‘KKKKKKKK’ Kikuchi blown out despite 5⅓ innings of no-hit ball…TOR loses in 2-3 finale

The Toronto Blue Jays suffer a heartbreaking late-game loss.

Toronto suffered a 2-3 walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners on 22 April at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball with one walk and eight strikeouts, but the bullpen blew the game. The bullpen of Trevor Richards (one run in ⅔ of an inning), Eric Swanson (one scoreless inning), Yimi Garcia (one run in one inning) and Jordan Romano (one run in ⅔ of an inning) could not preserve the win.

The Toronto bats had six hits. Danny Jansen hit his 12th home run of the season, but it was not enough in the loss.

The teams battled through a scoreless fourth inning. Toronto took the lead in the top of the fifth on a solo home run by Danny Jansen. In the seventh, Dalton Bashaw led off with a single, stole second and advanced to third on Jansen’s single. With runners on first and third, Santiago Espinal struck out but scored on a wild pitch after a pitching change.바카라사이트

Seattle rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Leadoff hitter Ty France drew a walk and AJ Pollock followed with a double to put runners on second and third. After a Mike Ford RBI single, Seattle loaded the bases with one out on a Julio Rodriguez walk, but could not capitalise.

Toronto had the bases loaded in the top of the eighth on a Brandon Belt walk, a Matt Chapman single and a Whit Merrifield single. But Alejandro Kirk struck out to end the threat.

After surviving the threat, Seattle tied the game in the bottom of the eighth on a Tom Murphy single and a Ty France RBI double. In the ninth, leadoff hitter Jose Caballero drew a walk and J.P. Crawford laid down a sacrifice bunt to put runners on first and second. Julio Rodriguez followed with an automatic double and Eugenio Suarez’s big hit was caught by right fielder Josh Springer for an out. Teoscar Hernandez followed with an RBI single to complete the comeback.

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