Guerrero hits MLB-leading 45th HR, Blue Jays rout Rays 8-1

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his main league-leading 45th house run, Alek Manoah set a profession top via pitching 8 shutout innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays Eight-1 on Monday evening.

Teoscar Hernández had his first profession five-hit recreation and Bo Bichette added a solo house run, his 24th, because the surging Blue Jays progressed to 12-1 in September.

The AL East-leading Rays misplaced for the fourth time in 5 video games and are Five-7 this month after going 21-6 in August.

Going through left-hander Adam Conley within the 6th, Guerrero coated a Three-1 pitch down the left-field line, breaking a tie with Angels two-way celebrity Shohei Ohtani for many house runs within the large leagues.

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In doing so, Guerrero additionally eclipsed the single-season top set via his Corridor of Reputation father with Montreal in 2000.

Toronto leads the majors with 232 house runs this 12 months.

Rays heart fielder Kevin Kiermaier climbed the wall to make a impressive catch on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s deep force within the 7th.

Gurriel had 3 hits and two RBIs, and Breyvic Valera added 3 hits and drove in 3 runs because the Blue Jays maintained their place atop the crowded AL wild-card chase. Toronto started the day tied with Boston, however the Blue Jays have performed two fewer video games than the Pink Sox.

With 17 hits in all, it used to be every other offensive outburst via the Blue Jays, who scored 22 runs in opposition to Baltimore on Sunday. That got here at some point after Toronto publish 22 runs in a doubleheader in opposition to the Orioles.

Manoah (6-2) allowed only one hit, walked none and struck out 10, one shy of his profession highest. He received for the primary time since beating the Angels on Aug. 11, snapping a five-start winless streak.

The rookie right-hander used to be very best till Joey Wendle singled on a two-strike fastball with two outs within the 5th. Manoah spoke back via hanging out Taylor Partitions to finish the inning.

Rays outfielder Austin Meadows hit a house run off Trevor Richards within the 9th, his 25th.

Tampa Bay left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (Eight-Five) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 2 0.33 innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays supervisor Kevin Money mentioned INF Brandon Lowe used to be held out of the beginning lineup as a result of his legs are “beat up.” Money mentioned Lowe used to be to be had off the bench.

ROSTER MOVES

The Blue Jays recalled LHP Ryan Borucki from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RHP Trent Thornton to their best farm membership.

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Blue Jays RHP José Berríos (11-7, Three.52 ERA) faces Rays RHP Drew Rasmussen (2-1, Three.25) on Tuesday. Berríos is Zero-2 with a 7.15 ERA in 4 profession conferences with the Rays, however hasn’t confronted them since Would possibly 2019 with Minnesota.

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