September 23, 2023

Crimson Sox

Toronto swept its ninth collection this season.

Matt Chapman celebrates after his walk-off double Sunday. Andrew Lahodynskyj/The Canadian Press by way of AP

TORONTO (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a game-ending double off the center-field wall within the ninth inning, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Crimson Sox 3-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Toronto, which swept its ninth collection this season, entered within the AL’s third and closing wild card spot, a half-game behind Texas and a half-game forward of Seattle.

Boston has misplaced eight of 10 and dropped 9 video games again of the Blue Jays with 12 video games left.

Boston trailed 2-1 when Rafael Devers homered off Erik Swanson (4-2) with two outs within the ninth, Devers’ thirty third dwelling run this season.

Cavan Biggio singled with one out within the backside half in opposition to Garrett Whitlock (5-5), and Chapman adopted along with his second double of the sport.

With All-Star nearer Jordan Romano unavailable after pitching the earlier two days, Swanson blew a save for the second time in six probabilities.

Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette threw Devers out on the plate within the second when he tried to attain on Pablo Reyes’ grounder. Devers reached base 5 occasions. He singled within the second, walked within the third and fifth, and was hit by a pitch within the seventh.

Kevin Kiermaier hit a sacrifice fly within the second and Daulton Varsho homered within the fifth off Nick Pivetta, who allowed two runs and 4 hits in 6 1/3 innings. He’s winless in 4 begins.

Reyes had a two-out RBI single within the seventh. Boston was 1 for 14 with runners in scoring place, together with 0 for its first 12.

Blue Jays starter Hyun Jin Ryu allowed six hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings.


Crimson Sox: Two-time Cy Younger Award winner Corey Kluber (shoulder) has ended his rehab project with Triple-A Worcester and won’t pitch once more this season, supervisor Alex Cora mentioned. … RHP Kenley Jansesn (COVID IL) is predicted to hitch the group in Texas this week, Cora mentioned. Jansen is eligible to be activated on Wednesday.


Umpire Jacob Metz joined the crew at third base Sunday. He changed Jordan Baker, who left Saturday’s recreation after eight innings and entered Main League Baseball’s concussion protocol after being struck by a number of foul suggestions.


Crimson Sox: RHP Kutter Crawford (6-7, 4.26 ERA) is predicted to begin Monday night time because the Crimson Sox go to Texas for a three-game collection. LHP Jordan Montgomery (11th of September, 3.47) is scheduled for the Rangers.

Blue Jays: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (9-6, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to begin Tuesday night time because the Blue Jays journey to New York to start a three-game collection in opposition to the Yankees. New York’s scheduled starter is RHP Clarke Schmidt (9-8, 4.56).