Gausman pitches eight shutout innings for 11th win of season
Springer goes 4-for-4 with two home runs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Hyun-jin Ryu’s Toronto Blue Jays swept the Kansas City Royals to move into a tie for the second American League wild card.
The Blue Jays defeated the Royals 5-1 on Tuesday (June 10) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, behind Kevin Gausman and George Springer.
With the sweep of Kansas City for the second straight game, following a 5-4 win the previous day (Sept. 9), Toronto improved to 79-63 on the season, tying the Seattle Mariners, who lost to the Tampa Bay Rays earlier in the day, for the second wild-card spot in the American League.
Leading Toronto to victory was starter Gausman and leadoff hitter Springer.
Gaussman shut down the Kansas City offense, throwing 105 pitches over eight innings, allowing two hits (one home run), one walk and 10 strikeouts. Gaussman, who pitched his third eight-inning game of the season, improved to 11-8 on the year.
Springer also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored. With his 18-19 arches, Springer is one shy of 20 homers for the third straight season.
Toronto broke the game open with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning. Springer took a slider up the middle from Kansas City second baseman Zack Greinke over the left field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Gausman tied the game in the top of the fifth off Edward Olivares, but Toronto regained the lead in the bottom of the inning. Springer singled up the middle with runners on second and third to bring home two runs.온라인카지노
Toronto added two more runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Cavan Biggio and a run-scoring single by Springer in the seventh to make it 5-1.
Greinke, who allowed four runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk in 3⅔ innings, suffered his 15th loss of the season.
Toronto will look for a three-game sweep when it hosts Kansas City on Nov. 11, sending starter Jose Berrios to the mound.