Kevin Gausman Shines in 9-1 Victory Over Detroit Tigers

Pitcher Kevin Gausman (3-3) was at the top of his game Thursday, limiting the Detroit Tigers’ batters to three hits in a 9-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Gausman also had ten strikeouts in six innings of work. He gave up his first hit of the game in the sixth inning. He gave up his only run on a single by Wenceel Pérez, which sent Javier Báez to the plate. On the same sequence, Carson Kelly was pinned to the plate by a precise throw from center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

“I didn’t think I had what it took to strike out 10 batters today, but I was able to control my pitches,” Gausman said. We were 0-1 at almost every batter, and when you do that, you become the aggressor. »

On offense, the Blue Jays were able to count on the batting of Isiah Kiner-Falefa (3), Daulton Varsho (9) and Vladimir Guerrero (5) who hit home runs.

The Tigers lost a fifth straight game.

“This team works hard,” said Tigers manager AJ Hinch. Effort is not the same as win-loss record. »

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John Schneider’s men exploded with a three-run surge in the eighth inning as singles from Bo Bichette and Justin Turner sent teammates to the plate. George Springer then hit a sacrifice fly.

Bichette finished the game with three hits.

In the top of the ninth, the Jays added three runs as Kevin Kiermaier, author of a triple, came to cross the plate on a double by Danny Jansen. Guerero ended the attack with a resounding two-run homer to center field off reliever Mason Englert.

Jack Flaherty suffered his fourth loss in five decisions. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings of work. He also had nine strikeouts.

“It really sucked,” Flaherty said. Gausman was really good tonight, so after scoring a run, the seventh inning had to be perfect from us. I have to be better. »

2024-05-24 04:10:38
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