DUNEDIN, Fla. -- A five-run fifth inning rally and a good night from the men on the mound helped the Dunedin Blue Jays cruise to a 5-0 whitewashing of the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Friday night at Dunedin Stadium.
The Blue Jays scored five times in the fifth inning, with Travis D'Arnaud's two-out grand slam home run highlighting the attack. That was all the offense that was needed as three Jays hurlers combined for Dunedin's fifth shut-out of the season.
Matt Moore (0-6) was the victim of the scoring in the fifth inning. Adeiny Hechevarria collected the fourth consecutive one-out single to plate the first Dunedin run. Two batters later it was D'Arnaud who came up in a big way with two men out and the bases loaded.
D'Arnaud's fifth home run of the season allowed the Blue Jays give Charlotte a receipt for the grand slam homer belted by Matt Joyce a night earlier. It also pushed the Blue Jays advantage to 5-0.
Moore struck out a season high 11-hitters but was saddled with his sixth consecutive losing decision to start the year. The lefty went six innings and surrendered the five earned runs on eight hits and a walk.
After being shut-out for the fourth time this season, Charlotte (24-23) has now dropped four games in a row to fall into third place in the Florida State League South Division. They trail the Bradenton Marauders by 4 1/2 games in the first half division race.
The series continues Saturday as righty Shane Dyer (1-1) seeks to get the Stone Crabs back on the winning track. He will match up against right-hander Joel Carreno (2-3) of Dunedin. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
-- Team Release.