Owen Miller hit a two-run double and Franmil Reyes homered, for a total of two RBIs, in the duel that the Cleveland Guardians won on Saturday 8-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays, with whom they split wins in a double set.
In the first meeting, George Springer and Raimel Tapia drove in three runs apiece in the first four innings off Shane Bieber, and the Blue Jays won 8-3.
Miller’s double in the second matchup was part of a three-run drive in the first inning. Reyes fired his solo shot in the third and hit a single that drove in countryman Amed Rosario in the fifth.
The Guardians played their third doubleheader of the season, the most in the majors, all at Progressive Field.
Triston McKenzie (2-2) earned his second straight win on two-run ball in six innings. He prescribed nine strikeouts.
Cleveland has won six of eight games since falling to a season low of five games under .500 on April 28.
Bo Bichette hit an RBI double in the first inning and Santiago Espinal drove in a run with a double in the second for Toronto.
But the last 20 Blue Jays were retired in order by McKenzie and a trio of relievers. Ross Stripling (0-1) allowed four runs in four innings.
Hours earlier, starter Kevin Gausman (3-1) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run and striking out five. The right-hander gave away his first walk of the season against his 137th batter of the year, Reyes, in the fourth inning, after 35 1/3 innings without a walk.
In the second game, for the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Guerrero 4-1, Teoscar Hernández 3-0, Espinal 3-1 with an RBI. The Cuban Gurriel 3-0. Mexican Kirk 3-0.
For the Guardians, the Dominicans Rosario 4-1 with two runs scored, Ramírez 5-1 with a run scored, Franmil Reyes 3-2 with a run scored and two RBIs. The Venezuelan Giménez 4-2 with an RBI. The Colombian Óscar Mercado 2-0 with a run scored and an RBI.