Game Recap 8/27/23 | Guardians Beat the Blue Jays 10-7

August 27, 2023

Andy Billman

Post-Game Live Recap

3 Things About Guardians Victory Over Blue Jays:

1 – Four Run 11th 

In the top of the 11th, Cleveland scored four runs all with two outs led by a Kole Calhoun double that scored two runs and the next batter Ramon Laureano sealed the victory with a two-run blast to left.

2 – JRAM 

Jose Ramirez coming into the Toronto series had only one hit in the past seven games, but in this series, JRAM found his groove and on Sunday went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs.

3 – Bullpen Strong 

The Guardians bullpen did the job on Sunday going five innings giving up only four hits and only one earned run. 

Game Summary

In the 11th inning, Kole Calhoun delivered a decisive double that propelled the Cleveland Guardians to a 10-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

José Ramirez and Ramón Laureano each smacked two-run home runs, contributing to the Guardians’ victory as they claimed two out of three games against Toronto.

Laureano showcased a strong performance, going 3 for 4 with two walks, while Calhoun exhibited his skills by going 3 for 5 with a walk. Both players crossed the plate three times.

Despite the efforts of Davis Schneider and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who each connected with two-run home runs, and a solo shot from George Springer, the Blue Jays fell short. Toronto has now suffered four losses in their last five games.

Blue Jays’ shortstop Bo Bichette had to exit the game after five innings due to discomfort in his right quadriceps. Bichette had only recently returned on August 19 after missing 16 games due to right knee tendinitis. During his time on the field, Toronto managed an 8-8 record.

Bichette’s day ended with a 0-for-3 performance at the plate. Earlier, he had been leading the American League with 152 hits.

In the sixth inning, Toronto’s third baseman Matt Chapman was replaced by Whit Merrifield as a pinch hitter due to inflammation in his right middle finger.

In the 11th inning, right-hander Jay Jackson (3-1) intentionally walked Ramirez, but his subsequent wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third bases, setting the stage for Calhoun’s clutch double. This was followed by Laureano’s eighth home run of the season.

Emmanuel Clase (2-7) took the mound for the Guardians, securing the final five outs and sealing the victory.

Cleveland gained the upper hand with Andrés Giménez’s two-run double in the eighth, taking a 6-5 lead. However, Toronto managed to level the score in the bottom half of the inning with Daulton Varsho’s RBI single.

The game had an eventful start, with Guerrero launching a home run in the first inning off Cleveland’s right-hander Noah Syndergaard, marking his 20th homer of the season. The Guardians responded with Ramirez’s two-out homer in the third inning, his 21st of the season.

In the fourth inning, Tyler Freeman and Myles Straw drove in runs with RBI singles against Blue Jays’ left-hander Yusei Kikuchi. Nevertheless, Springer’s 17th home run in the bottom half of the inning brought Toronto within one, with the score standing at 4-3.

Schneider then swung the momentum back in favor of Toronto with his sixth-inning homer, marking his fifth home run in just 11 games since entering the big leagues. Schneider had also played a significant role in Saturday’s 8-3 victory by hitting a home run and tallying three hits.

On the pitching side, Kikuchi threw six innings, allowing four runs and six hits. As for Syndergaard, he pitched six innings against the team that originally drafted him in the first round in 2010, conceding five runs and four hits.

Trainers Room

Cal Quantrill (shoulder) allowed two runs and five hits over 7 1/3 innings in a rehab start at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday. Quantrill walked two and struck out six.

Up Next

Monday 8/28 7:40 PM EST – Game 1 of Series at Minnesota Twins

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