Once again led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Blue Jays escaped the sweep by a 2-1 defeat to the New York Yankees in Toronto on Wednesday. It was the first defeat in 12 games for the Bronx Bombers.
The son of the former glory of the Montreal Expos ran late in the winning run with a single in the third inning. He pushed Bo Bichet to the home plate.
In the ninth inning, Jordan Romano spiced up by allowing the Yankees to load the bases. Guerrero finished some athletic catch game from Jr. in the first base, but Romano saved 12th of 13 chances this season.
In his fifth start of the season, Use Kikuchi (1-1) shone for his first win with a Canadian club. The 30-year-old Japanese stand out for the Yankees’ powerful offense with three hits in six innings and a run with one walk, making seven strikeouts. Nestor Cortes (1-1) lost.
Matt Chapman, for Jace, as well as Joey Gallo, in the rival clan, beat the solo homers at the meeting.
Charlie Montoya’s squad completed 10-games with a 6-4 record at home and flew to Cleveland on Thursday to begin a four-game series with the Guardians. The Yankees, for their part, are waiting for the Texas Rangers in New York.
A great cruise from Corey Kluber allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to beat the Athletics 3-0 in Auckland. He allowed just three hits and one walk in six innings. Completed the race sweep with the third win in a row.
Adam Weinwright (3-3) played even better for the St. Louis Cardinals, winning just seven innings with just one safe ball and one free pass …