Ramsus hits grand slam, Blue Jays beat Pirates
Win prevented Pittsburgh from getting first sweep of the season
PITTSBURGH — Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam and Melky Cabrera added a two-run homer, leading Dustin McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 Sunday.
McGowan (2-1) pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, allowing one run and striking out five.
It was just the fourth win in 13 games for Toronto, which prevented the Pirates from completing their first series sweep of the season.
Rasmus connected in the second inning for his fourth career slam. He also doubled and singled.
The Blue Jays held on to this early lead. Toronto wasted a 5-3, ninth-inning edge in the series opener and a 5-0, fourth-inning advantage on Saturday night.