MLB: Hernandez stands up for the Jays

MLB: Hernandez rises for Jays

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Teoscar Hernandez was a regular at Rogers Center on Tuesday, playing a major role in the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

The crowd favorites were down 2-1 in the sixth inning when the outfielder showed up at the plate, with Matt Chapman and Bo Bichette on the trails. Hernandez gave pitcher Brendon Little no chance, kicking out one of his offerings 392 feet from home plate. The 29-year-old athlete thus approached the plateau of 20 circuits in 2022, he who now has 19.

Earlier in the match, Hernandez had also signaled himself with his glove. In the fourth inning, he ran a long distance before sliding to the ground to catch a powerful shot from Franmil Reyes, possibly preventing the Cubs from increasing their lead at this point.

In addition to Hernandez, Vladimir Guerrero son also had success, hitting the ball for safety three times, driving in two runs. Among other things, he scored his 27th long ball this season.

On the mound, Kevin Gausman (10-9) won for the crowd favorites. In six rounds of work, he notably made nine opponents bite the dust. He also gave up two of the opposition's three runs, on five hits and a walk. For his part, Jordan Romano closed the debate with his 28th save of the season.

The Blue Jays will now try to complete the sweep on Wednesday, those who suffered this fate in their previous series, against Los Angeles Angels.