The Toronto Blue Jays, who suffered from a lack of concentration in the batting lineup, achieved a dramatic victory after a fierce battle in the 13th inning of overtime.
Toronto defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the home game held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on the 17th (Korean time).
Toronto’s batting order was George Springer, Bo Bisset, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Davis Schneider, Santiago Espinal, Whitt Merrifield, Matt Chapman, Alejandro Kirk, and Kevin Kiermaier.
Against this, Boston formed a starting lineup of Willier Abreu, Raphael Devers, Justin Turner, Alex Verdugo, Adam Duvall, Masataka Yoshida, Trevor Story, Luis Urias, and Connor Wong.
The game on this day unfolded as a tight pitching battle. The streak of 0 continued until the 5th inning. It was Boston that broke the balance. In the 6th inning, leadoff hitter Abreu walked and then stole second base. Soon after, Devers hit a two-run arch to the left. Toronto, which was chasing, 온라인바카라 made up for one run in the 7th inning with a home run by leadoff hitter Guerrero Jr.
Toronto had a chance to load the bases with walks by Espinal, Merrifield, and Kirk, but pinch hitter Ernie Clement retired with a fly ball to second base and was unable to score any more points. In the 8th inning, with one out, Bisset and Guerrero Jr. hit consecutive hits. 1 out, 1st and 3rd bases. Afterwards, Schneider and Espinal struck out with a fly to right field and a missed swing, respectively.
With one out in the 9th inning, Toronto took the opportunity with pinch hitter Cavan Biggio’s hit to right and a wild pitch with one out and runners on second base. Basho hit a large ball that exceeded the height of the center fielder. The batter and runner ran all the way to third base. Soon after, Springer retired with an infield grounder, sending the game into overtime.
Toronto had a chance to load the bases with two outs in the 10th inning, but Merrifield struck out.
Boston won 3-2 with Reyes’ timely hit to left-center in the 12th inning. Then, in the bottom of the 12th inning, Toronto balanced the score at 3-3 with Bisset’s sacrifice fly to right field. The bloody battle ended with Merrifield’s walk-off hit in the 13th inning of extra innings.
Chris Bassett, who started for Toronto, pitched well in 7 innings, allowing 4 hits (1 home run), 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 2 runs. Boston starter Chris Sale came off the mound meeting the requirements of a winning pitcher, allowing 1 run (2 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, and 10 strikeouts) in 6 innings, but he had to swallow his disappointment.
Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin will take on his fourth challenge for his fourth win of the season against Boston on the 18th. Ryu Hyun-jin, who has 3 wins, 3 losses, and an ERA of 2.93 in 8 games this season, has been on the mound three times this month, but has not been very lucky, suffering 2 losses (average ERA of 3.94).