TORONTO – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won a walking single from the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 against rival Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.
Pinch-hitter Alejandro Crick led the final inning with a sharp single on the left. Then, George Springer walked in, so Bo Picchette hit a dying run with a single two right. Guerrero then pushed a grounder into the left field to hit the pitch.
The Red Sox crossed the finish line in the eighth inning after Rob Refsnider equalized with his Homer and Blue Jays reliever Trent Thornton.
Toronto curator Tim Misa gave Xander Bogaerts the lead-off walk. He advanced to second in Alex Verduco’s single center and scored on the left side of Christian Vasquez’s single.
Toronto’s second paceman Santiago Espinal took his side hostage late in the eighth inning, using a line shot from Christian Arroyo to double Vascuos’ bases on second.
Blue Jays (42-32) won the first two games of the three-game series against the Red Sox (42-33).
The Red Sox arrived in Toronto as one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball, winning 11 of 13 outs and seven straight.
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The home team took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. After a series of one-out walks for Picchetto and Guerrero Jr., Dioscar Hernandez doubled in Picchett. Matt Chapman then scored a double for Guerrero and Hernandez at the top of the left-field fence.
The Red Sox hit a line shot from infielder Trevor Story in the second inning to Homer on the left field. Blue Jazz center-fielder Raimel Tobias pulled former Boston batsman Verduco out of the bass with a diving catch in the left center to entertain the 27,140 at the Rogers Center.
Toronto regained its three-run lead, with Espinal Lourdes scoring a single in the Curiel Junior, who once doubled the lead.
The Red Sox went 4-2 in the fifth inning. Vasquez started with a single to center, moved to third in the doubles with Franஞ்சிois Cர்டrdoba and scored the second goal at Refschneider’s Ground.
Toronto opener Rose Stripping and his Boston rival Michael Wacha lasted five innings, with Stribling conceding just two runs in five wins, compared to Wacha’s four runs at seven.
To the audience Tyler embraced the Danish (2-1) defeat. Jordan Romano (2-2) recorded a close victory over Toronto.
Blue Jays 39-year-old right-handed healer Sergio Romo could sign on Wednesday. He auditioned for a spot on the Toronto Relief Force with a Fulben session on Tuesday, and a physical examination is scheduled for Tuesday evening.
A three-time world champion with the San Francisco Giants, he became a free agent after being released by the Seattle Mariners last week.
Blue Jays ace Alec Manova (9-2, 2.05) is set to start Wednesday’s final against Canada’s Nick Pivetta (8-5, 3.25). 29-year-old Pivota Victoria, BC
The four-day, five-match Canada Day Weekend Series kicks off at home against the Tampa Bay Race on Thursday in Toronto.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 28, 2022
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