Instant Reaction: Big day from Justin Turner leads Blue Jays to rubber match win over Colorado

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Ryley Delaney
12 days ago
The Blue Jays win streak now sits at two games!
On Sunday afternoon, the Blue Jays hosted the Colorado Rockies in the rubber match of their three-game series, shutting out one of the worst teams in baseball 5-0.
Justin Turner had a massive impact on this game, as he singled in a run in the bottom of the first for the game-winning run, and hit a double in the bottom of the third to score Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (who had just made it a 2-0 lead), giving the Jays some extra insurance runs.
He then singled again in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Jays a 4-0 lead. Of course, he was caught stealing second, so he wasn’t perfect, but a 3-4 night with 3 RBIs is pretty darn good.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Jays a 5-0 lead, the final score of the game.

Things worth mentioning….

Justin Turner is now batting .386/.481/.514 with a home run and eight RBIs in 54 plate appearances this season for a 219 wRC+. Already, this signing is looking like a fantastic one as he is a clutch hitter, something the Jays desperately needed last season.
Alejandro Kirk had a sneakily good game as well, walking twice and hitting two singles. He’s now up to a .170/.259/.170 slash line with an 11.1 BB% and a 34 wRC+. Not great, but when Danny Jansen returns it will help give him a rest.
José Berríos may be an early contender for the American League Cy Young award. He finished with a line of 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, bringing his season ERA to 1.05 and his FIP to 3.67 in 25.2 innings pitched.
Up next: In the final series of the road trip, the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays in two of the three games, but the Jays will have a chance to redeem themselves on Monday. The Yankees are in town for a three-game set, with Chris Bassitt on the mound against Luis Gil. It’ll be a fun one, and taking two of three will help their chances of getting back on track!

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