Toronto Blue Jays 3, Seattle Mariners 4
Kyle Seager hit a tie-breaking home run during the eighth inning, while Austin Nola also went deep, as the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday afternoon.
Seager’s two-out drive off the right-field foul screen came off the first pitch from left-hander Tim Mayza.
The Mariners won for the third time in five games. This came after they had lost eight of their previous nine.
Meanwhile, Seager’s home run extended his hitting streak to eleven games. The third baseman has reached safely in 21 of his past 22 and has hit nine of his 15 home runs in that stretch.
However, while the loss was undoubtedly a blow for the Blue Jays. There would have been an extra concern when Vladimir Guerrero Jr was sent for an MRI scan following the defeat.
Guerrero Jr. left the Toronto Blue Jays game after two innings with left-knee discomfort. After grounding out to third in the first inning, Guerrero hustled to cut off a ground ball from Seattle infielder Austin Nota in the second.
Speaking to the media after the defeat, Charlie Montoyo said: “For anybody who complains about something or feels something we’re going to take him out of the game, even more so this late in the season. That goes for anybody. He complained, so we took him out.”
Meanwhile, Nola scored in the second on a sacrifice fly by Keon Broxton. However, the Blue Jays replied at the bottom half on Billy McKinney’s two-out RBI single.
Nola homered off Trent Thornton to start the fourth. Before, Broxton added a second sacrifice fly later in the inning. However, Seattle couldn’t hold on to their lead.
Bichette trimmed the deficit to 3-2 with a two-out blast off Taylor Guilbeau during the fifth. Before, Reese McGuire tied the scores in the seventh. He homered on the second pitch from Anthony Bass. Meanwhile, Bichette’s homer was his fifth, and McGuire’s was his third.