Controversial game gives Blue Jays victory

Controversial game gives Blue Jays victory


The Toronto Blue Jays won 3-2 in 10th innings with a controversial play at home plate that is being reviewed on video Sunday against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

Cavan Biggio hit a sacrifice fly that sent Whit Merrifield home, but receiver Gary Sánchez caught the ball over the plate. Merrifield was initially taken off by the referee after contact, but video replay helped overturn the decision.

Bo Bichette, with his 27th double of the campaign, drove in the first run of the game in the second inning. A single from Lourdes Gurriel Jr. then pushed Biggio towards the plate on the next turn at bat.

The Twins may have lost, but they never gave up in this game. Luis Arráez allowed Tim Beckham to score the equalizer late in the ninth inning. Although he screwed up the short front of the Toronto team, Jordan Romano (4-3) deserved the victory.

Kevin Gausman was John Schneider's right-hand man to start the match. He gave up no runs, giving up five hits in six innings. The starter has therefore shut out his opponents in the last 14 innings he has played.

Chris Archer has given two points in the American clan. He allowed four safe strikes while striking out as many batters. Caleb Thielbar (2-1) suffered a first loss this season.

José Miranda was the source of the other point for the local favorites, who secured the tiebreaker between the two teams in this series despite that loss of the day. The two clubs are also very close in the standings, with only three games difference in the fight against the teams drafted in the American.

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The Blue Jays also added pitcher Tim Mayza's name to the 15-day disabled list before the game.

Mayza dislocated his right shoulder Saturday at the following a contact at home plate where he was trying to remove a runner from the Twins.

The 30-year-old American has been very solid when called upon for relief this season. He is 5-0 with a 2.88 earned run average in 34 1/3 innings over 41 games.

To replace him, Trent Thornton was recalled from the Buffalo Bisons.

The Blue Jays will now travel to Baltimore for a three-game series beginning Monday.