a recap of yesterday's Toronto/Kansas City doubleheader.
|The Toronto Blue Jays split yesterday's doubleheader with the Kansas City Royals.
Steven Matz pitched a gem as his Toronto Blue Jays won 5-1.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. opened the scoring for the Jays at the top of the first inning by hitting a two run double.
Toronto went ahead 3-0 at the top of the fifth inning when Jonathan Davis hit a solo home run.
Vladmir Guerrero Jr hit a solo home run at the top of the six inning to put Toronto ahead 4-0.
The Royals scored their lone run in the bottom of the sixth when Andrew Benintendi drove in Nicky Lopez with a double.
At the top of the seventh inning, Davis scored on a sacrifice fly by Marcus Semien.
Gurriel Jr. went 1 for 3 at the plate and had two RBIs.
Matz went six innings, allowing just two hits, an earned run, two walks, and struck out five batters.
Royal's starting pitcher, Mike Minor went 5.2 innings, allowing seven hits, four earned runs, no walks, and struck out three batters.
The second game of the doubleheader was close as the Royals defeated the Blue Jays 3-2.
Despite the loss, Jay's manager, Charlie Montoyo said at the postgame press conference that he thought it was a still good game.
Toronto scored first at the top of the second inning when Alejandro Kirk drove in Josh Palacios with a double.
The Royals tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Jarrod Dyson scored on a fielder's choice.
Kansas City went ahead 2-1 later in the inning when Carlos Santana drove in Andrew Benintendi with a double.
The Jays tied the game at the top of the fourth inning when Guerrero Jr. scored on a sacrifice fly by Gurriel Jr.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Salvador Perez hit a walk off home run to win the game for the Royals.
Perez went two for four at the plate and had a RBI.
Royal's starting pitcher, Ervin Santana went three innings, allowing two hits, an earned run, no walks, and struck out a batter.
Toronto's starting pitcher, Tommy Milone went 2.1 innings, allowing three hits, two earned runs, no walks, and struck out four batters.