Guerrero Jr home run sole lead Toronto 4 consecutive wins
Ryu Hyun-jin (34)’s Toronto Blue Jays had a good day.
He maintained the No. 1 American League wild card by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (22), a leading hitter, beat Shohei Otani (27, Los Angeles Angels) to take the lead in all home runs in the Major League (MLB).
Toronto won 8-1 against Tampa Bay in 2021 MLB at Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on the 14th (Korea Standard Time) with a batting line that hit 17 hits, including two home runs, and ran for four consecutive wins.
Toronto, which had tied for first place in the AL wild card with the Boston Red Sox before the game, maintained its No. 1 position with 81 wins (63 losses). Boston has yet to finish the game.
Toronto’s batting line was hot. Teosca Hernandez played with five hits and two runs in five at-bats, while Luredes Guriel Jr. and Bravik Valera also played a big role with three hits and two RBIs in four at-bats and three hits and three RBIs in three at-bats, respectively.
The most eye-catching was Guerrero Jr., who started as the third batter and first baseman. Guerrero Jr. shot home runs in two consecutive games, taking the lead in MLB’s overall home runs.
Toronto starter Alec Manoa struck out 10 in eight innings and pitched well with one hit and no runs. Manoa won her sixth win (2 losses) of the season.
Toronto broke the balance in the fourth inning.
Toronto, which scored the first run with three consecutive hits by Hernandez, Alejandro Kirk, and Guriel Jr. after one out in the bottom of the fourth inning, added one run with Randall Grich hitting a timely double to the left field.
In the ensuing second and third bases with one out, Valera scored a timely two-run left-handed hit to widen the gap to 4-0.
Toronto, which added one run in the bottom of the fifth inning with one out and no runner, scored two more runs with timely hits by Guriel Jr. and Valera.
Guerrero Jr.’s home run exploded in the bottom of the sixth inning when Toronto led 7-0.
Guerrero Jr., who entered the batter’s box with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning, aimed at a 97.1 mile/h four-seam fastball by opposing left-handed bullpen pitcher Adam Conley, drawing a solo arch over the left fence.
Guerrero Jr., who hit his 45th home run of the season, beat Otani (44 home runs) to take the lead in MLB home runs alone.
Toronto, which virtually decided the game with Guerrero Jr.’s home run, gave up only one run in the top of the ninth inning and won the game.
Tampa Bay’s Choi Ji-man started as the fourth batter and first baseman, but remained silent with no hits in three at-bats 토토사이트
Choi Ji-man, who stepped down with a straight hit to first base in the top of the second inning, turned to a ground ball to third base in the top of the fifth inning and a ground ball to second base in the top of the seventh inning.
Choi Ji-man, who returned on the 9th after recovering from a hamstring injury, has been sluggish with one hit in 16 at-bats and a batting average of 0.063 in five games since his return from injury. Choi Ji-man’s batting average fell to 0.236 (51 hits in 216 at-bats).