It wasn’t a blowout win in front of a sold out crowd like last night, but the end of the game tonight featured almost as much excitement. After trailing much of tonight’s game, the Blue Jays scored three runs between the 9th and 10th inning, including George Springer’s walk off single as Toronto defeated Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings.
The 10th inning went about as good as it could go, as Jordan Romano stranded two base runners in the top half of the frame. He had a runner on third with one out, but he got Spencer Torkelson to fly out to shallow right, not deep enough for Javier Baez to test out Springer’s arm.
Kevin Kiermaier led off the bottom of the 10th with a sacrifice bunt that moved Danny Jansen to third base, and Springer dribbled a ball up the middle the very next pitch for the game-winning hit.
Blue Jays Nation’s Player of the Game: Kevin Gausman
All of the excitement happened after Gausman left the game, but his efforts still deserve recognition, as he struck out eleven batters versus no walks in eight total innings. He did, unfortunately, surrender his first earned run(s) on the season, as the Tigers were able to tag him for three runs. Nick M …
Author: Evan Stack / Blue Jays Nation