DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Randal Grichuk lined an RBI single in the 10th inning, George Springer hit his first two homers with the Blue Jays, and toronto rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Saturday night.
Grichuk won it with two outs and the bases loaded when he hit an 0-1 pitch from Nate Jones (0-2) into center field.
Jordan Romano (2-1), the eighth toronto pitcher on a bullpen day, worked a scoreless 10th inning.
Atlanta’s Cristian Pache hit a grand slam for his first major league homer. Ronald Acuña Jr. connected for his ninth home run this season.
Springer, playing in his third game with toronto, signed a $150 million, six-year free-agent contract in the offseason and missed time with oblique and quadriceps injuries.
Both starting catchers left with injuries. toronto’s Alejandro Kirk has left hip flexor discomfort and the Braves’ Travis d’Arnaud injured his left thumb.
Pache made it 4-0 on his second-inning drive off Tommy Milone. He was recalled from the alternate site before the game for his second stint with the Braves this year after center fielder Guillermo Heredia went on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring inflammation.
Acuña had a solo shot in the fifth that put Atlanta ahead 5-2.
toronto cut the deficit to 5-4 in sixth on Grichuk’s run-scoring single and an RBI double by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Morton allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
BO AT THE CENTURY MARK
Blue Jays SS Bo Bichette played in his 100th game and has a number of franchise records for the first 100 games played. The shortstop is first in hits (124), runs (69), doubles (32), home runs (23) and extra-base hits (56).
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