Expos 11, Blue Jays 2
TORONTO (AP) _ Rookie Tony Armas Jr. allowed four hits in seven innings and Vladimir Guerrero homered as the Montreal Expos defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-2 Saturday.
The Expos ended their three-game losing streak and improved to 5-10 against their Canadian rival.
Armas, traded from Boston along with Carl Pavano in the deal for Pedro Martinez in 1997, won his second straight start.
Armas (2-3) has a 2.29 ERA since being promoted from Triple-A on May 13. The 22-year-old son of former big league outfielder Tony Armas, allowed just one run. He struck out three and walked two.
Carlos Delgado hit an RBI double for Toronto in the fourth. Armas escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh by getting Alex Gonzalez to line out sharply to second baseman Jose Vidro.
Montreal took a 4-0 lead after four batters. Kelvim Escobar (5-7) walked Wilton Guerrero to start the game, Vidro followed with an RBI double, Rondell White singled home a run and Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run homer.
After being brushed back on the first pitch, Guerrero hit the third pitch for a towering homer, his 19th, into the second deck. The ball landed in the vicinity of a fan, who held up a sign that read ``Guerrero for 2000 MVP.″
The Expos took a 5-0 lead in the second on Vidro’s RBI single. Montreal scored two runs in the sixth on Trace Coquillette’s sacrifice fly and Peter Bergeron’s RBI double.
Escobar allowed seven runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Tony Batista hit a solo homer in the Toronto ninth off Steve Kline.
Notes: The Expos placed RHP T.J. Tucker on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. ... Tony Armas Sr. played 14 years with Pittsburgh, Oakland, Boston and California. ... Delgado has 61 RBIs in 63 games.