The long ball proves to be the difference in Blue Jays’ loss to the Brewers

The Toronto Blue Jays started another three game series on the road, but this time, against the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.

Jose Berrios (5-4, 2.80) got the start for the Blue Jays, and opposing him was Colin Rea (4-2, 3.53) for the Brewers.

Berrios had a solid night, lasting 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, walking one and punching out four while taking his fifth loss of the year. On the other hand, Rea was nothing short of spectacular, throwing 7 innings, allowing just one run on three hits, walking none and striking out four, taking his fifth win of 2024.

The Blue Jays struck first in the top of the third, when Alejandro Kirk, who was batting in the 9th spot of the order, hit a solo homer to give his squad a 1-0 lead.

The Brewers would immediately answer in the bottom half, when rookie outfielder Jackson Chourio took Berrios deep to tie the game at one run apiece.

The long ball would haunt Berrios and the Blue Jays again, as in the bottom of the 4th, Willy Adames hit a go ahead solo homer to give the Brewers a 2-1 lead.

Adames would provide the Brewers with an extra insurance run in the bottom of the 6th, driving in Brice Turang with a sacrifice fly to extend the Milwaukee lead to 3-1.

The Blue Jays would get the tying run to the plate in the 9th, but ultimately couldn’t produce as they fell to the Brewers by a final score of 3-1.

Overall, both offences were held to a minimum, with both squads combining for 10 hits (four for Toronto, six for Milwaukee). The two solo homers by the Brewers proved to be the difference maker as there wasn’t much offence outside the long ball.

Yusei Kikuchi (3-5, 3.48) will get the start for the Blue Jays, facing him for the Brewers is Carlos Rodriguez (0-0, 0.00) who will be making his MLB debut against Toronto tomorrow night.

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