The Toronto Blue Jays turned things around Monday at Rogers Center by beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the 11th inning, after being swept by the Los Angeles Angels the previous day.
In the second extra inning, catcher Danny Jansen gave the fans a reason to celebrate by hitting a single that allowed Matt Chapman to complete his lap.
However, the evening was not going to be happy. After six innings, the crowd favorites trailed 4-0, but Jansen, again, started the comeback. With Chapman and Raimel Tapia on the trails, he forced out an offering from pitcher Erich Uelmen out of bounds.
Chapman then forced the extra innings, with a one-off single. point in the eighth inning.
On the mound for the winners, Jose Berrios was mistreated, allowing all four runs on 10 hits and one walk. He was ultimately retired after four and two-thirds innings and was not involved in the decision. Instead, it was Yimi Garcia (3-4), in action in the 10th and 11th innings, who earned the win.
Both teams will resume action on Tuesday.
Bradley Zimmer back
Prior to the clash against the Cubs, the Blue Jays repatriated outfielder Bradley Zimmer, whose name had been placed on waivers by the Phillies of Philadelphia.
The 27-year-old athlete had played 77 games with the Queen City team earlier this season. The Toronto club had lost his services to the Phillies, via waivers, on August 18.
A poor hitter, Zimmer was mainly used as a defensive backup and as a backup runner for the Jays in 2022. At plate, he averaged .130 in 92 appearances this season.
Before joining the Blues Jays, the California native played five seasons with the Cleveland team.
The Marlins miss a great chance
The Miami Marlins had a great chance to beat one of the best teams in major league baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, at LoanDepot Park, but they missed their chance in the 10th inning and instead fell 3-2.
Tied 2-2 after regulation innings, the visitors took the lead first. Then, in their turn at bat, the crowd favorites managed to load the bases when there was only one out, but Garrett Cooper and Jacob Stallings were unable to create the Minimum tie in order to continue the game.
In the loss, Quebecer Charles Leblanc hit a ball to the safe and received a free pass, but he was unable to produce one of his team's two points.
It was Brian Anderson and Lewin Diaz who produced the points for the winners. On the visitors' side, Will Smith homered two runs and Freddie Freeman drove in the game-winning run.