Toronto Yankees Strike a Walk-off Home Run to Defeat
The Toronto Blue Jays in the U.S. professional baseball league lost to the New York Yankees amid three players from the coach to the player being sent off one after another.
Toronto lost 5-6 to the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York on the 11th (Korea Standard Time).
Toronto (17 wins and 14 losses), which has lost three consecutive games, widened the gap with the Yankees (21 wins and 8 losses), the leader of the American League East, to five games.
Toronto took the lead in the first inning with a home run by leadoff hitter George Springer, and in the second inning, Santiago Espinal hit a two-run double.
Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi, who pitched well without giving up a single hit until the fifth inning, was hit a double by leadoff hitter DJ Lomeiue in the sixth inning.
Kikuchi, who even gave up an infield hit to Aaron Judge, handled the follow-up batter Anthony Rizzo with an outfield fly ball, and the Toronto bench already deployed Garcia early on to start the bullpen.
However, as Garcia gave up a three-run home run to Stanton with Jean-Carlo, the game returned to 3-3.
Garcia hit Josh Donaldson’s body, the next batter, after giving up a home run, and the referee decided it was intentional and sent Garcia off.
Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker, who was fiercely protesting at the time, was also ordered to leave.
Then in the seventh inning, when a threat ball flew from Bobissette’s at-bat with one out and runners on first base, even Charlie Montoyo, who expressed dissatisfaction from the bench, was sent off, forcing Toronto to leave the ground with three people.
Toronto remained unshakable and led 5-3 with two runs scored in the eighth inning with a one-run double by Lourdes Guriel Jr. and a sacrifice fly by Alejandro Kirk.
But Toronto didn’t keep the win.
Toronto closer Jordan Romano, who took the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning, was shaken by allowing consecutive walks to Jose Trevino and Lumayehue after one out.
And he knelt down, allowing a walk-off come-from-behind three-run home run to Jersey.