Right here’s what it’s good to know in regards to the Blue Jays’ 4-3, 10-inning win over the Detroit Tigers on the Rogers Centre on Wednesday evening:
For the sixth time on this younger season, the Jays got here from behind to win, and for the primary time they rallied within the backside of the ninth to drive further innings.
They received some assist after a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. single to steer off the ninth. Detroit reliever Trey Wingenter walked a person and hit one other, loading the bases with no person out. A sacrifice fly by Whit Merrifield scored one run, then Alejandro Kirk got here off the bench to hit one other sac fly to tie the sport.
After Jordan Romano threw a hitless high of the tenth, Kevin Kiermaier executed an ideal sacrifice bunt to steer off the underside of the body, and George Springer singled on the following pitch to money the successful run.
Starter Kevin Gausman retired the primary 10 batters he confronted, and in so doing set a Jays report by not permitting an earned run over his first 15 innings of the season. The precise-hander would permit three runs over eight sturdy innings, hanging out 11 with no stroll.
Weirdness on the bases
There was back-to-back craziness within the backside of the fourth.
First, Guerrero was on the transfer from second when Merrifield singled. He by no means stopped operating, however Tigers shortstop Javier Báez picked up the grounder deep within the gap, threw house and Vladdy was simple pickings in a rundown. However Guerrero had taken a large flip round third as a result of Detroit third baseman Ryan Kreidler was in his method, and Kreidler was known as for obstruction. As an alternative of being a straightforward out, Vladdy was awarded house plate, tying the sport.
Instantly after, the Jays tried one other double steal, this time with Daulton Varsho and Merrifield. The throw went to 3rd and Varsho was secure, however house plate umpire Ryan Wills known as himself for interference: Tigers catcher Eric Haase had stepped on his foot when making his throw. The runners have been despatched again.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
doesn’t endorse these opinions.