Blue Jays rally for Three in 9 to beat Marlins 6-5 – CBS Miami

BUFFALO (AP) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored the winning run on Joe Panik’s sacrificial flight and crowned a rally with three runs in the lower part of the ninth inning, which gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the hurling Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

“If you want to be a winning team, everyone has to do their part,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. “(Panic) got away with the big hit, the big sack fly. It was great.”

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Bo Bichette tied it off with a two-run triple and Randal Grichuk hit two solo homers to improve Toronto to 2-0 at his temporary Buffalo home this season.

“It felt good,” said Bichette. “It was a tough pitch and I could put the barrel on it.”

Panic threw a one-out-fly against reliever Yimi García (3: 4) in the continuous rain and made it safely when midfielder Starling Marte dropped the ball due to a mistake.

Reese McGuire and Marcus Semien started ninth with singles, 5-3 behind the Blue Jays, and Bichette both finished with a triple-right field. Guerrero and Teoscar Hernández were deliberately run to load the bases before Grichuk hit a force play and set the stage for panic.

“My command with my fastball didn’t work well,” said García. “It made things not happen the way I wanted them to.”

Bichette’s triple on the right field line followed a pair of foul balls to the right.

“I could see he stayed behind,” said Montoyo. “He’s really good there. His two-strike approach is outstanding. It was wonderful.”

Anthony Castro (1: 1) achieved an impeccable ninth place.

Corey Dickerson, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Jesús Aguilar and Marte played for Miami, which has lost five times in a row. Marlins starter Pablo López has peaked his career with nine strikeouts over four innings.

“It’s one of those who you take the lead with, you hit your right guys in the bullpen and you feel pretty good about it,” said Miami’s manager Don Mattingly. “We had the lead at the end of the game and you really want to give the ball to your bullpen.”

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Toronto rookie Alek Manoah, who is from Homestead, Florida, got into trouble against his home team, allowing three home runs in the first three innings and going to the bases in the fourth.

Manoah threw six shutout innings on his Major League debut last Thursday at Yankee Stadium. Against the Marlins, the 23-year-old right-hander allowed four hits and three steps while scoring five hits.

“I didn’t do the off-speed pitches the way I needed to,” said Manoah. “Even if I have a good trip, it’s a learning experience. You threw a few balls in the air today. This is baseball. “

López, who also had nine strikeouts against San Francisco on April 18, fanned seven out of eight batterns simultaneously, with Grichuk’s second homer of the night interrupting the impressive series.

Dickerson opened the scoring with a single goal in the second inning, his second of the season. Chisholm struck a two-run drive in the third, his sixth, to give Miami a 3-1 lead before Aguilar later fell low for his 10th of the year.

After Manoah ran two clubs and hit another with a pitch with an out in the fourth, he was replaced by Joel Payamps, who fanned Chisholm and brought Marte to the ground.

Grichuk hit his 11th homer before the fourth inning against López to make it 4-2. It was Grichuk’s tenth multi-home game in his career.

Marte hit his third homer in the seventh, giving Miami its first four-homer game since a double-headed final against Washington on September 18, 2020.

American League batting leader Guerrero tripled on his first at-bat but went 1 for 4 to bring his average down to 0.335. In the seventh inning, with two up and Toronto 5-2 behind, he roped a sharp line drive to right field only to be caught by Adam Duvall. Hernández then took up Chisholm’s mistake in the shortstop, whereby Semien scored from second place.

The Blue Jays are unable to play in Toronto for a second consecutive season due to Canadian health restrictions due to COVID-19.

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