Blue Jays prevail to a 4-1 win over the Orioles behind stellar performance from Alek Manoah

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays finished their series against the Baltimore Orioles with a 4-1 win, taking three of the four games. There were many factors as to how Toronto could come away with a win but Alek Manoah was sensational on the mound.

The Blue Jays are still on their push to become a postseason team and these wins only help further their cause. Manoah retired 22 of his final 23 hitters in an extraordinary eight-inning outing.

In the fifth inning, things started to flow for Toronto as they scored three times. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made it 2-1 with an RBI groundout giving the Blue Jays the advantage. With Bo Bichette on base, Alejandro Kirk hit a single to left field that brought Bichette to home plate making it 3-1. Topped off by an error by Orioles rookie catcher Adley Rutschman, Kirk would score himself and extend the lead to 4-1.

There was obviously some animosity surrounding these teams even though they won't admit it amidst the bench-clearing that happened the game before. However, it was the Blue Jays who were able to respond accordingly and take this game in a convincing fashion, and it was due to Manoah's exceptional pitching that gave Baltimore no sliver of hope of breaking through in this game. 

Toronto will get a day off and are back in action for their first game in their upcoming series against the Texas Rangers on Friday at 8:05 PM ET.