Whit Merrifield hit a tiebreaking homer and fill-in starter Chris Bassitt pitched six strong innings because the Toronto Blue Jays notched a 5-2 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday afternoon
Bo Bichette additionally homered, and George Springer had a two-run single for the Blue Jays, who beat Arizona for the second straight day and have received seven of their final eight video games. Merrifield and Springer every had two hits and two RBIs
Geraldo Perdomo had three hits, Jake McCarthy had two hits and two RBIs and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. additionally had two hits for the Diamondbacks, who’ve misplaced seven of their previous eight contests
Bassitt (9-5) began for the Blue Jays after All-Star Kevin Gausman was scratched earlier Sunday on account of left facet discomfort. He gave up two runs and 7 hits and struck out 5 and walked none
Arizona’s Zac Gallen (11-4) labored by means of a lot of his 5 innings after beginning for the Nationwide League within the All-Star Recreation on Tuesday. Gallen allowed three runs, six hits, three walks and struck out 5 earlier than departing after 94 pitches.
Toronto All-Star nearer Jordan Romano (again) was unavailable for the second straight recreation. Yimi Garcia completed up and allowed two hits within the ninth earlier than retiring Evan Longoria and Alek Thomas to document his second save of the season.
Merrifield led off the underside of the fourth with a blast that hit off the highest of the left-center discipline wall and bounced into the stands to present the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead. It was his sixth homer of the season
Within the eighth, Bichette led off in opposition to Arizona’s Scott McGough and homered over the wall in left. It was his sixteenth blast of the season.
Merrifield added a sacrifice fly later within the inning to make it a three-run margin.
Toronto loaded the bases within the second inning on singles by Merrifield and Alejandro Kirk and a stroll to Cavan Biggio. Springer got here up with one out and delivered a two-run single to left to interrupt the scoreless tie.
The Diamondbacks tied the competition within the fourth. Gurriel reached on an infield single with two out and Emmanuel Rivera adopted with a double. McCarthy then narrowly beat out an infield single to the best facet as Gurriel and Rivera each scored
–Area Stage Media