Vladimir Guerrero Jr. smashes another bomb as the Blue Jays beat the A’s 7-3
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By Cam Lewis2 months ago
The Toronto Blue Jays are back in the win column.
After a frustrating loss on Friday night to baseball’s worst team, the Blue Jays rallied back with a big win on Saturday afternoon. José Berríos tossed a quality start and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his second home run of the series to lead Toronto to a 7-3 victory.
Things worth mentioning…
- José Berríos bounced back from a rough outing in Miami earlier this week with another quality start against the A’s. He allowed three runs, two earned, over six innings on six hits and two walks while striking out eight. He’s now allowed three or fewer runs in 12 of his 16 starts this season.
- Toronto’s bats got off to a quick start with opener Shintaro Fujinami on the mound. George Springer led off with a single, Bo Bichette smacked a double, and then Brandon Belt made the score 1-0 with a sac fly. Matt Chapman drove in Bo with a single and the A’s lifted Fujinami after recording just two outs.
- Much of the Blue Jays’ offence came by way of the long ball on Saturday. Danny Jansen hit his 10th homer of the season in the third inning and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his second bomb in as many days in the sixth inning.
- Tim Mayza and Nate Pearson both tossed scoreless frames after Berríos was lifted and then Yimi Garcia came into the game for the ninth inning. He allowed a couple of singles to start the inning and then got two batters out before being removed from the game with an injury. Jordan Romano came in and struck out former Blue Jay prospect Ryan Noda to end the game.
- The Blue Jays will send Yusei Kikuchi to the mound for the rubber match on Sunday and the A’s will counter with Luis Medina. If Toronto needs to put Garcia on the Injured List, Jay Jackson and Thomas Hatch would be the most likely options to come up from Triple-A Buffalo.
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