The Toronto Blue Jays snapped a five-game losing streak with a narrow 2-1 win over the Athletics on Wednesday in Oakland.
Trailing after six innings, manager Charlie Montoyo's squad tied the game on their seventh turn at bat. Matt Chapman kicked the ball out of bounds when the trails were unoccupied.
In the next engagement, Bo Bichette imitated his teammate to allow the Jays to take the lead. In both cases, it was their 13th home run of the season.
Arriving on the mound in seventh, Adam Cimber (8-2) added the win to his record. The 31-year-old veteran gave absolutely nothing to the “A’s” in the two innings he played. Coming in relief for the last lap of the crowd favorites at the plate, Jordan Romano collected his 18th save of this campaign. He also passed two of the three batters he faced in the mitt.
Canada's only Major League Baseball team will return to action this Friday, in the first game of a four-game series against the Mariners in Seattle.
Burnes' work wasted
In Milwaukee, Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes will have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in his performance against the Chicago Cubs, but the relievers completely blew his effort, so the visitors won 2-1.
Burnes was withdrawn after seven innings of work, during which he made 10 opponents bite the dust, he who had not allowed a single point. He thus left his post while his team was leading 1-0, having only offered three hits and one walk to opposing batters. Luckily for him, the defeat was not added to his record.
Instead, it went to reliever Josh Hader (0-2), who allowed the winning run in the ninth inning, on a P.J. Higgins double that allowed Patrick Wisdom to get around the trails.
Brad Boxberger is the reliever who had previously tied the Cubs in the eighth inning, using a single from Rafael Ortega.
Keston Hiura drove in the Brewers' lone run, with a long solo ball.
In Chicago, the White Sox and Minnesota Twins fought back, but the crowd favorites eventually prevailed 9-8 in the 10th inning. Leury Garcia hit the winning single, while Eloy Jimenez drove in three runs for the winners.
In Detroit, the Tigers had no trouble beating the Cleveland Guardians 8-2. Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs in the win.