Springer's heroics will Blue Jays to 3-2 win over Red Sox

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Thursday, August 25, 2022

Winning has become synonymous with the Toronto Blue Jays as they pick up another big win against the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2. Coming off of a 9-2 thrashing the night prior, they were still able to pull out the win despite facing adversity. This was a game that made its way into extra innings but it was Toronto that was able to hold onto the advantage.

Boston jumped out early with two runs in the second inning. Jose Berrios, who has struggled recently, started for Toronto and gave six solid innings on the mound. However, his only given runs were in the second inning to the hands of Franchy Cordero with a two-run homer to left field.

Despite this blunder for Berrios, he pitched an exceptional game. He only allowed five hits and refused to allow the Red Sox to get any sort of substantial momentum flowing while at bat.

Toronto would make eventually get on the board during the fourth inning, as Alejandro Kirk singled to left, bringing George Springer in the score the first run of the game for the Blue Jays. That wouldn't be the only time Springer helped the Jays score.

In the inning right after, Toronto made Brayan Bello work as six batters received pitches from the right-handed pitcher. Vladimir Guerrero connected on a sinker that brought Whit Merrifield home for the game-tying run. This one inning resulted in Bello being taken out the very next chance for Boston.

With the suspense building, as it went into extra innings. Toronto was in need of someone to put them in a prime position. With already two hits at the time, George Springer stepped to the mound with Jackie Bradley Jr. at second base. Springer launched a bomb that would've been a home run if it were at Rogers Centre but secured an RBI double that gave the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead that they would never lose.

The Blue Jays improve to 67-55 on the season and will face the Boston Red Sox once again tomorrow at 7:10 PM ET.