‘For the Belt’ Toronto defeats Baltimore in overtime
The Toronto Blue Jays picked up a gem of a win.
The Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Sunday (April 23) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. With the win, the Jays improved to 70-56. Baltimore is 77-48.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, leadoff hitter Brandon Belt hit a home run over the right-center field fence, scoring pinch-hitter Bo Bissett and giving the Orioles a 5-3 lead. Two batters later, a wild pitch by reliever Mike Bauman scored a run.
Toronto took a 3-1 lead on Dalton Bashaw’s two-run homer in the second and Kevin Kiermaier’s RBI double in the fourth.
Baltimore’s rally began in the fifth inning. With runners on first and second, Jorge Mateo stole third after Toronto catcher Danny Jansen’s throw bounced off shortstop Bo Bissett’s glove.
Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi was ejected after walking Austin Hayes on a wild pitch after the incident.
Despite throwing only 82 pitches, he was unable to get out of the fifth inning and was removed from the game. He threw his glove in anger in the dugout. Inexplicably, Imai Garcia, who came on in relief, gave up a double, leaving one more runner on base. Final line: 4 2/3 innings, seven hits, one walk, six strikeouts, three runs.바카라사이트
Kikuchi took the loss, but the bullpen held the Baltimore offense scoreless the rest of the way. In the bottom of the ninth, Tim Mayza got some help from shortstop Bissett. He backhanded a grounder from Adley Lutzman and threw to first base to end the inning. The ensuing runners on first and second were escaped, and the offense responded. Jordan Romano closed out the bottom of the 10th to earn the save.