George Springer’s late heroism spurs Jace to a wild victory over Bosox

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Late game drama has become a hallmark of this Blue Jays team, resilience and perseverance through some tough stretches that bodes well for the season.

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Tuesday night was no different, a night that should have belonged to starter Kevin Gausman, who continues to annoy hitters with his team.

Gausman, who pitched six on Tuesday after pitching eight in Beantown last week, was long gone when George Springer roused the crowd with an outburst in the ninth that tied the game at 5-5 and called for extra innings.

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In the end, the Jays pulled off a remarkable 6-5 win.

Everything was set for a return win when Jordan Romano took 10th and kept Boston from scoring a goal.

Boston opted to deliberately take out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at the end of the half, bringing out Alejandro Kirk to the plate with Beau Bichette in second.

It was Bichette who recorded the final in the ninth.

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Matt Barnes was on the rise for Boston, which turned out to be an epic night at the baseball stadium. Barnes followed Kirk to load the bases as the air of anticipation for Matt Chapman on the plate grew thicker.

Chapman was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts coming into his bat and continued to look for hits.

Boston turned to Matt Strum, who faced Raimel Tapia, when the intrigue scored several points against Boston’s five-man infield.

Tapia continued to foul after the serve. He then hit the ball to the left, allowing Bichette to score the bag fly winning streak.

The Jays won at the end of the first series on Monday and looked set to lose at the end of the half as Boston overcame four tries in the eighth round.

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The Toronto Bats finally came to life when all seemed lost and buried.

In the eighth inning, the Jays turned on Yimi Garcia, who didn’t score.

He conceded a single to striker Rafael Devers and a second consecutive single to No. 9 striker Christian Vasquez, both in right field.

Trevor Storey hit it big by stroking an RBI double. The marsupial will give Boston the edge.

The fourth run will count after a sharp double when the Jays replaced Garcia with David Phelps.

Give credit to the home team for refusing to give up.

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BO TRACKING

It only took Bishet one pitch to make contact in his first at-bat, the night after he won his first career Grand Slam, prompting a 6-2 victory for the Jays.

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One pitch on his night and Bichette was on a flyball.

At the bottom of the third, Bichette stepped onto the plate after the Springer single. Once again, Bichette fouled off the field. He went through the next inning, fouled on the third before pitching for the ball. Then he hit the dirty tip.

The night before, Bichette changed his approach during the BP. It paid immediate dividends as he went deep in the eighth inning, his second belt of the season after Bichette missed the yard 28 times last year.

Bichette hit two outs in the bottom half of Toronto’s fifth inning.

He took off on the first pitch he saw to start the eighth.

HAM

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s hot bat was nowhere to be found in the second game of the Jays’ four-game series against the Bozoks.

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It appears the outfielder, who fought off the cleanup following an injury to Theoscar Hernandez (oblique), experienced tightness in his hamstring in Monday’s season-opener.

Anyone who has suffered soft tissue problems can attest to the inconvenience such failures can cause and the long-term consequences if such problems are not properly addressed.

Gurriel Jr. will be re-examined on Wednesday.

He wielded a hot bat and flashed glove and hand as he manned the field. In 17 games, Gurriel Jr. is batting .297 with two home runs and 10 runs scored.

Gurriel has hit a home run in each of his last two games, the 12th time in his career, including five times last season.

He had two hits in Monday’s win, including a long pass in the fifth inning, Gurriel Jr.’s second homer of the season. In the last 10 games, Gurriel Jr. has recorded six multiple strikes.

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Ryu on the mend

Nothing is certain, but it looks like lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu’s return is imminent after he had a BP session.

The big question surrounding veteran starter status is when he can return after the team placed Ryu on the injured list for 10 days on April 17 due to inflammation in his left forearm.

D-LIGHT

On Monday, Springer caught the ball in center as he dived for a ball meant to break.

Springer moved to right field on Tuesday, allowing the Jays to bring in Zimmer as a starter at center.

He recorded a Springer-style strikeout on a hard hit on the ball.

The Jays had Kato at first base and finished eighth on the lineup, with Zimmer finishing 9th.

The bottom of the order did restore Toronto’s lead when Espinal, who batted seventh, busted out at the end of fourth with two strikeouts.

Kato made a good scoop in the sixth inning when Alex Verdugo hit a liner for third base. Matt Chapman walked up to the ball and threw it on the run. Kato provided a line drive for J.D. Martinez to complete the pitch.

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