Five straight sacrifice flies…Toronto snaps three-game losing streak with win over ‘nemesis’ Baltimore

3 runs scored in the 6th inning on 3 hits, 2 walks, and an opponent error.
He is 2-7 against them this season.
Hyun-jin Ryu (36) of the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the “nemesis” Baltimore Orioles.

바카라Toronto defeated Baltimore 4-1 on Wednesday (March 3) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series.

With the win, Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 60 wins (49 losses) on the season, maintaining third place in the American League East. The win improves Toronto’s record against Baltimore to 2-7.

Meanwhile, division leader Baltimore saw its three-game winning streak come to an end, improving to 66-42.

Toronto took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when George Springer singled with two outs.

However, they quickly tied the game in the top of the fifth when Adley Rutchman singled with two outs.

The 1-1 balance was somewhat hollow. In the bottom of the sixth, Toronto loaded the bases with two outs after Kevin Kiermaier and Whit Merrifield walked. Brandon Belt and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. then drew back-to-back walks.

Baltimore Orioles’ Shintaro Fujinami reacts after giving up a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of the baseball game of the 2023 Major League Baseball World Series in Toronto, Canada, Wednesday. AFP=News1

That’s where the Baltimore pitching change from starter Grayson Rodriguez to Shintaro Fujinami became even more fortuitous for Toronto.

Fujinami fanned Springer on four consecutive pitches to load the bases, then hit Matt Chapman with a fastball. Toronto’s pushing dune scored to make it 2-1.

Fujinami seemed to settle down after throwing his first two pitches for strikes to Danny Jansen. Back-to-back sliders made it 3-1.

Dalton Basho followed with an infield single, this time an error by Baltimore shortstop Jorge Mateo, and Toronto added another run.

Toronto had already gotten six innings of one-run ball from Yusei Kikuchi and one inning each from Garcia, Jordan Hicks and Eric Swanson.

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