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Guerrero Hits 3 Run Homer, Jays Beat Twins

Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Jays 9 Twin 3

This is a space holder for the recap. Tom watched the game in the bar and is doing this on his phone. When Tom drinks, he refers to himself in the third person. Yes, it is annoying.

Teoscar Hernandez and Vlad homered. And Bo went 3 for 5 hitting in the fifth spot.

Alek Manoah had a very good start.

I'll fix this when I get home.

Manoah gave us 6 innings of work, allowing just 2 hits, but he gave out 4 walks and 2 earned. And he got his 12 win of the season.

And we got an inning from Tim Mayza, Yimi Garcia and new Jay Anthony Bass (who did give up a solo homer but then didn’t throw anything that didn’t move, I enjoyed watching him, but I had a couple of beer by that point).

On offense....well we had some trouble against Sonny Gray. He didn’t allow a run for 5 innings, even though we loaded the bases in the fifth but Vlad ground out to end the inning. I thought it wasn’t going to be our night.

But we got three run in the sixth. Teoscar Hernandez homered to tie the game at one. After that Bo Bichette doubled and Lourdes Gurriel singled him home. A Whit Merriefield single brought in Lourdes (after a Carlos Correa error moved him to third. Correa caught a Matt Chapman line drive then threw wide to first in a useless attempt to double up Lourdes).

And then we got six more runs in the eighth:

  • Bo doubled.
  • Lourdes singled him home.
  • An out later Merrifield singled.
  • Cavan Biggio popped one up that fell between third basemen Jose Miranda and left fielder Nick Gordon, Lourdes scored.
  • Then Vlad homered to make up for his ground out with the base loaded in the fifth. Suddenly we were up 9-2.

We had 13 hits and 6 walks. Bo had 3 hits, including 2 doubles. He looked a lot more relaxed at the plate tonight. Vlad, Lourdes, Whit and Cavan had 2 hits. The only Jays not to hit were Alejandro Kirk (who took three walks) and Matt Chapman (who had one walk).

Jays of the Day: Lourdes (.248 WPA), Tim Mayza (.106) and Bo (.091).

No one got the other award. Chapman had the low mark at -.065.

Tomorrow we have an 8:00 Eastern start. Jose Berrios (8-4, 4.96) coming off a great July starter for the Jays. Tyler Mahle (5-7, 4.40) starts for the Twins.