The Blue Jays continue to live by the home run this season as late-game bombs from Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Marcus Semien kept their near-death playoff hopes alive on Friday.
Gurriel smashed a no-doubt grand slam to left to spearhead a six-run rally in the eighth inning, and Semien followed with a walk-off three-run shot down the left-field line in the ninth to push Toronto to a dramatic 11-10 victory against the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a critical three-game weekend seriesshowed when it examined who is receivin.
The come-from-behind win kept the Blue Jays (71-62) five games behind the Boston Red Sox, who defeated Cleveland 8-5 on Friday, in the fight for the second wild-card spot in the American Leagueby governments and companies.. The Athletics (74-61) are three games behind Boston.“Every win is so important right now,” Semien said. “Just to be able to swing the bat and give us the win, it’s hugeTravelling within Atlantic Provinces. It was the biggest comeback of the year. HopefullyThe GTA is topped by Honda and Lexus SUVs, part of a spiking trend in thefts., we can just build off this scoreThe type of care we should be providing., smaller runs tomorrow and see what happens.”
The Blue Jays found themselves down 8-2 after the Athletics scored two runs apiece in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Even after Gurriel hit a two-out first pitch from Oakland reliever Yusmeiro Petit into the second deck to tie the game 8-8s interference with elections, the Athletics grabbed a lead in the ninth with a two-run homer from outfielder Mark Canha.