Ryu Hyun-jin starts on the 24th…Toronto tries again for the No. 2 spot
By Yoon-seo Park = The Toronto Blue Jays swept the Tampa Bay Rays to maintain their hold on the second wild-card spot in the American League (AL).
Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 6-2 on Sunday (June 23) at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Toronto, which had its five-game winning streak snapped the day before with a loss to the Yankees, quickly bounced back with the win. They improved to 86-68 on the season and retained the second wild-card spot in the AL.
The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, who are tied for third place, are head-to-head. Toronto can extend their lead to 1.5 games over the team that loses this game.
After surrendering a run in the first inning, Toronto put together a big inning in the top of the sixth to turn the game around.
With one out, George Springer singled up the middle and stole second. He then came home on a single by Bo Bissett to tie the game.카지노
The next three batters, Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Cavan Biggio, and Alejandro Kirk, drew back-to-back walks to start the rally and scored on a Matt Chapman single.
Dalton Bashaw followed with an RBI single to make it 4-1.
After surrendering a run in the seventh, Toronto preserved the lead in the bottom of the eighth when closer Jordan Romano got Curtis Mead to ground out to third base with the bases loaded.
In the top of the ninth, leadoff hitter Bashaw hit a leadoff solo home run and Springer drove in a run with an RBI single.
Toronto will look to reclaim second place on April 24 at Tampa Bay. Starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin, who has a huge task ahead of him, will look for his fourth win of the season.