had five other knocks and they were all singles. As a team, Miami was 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left a total of four men on base.

Dan Haren will oppose former Miami starter Mark Buehrle on Tuesday.

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