(Toronto) The Toronto Blue Jays’ first 11 consecutive games since returning to Canada could not have ended in a better way.
George Springer hit Homer from three runs in the eighth inning who completed a four-round comeback for team Toronto Sunday at Rogers Center and defeated the locals 9-8 Boston Red Sox.
Springer’s slap, which made it to the second porch, gave the Blue Jays a third win in four games against rival East America.
“It’s a big win for us today, that’s for sure,” Springer said. We worked hard and played the whole game. ”
The Torontonians completed their first mission of the season in Queen City at 9-2. They had to go into exile in the US for 22 months due to the pandemic, before getting permission to play again in their real home from July 30.
Those strong results in front of their home fans mattered to the Blue Jays, who were 10-11 in Dunedin, Florida and 12-11 in Buffalo.
“The energy that comes to us from our fans is tremendous. We’ve never had that before,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said.
Before the All-Star break, the Blue Jays (60-50) were eight games away from the Red Sox (65-49) in the standings. The Toronto team reduced this gap to three games.
The two clubs are also struggling to qualify for the play-off, which will now see Boston and Auckland.
“Accepting a loss is difficult,” said Alex Cora, director of the Red Sox. We did some good things offensively and had the opportunity to close the books, but we didn’t take advantage of it. ”
Tampa Bay has a strong lead in the eastern section, ahead of the Red Sox and Blue Jays.
“We’re still in good shape, let’s face it,” Cora said. We’ve had a tough ride, but we’re going home and in control. ”
Vladimir Guerrero’s son hit his 35NS Home, a two-round slap in the fifth inning closed the lead at 7-4.
The Red Sox managed to add a run for sixth, though, when Bobby Dalbec hit one by one.
Blue Jays Champion Hyun Jin Ryo (11-6) was trying to reach 12 pointsNS This season’s victory, which could have been loud in America.
After the first inning where he hit the first three strokes, the left-handed struggled.
The Red Sox sent eight hits to the board in the second half and led 3-1.
The two teams then exchanged points in the third set to make it 4-2.
The visitors added three points in fourth, including two after one from JD Martinez.
Rio was eliminated from the match in the fourth half after two rallies that awarded goals. Then Patrick Murphy admitted Martinez’s hit.
Ryu allowed 10 strokes and seven runs in three innings and two thirds.
The Blue Jays still scored two points in seventh, thanks to a sacrificing ball from Marcos Simin and one point from Tuscar Hernandez, then Springer completed the comeback.
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