The Toronto Blue Jays avenged a previous day’s loss behind a strong performance from starter Jose Berrios.

Toronto defeated the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Friday (July 15) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. With the win, the Jays improved to 38-31. Baltimore is 42-25.

Berrios was perfect on the day. The right-hander, who was 9-0 with a 2.92 ERA against Baltimore, pitched 7 2/3 innings of three-hit ball with one walk and five strikeouts.

Toronto starter Berrios pitched well on the day. Photo (Baltimore, USA)=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
He utilized four pitches: a slurve that averaged 82 mph, a sinker at 93.9 mph, a four-seam slider at 94.3 mph, and a changeup at 83.9 mph. His swinging strike rate wasn’t very high at 18% (6/34), but instead 25 balls crossed the strike zone and 36% of his pitches went for strikes. Of those 20 balls, only five were hard-hit with a bat speed of 95 mph or higher.스포츠토토

He didn’t walk a batter until he gave up a single to Austin Hayes in the top of the fifth, and he didn’t allow a hit until he gave up a single to Adley Lutzman in the top of the seventh. He didn’t strike out a ton of batters, but he induced a lot of ground balls and pitched efficiently.

He didn’t get the win, but he did enough to give his team a chance to win.

In the bottom of the eighth, he gave up singles to Adam Frazier and Ramon Urias to put runners on first and second with nobody out.

Unable to face the opposing lineup four times, manager John Schneider pulled him and activated the bullpen, and Tim Mayza got Gunnar Henderson to ground out to shortstop on a full count to get out of the jam.

Springer homered in the sixth inning. Photo (Baltimore, USA)=ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
Toronto’s batters were unable to put up many runs. Opposing starter Kyle Bladen (seven innings, four runs, one hit, one walk, one strikeout) was solid. George Springer’s solo home run over the left field fence in the sixth inning gave the Jays a narrow lead.

The Toronto offense came alive a bit more in the eighth inning, after the opposing starter went down. Leadoff hitter Kevin Kiermaier led off with an infield single and advanced to third on a stolen base and a walk, and Wes Merrifield followed with a double to center field.

With runners on first and third, Springer’s grounder to shortstop resulted in a shortstop-base-catcher double play to put runners on second and third, but Beau Bisset drove in Springer with a double to left-center to make it 3-0.

Closer Jordan Romano gave up three straight hits with two outs. With the tying run at the plate, he struck out Adam Frazier on a swinging strikeout to end the game.

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