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Hoskins hits 3-run double, Phillies beat Blue Jays 5-1

Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run double during a five-run seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 on Friday night.

J.T. Realmuto returned to the Phillies' starting lineup one day after being placed on the COVID-19-related injured list and drew a bases-loaded walk that made it 1-all in the seventh.

The star catcher went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter. He felt ill and had a fever Wednesday night, but was cleared by MLB to return.

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

Tim Mayza replaced Toronto reliever Trent Thornton (1-1) with two on and one out in the seventh and walked Bryce Harper and Realmuto.

Hoskins followed with a double off Mayza to make it 4-1. Alec Bohm added an RBI double later in the inning.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put the Blue Jays up 1-0 with an opposite-field homer in the sixth off Vince Velasquez.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

It was Guerrero’s first homer against the Phillies. His Hall of Famer father, Vladimir Guerrero, hit 31 off Philadelphia, his most off any opponent.

This was the opener of the Blue Jays’ third and final homestand at TD Ballpark. Toronto is playing at its spring training facility in Dunedin due to COVID-19 restrictions in Canada and will move home games to Buffalo, New York, next month.

Realmuto grounded out with the bases loaded to end the third and struck out with two on to finish the fifth. Harper went 2 for 3 with the three walks.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Steven Matz throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

Velasquez gave up one run and three hits in 5 ⅔ innings. He struck out seven and walked three.

Toronto starter Steven Matz needed 107 pitches to get through five scoreless innings, allowing four hits, three walks and striking out nine.

SPECIAL DAY

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez winds up during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

It was 25 years ago Friday that Phillies manager Joe Girardi caught Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden’s no-hitter against Seattle.

Gooden threw the gem knowing that his father was awaiting heart surgery.

“I just remember how concerned Doc was about his father,” Girardi said. “And his father told him to go pitch and come see me tomorrow, and that’s exactly what Doc did.”

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, celebrates his solo home run against the Philadelphia Phillies with Randal Grichuk during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

SPECIAL PLACE

It was announced on Friday that the name of Toronto’s first accessible baseball diamond will be Roy Halladay Field. It came on what would have been the Hall of Famer’s 44th birthday.

It will offer athletes of all abilities the chance to learn and develop life skills through baseball.

Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins stands on first base Friday, May 14, 2021, while wearing cleats in honor of Armed Forces Day, which is Saturday, during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: SS Didi Gregorius (right elbow stiffness) didn’t play for the second straight game but is improving. … OF Adam Haseley (personal reasons) returned to the Phillies organization and will work out at their complex in Clearwater, Fla.

Blue Jays: LHP Ryan Borucki (left forearm flexor strain) went on the 10-day IL.

Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins is congratulated after scoring against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

UP NEXT

Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (3-2) will start Saturday night. Toronto has not announced its starter.

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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper (3) gestures to Rhys Hoskins (not shown) whose double scored three runs as Alec Bohm (28) and J.T. Realmuto react during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)

Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Teoscar Hernandez cannot catch a fly ball by Philadelphia Phillies' Alec Bohm ,allowing a run to score, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, May 14, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP PhotoMike Carlson)