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by Epiehl
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A recap of last night's Oakland/Toronto Game One.
This weekend's series against the Oakland Athletics is really important for the Toronto Blue Jays in order to make it to the post season.

The Jay's rallied from a 8-2 deficit to win 11-10, thanks to Marcus Semien.

Semien hit a three run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game for the Blue Jays.

"That was just awesome," said Jay's manager. Charlie Montoyo at the postgame press conference.

Things started off bad for Toronto, though.

Matt Chapman hit a two run double at the top of the first inning to put Oakland ahead 2-0.

Teoscar Hernandez tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a two run homer.

At top of the fifth inning, tensions flared when Jay's pitcher, Alek Monoah hit two Oakland batters back-to-back.

Matt Olson hit a two run double at the top of the fifth to put the Athletics ahead 4-2.

Tony Kemp hit a two run homer at the top of the sixth inning.

At the top of the seventh inning, Chapman and Kemp hit RBI singles.

Down 8-4 in the bottom of the eight inning, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tied the game with a grand slam.

"He's, (Gurriel Jr.) one of the most clutch hitters in the game," said Marcus Semien at last night's press conference.

Oakland went ahead 10-8 at the top of the ninth inning when Mark Canha hit a two run homer.

Toronto's Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a three hit night.

Gurriel Jr. had four RBIs and Semien had three RBIs last night.

Monoah didn't have a good start on the mound last night.

Monoah pitched five innings, allowed five hits, and six earned runs.

Chapman had three RBIs.

Oakland's starting pitcher, Sean Manaea pitched seven innings, allowing just two earned runs and struck out nine batters.
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