Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles Game Report - September 19, 2019
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Blue Jays (8) - Orioles (4)
The Jays bats exploded in the seventh inning, putting up six runs to securing the Toronto Blue Jays a series sweep over the Baltimore Orioles with an 8-4 victory on Thursday night.
The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh and Toronto sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring six runs to take an 8-2 lead.
The Blue Jays took a 3-2 lead after drawing three straight walks off Baltimore relievers Tanner Scott and Dillon Tate.
Consecutive two-out singles from Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. cashed in three more runs, pushing the lead to 6-2.
Star rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped off the offensive onslaught, lining a double to left field to bring home both Biggio and Gurriel, giving the Jays an 8-2 lead.
Anthony Kay (1-0) earned the first win of his major league career, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk over his four innings. Kay made his appearance following opener Wilmer Font, who pitched two scoreless innings.
Toronto (62-91) has won three straight series and seven of nine games overall.
Gabriel Ynoa (1-9) took the loss for Baltimore, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out one over 6.1 innings pitched.
Trey Mancini carried the Baltimore (49-104) offense on Thursday, going 4-for-4 with two RBI.
The trio of Biggio, Gurriel Jr., and Guerrero Jr. drove in seven of Toronto’s eight runs and were the only Jays players who recorded multiple hits.
The Blue Jays will continue their road trip on Friday in New York against the Yankees. Jacob Waguespack (4-5, 4.70 ERA) will look to curb his recent slide opposite former Blue Jay J.A. Happ (12-8, 5.07 ERA).