Jose Siri hits one of three Tampa Bay home runs. rays opened their three-match series against toronto blue jays With a 6-4 win on Monday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.
As part of a three-run second inning, Siri belted a center-cut, 93-mph fastball over the center field wall from Toronto starter Chris Bassitt (5-3). The two-run shot was Siri’s seventh homer of the season.
Randy Arrozarena was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs, and an RBI. Luke Reilly also homered, and Vander Franco had two hits, including a triple.
Josh Fleming (1-0) tosses six innings as opener Trevor Kelly rays Went 22-4 at home and won for the third time in four outings on their current 10-game homestand
Bassett, who was 4–0 in his last six starts, was the victim of poor fielding in his 6 1/3-inning start. He allowed six runs (two earned) and struck out four, but three of the seven hits against him were long balls.
Whit Merrifield went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer, and Doulton Worsho popped his seventh homer of the season. blue Jays
Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. failed to catch a throw from second baseman Merrifield on Christian Bethancourt’s grounder that would have ended the second on Siri’s two-run blast.
Guerrero committed another missed-catch error in the third, but right fielder George Springer made a high jumper over the wall with two runners on and one out.
But Isaac Paredes’ single left Yandy Diaz at center plate. rays His fourth unearned run against Basit
In the fourth, Merrifield cut the deficit in half by hitting his second homer of the year in almost the same spot as Siri.
after franco is kicked out of the house by ex rays gold glover kevin kiermaier in the fifth, tampa bay added that run to the sixth when arrozarena hit his 11th homer
Raleigh added his ninth homer, a solo shot, in the seventh.
After Versho’s homer and pair of singles in the ninth, rays Closer Pete Fairbanks entered and allowed an RBI single to Brandon Belt. But he got a groundout by Bo Bechette with the bases loaded for his fifth save.
– Field Level Media