Blue Jays Hang On To Win First Game 6-5

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A recap of Game One of the Toronto/Philadelphia series.

Submitted: May 26, 2018

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It was really close, but the Toronto Blue Jays managed to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 after being up 6-1 in the fifth inning.

The Jays went ahead 3-0 at the top of the first inning.

First, Teoscar Hernandez drove in Josh Donaldson with a single.

Yangervis Solarte drove in Hernandez with a double.

Finally in the first inning, Kevin Pillar drove in Solarte also with a double.

Phillie's pitcher, Zach Eflin, made it 3-1 in the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run.

The Jays scored three more runs at the top of the fifth inning.

It seemed as if the Jays had the game under control, but no.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Carlos Santana hit a two run homer.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Rhys Hoskins drove in Cesar Hernandez with a double.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Jorge Alforo scored on a wild pitch.

Smoak went two for four and collected two RBIs.

Toronto's starting pitcher, Sam Gaviglio gave up just three hits, three earned runs, two walks, and struck out six batters in six innings pitched.

Eflin lasted just 4.2 innings, giving up nine hits, five earned runs, a walk and struck out seven batters.

Game Two is this afternoon at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia

 


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