The Azulejos use blow in the ninth to overthrow the Royals
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s ninth-inning grand slam helped the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Tuesday night in Kansas City in a game that was in doubt until the ninth five-run race .
Toronto pitchers worked around constant traffic at the bases. The Royals had 18 base runners. They were 2 of 14 with runners in the scoring position and left a total of 14 runners at the base.
Sean Reid-Foley (1-1) won the victory, but it was not easy. He did not allow a run in five innings, but allowed four hits and walked four, and two other base runners reached the base of errors while in the game.
Mike Montgomery (1-4) took the loss for Kansas City. He allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Los Azulejos got two runs in the first RBI single entry of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Guerrero, but they could have had more. Cavan Biggio missed a two-run homer in a flyout that ended at the entrance. Randal Grichuk was also caught stealing in third place before the single by Guerrero, possibly denying the Jays another race.
The Royals left the bases loaded at the bottom of Reid-Foley's first exit, a sign of things to come. Through the first four entries, the Royals left seven runners at the base.
Los Azulejos silver two more in the fifth. Brandon Drury started with a walk, followed by a double by Danny Jansen. After Montgomery withdrew Bo Bichette, Freddy Galvis left a single to the center, scoring Drury and Jansen.
The Royals finally took an opportunity to score when Meibrys Viloria had a double RBI with two outs in the eighth. But Alex Gordon lined up in a Grichuk dive catch with two runners to finish the inning.
The five Blue Jays races in the ninth were not won. The Royals also added a run in the ninth.
Whit Merrifield stroked a single in the sixth inning, extending his streak to 132 games without consecutive games without hits. It is the third longest streak of this type in the American League, and guaranteed to tie the fifth longest in the majors since 1946.
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