The Blue Jays fold, but don’t give in

The Blue Jays had a blast against the Oakland Athletics, hitting four home runs in a 10-8 win on Saturday in Toronto to post a third straight win and continue their quest for a playoff berth playoffs.

Canada’s only major league baseball team quickly displayed its colors. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. opened the scoring with a solo slap in the second set. It was his 16th of the season.

Danny Jansen also offered spectators an offering in third to add a point to the table in the next open, then Breyvic Valera added two with his first homer of the campaign in third. Teoscar Hernandez finally gave the A’s hopes a hard blow with a long ball good for three points.

“It’s special, it’s amazing,” said starting pitcher José Berrios, on the MLB website. It’s good to see our players having fun and doing it that way; we know they can strike. That’s what they did on Friday and Saturday. When such an offense occurs, it helps our pitchers play with confidence. We are a team, we play together. ”

The Blue Jays, however, struggled to put the final point. Their opponents made the end of the game interesting by scoring five points in the ninth inning. But it was not enough.

Vladimir Guerrero didn’t send a ball into the stands, but he still extended his streak to 12 games with at least one shot from a safe place. In total, the home favorites have hit 15 hits.

Gurriel Jr. ultimately finished the game with four RBIs, as did Mark Canha in a losing cause.

« He definitely makes our training better, that’s a fact, » said team manager Charlie Montoyo of Gurriel Jr.. It is currently on fire and is fun to watch. It was a big double for us, especially considering the end of the game. ”

Berrios (10-7) started the game on the mound for the Jays. He conceded the California team’s three runs under four safe hitting. He also struck out seven batters.

In the other clan, Paul Blackburn (0-2) had a more difficult outing, allowing four runs and nine hits in just three and two-thirds innings. Jake Diekman and Lou Trivino for their part gave three points each.

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