MLB: Blue Jays holding on

MLB: Blue Jays Hold On


The Toronto Blue Jays held on in the extra inning to win Game 2 of their series over the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

< p>The only Canadian major league baseball team can say thank you to its relievers for this narrow victory. Adam Cimber (10-5) and Jordan Romano muzzled the hosts' batters late in the game to lead theirs to victory.

Outfielder George Springer scored the winning run in the extra inning. He hit a double in left field against Ryan Braiser (0-3) to allow Jackie Bradley Jr. to cross the plate.

In that defensive battle, the game of the game came in the third inning, courtesy of Matt Chapman. The third baseman made a spectacular dive to catch Rafael Devers' shot after a bound. He then handed the ball to Bo Bichette, who completed the double play by hitting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on first base.

It is the son of the former glory of the Montreal Expos who tied the game in the fifth inning with a run single, imitating teammate Alejandro Kirk, who did the same in the fourth.

The Red Sox had taken the lead through Franchy Cordero , who dispatched a Jose Berrios offering out of bounds to open the scoring in the second inning. Enrique Hernandez also completed his lap of the trails on the streak.

Despite a difficult start, Berrios can say mission accomplished as a starting pitcher. He got six batters in the mitt in as many innings, and allowed only five strikeouts to the safe.

The same can be said for Brayan Bello, who struck out seven times. He allowed one more hit than Berrios in one less inning of work.

The Blue Jays and Red Sox will complete this three-game series on Thursday.