Blue Jays score 3 in 11th to get past Dodgers

Blue Jays score 3 in 11th to get past Dodgers


Jul 24, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Daulton Varsho (25) hits a two run RBI double against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eleventh inning at Dodger Stadium.
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Daulton Varsho delivered a two-run double in the 11th inning and Whit Merrifield added four hits as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays earned a 6-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series on Monday night

Matt Chapman hit a home run for the Blue Jays, who ended a five-game losing streak against the Dodgers. Toronto had also lost eight of its previous nine against Los Angeles

Jason Heyward hit a home run for the Dodgers but also allowed Varsho’s 11th-inning liner to get by him while trying to make a diving catch as Los Angeles dropped a series opener for the first time in the second half

Max Muncy hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning for Los Angeles, which was playing its first home game since July 8 after going 6-3 on a three-city road trip after the All-Star break.

Varsho’s go-ahead double came off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford (2-3), who also gave up a bases-loaded walk to Bo Bichette in the 11th. Blue Jays right-hander Jay Jackson (3-0) pitched a pair of scoreless innings while right-hander Jordan Romano earned his 28th save

The Blue Jays took their first lead of the game at 3-2 in the eighth inning when Chapman hit a two-out home run to right-center field, his 13th. Muncy answered with a blast to right-center, his 25th and his third in three games

The Dodgers opened a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Muncy. Heyward made it 2-0 in the fourth inning with his 10th home run, one more than his total from the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs

The Blue Jays got even 2-2 in the fifth inning on RBI singles from Kevin Kiermaier and Vladimir Guerrero Jr

Dodgers starter Michael Grove gave up two runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings with no walks and six strikeouts. Blue Jays starter Jose Berrios gave up two runs on five hits over five innings with four walks and three strikeouts

The Dodgers were without designated hitter J.D. Martinez (hamstring), while the Blue Jays were without catcher Danny Jansen (forearm)

–Field Level Media


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