BET À DAY
The Toronto Blue Jays continued their winning streak with a 10-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night in Queen City.
< p>This is the seventh consecutive win for Canada's only major league team. It's also the eighth win in nine outings since the firing of manager Charlie Montoyo, who was replaced by John Schneider.
In today's matchup, the Jays took off in their sixth round at bat. Matt Chapman first broke a 3-3 tie by allowing Teoscar Hernandez to run around the trails with a single. A few batters later, George Springer kicked the ball out of bounds with all the bases occupied. It was his seventh career grand slam.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Alejandro Kirk also homered during the duel, much to the delight of spectators at Rogers Center.
This match was also the 3027th of the first baseman of the “Cards” Albert Pujols. He edged Stan Musial and Eddie Murray to rank sixth in major league history in games played.
Pujols received a standing ovation from Blue Jays fans in his first appearance at bat. Later in the game, the 42-year-old veteran hit a single that allowed Tommy Edman to step on the plate.
The victory was obtained by Tim Mayza (5-0), so that the loss was added to Jordan Hicks' record (2-5).
The Jays and the Cardinals will meet on Wednesday for the second and final meeting of a short series.
< p>Elsewhere in the majors
At Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox fans gave David Ortiz a hearty dose of love, who was inducted into the Hall of Major League Baseball fame last Sunday. It was, however, the only moment of celebration for the fans, since their favorites subsequently lost their flag 8 to 3 against the Cleveland Guardians. It was the Sox's sixth loss in their last seven games.
In New York, the Mets defeated the Yankees 6-3 in a game between the two Big Apple teams. In the loss, Aaron Judge hit his 38th home run of 2022.