Toronto rallies with one out…beats Boston in 13 innings
The Toronto Blue Jays pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory.
Toronto defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The win clinches the best-of-seven series with a two-game sweep. They are now 81-67 on the season. Boston is 74-75.
The game was tied in the bottom of the 13th inning of extra innings. Santiago Espinal led off with a double, moved to third on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s grounder and scored on Upper Merrifield’s infield single.
It was an uphill battle to get that one run. For the day, Toronto went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13.
Starter Chris Bassitt went seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, one home run, three walks, and five strikeouts. He threw a whopping 110 pitches.
The two-run homer he gave up to Rafael Devers in the sixth inning was the only run of the game.
The defense helped him, too. In the fourth inning, center fielder Kevin Kiermaier made a falling catch of a Devers hit, and in the seventh, right fielder George Springer made a falling catch of a Masataka Yoshida hit.
Toronto starter Chris Sale also pitched well. He went six innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts.
His only real damage came in the seventh inning when he gave up a solo home run to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Toronto broke a 0-0 tie with Guerrero Jr.’s home run, but couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity. They had runners on second and third with no outs in the seventh and first and third in the eighth.스포츠토토
It looked like they were going to give up the game, but with one out, they made a dramatic comeback. In the top of the ninth inning, with two outs and three runners on base, Dalton Basho hit a triple over the center field fence off John Shriver to tie the game in dramatic fashion. If the opposing center fielder, Ethan Rafaela, had read the pitch correctly, he could have caught it, but a poor decision by the opposing center fielder helped.
A second out and a chance to end the inning, but George Springer grounded into an infield single to end the game. After a tense extra inning, Toronto was able to hold on for a precious one-run victory.