MLB Game Recap - Tampa Bay at Toronto
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

TB
9
TOR
10
F(12)
LAD
9
WAS
3
F
NYY
5
BOS
9
F
DET
1
SEA
8
F
ARI
9
MIA
2
F
ATL
15
PHI
7
F
PIT
0
NYM
3
F
COL
1
CIN
3
F
CHC
3
MIL
5
F(10)
MIN
1
CHW
5
F
HOU
8
STL
2
F
CLE
9
KC
1
F
SF
1
SD
5
F
TEX
4
OAK
5
F
BAL
8
LAA
7
F

July 27, 2019 3:07 PM

Final (12)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

R

H

E

Tampa Bay (59-48)

0

6

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

13

1

Toronto (40-66)

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

4

0

0

1

10

16

0

W: Hudson (6-2)

L: Pagan (2-2)

TB - HR: Adames (11) , dArnaud (12)

TOR - HR: Guerrero Jr. (10) , Hernandez 2 (14) , Drury 2 (11) , Biggio (7)

Hernandez hits HR in 12th, Blue Jays rally past Rays 10-9
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:45 PM

TORONTO (AP) With his first extra-inning home run, Teoscar Hernandez capped off Toronto's biggest comeback in more than four years.

Hernandez led off the 12th inning with a home run and the Blue Jays overcame a seven-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-9 on Saturday.

Toronto hadn't overturned a deficit that big since erasing Boston's 8-1 lead on June 12, 2015.

"We battled the whole game," Hernandez said. "We didn't put our heads down."

Hernandez connected off Emilio Pagan (2-2) for his second solo homer of the game. He also went back-to-back with Brandon Drury in the eighth.

"Hernandez is a guy we feel like we can expand on," Pagan said. "I went off the plate earlier in the at bat and he took it so I tried to bring it a little bit closer, get maybe a bad swing. Probably caught too much of the plate."

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and Drury tied it with a two-out, solo drive as the Blue Jays rallied from a 9-2 deficit.

For Hernandez, it was his fifth career multihomer game, while Drury's was his first. Drury went 4 for 6, the sixth four-hit game of his career.

Daniel Hudson (6-2) worked one inning for the win.

After Avisail Garcia doubled in the sixth, five Blue Jays relievers combined to retire the final 21 Rays batters in order.

"They were great," Drury said. "They got ahead of guys and all had really good tempo. I feel like it was really quick innings there. It was just three up, three down all the time. That's good for our offense, too, to get some momentum going."

Cavan Biggio added a solo home run as the Blue Jays snapped a five-game streak in which they'd failed to score more than three runs. They won for the second time in eight meetings with the Rays.

Toronto hit six home runs, its most since hitting six against the Rays on Aug. 23, 2017.

"It's tough to win when you give up that amount of home runs," Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

Cash wasn't interested in wondering whether his team had suffered a more difficult defeat this season.

"It's a tough loss," he said. "I'm not going to rank what they are but it's certainly a tough loss."

Pagan called it "super frustrating."

"It's terrible," he said. "I think everybody in the bullpen would tell you that this is on us."

Leading 9-5 to begin the ninth, Rays right-hander Oliver Drake allowed the first two batters to reach, then gave up Guerrero's 10th homer.

Left-hander Adam Kolarek came on and struck out Biggio. Lefty Colin Poche replaced Kolarek and struck out Danny Jansen, but Drury hit a first-pitch homer to tie it at 9.

"I felt like I was making good pitches except for one," Poche said. That's the way it goes sometimes."

Right-hander Andrew Kittredge started for the Rays and worked a season-high three innings, allowing two runs and five hits. It was Kittredge's longest outing since a 3 1/3-inning stint against Boston on March 31, 2018.

Making his second start since returning from an elbow injury, Blue Jays lefty Ryan Borucki allowed six runs and eight hits in two innings. Borucki's ERA rose from 3.86 to 10.80.

"My command has got to get better, everything has got to get better," Borucki said. "It's pretty self-explanatory."

Travis d'Arnaud and Willy Adames each hit three-run home runs in a six-run second but the Rays couldn't hold on.

D'Arnaud went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and scored twice. He has seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 17 games this month - both are Rays records by a catcher in any calendar month.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: Garcia (illness) was removed after three innings. Joey Wendle came in to play second base and Mike Brosseau moved from second to right. ... INF Daniel Robertson (right knee) was set to continue his rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham on Saturday night by playing nine innings at shortstop. OF Kevin Kiermaier (left thumb) is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment by starting at DH for Class A Charlotte.

Blue Jays: Toronto put C Luke Maile (strained left oblique) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 24, and recalled C Reese McGuire from Triple-A Buffalo. Maile was injured while swinging during pregame batting practice.

CALL IT A COMEBACK

This was the sixth time in team history the Blue Jays have overcome a seven-run deficit. Their biggest comeback was from 10-0 down at Boston on June 4, 1989. Toronto won that game 13-11 in 11 innings.

ROSTER MOVE

The Rays optioned C Michael Perez to Triple-A. A pitcher will come up Sunday.

UP NEXT

Rays: RHP Yonny Chirinos (8-2, 3.29) starts Sunday's series finale. Chirinos pitched five shutout innings against the Blue Jays on May 27. That was an improvement on his first meeting with Toronto this season, when he allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings of an 11-7 win on April 12.

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (3-14, 6.06) tries again to snap a streak of 13 consecutive losing decisions. Sanchez last won April 27 against Oakland.

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Pitchers of Record

Tampa Bay IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
E. Pagan (L, 2-2) 1.1 1 1 2 0 6.75 2.250
Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
D. Hudson (W, 6-2) 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000

Batting Leaders

Tampa Bay AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
W. Adames 4 2 2 1 3 1 5 0 3.2
T. dArnaud 5 2 2 1 3 1 5 0 2.6
Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
B. Drury 6 4 2 2 3 0 10 0 6.7
C. Biggio 3 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 3.3

Team Comparison

TB TOR
At Bats 47 49
Hits 13 16
Batting Average .277 .327
On Base Percentage .340 .389
Slugging Percentage 0.468 0.755
Doubles 3 3
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 2 6
Total Bases 22 37
Walks 5 5
Strikeouts 11 14
Stolen Bases 0 1
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 8 11
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 6/14 2/12
Double Plays Fielded 3 3
Errors 1 0

2019 Regular Season - TB Leads Series 6-2

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Apr 12 TB 11 @ TOR 7 R. Yarbrough T. Thornton
Sat Apr 13 TB 1 @ TOR 3 T. Pannone C. Roe
Sun Apr 14 TB 8 @ TOR 4 A. Kolarek M. Stroman
Mon May 27 TOR 3 @ TB 8 Y. Chirinos A. Sanchez
Tue May 28 TOR 1 @ TB 3 R. Yarbrough C. Richard
Wed May 29 TOR 3 @ TB 4 D. Castillo J. Shafer
Fri Jul 26 TB 3 @ TOR 1 R. Yarbrough J. Waguespack
Sat Jul 27 TB 9 @ TOR 10 D. Hudson E. Pagan

Game Information

Stadium: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 28,204
Game Time: 4:07
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?