Matt Chapman Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles

Toronto – Matt Chapman He feels he has put the vagaries of his season behind him. At least one night.

Chapman fought a solo home run and two-run home guard to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Friday in the opening game of a three-game series. Zangran cut short a 25-game drought for the third baseman in Toronto dating back to August 20.

“Being able to play tonight’s game where I felt like I was in control, and able to find the barrel constantly, is a good sign,” Chapman said. “And we have no more important baseball game left for us.

“For me, being able to master the bat and help this team is huge.”

The three-game streak against the Orioles could be pivotal to the Blue Jays’ post-season hopes. Chase the Baltimore Toronto, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Seattle Mariners in one of the three wild card locations in the MLS.

Friday’s win in the group opener saw Baltimore return six games to the Blue Jays in the standings and 4 1/2 back in Tampa Bay.

“Any chance we could get to get a game, separate ourselves from Baltimore or pressure the teams out there into this mingling with us, would be huge,” Chapman said. “The chain is definitely important because if we continue to care about the business, it will give us more space.”

George SpringerHomer broke three games in the Toronto Open (82-63), Bo Bechet He extended his streak of success to nine matches.

John Schneider, interim manager of the Blue Jays, had to make Friday a basketball game as Toronto played six games in five days. That plan was complicated when Trevor Richards gave up five games in 29 stadiums in just 2/3 of the game in the Blue Jays’ 11-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Richards, who served as Friday’s game opener, appeared to have had no ill effects from the previous night’s outing, hitting all three hitters he faced in the first half.

Julian Meriwether made two rounds without goals before Yusei Kikuchi (5-7) took the hill for two, giving up two. MIZA teamAnd the Adam SemperAnd the Anthony Bass The closing ball went down until nine where Yemi Garcia Give up running.

“It was fantastic. I really can’t say enough about what they did,” Chapman said of his role. “It’s hard for them to do what they did and they’ve all progressed. It was great.”

Adley Rochman had a two-handed Homer in fourth as Baltimore (75-68) briefly took the lead. Gunnar Henderson hit the ground running with two wins in the ninth inning.

Jordan Lyles (10-11) He gave up four runs at five strokes over five innings, hitting five. Joey Kripiel and Mike Bowman came to terms with relief with Kripiel giving up two more rounds.

Chapman got Toronto on the board in the second half, firing Lyles’ fast ball into deep left field.

Cedric Mullins He led the fourth inning with a hat-trick before Rochman scored his eleventh game at home the following season at the bat to lead Baltimore 2-1.

Springer hit back at Jay in fifth, navigating Lyles’ 412-foot curve ball on the second floor in left field. Bring home Chapman and Rimmel Tapia With his 21st career at home.

Chapman racked up sixth with his second home run of the night. He took Krehbiel’s change deep, cashing in at Bichette to advance 6-2. Bichette had hit base with a single to broaden his hit streak.

Garcia had two quick runs in the ninth inning before Henderson scored his second run of the season for the game’s final score.

Long Memories – Fans at Rogers Center loudly booed Orioles II Rougned . scent Whenever it comes to the plate. Blue Jays fans still hold hostility toward the smell since his time at the Texas Rangers when he sparked a bench brawl with Toronto Punk Surprise. Jose Bautista in the face.

KIRK AND JUREL – Schneider said before Friday’s game that catcher Alejandro Kirk and defensive player Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will resume baseball activities. Kirk did not play against Tampa on Thursday due to a tight left thigh. Gouriel is scheduled to be taken off the injured list for 10 days on Sunday, but Schneider said he may need more time.

ON DECK – Jose Berrios (10-5) starts the Blue Jays game Saturday at 3:07 p.m. ET in game two of their three game against Baltimore. Kyle Pradesh (3-6) will take the pile for the Orioles.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on September 16, 2022.