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Gorman hits 2 homers in St. Louis' 9-4 win over Toronto

Nolan Gorman hit a pair of two-run homers, including a drive that capped a three-homer first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Sunday.


Brendan Donovan and Alec Burleson also homered to start the game off Chris Bassitt, who made his debut for the Blue Jays.


Bassitt (0-1) gave up the three homers on the first 14 pitches and ended up allowing nine runs and 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings for a 24.30 ERA.


Jordan Montgomery (1-0) gave up three runs and six hits over five innings.


Donovan paced a 16-hit attack with two doubles and his first home run this season. He teamed with Burleson to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead after just three pitches.


Dylan Carlson added three hits for the Cardinals in his first start of the season.


Toronto scored twice in the top of the second to climb to within 4-3. Danny Jansen and Matt Chapman drove in runs, and Daulton Varsho had two hits.


Bassitt allowed a career-high nine earned runs and four home runs.


St. Louis catcher Willson Contreras returned to the lineup and had two hits. 

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