Teoscar Hernandez scored the winning run against his former team with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. seattle mariners rallied to defeat the tour toronto blue jays 3-2 on Friday night in the first match of the three-match series
mariners Toronto closer Jordan Romano (4-5)
José Caballero led off with a walk and moved to second on JP Crawford’s sacrifice bunt. When first base is open, blue Jays Intentionally Walked All-Star Julio Rodriguez
Eugenio Suárez flew out to deep right field, allowing both runners to tag and advance, before Hernández pulled the next pitch over right fielder George Springer’s head and over the wall to score Caballero.
Paul Seewald (3–0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win.
Yusei Kikuchi pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in his return to Seattle, and Danny Jansen scored. blue Jayswho suffered their third defeat in four matches
Kikuchi, the left-handed batsman who lobbied for mariners Allowed five hits, walked one and struck out eight, one behind his season high, before signing with Toronto as a free agent prior to 2019–21 last season
Jensen hit a single to left field with one out in the fifth. mariners Rookie right-hander Bryce Miller opened the scoring.
Miller also pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run on three hits. He walked twice and fanned six times.
blue Jays A run was added in the seventh as Doulton Worshow led off with an infield single and stole second. Vershow advanced to third on Jensen’s groundout before Santiago Espinal grounded out. Prelander Berroa then took the mound for his major league debut, and he promptly threw a wild pitch to score Vershow.
mariners halved the deficit at the end of the innings
Tye France drew a leadoff walk and AJ Pollock doubled into the left field corner. blue Jays Eric Swanson was brought up, acquired in an offseason trade with Seattle, and pinch hitter Mike Ford greeted him with a blowout single into shallow left field, making the score 2–1 and leaving runners on the corners.
Caballero then hit a two-hopper to first baseman Brandon Belt, who charged for the ball and threw Pollock to the plate. Swanson then got Crawford to fly out to right field before walking Rodriguez on a 3–2 pitch to load the bases. Swanson struck out Suárez to get him out of the inning.
Afterwards blue Jays Pinch hitter Alejandro Kirk grounded into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth. mariners react
With one out in the bottom of the inning, Tom Murphy singled to center. France then scored a double into the left field corner to tie the score at 2–2.
–Field Level Media