Daytona Beach, FL - The Dunedin Blue Jays were swept in a doubleheader for the second-straight night, 6-2 and 3-0 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark on Wednesday night.
In Game 1, the Cubs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, powered by two-run homers from Dustin Geiger and Kris Bryant. The Jays scored a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning on an RBI triple by SS Jorge Flores and a run-scoring groundout from 2B Jon Berti, but the last seven hitters were retired in order by Lendy Castillo (W, 2-0), who tossed 2.2 one-hit innings.
C.J. Edwards got the start for Daytona, and allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work.
RHP Wil Browning was tremendous in his two innings of relief, punching out five hitters and allowing just one hit to keep Dunedin close. RHP Justin Jackson was impressive as well, throwing a hitless sixth inning.
In Game 2, RHP Taylor Cole (L, 0-1) made his Dunedin debut, and was saddled with an undeserved defeat after giving up one earned run and one unearned run in five innings, allowing six hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Both Cub runs came in the second inning, when Anthony Giansanti reached on an error, Wes Darvil moved him to third on a double, and Bijan Rademacher knocked in both runners on single up the middle.
Yao-Lin Wang and Ryan Searle held the Blue Jays to just two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts throughout the second half of the twin bill.
With four games left in the regular season, the Blue Jays have lost 10 of their last 11 contests, and will face the Cubs in the first round of the playoffs, which start next Tuesday in Daytona.