Quick pit stop for the Toronto Blue Jays at Buffalo, as they get ready to play a three-game weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Coach Montoyo's team faced the Philadelphia Phillies in a doubleheader held at Sahlen Field in Western New York. Shockingly, the Jays swept the Phillies and have now won five games in a row.
Despite trailing 0-2 by most of the first game, Gurriel’s walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh secured the first comeback of the day for Toronto.
The winning rally began with a Hernandez single and another from Vlad Guerrero Jr. With runners on the corners and the infield in, Gurriel’s grounder popped into the outfield for the win.
Only 30 minutes after Game 1, both teams went back at it again, as the Phillies seemed to have the game secured and leading by seven runs after one inning.
Still, the team fought hard and managed to pull out a great comeback. Rowdy Tellez homered and hit a go-ahead two-run single in a seven-run sixth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a seven-run deficit to win 9-8 and sweep the doubleheader.
“We were thinking we had a chance,” Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. “The guys were believing the whole time, even though we were down by seven. ... It’s almost like we’re home now.”
Jays pitcher Julian Merryweather, who spent six seasons in the Minors, made his MLB debut in Game 1 of the doubleheader, pitching 1.1 innings and striking out 3.