Blue Jays snap five-game losing streak with 2-1 win over the Athletics
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Thursday, July 7, 2022
The Toronto Blue Jays prevailed against the Oakland Athletics to a score of 2-1 snapping a five-game losing streak. It wasn't a pretty game by any means but the Jays pulled through thanks to some late-game heroics.
Jose Berrios got the start for Toronto, while James Kaprielian got the start for the Athletics on the mound. This was a very neck-and-neck game from start to finish. Both teams were unable to consistently get their offence going, as the first runs scored in the game came in the sixth inning.
Ramon Laureano at the bottom of the sixth with both teams still scoreless, found himself facing an 0-2 count. On the third pitch, he blasted it for a homer to centerfield, giving the Athletics their first lead of the game, a lead that wasn't going to last long.
In the very next at-bat for the Blue Jays, Matt Champman responded with a home run himself to center field with a 421-foot bomb. Momentum started flowing with the Blue Jays and the energy within the team was growing. Adam Cimber stepped up to the mound at the bottom of the seventh and had an efficient three up three down.
Doing his best Chapman impersonation, Bo Bichette started the eighth inning with a solo home run to give the Blue Jays their only lead of the game. A lead that they wouldn't relinquish.
The Toronto Blue Jays were held on and got back into the win column improving their record to 45-38 and 20-20 on the road. The Jays will look to add momentum to their winning ways as they start their series against the Seattle Mariners on Thursday at 10:10 PM ET.