Pinch-hitter Santiago Espinal drove within the go-ahead run within the seventh inning because the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the host Seattle Mariners 4-3 Sunday afternoon to salvage the finale of a three-game collection
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Brandon Belt each homered for the second consecutive day for the Blue Jays, who prolonged their lead over Seattle to 4 1/2 video games within the race for the American League’s third and closing wild-card playoff berth
Mike Ford went deep for the Mariners, who had a three-game successful streak snapped and completed 5-5 on their 10-game homestand
Reliever Tim Mayza (2-1) earned the victory and Jordan Romano pitched an eventful ninth for his twenty seventh save. Romano hit leadoff batter Dylan Moore with a pitch and walked Kolten Wong. J.P. Crawford’s sacrifice bunt superior each runners earlier than Romano struck out Julio Rodriguez and bought Eugenio Suarez to fly out to left.
With the rating tied at 3-3 coming into the seventh, Whit Merrifield led off by drawing a stroll in opposition to Mariners starter Bryan Woo (1-3). Daulton Varsho greeted reliever Tayler Saucedo with a sacrifice bunt. Pinch-hitter Alejandro Kirk walked earlier than Espinal grounded a run-scoring single into left area
Woo, a rookie right-hander, went six-plus innings and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits. He walked one and struck out seven.
The Mariners opened the scoring within the second. Cal Raleigh grounded a leadoff single into proper area and, an out later, Ford hit a fastball off the “Hit It Right here Cafe” on the second deck in proper area
Woo retired the primary 9 batters he confronted earlier than hitting George Springer with a pitch main off the fourth. Woo struck out the following two hitters earlier than Guerrero hit a two-run shot simply over the wall in proper to tie the rating.
With one out within the sixth, Belt went deep to right-center to offer the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead, the ball glancing off the heel of the glove of leaping outfielder Teoscar Hernandez on its approach over the fence
Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah allowed three runs on three hits over 5 1/3 innings. The precise-hander walked 4 and fanned six
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