Toronto — Harold Ramirez and Randy Arozarena hit a two-run homer, hitting a five-time six-run with the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3. Against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
The Blue Jays (44-36) lost to Rays (43-36) three games in a row, dropped the five-game set 3-2, and lost the home stand of eight games a week 4-4. ..
Around the home team as the Blue Jays mourned the sudden death of first baseman coach Kenbuzinski and his wife, 17-year-old Julia Buzinski, the eldest son of Monica's three children. The mood was already depressed.
Toronto has announced that it will take time for Budinsky to leave the Blue Jays and mourn with his family.
The Blue Jays were drawn 1-1 in four innings after leaving eight runners as the base, including six who ran aground in the scoring position.
In five innings before 35,757 at the Rogers Center, the Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling (4-3) leads off to Taylor Walls, who won the lightfield from the Yandy Diaz single. Brought a double.
Ramirez finished the day of stripping with a two-run shot at his right fielder. He continued four innings, abandoning four runs (three wins) with seven hits in three strikeouts and one walk.
Stripping did not allow more than two runs in five consecutive starts.
Toronto's relief Trent Thornton replaced stripping with two batters, Arosalena, with a solo homer from Ji-man Choi and a two-run blast.
Raise enjoyed an aggressive outing with 14 hits. Choi led with three hits.
However, Buzz finished strongly and retired the last eight batters he faced with a performance of 94 pitches and 6 innings. He hit 7, walked 2, and surrendered the run with seven hits.
Raise took a 1-0 lead at a time due to a high pitching error from Toronto third baseman Matt Chapman.
The Blue Jays squared the game three times. George Springer led the left wing line by double down. He went short on the ground out of Bo Bichette and scored a single to the left from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Toronto added a run in the 8th and another run in the 9th. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled down the right sideline. He advanced to third place on the ground out from Raimel Tapia, scoring with a long sacrifice fly to Chapman's right center field.
In the final round, Guerrero doubled down the right sideline to win Cavan Biggio. It was the third hit of the Guerrero game.
Gaussman Update: The Blue Jays will see how Kevin Gaussmann's ankle bruise feels after the club operates a charter flight to California before next Thursday. Decide if you want to get off to a good start. Gausman felt some stiffness and pain the day after taking it at 100 mph. Line drove his right ankle and was forced to leave the Blue Jays doubleheader opener twice on Saturday.
Next: The Blue Jays will move to the West Coast, opening a series of three games against Oakland Athletics, followed by a set of four games against the Seattle Mariners. Alek Manoah (9-2) will start for the Blue Jays on Monday. Left-handed Cole Irvin (2-6) takes the athletics mound. The series opener in Auckland marks the 81st outing, which is the midpoint of the Blue Jays schedule.
This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 3, 2022.