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by Epiehl
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A recap of last night's Kansas City/Toronto Game One
After getting swept by the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to get back on track against the Kansas City Royals last night.

Despite going down 2-0 at the top of the sixth inning, the Jays bounced back in a big way, winning 6-2.

In the bottom of the sixth, Lourdes Gurriel, who's been hot lately, tied the game with a two run shot.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, another hot hitter for the Jays, Eric Sogard, put the Jays ahead 3-2 with a solo home run.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Gurriel hit his second home run of the game.

Later that same inning, Randal Grichuk broke the game wide open with a two run homer.

Royal's Alex Gordon went three for four at the plate and collected a RBI.

Despite the loss, Kansas City's starting pitcher, Danny Duffy, had a fairly good night on the mound.

Duffy went 6.2 innings, giving up seven hits, three earned runs, a walk, and struck out eight batters.

Gurriel went two for four at the plate and collected three RBIs.

Jay's starter, Sean Reid-Foley, went 5.1 innings, giving up five hits, two earned runs, a walk, and struck out three batters.

Preview: Royals Verses Jays Game Two

Today 4:07 p.m. EDT.

Rogers Centre, Toronto, ONT.

Today's Pitchers:

KC: Homer Bailey - 7-6.

TOR: Marcus Stroman - 5-9.

Bailey has never faced the Jays as a starter.

Stroman, on the other hand, hasn't face the Royals since September of 2017.

Royal's Whit Merrifeld, hit .500 off of Stroman in 2017.

Grichuk hit .250 off of Bailey in 2017.


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