Jays Split Doubleheader

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A recap of yesterday's Toronto/Kansas City doubleheader.

Steven Matz

 

The Toronto Blue Jays split yesterday's double header against the Kansas City Royals.

Game One

Pttcher Steven Matz had a good day on the mound as his Blue Jays defeated the Royals 5-1.

The Jays went ahead 2-0 at the top of the first inning when Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a two run double.

Toronto went ahead 3-0 at the top of the fifth inning when Jonathan Davis hit a solo home run.

Vladmir Guerrero Jr. hit a solo home run at the top of the sixth inning to put Toronto ahead 4-0.

The Royals scored their lone run in the bottom of the sixth when Andrew Benintendi drove in Nicky Lopez with a double.

At the top of the seventh inning, Davis scored on a sacrifice fly by Marcus Semien.

Guerrero Jr. went 1 for 3 at the plate and had two RBIs.

Matz went six innings, allowing just two hits, an earned run, two walks, and struck out two batters.

K.C.'s starting pitcher went 5.2 innings, allowing seven hits, four earned runs, no walks, and struck out three batters.

Salvador Lopez

 

Game Two

The second game was close as the Blue Jays lost 3-2.

Despite the loss, Jay's manager, Charlie Montoyo said at the postgame press conference that he thought it was still a good game.

Toronto scored first in the second inning when Alejandro Kirk drove in Josh Palacios with a double.

The Royals tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Jarrod Dyson scored on a fielder's choice.

Later that same inning, Carlos Santana drove in Benintendi with a double to put the Royals ahead 2-1.

The Jays tied the game at the top of the fourth inning when Guerrero Jr, scored on a sacrifice fly by Gurriel Jr.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Salvador Perez hit a walk off home run to win the game for the Royals.

Perez went two for four at the plate and had a RBI.

Royal's starting pitcher, Ervin Santana went three innings, allowing two hits, an earned run, no walks, and struck out a batter.

Toronto's starting pitcher, Tommy Milone went 2.1 innings, allowing three hits, two earned runs, no walks, and struck out four batters.


Submitted: April 18, 2021

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