With his 20th home run of the campaign and his fourth in as many games in this series against the Detroit Tigers, Matt Chapman paved the way for the Blue Jays to win 4-1 on Sunday in Toronto .
Chapman powered a shot by Garrett Hill (1-3) into the stands in the second inning. Beaten on the trails by Teoscar Hernández, he produced his fifth and sixth points in this series which the local favorites won 3-1.
Doubles from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette in the fifth round at bat sealed the game despite a homer from Javier Baez moments earlier.
José Berríos (8-4 ) was excellent on the mound, giving up only one run, three hits and one walk in seven innings of work. Tim Mayza and Jordan Romano then went perfect in the next two runs, with the latter earning his 24th save of the season.
Hill, on the other hand, gave up four runs, six hits from a safe place and two free passes in five innings.
Since they fired Charlie Montoyo, the Jays are now 11-3. They had previously shown a 1-9 record on the American West Coast which finally got the better of the manager.
Things are running like clockwork for the Jays, who are well settled in second place in the league. 'Is in the American.
“I love it,” exclaimed interim manager John Schneider, according to the team's official website. We've just been through a tough time on the road, and with everything that's happened off the pitch. I love the consistency with which the players play. Offensively, defensively and on the mound.”
The Blue Jays will now enjoy a day off Monday before heading to Florida where they will face the Tampa Bay Rays twice. starting Tuesday. The Canadian team will play its next nine games in the United States.
In addition, Alek Manoah should make his next start. He was hit with a slap in the elbow on Friday against the Tigers, but x-rays showed no serious injury. He is expected to face the Twins in Minnesota on Thursday.
Manoah, who has an excellent 11-5 record and a 2.43 ERA, shot Saturday without a problem. .