A tour of Nick Markakis at the end of the ninth inning at the expense of Wilmer Font allowed the Braves to win 4 to 3 in front of the Blue Jays, Thursday night, in Atlanta.
Led 3 to 1 after six innings, the Jays had tied the mark in the seventh thanks to strikes from Vladimir Guerrero’s son and Teoscar Hernandez.
Freddie Freeman had opened the scoring for the local team in the first inning by smacking a circuit of two points. Bo Bichette had replied shortly after with a long ball solo. Adam Duvall has produced the other point of the Braves with a ball-sacrifice.
Reliever Mark Melancon (1-0) was credited with the victory. For its part, Do (0-1) received the reverse.
The Jays begin a series of three games against the Red Sox on Friday in Boston.
In addition, they will resume the postponed games facing the Phillies on August 20, in a double program presented in Philadelphia.
Espinal and Waguespack in the minors
A little earlier in the day, the Blue Jays have demoted the player to before-field, Santiago Espinal and pitcher Jacob Waguespack to their reserve team.
The team of the Queen City, like all the other courses in major league baseball, had to reduce their training to 28 players prior to noon on Thursday.
In 11 at bats in 2020, Espinal had a hit and has walked the plate to a recovery.
For his part, Waguespack has made appearances on the mound in three games this season. He allowed two hits and three free passes. The right-handed 26-year-old has also removed four opponents on the catch.
Ohtani can still hit far
In Seattle, Shohei Ohtani hit the long ball in his first at-bat since he has learned to suffer from an elongation of grade 1 and 2 in the muscle, round pronator of the right arm, on Monday. The pitcher-outfielder of the Angels, Los Angeles, which should not return to the mound this year, was a third circuit this season. He was batting designated, Thursday, in the face of the Mariners.
The Angels eventually won, 6 to 1. Max Stassi drove in three runs in the win thanks to a circuit and a balloon-sacrifice.
A rare defeat of the Twins
In Pittsburgh, the Minnesota Twins have suffered a first defeat in seven games, on Thursday afternoon, making a surprise 6-to-5 for the Pirates.
The visitors were ahead 5 to 3 when the local team started its comeback in the eighth inning. Phillip Evans has first reduced the gap by pushing Jarrod Dyson at the plate with the aid of a wheelchair.
At the end of the ninth recovery, Kevin Newman has played the hero by producing two points using a simple.
Gregory Polanco had enabled the Pirates to match the mark in the second inning by smacking a circuit of three points. Miguel Sano had done the same during the first at-bat for the losers.
It is only a third defeat in 13 games this season for the Twins, which are installed at the top of the Central section of the american League.
The victory has been given to the form of the reliever Sam Howard (1-0), while Taylor Rogers (1-1) received the reverse.