Humiliated 13-1 by the Houston Astros the day before, the Toronto Blue Jays responded brilliantly by beating the Texan team 6-2 on Saturday at Sahlen Field, thanks to a Vladimir Guerrero son in great shape.
The 22-year-old Dominican has been on fire lately and ejected a ball out of bounds in the fifth inning. It is an 18th long ball this season for the one who leads the big leagues in this regard.
Guerrero had three hits in four batting appearances, being pushed to the plate by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the fourth inning. It was during this assault that the Jays attack really started. Joe Panik added three more points thanks to his second homer of the year.
Getting back to the man of the hour, Guerrero, he also leads the majors in RBIs (47), goalscoring average (.439) and a few other advanced stats categories. Her batting average of .338 is a high in the American, as is her number of hits (68).
« I’m not worried about the numbers, » Guerrero told MLB.com via a translator. I am very proud at the moment. I’m proud of everything I do to help the team. ”
“Anything I can do to help the team win, I will. I want to do everything, defensively or offensively. If for some reason I make a mistake, I’ll keep my head up and try to help the team, ”continued the young first baseman.
Stripling takes care of the essentials
Myles Straw produced the two runs for the Astros, who had taken the lead momentarily in the fourth inning. With the cushions full, the outfielder hopped a base on pitcher Ross Stripling, allowing Yuli Gurriel to cross the plate. Straw gave it up in the ninth round at bat, putting Gurriel in again with a single.
Stripling (2-3), the game-winning gunner, gave Houston hitters seven hits in five innings, but stifled threats at the right times. He thus retired four men on holds.
Astros starter Jose Urquidy (4-3) recorded the backhand, allowing six runs on nine hits from his opponents.
This short series of three meetings will end on Sunday.