Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernández every hit a grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 22-7 Sunday, completing two runs shy of the franchise file.
Guerrero’s pressure tied him with Angels two-way big name Shohei Ohtani for the most important league lead. Jake Lamb additionally homered all over a 10-run 3rd inning for the Blue Jays, who took 3 of the 4 within the collection.
Toronto scored 44 runs of their 3 victories.
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“The remaining 3 days, I have been within the sport for 35 years, and I have by no means observed anything else like that,” Blue Jays supervisor Charlie Montoyo stated. “I did not know we have been going to attain this many runs, however on the finish of August, I stated we have been going to get sizzling as a result of we now have means too many hitters. Now, we are swinging the bats nice. It is contagious.”
Gurriel set the franchise file together with his fourth grand slam of the season and in addition had a two-run homer within the 5th to pressure in seven runs. Danny Jansen had 4 hits, together with 3 doubles, and 4 RBIs.
The membership file for runs was once set in a 24-10 thrashing of the Orioles on June 26, 1978, a sport through which John Mayberry hit the Jays’ handiest two homers and had seven RBIs after coming off the bench.
Toronto had 19 hits and advanced to 80-63 after beginning the day tied with the Yankees for the second one AL wild card at the back of Boston.
Ryan Mountcastle hit his 28th homer, equaling the Orioles rookie file set by way of Cal Ripken Jr. in 1982.
Anthony Santander homered for the 3rd time in 4 video games and Austin Wynns had a solo shot within the 7th and completed with 3 RBIs for Baltimore.
“We swung the bat beautiful smartly,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde stated. “We are simply no longer pitching really well.”
Blue Jays left-hander Steven Matz (12-7) allowed 5 runs and 6 hits with six strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
“We’re hanging force on everybody else,” Matz stated. “We wish guys to be subsidized into corners. In a single inning, we will be able to ranking 10 runs, in order that’s a lovely particular factor.”
Orioles rookie left-hander Zac Lowther (Zero-2) was once recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sept. 6 to take a place within the rotation. Lowther loaded the bases on a unmarried and two walks within the first. He then hit Hernández for the Blue Jays’ first run. Gurriel adopted with the grand slam and Toronto led Five-Zero.
Guerrero driven the result in 6-Zero with a solo shot in the second one.
“They are just right hitters and I wasn’t attacking them,” Lowther stated. “With a lineup like that, it’s important to get forward and need to assault, and I wasn’t doing it.”
The Orioles pulled inside 6-Three within the backside part on a fielder’s selection by way of Kelvin Gutierrez and a two-run unmarried by way of Wynns.
The Blue Jays pulled away within the 3rd in opposition to Spenser Watkins with a two-run double by way of Jansen, a unmarried by way of Breyvic Valera and a solo homer by way of Lamb.
Hernandez put the sport additional out of succeed in with the grand slam.
It was once the primary time the Blue Jays have hit two grand slams in a sport.
Mike Baumann entered and allowed a two-run double to Valera.
Blue Jays: DH George Springer was once held out of the lineup at some point after hitting a two-run homer that gave Toronto an 11-10 victory within the first sport of a doubleheader. Springer neglected 3 video games after fouling a ball off his knee in Monday’s Eight-Zero win over the Yankees.
Orioles: RHP Matt Harvey (proper knee irritation) was once transferred to the 60-day IL. Harvey completed the season 6-14 with a 6.27 ERA over 28 begins. He’s a unfastened agent after the season.
Blue Jays: RHP Alek Manoah (Five-2, Three.71 ERA) is beginning the collection opener Monday in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Orioles: LHP Alexander Wells (1-2, 7.15 ERA) will get started Tuesday in opposition to the New York Yankees.