Blue Jays rally to 6-2 victory over Kansas City

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Friday, June 28, 2019

Toronto (6) Kansas City (2) Final

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit two homers to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 25-year-old is now batting .305 on the season and added his league-leading sixth outfield assist from left field, despite playing just 30 games in the outfield this season.

Toronto (30-52) went to Sean Reid-Foley on the mound to start the game, allowing two earned runs across 5.1 innings of work. He exited the game with a 2-0 deficit and subsequently earned a no decision, however, the Blue Jays would tie the score in the bottom of the sixth.

Martin Maldonado took Reid-Foley deep to centre field in the fifth inning with a solo home-run to break open the scoring for Kansas City (28-54). 

The Royals received 6.2 innings of pitching from Danny Duffy (3-4), who struck out eight but allowed three earned runs in the loss.

Randal Grichuk and Eric Sogard both homered to increase the Jays' lead and did not look back from there.

Daniel Hudson (4-2) earned the victory for Toronto after working a clean sixth inning and getting one out in the seventh. Ken Giles closed out the game with a ninth inning save to officially complete the 6-2 comeback.

Martin Maldonado