Jays Win With Big Eighth Inning

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A recap of last night's Toronto/Oakland Game Three.

The Toronto Blue Jays scored five big runs at the top of the eighth inning last night to defeat the Oakland Athletics 9-4.

The Jays scored two runs at the top of the first inning.

First, Teoscar Hernandez drove in Bo Bichette with a single.

Then, Randal Grichuk drove in Vladmir Guerrero Jr. with a single.

Ramon Laureano hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first.

The A's tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when Matt Chapman hit a solo home run.

Oakland pulled ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Sean Murphy drove in Laureano with a single.

The Jays tied the game in the eighth inning when Jonathan Davis scored on a wild pitch.

Hernandez drove in Bichette to put Toronto ahead 4-3.

Grichuk drove in Guerrero Jr. with a single.

Then, Hernandez scored on a sacrfice fly by Cavan Biggio.

Finally, Grichuk scored on a routine ground out.

In the bottom of the eighth, Murphy drove in Matt Olson with a double.

At the top of the ninth inning, Guerrero Jr. hit a two run double.

Grchuk went three for five at the plate and had two RBIs.

Jay's starting pitcher, Robbie Ray went six innings, allowing six hits, three earned runs, no walks and struck out nine batters.

Robbie Ray has another good night.

At the postgame press conference last night, Jay's manager, Charlie Montoyo said that Ray was outstanding.

Murphy went two for four at the plate and had two RBIs.

A's starting pitcher, Chris Bassit went seven innings, allowing six hits, two earned runs, no walks, and struck out seven batters.

The two teams play again in the rubber match this afternoon.

Submitted: May 06, 2021

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