‘0-2→2-2→3-3→4-3’ dramatic end to 13 innings of extra innings…Toronto beats Boston for second straight win…Hyun-Jin Ryu to try for four wins tomorrow
Plagued by a lack of focus at the plate, the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for a dramatic win in 13 extra innings.
Toronto defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday (July 17) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Toronto’s batting order was George Springer-Bo Bissett-Vladimir Guerrero Jr-Davis Schneider-Santiago Espinal-Whit Merrifield-Matt Chapman-Alejandro Kirk-Kevin Kiermaier.
Boston countered with a starting lineup of Willie Abreu-Raphael Devers-Justin Turner-Alex Verdugo-Adam Duvall-Masataka Yoshida-Trevor Story-Luis Urias-Connor Wong.
The game was a tight pitcher’s duel. The score remained 0-0 until the fifth inning. It was Boston that broke the tie. In the sixth, leadoff hitter Abreu drew a walk and stole second base. Devers followed with a two-run arch to left. Chasing, Toronto got one run back in the seventh on a leadoff home run by Guerrero Jr.
Toronto loaded the bases with singles by Espinal, Merrifield and Kirk, but pinch-hitter Ernie Clement was thrown out at second base to end the threat. In the eighth inning, back-to-back singles by Bissett and Guerrero, Jr. 1st and 3rd. Schneider and Espinal followed with a fly to right field and a swinging strikeout, respectively.
Toronto had runners on first and second in the bottom of the ninth when pinch-hitter Cavan Biggio singled to right and was hit by a pitch. Basho followed with a big hit over the center field fence. The runner advanced to third before Springer retired the side on an infield grounder to send the game into extra innings.
Toronto had the bases loaded in the top of the 10th, but Merrifield struck out looking.
Boston took a 3-2 lead in the 12th on Reyes’ RBI single to left-center field. Toronto then tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the 12th on Bissett’s sacrifice fly to right field. Merrifield’s RBI single in the 13th inning put the game out of reach.
Chris Bassitt pitched well for Toronto, allowing two runs on four hits (one home run) in seven innings with three walks and five strikeouts. Boston starter Chris Sale came off the mound with the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits, two walks and 10 strikeouts.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, Hyun-jin Ryu will look for his fourth win of the season on April 18 against Boston. Ryu, who is 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA in eight starts this season, hasn’t had much luck on the mound this month, suffering two losses (3.94 ERA) in three starts.