The Toronto Blue Jays have lost three straight games. Toronto fell 2-5 at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday (Feb. 26) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Toronto went with a starting lineup of Whit Merrifield-Bo Bissett-Brandon Belt-Vladimir Guerrero Jr.-George Springer-Dalton Bashaw-Matt Chapman-Alejandro Kirk-Kevin Kiermaier.
Cleveland’s batting order was Stephen Kwan-Jose Ramirez-Cole Calhoun-Oscar Gonzalez-Andres Jimenez-Ramon Loriano-Gabriel Arias-Bo Naylor-Miles Straw.
Toronto struck first. Springer led off the second inning with a solo shot to right off Tanner Bybee, but Cleveland answered with a solo shot of their own in the top of the third. Tied 1-1, Cleveland took a 3-1 lead in the fourth on Loriano’s mid-month two-run homer. Gonzalez and Loriano added a run in the sixth on RBI doubles.
Toronto battled back and got a run back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by Guerrero Jr. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Cleveland scored the game-winning run on a Jimenez single.
Meanwhile, Ryu Hyun-jin will try to make it three wins against Cleveland on April 27. Following his first win in 444 days against the Chicago Cubs on April 14 (five innings, two hits, two walks, three strikeouts, two earned runs), Hyun-jin Ryu threw 83 pitches over five innings against the Cincinnati Reds on April 21, allowing four hits, one walk, seven strikeouts and two earned runs (no earned runs) in Toronto’s 10-3 victory.온라인바카
With his second win in four starts, Ryu lowered his ERA from 2.57 to 1.89. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in 17 consecutive innings, dating back to his last start against the Baltimore Orioles in his return from injury.
Starting for Cleveland against Ryu will be left-handed rookie Logan Allen. Making his first big league start this year, Logan is 6-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 19 appearances this season.