(Saint Petersburg) Vladimir Guerrero hit a grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays got back on track with a bang on Tuesday, dominating the Tampa Bay Rays 20-1.
Guerrero also hit two one-run singles.
He provided three of 27 hits for the Blue Jays, who had lost their last five games.
Guerrero is hitting . 300 this season with eight home runs and 33 RBIs.
Matt Chapman, Danny Jansen and Daulton Varsho each drove in three races.
George Springer had four hits, including a solo home run and an infield single.
Springer hit a solo home run in the third to make it 2–0.
He hit a broken ball, with a full count. Shortly before, he had been carried to the ground by a high and deep current.
Springer added a run single to the infield in the fourth after a double by Jansen.
“It’s good to have good results,” said the right defender. It was just a good day. I hope this gives us a good boost. »
Toronto opened the game with three straight singles matches. Coming from Guerrero, the third pushed Springer to the plate.
Varsho extended the lead to 6–0 with a two-run single in the fifth. He ended a 0-for-13 drought with runners in scoring position.
Also in the fifth, another run came from a wild field, then Kevin Kiermaier made it 8-0 with a sacrifice fly.
Springer hit a two-out triple, improving his record in the game to 4-4. He crossed home plate shortly thereafter as a result of a passed ball.
Bichette then went to second base on an error by third baseman Isaac Paredes, on a ground ball, before scoring on a Guerrero single.
Whit Merrifield had three hits and three runs scored, one day after a 4-for-4 game with a home run and two RBIs.
He also stole a 14It is goal, he who is the second of the American in this regard.
Taj Bradley (3-1) allowed four runs and nine hits in four innings.
Jose Berrios (4-4) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings with five batters at bats.