Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Toronto Blue Jays win a thrilling AL Wild Card game over the Baltimore Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 5-2.  Marcus Stroman started for the Blue Jays and pitched well and Chris Tillman pitched well for the Orioles.  Edwin Encarnacion was the hero as he hit the walk off homerun for the Blue Jays. 

Stroman pitched six innings giving up four hits and two runs.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out six.  Brett Cecil pitched 1/3 of an inning with a walk, Joe Biagini pitched to two batters and struck them both out and Jason Grilli pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  Roberto Osuna pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out two and Francisco Liriano earned the win pitching 1 2/3 innings and he struck out one. 

Tillman pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts.  Mychal Givens pitched 2 1/3 innings striking out three, Donnie Hart pitched to one batter and retired him and Brad Brach pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with two strikeouts.  Darren O'Day pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out one, Brian Duensing pitched 1/3 of an inning with a strikeout and Ubaldo Jimenez took the loss pitching without recording an out.  He gave up three hits and three runs. 

Devon Travis had a hit, Josh Donaldson had two hits and Encarnacion had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk.  Jose Bautista had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Michael Saunders had a hit and Kevin Pillar had a hit.  Ezequiel Carrera had two hits and an RBI.  Saunders, Pillar and Donaldson each hit a double and Bautista and Encarnacion each hit a homerun.  The Blue Jays were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

Adam Jones had a hit, Manny Machado had a hit and Mark Trumbo had a hit and two RBI.  Chris Davis drew a walk, Michael Bourn had a hit and Trumbo hit a homerun.  The Orioles were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Bourn had a stolen base. 

In the second Bautista hit a solo homerun to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Trumbo hit a two run homerun to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Carrera hit an RBI single to tie the game at two.  In the 11th Encarnacion hit a three run walk off homerun to give the Jays a 5-2 victory. 

The Jays will move on to play the Texas Rangers in the ALDS and the Orioles are going home. 

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