George Springer and Raimel Tapia drove in three runs apiece in the first four innings off Shane Bieber, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Guardians 8-3 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.
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, Franmil Reyes, in the fourth inning, after 35 1/3 innings without a walk.
Toronto scored four times in the second and three in the fourth against Bieber (1-2), the 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner.
Bieber tied a career low, allowing seven runs in 3 1/3 innings. He didn’t get a single strikeout for the first time in 86 career starts and 88 total appearances.
Tapia opened the scoreboard in the second inning with a two-run single. Springer followed with a double to left field that drove in Alejandro Kirk and Tapia.
Toronto reached five men in a row after two outs.
For the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-1, Santiago Espinal 2-1 with two runs scored, Tapia 5-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Cuban Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 4-1.
For the Guardians, the Dominicans José Ramírez 3-1, Reyes 3-1, Amed Rosario 4-0. The Venezuelan Andrés Giménez 1-0.