Springer ties game, Bledsoe doubles, bullpen relays to beat Washington 6-3

Toronto wins the first game of a three-game home series against Washington.

Toronto won the first game of a three-game home stand against Washington 6-3 on Monday (Sept. 29) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

After dropping a 7-10 decision at home to Cleveland the previous day (Aug. 28), Toronto avoided back-to-back losses with the win over the Nats.

Starter Kevin Gausman earned his 10th win of the season, allowing three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over five innings. The bullpen closed out the final four innings.

At the plate, George Springer went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs, Davis Schneider went 1-for-3 with a home run and a RBI, and Danny Jansen went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored.

The Nats struck first. Gausman gave up a single up the middle to CJ Abrams and allowed a stolen base. He got Lane Thomas to fly out to right field and then gave up a single to Joey Meneses.

After getting through the inning without further damage, Toronto broke the game open with a four-run second inning. Springer led off with a single and Guerrero Jr. followed with an RBI double. Schneider followed with an RBI single to make it 4-1.

Jansen’s solo homer in the bottom of the third made it 5-1, but Toronto faltered in the top of the fifth, giving up a hit, a walk and a double steal before Meneses hit a two-run double.메이저놀이터

After escaping with no further damage, Toronto took a three-run lead in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by Kiermeyer and then used a relay effort from its bullpen to hold off the Nats.

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