Blue Jays hit back-to-back homers in 8th to sweep Nationals


    Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte broke a tie with back-to-back dwelling runs in the eighth inning, Randal Grichuk added a pair of solo homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 8-6 on Sunday to full a three-game sweep.

    Hernandez confirmed no sick results from being hit by a pitch earlier in the sport, blasting the ball over the left-field wall to give Toronto a 7-6 lead.

    Solarte hit a homer to the other aspect of the park in the subsequent at bat for the sport’s ultimate rating.

    Invigorated by the back-to-back jacks, the 35,146 at Rogers Centre started chanting “Let’s go Blue Jays!” regardless of the sweltering warmth in the stadium.

    A warmth warning had been issued for southern Ontario earlier in the day, with temperatures reaching 30 C with out humidity.

    Randal Grichuk went 3-for-Four on the day, together with the 2 solo photographs and 4 runs batted in for Toronto (33-38), however he was overshadowed by his teammates’ late sport heroics.

    Beginning pitcher Sam Gaviglio struck out six and allowed three runs — two earned — over 4 innings. Joe Biagini had two runs charged to him in 1 1/Three innings, whereas Seunghwan Oh and John Axford mixed for 1 2/Three of scoreless reduction. Tyler Clippard gave up a run in his 2/Three of an inning, adopted by Ryan Tepera’s scoreless 4 outs. Tepera (4-2) earned the win.

    Brian Goodwin led Washington’s (37-31) offence with two hits and two RBIs. Michael Taylor went 3-for-Four with two runs and 4 stolen bases.

    Tanner Roark gave up 4 runs on eight hits in 4 innings of labor and the Nationals bullpen did fare significantly better.

    Shawn Kelley gave up Grichuk’s second dwelling run in his two-thirds of an inning. Tim Collins threw a scoreless inning, however Justin Miller gave up a run and Ryan Madson (1-3) took the loss after giving up the homers to Hernandez and Solarte.

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    Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin and Gaviglio struggled defensively in the second inning. Michael Taylor singled after which stole second, scoring on Wilmer Difo’s single. Difo then stole second, superior to third on a Martin error and scored when Gaviglio balked to give Washington a 2-Zero lead.

    Grichuk obtained one again for Toronto in the underside of the inning, placing the primary pitch he noticed into the second deck.

    The Nationals eked out one other run in the third inning, with Antohny Rendon scoring from second on Daniel Murphy’s single to centre subject. Kevin Pillar’s throw dwelling was off the mark, however Martin obtained the ball again to second base the place Toronto shortstop Aledmys Diaz tagged Murphy out.

    Pillar hit a two-out double to deep left subject in the third, plating Solarte and advancing Kendrys Morales to third base to minimize Washington’s lead to one. Martin drew a stroll in the subsequent at bat to load the bases, earlier than Grichuk labored the depend and earned a stroll to ship Solarte dwelling and tie the sport 3-3.

    Within the subsequent at bat, Morales had a base hit to brief, permitting Granderson to rating, transfer Hernandez to third and provides the Blue Jays their first lead of the sport.

    Grichuk hit his second homer of the sport in the fifth, marking the third multi-homer sport of his profession.

    Goodwin doubled off the wall in centre-right subject in the sixth inning to drive in Taylor and make it 5-4.

    Two at-bats later, pinch-hitter Adam Eaton confirmed he was bunting in the primary pitch he confronted, however then stroked a double down the left-field line to drive Goodwin dwelling and tie the sport 5-5. Difo was gunned down at third base by Hernandez on the play for the second out of the sixth inning.

    Grichuk struck once more in the seventh, singling to the outfield to money in Pillar from third base and restore Toronto’s lead.

    Goodwin tied it again up in the highest of the eighth, hitting a single to left subject. Juan Soto scored from second base and Goodwin took benefit of the throw to advance a base. That arrange Hernandez and Solarte’s decisive homers.



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