DUNEDIN, Fla. — Madison’s Ryan Thurston made his third relief appearance for the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays Thursday and gave up his first runs as a professional in a 13-4 loss to the Yankees East at Dunedin.

Thurston went into the game with a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA in 2 2/3 innings and emerged with a 3.86 ERA but still 1-0 since by the time he entered the game in the seventh inning as the Toronto rookie farm club’s second reliever the Jays already trailed 8-2.

He struck out the first two batters he faced in the seventh and then retired the side in order with a groundout to third but a leadoff single and a walk to start the eighth inning set the table for a Brayan Jimenez RBI double to center and an RBI sacrifice fly to right by Isaiah Pasteur as the Yankees struck for two earned runs.

Thurston then pitched out of the jam with a fly out to rght and pop up to first and left the game after the eighth.

For the outing he gave up two runs — both earned — on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts in two innings.

An undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky University, Thurston has now allowed two runs on four hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

The Blue Jays are 6-7 on the season.