PHILADELPHIA – Matt Weierling had a best-of-five night with a 10-inning RBI 10-inning Wednesday to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Vierling hit five singles for the Phillies, who had lost their previous five games.
“Nothing better than this,” said Vierling. We definitely needed it (this win). We worked hard all night. ,
In the 10th, the bases were loaded when he hit the ball too high, through the mound, against Adam Cimber (10–6).
Andrew Bellatti (4-3) was the last of seven pitchers used by the Phillies.
Canadian Rob Thomson’s club held a two-and-a-half game lead over Milwaukee in the race for the last spot available in the series in the Nationals.
For the Jays, the result turned bleak on an evening when Vladimir Guerrero hit his 30th homer of the season.
Guerrero hit a long ball in the eighth with Whit Merrifield and George Springer on the trails.
Merrifield started the inning with a single. Then, on a ground ball by Springer, shortstop Bryson Stott made his third mistake in two nights, pulling him off target at second base when he wanted to start a double play.
Guerrero then followed with a cannon shot from beyond left field, against Seranthani Dominguez. The first baseman has hit from a safe position in his last 14 games.
However, the Phillies tied the knot with three runs in the bottom of the eighth (a home run from JT Realmuto, then one-run singles from Dalton Guthrie and Kyle Schwarber).
Toronto threatened first in the sixth, with runners in the end and only one out. Alejandro Kirke, however, hit a double play ball.
Kevin Gausman blanked the Phillies in six innings, allowing five hits, all singles. He struck out eight batters.
“The way we lost, it’s unfortunate, but we’ll keep playing good baseball,” Gaussman said. It will be (like this defeat). This is baseball. This time of year, you don’t want to dwell on the losses. We move on to the next game. ,
In the third inning, Gausman got Vierling on the wrong foot at first base.
Philadelphia missed an opportunity in the seventh, where the club had two runners on base and no outs. Schwarber was called on an option, then Tim Meyza settled Rhys Hawkins and Bryce Harper with strikeouts.
On Thursday, the Blue Jays will begin a four-game series against the Rays in Florida.
Toronto, Seattle and Tampa Bay occupy the three additional playoff spots in the American League. The Orioles are four and a half games behind the Rays.