Sanchez wins 10th straight as Blue Jays beat Padres 4-2
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez (41) works against the San Diego Padres during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win his 10th consecutive decision, Kevin Pillar had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Monday night.
Sanchez (11-1) became the first Blue Jays pitcher to win 10 straight since Roy Halladay won 15 decisions in a row in 2003. Halladay and Roger Clemens (1998) hold the club record.
Making their first appearance in Toronto, the Padres were held scoreless until Alex Dickerson hit a two-run homer off Bo Schultz in the ninth.
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Dickeerson's drive into the fifth deck extended San Diego's team-record streak of games with at least one home run to 23. The 2006 Atlanta Braves were the last National League team to homer in 23 straight games.
Roberto Osuna replaced Schultz and got two outs for his 21st save.