Toronto fell into a three-game losing streak after losing to the Cubs after a close game. He couldn’t stop the firepower of former MVP Cody Bellinger.
The Toronto Blue Jays lost 4-5 in the second leg of a three-game home match against the Chicago Cubs in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time).
Toronto, third in the Eastern Division of the American League, lost three straight games and recorded 65 wins and 54 losses in the season. On the other hand, the Cubs, second in the Central Division of the National League, who succeeded in winning two games in a row, became 61-56. The three-game winning series was secured early.
The first priority was the Toronto charge. In the third inning, Dolton Basho, who led the game, hit a double and opened the water. Whit Merrifield retreated with a fly ball to center fielder and George Springer to first baseman, but Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who appeared at second base with two outs, hit a timely one RBI first.안전놀이터
The Cubs hit back with a big inning in the 4th inning. Leading Nico Horner hit a double, Ian Happ walked to first and second base safely, Cody Bellinger hit a timely hit with an RBI, and Dansby Swanson hit a come-from-behind three-run four. Swanson hit a sweeper on the second pitch of Toronto starter Chris Bassett in 0B-1S and connected it to his 18th home run of the season. A 4-1 lead for the Cubs.
Toronto did not back down. Following Santiago Espinal’s left-handed hit in the 5th inning, Merrifield followed up with a two-run home run. He swung at Cubs starter Justin Steel’s first pitch slider, but hit a high four-seam fastball in the second pitch and reported the season’s 11th gun.
In the 6th inning, trailing 3-4, Davis doubled after one out, and Cavan Vizio walked to 2 out, 1st and 2nd base, while Espinal hit a human double to the center of the outfield, balancing the score 4-4.
The winner was the last 9th inning. It started with an acknowledged double by Bellinger, who appeared in the lead. Afterwards, Swanson stopped grounding the second baseman, but Christopher Morel hit a 1-RBI double deep to the left to seal the game.
Toronto already had Garcia, Eric Swanson, and Jordan Hicks in turn, with starter Bassett retiring with 4 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 6 strikeouts and 4 runs in 6 innings. The losing pitcher is Hicks. Espinal’s multi-hits were overshadowed by defeat.
The Cubs starting steal also ended in a no-decision game with 6 hits (1 home run), 7 strikeouts, and 3 runs in 5 innings. The winning pitcher is Julian Meriweather. In the batting line, Bellinger stood out the most with 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
On the 14th, Toronto will try to escape from its third consecutive defeat with Ryu Hyun-jin at the forefront. The Cubs predicted Jameson Tyyon.