MLB: George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez set the tone for the Blue Jays
TORONTO – All-star fielder Tesocar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and two more hits to help the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2.
They have won four of five games since returning to Rogers Center.
“We did everything right today,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. This is the kind of part that makes me happy. The defense was good, the execution at home was very good and of course the pitchers were exceptional. «
Starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (11-5) contributed with a strong seven innings performance. He allowed two runs and seven hits to come out victorious in a fifth start in as many chances.
Ryu struck out eight batters and did not allow a walk.
“It meant a lot to me, especially since I signed with the team, it was my first game here (at Rogers Center),” said Ryu with the help of a translator. To come out with the victory, in addition, it is very significant. «
The South Korean left-hander avoided the worst in the sixth inning. Bobby Bradley hit an arrow at Ryu, who managed to partially slow the ball with his glove. He couldn’t grab it, however, causing a hit in the infield.
Ryu shook his hand a few times, but stayed in the game. He struck out the next four hitters, including three on strikes.
The Blue Jays hit 12 hits in the game. Center fielder George Springer, named player of the week in the American on Monday, hit two hits and hit a home run to give his team a 1-0 lead.
After a hit from shortstop Bo Bichette that allowed him to reach the first goal, Hernandez hit a long ball at the expense of Zach Plesac, his 17th of the season.
Plesac (6-4) occupied the mound for five innings.
Both teams entered the score in fourth. Bradley ended Ryu’s shutout with a double in right field, allowing Harold Ramirez to cross the plate.
The Blue Jays regained a three-point lead at the end of the inning thanks to an effort from Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Breyvic Valera.
The Toronto team continued their momentum in the fifth inning with two more points. Springer got the ball rolling with a double to the left of center fielder, before advancing to third on a Marcus Semien single. Springer finally scored on a Bichette sacrifice ball.
Semien went to second on outfielder Myles Straw’s attempt to get Springer out at home plate. He then scored on Hernandez’s single, his third RBI of the night.
With a sacrifice ball in left field, Springer allowed Gurriel Jr. to score the last point of the game.