MLB Game Recap - Toronto at Tampa Bay
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

MIA
3
WSH
2
F
TOR
6
TB
5
F(10)
MIL
2
PIT
7
F
PHI
2
ATL
11
F
DET
10
CLE
5
F
BOS
8
BAL
5
F
MIN
2
KC
7
F
CIN
4
STL
2
F
CHW
10
CHC
1
F
HOU
3
SD
4
F
TEX
4
SEA
7
F
COL
1
LAD
5
F
LAA
3
OAK
5
F
ARI
2
SF
6
F
NYY
NYM
PPD

August 21, 2020 6:40 PM

Final (10)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

R

H

E

Toronto (13-11)

0

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

6

10

0

Tampa Bay (17-10)

1

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

5

10

0

W: Hatch (1-1)

L: Loup (3-1)

S: Romano (1)

TOR - HR: Guerrero Jr. (4) , Hernandez (9)

TB - HR: Lowe (9) , Diaz (2)

Blue Jays beat Rays 6-5 in 10 for 6th straight win
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:17 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each drove in a run during the 10th inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays win their sixth consecutive game, 6-5 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.

Biggio knocked in Brandon Drury from second to start the 10th with a double off Aaron Loup (3-1). Biggio went to third on a sacrifice bunt before Gurriel hit a sacrifice fly as the Blue Jays went up 6-4.

"We're having fun," Toronto starter Matt Shoemaker said. "Obviously winning is fun and losing isn't. But when you go out there and you play together as one core unit, and everybody's feeding off each other, it's very contagious."

Yandy Diaz began the bottom of the 10th with an RBI single against Jordan Romano. The reliever got a grounder from Hunter Renfroe with two on for his first career save.

"It just didn't go our way at the end," Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough said.

Thomas Hatch (1-0) worked a scoreless ninth for his first major league win.

Brandon Lowe and Diaz homered for the Rays, who were coming off a 9-1 road trip that concluded Thursday with a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium. The loss dropped Tampa Bay percentage points behind first-place New York in the AL East.

Teoscar Hernandez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered during a three-pitch stretch in the second. The Blue Jays have gone deep 28 times over their last 11 games.

Tampa Bay tied it at 4 on pinch-hitter Jose Martinez's two-run double in the sixth against Ryan Borucki. The Rays later loaded the bases with two outs, but Rafael Dolis struck out Michael Perez on a 3-2 pitch.

The Rays got solo homers from Lowe in the first and Diaz in the third off Shoemaker.

After Hernandez and Guerrero connected on consecutive solo shots off Yarbrough, Gurriel had an RBI double and Randal Grichuk added a run-scoring infield single to put the Blue Jays up 4-1.

Gurriel appeared to score a fifth run in the second after being called safe on his attempt to score from second with a rolling move to avoid Perez's tag on Grichuk's hit. The call was overturned after a three-minute video review.

Yarbrough allowed four runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Shoemaker gave up two runs and four hits over five innings.

DEFENSIVE GEMS

Gurriel made an on-the-fly throw from foul ground in the left-field corner to retire Diaz, who tried to score from first base on Ji-Man Choi's double in the first inning. ... Renfroe made a running catch in right field on Guerrero's drive in the ninth and then safely leaped over a short wall onto a walkway in the seating area. "I was more impressed by the leap than I was the catch," Rays manager Kevin Cash said of the 6-foot-1, 230-pound outfielder. "He looked like he was in an NFL combine."

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Nate Pearson (elbow tightness) continues to undergo tests.

Rays: RHP Yonny Chirinos is scheduled to have Tommy John surgery Monday to repair a torn UCL. ... RHP Charlie Morton (right shoulder inflammation) will have his status evaluated over the next couple of days.

UP NEXT

The starting pitchers for the second game of the series Saturday night had not been announced.

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Pitchers of Record

Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
T. Hatch (W, 1-1) 1 1 0 0 2 0.00 1.000
J. Romano (S, 1) 1 2 0 0 1 0.00 2.000
Tampa Bay IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
A. Loup (L, 3-1) 2 2 1 0 1 4.50 1.000

Batting Leaders

Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
C. Biggio 3 3 2 0 1 1 4 0 4.3
T. Hernandez 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 2.1
Tampa Bay AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
Y. Diaz 3 3 2 1 2 2 6 0 6.5
J. Martinez 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2.0

Team Comparison

TOR TB
At Bats 35 38
Hits 10 10
Batting Average .286 .263
On Base Percentage .316 .349
Slugging Percentage 0.543 0.474
Doubles 3 2
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 2 2
Total Bases 19 18
Walks 2 5
Strikeouts 9 10
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 1
Runners Left On Base 4 9
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 3/8 3/8
Double Plays Fielded 0 4
Errors 0 0

2020 Regular Season - TB Leads Series 4-3

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Jul 24 TOR 6 @ TB 4 J. Romano C. Morton
Sat Jul 25 TOR 1 @ TB 4 N. Anderson S. Gaviglio
Sun Jul 26 TOR 5 @ TB 6 C. Roe S. Yamaguchi
Fri Aug 14 TB 4 @ TOR 12 W. Font R. Thompson
Sat Aug 15 TB 3 @ TOR 2 A. Loup J. Romano
Sun Aug 16 TB 7 @ TOR 5 A. Loup W. Font
Fri Aug 21 TOR 6 @ TB 5 T. Hatch A. Loup

Game Information

Stadium: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 3:31
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?