Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his thirty fourth residence run for the Blue Jays, who misplaced for the primary time in 4 video games since returning north of the border to Rogers Centre.
Not too long ago acquired Toronto reliever Brad Hand (5-6) endured a rocky tenth, opening the inning with a wild pitch that allowed automated runner Myles Straw to advance to 3rd. Amed Rosario lined Hand’s subsequent pitch by the drawn-in infield for an RBI single.
4 pitches later, Ramirez homered off the left discipline foul display, his twenty third.
“I used to be on the lookout for a excessive pitch and fortunately that occurred,” Ramirez mentioned by a translator. “He threw that top pitch and I used to be in a position to put the ball in play.”
It was the a hundred and fiftieth homer of Ramirez’s profession, 11 of which have come within the ninth inning or later.
Cleveland is 6-5 in additional innings whereas Toronto is 2-6.
Harold Ramirez and Oscar Mercado had back-to-back RBI singles off Blue Jays left-hander Robbie Ray in third. Toronto tied it on Guerrero’s two-run homer off rookie right-hander Eli Morgan within the sixth.
Recalled from Triple-A Columbus earlier than the sport, Morgan allowed two runs and 5 hits in career-high six innings. He walked one and matched a career-high by hanging out 9.
Jose Ramirez mentioned Morgan did a “great job,” and appearing supervisor DeMarlo Hale known as Morgan’s efficiency “excellent.”
“I assumed he was one step forward of them the primary two instances across the order as a result of he threw his fastball much more,” Hale mentioned.
Ray gave up two runs and 6 hits in six innings.
“They positively made me work at present,” Ray mentioned.
CATCH OF THE DAY
Straw made a sliding catch on George Springer’s drive to right-center to start the ninth.
“I assumed I had a great probability off the bat and certain sufficient I used to be in a position to get to it,” Straw mentioned.
DROPPING THE AX
The Blue Jays traded minor league RHP John Axford to Milwaukee for $1. The Canadian-born Axford, 38, started this season as a studio analyst on the Blue Jays’ tv broadcast crew. He signed a minor league cope with Toronto in June and posted an 0.77 ERA in 10 minor league appearances. Axford final pitched within the majors in 2018.
Springer was chosen because the AL participant of the week after batting .400 with three residence runs and 7 RBI.
Blue Jays: OF Corey Dickerson (left foot) took batting observe earlier than the sport and might be activated off the injured checklist this week, supervisor Charlie Montoyo mentioned.
Blue Jays LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (10-5, 3.26) will attempt to win his fourth straight choice when he faces Cleveland RHP Zach Plesac (6-3, 4.26) on Tuesday evening. Will probably be Ryu’s first Toronto begin since signing a four-year, $80-million cope with the Blue Jays in December 2019.