The Major League Baseball (MLB) Toronto Blue Jays are one step closer to advancing to the postseason (PS).
Toronto won 5-1 in the 2023 MLB home game against the Kansas City Royals held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 10th (Korean time). George Springer led the attack with 4 RBI alone.
Toronto recorded its 79th win (63 losses) this season. Retained third place in the American League (AL) wild card. On this day, the lead against the 4th ranked Texas Rangers, who had not yet finished the game, was extended to two games. Texas, which maintained first place in the AL West in the first half, saw its performance drop sharply in the second half. Ryu Hyun-jin’s participation in the fall baseball season has become visible. 메이저사이트
Toronto’s starting pitcher Kevin Gausman continued to pitch well, not giving up a single run until the fourth inning. The batting line scored its first run on offense in the bottom of the 4th inning when the score was 0-0. Springer, who served as the leadoff hitter, hit a solo home run over the left-center field fence against opposing starting pitcher Jack Grekey.
In the ensuing defense, Gausman hit a tying solo home run from Edward Olavarez in the top of the fifth inning with no runners and two outs. However, Toronto’s batting lineup opened up scoring opportunities with Alejandro Kirk walking and Dalton Basho hitting a double, and Springer, who came in with two outs, hit a heavy hit and brought two runners home.
It was Springer’s third RBI of the game. It wasn’t the end. Springer added one RBI by hitting a home run over the right-center wall against opposing pitcher Angel Zerpa in the bottom of the 7th inning when Toronto was up 4-1 with one more run.
Toronto then sealed the victory by blocking the Kansas City batting lineup without allowing any additional runs. Gausman became the winning pitcher, allowing 2 hits and 1 run in 8 innings. He earned his 11th win (8 losses) of the season.