UPGRADE ; DAY
The Toronto Blue Jays were unable to hold on to a late three-run lead and eventually lost 4-3 in the 10th inning to the Phillies on Thursday in Philadelphia.< /strong>
The fans gathered at Citizens Bank Park had little action to get their hands on in the first seven rounds. The visitors, however, had the first bang on their eighth turn at bat.
With two runners on the trails, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ejected an offering from pitcher Seranthony Dominguez out of bounds. ground. It was his 30th homer of the season.
The crowd favorites responded immediately, first with J.T. Realmuto's solo homer, then with one-run singles from Dalton Guthrie and Kyle Schwarber.
Matt Vierling, in the 10th inning, drove in the winning run with a single over Adam Cimber (10-6).
Jays starter , Kevin Gausman, had yet given his team an excellent start, he who already had six strikeouts out of a possibility of six, after two innings. He was finally retired after six innings of work, leaving eight opponents in total to bite the dust. He gave up no runs on five hits and two walks.
The visitors still had every possible chance to grab the win. Twice, in the eighth and tenth innings respectively, they were able to fill the trails with just one out. However, they were never able to realize one of their chances.
The only Canadian team in major league baseball will now head to Florida, to face the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-game series , from Thursday to Sunday.