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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/2249905-Jays-Had-Big-Eighth-Inning-To-Win
by Epiehl
Rated: E · Article · Sports · #2249905
A recap of last night's Toronto/Oakland Game Three.
The Toronto Blue Jays scored five runs at the top of the eighth inning last night to defeat the Oakland Athletics 9-4.

The Jays scored two runs at the top of the first inning.

First, Teoscar Hernandez drove in Bo Bichette with a single.

Then, Randal Grichuk drove in Vladmir Guerrero Jr. with a single.

Roman Laureano hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first.

The A's tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when Matt Chapman hit a solo home run.

Oakland went ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Sean Murphy drove in Laureano with a single.

The Jays tied the game in the eighth when Jonathan Davis scored on a wild pitch.

Toronto pulled ahead 4-3 when Hernandez drove in Bichette with a single.

Grichuk drove in Guerrero Jr. with a single.

Then, Hernandez scored on a sacrifice bunt by Cavan Biggio.

Finally, Grichuk scored on a routine ground out.

In the bottom of the eighth, Murphy drove in Matt Olson with a double.

At the top of the ninth inning, Guerrero Jr. hit a two run double.

Grichuk went three for five at the plate and had two RBIs.

At the postgame press conference last night, Jay's manager, Charlie Montoyo said starting pitcher, Robbie Ray was outstanding.

Ray went six innings, allowing six hits, three earned runs, no walks, and struck out nine batters.

Murphy went two for four at the plate and had two RBIs.

Oakland's starting pitcher, Chris Bassit went seven innings, allowing six hits, two earned runs, no walks, and struck out seven batters.

Game Four is later this afternoon.
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