The Toronto Blue Jays, the team of “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin (36)토스카지노, pulled off a “come-from-behind” victory in the first game of a fateful 10-game homestand. They beat the last-place Kansas City Royals 5-4 in the American League Central Division.
Toronto scored a run in the top of the third inning on Monday (Sept. 9) to open the 2023 Major League Baseball regular-season home opener against Kansas City. They tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth, but fell behind again with a run in the top of the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh inning, they broke through with a big inning. After two innings, they scored four runs on three hits and two walks. He gave up one run in the eighth and one in the ninth to preserve the lead.
Beau Bissett, batting second and playing shortstop, was honored. He went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and one run scored. Davis Schneider, batting in the No. 4 spot, went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk, while Kevin Kiermaier, batting in the No. 9 spot, also had a good game, going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
On the mound, starter Yusei Kikuchi pitched five innings, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out eight, but was unable to get the win. In the sixth inning, the bullpen was activated and five relievers took the mound to score three runs and seal the win. Kansas City rallied late, but the Jays held on for the win.
Toronto improved to 78-63 with the win. They remained in third place in the American League East and held onto the third wild-card spot, 1.5 games ahead of the fourth-place Texas Rangers. Texas has lost four in a row to fall further behind Toronto. Kansas City fell to 44-98 and has the worst winning percentage (.310) in the majors.
It’s a good start to a 10-game homestand. From Sept. 9-18, the Royals will play 10 straight games at home with no days off. Ryu will pitch twice during that stretch. He will start against Texas on the 13th and the Boston Red Sox on the 18th.