The Toronto Blue Jays unleashed their broom on Sunday in Pittsburgh to complete a three-game series sweep over the Pirates with a 4-3 victory. < /p>
The only Canadian team in major league baseball, however, came very close to letting this duel slip away late in the game.
Holding a slim one-point lead to start the ninth round batting crowd favorites, save specialist Jordan Romano quickly got into trouble.
The visitors' gunner had to face the third batter of the inning after the two first had managed to reach the second and the third base.
Nevertheless, Romano put in the mitt three consecutive hitters to end the threat, signing his 30th save of the season .
On the mound, Ross Stripling (7-4) started this duel and he added the victory to his record, even if i He is the one who gave up the three opposing runs, on two hits and three walks. He finally stepped down after six innings, having left eight opponents in the dust.
Offensively, the Blue Jays haven't had a single hit over a run.
Whit Merrifield, Alejandro Kirk and Teoscar Hernandez all singled for a run in the second, third and seventh innings, respectively. Cavan Biggio drove in the team's other run on a home run on the fourth assault.
The Blue Jays will look to build on their momentum in an important four-game series, including a doubleheader, from Monday to Wednesday, against their most important pursuers in the race for the playoffs: the Baltimore Orioles.
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