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MLB: The Blue Jays win a stunning offensive duel against the Angels

Tim Maisa retired Shuhei Ohtani with the bases loaded for the final out and the Toronto Blue Jays capitalized on five-run performances from Matt Chapman and Kevin Kiermayer to beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-11 in 10 innings on Sunday.

Chapman slammed a grand slam in the sixth inning and Kiermayer led in the tiebreaker on a double in the tenth by Jess, who overcame a six-point deficit early in the game before falling back by four points late in the game. .

“Every single game I’ve had here in my Sunday career seems like crazy,” said Chapman, who spent his first five major league seasons with the Oakland Athletics before being traded to the Geese. It’s always long matches that go one way and then the other. We stayed in the moment. »

Otani hit one of the Angels’ four guards, the third, but was grounded to end the game. Toronto has won two of three games in the series and is 6-4 on their long road trip to start the season.

Hunter Renfrew, Brandon Drury, and Logan Ohope also extended their arms for the Angels, who suffered their fifth loss since 2020 by hitting four or more homers.

The Blue Jays fell 6-0 after four innings before hitting 10 runs in the sixth and seventh. Toronto took a 10-7 lead with two outs in the ninth, but the Angels were able to run back to #1 reliever Jordan Romano (1-0), who eventually inherited the win.

With Cavan Biggio as the automatic runner at second base to start the inning, Kiermayer scored an automatic double against Carlos Estevez (0-1) to give the Jays the lead. Kiermaier, also the author of a three-run two run in the sixth and a two-run single in the seventh, then crossed the plate on a George Springer hit to make it 12-10.

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Chapman, who leads the majors with a . 475 average, hit his first career major in the sixth.

The Angels carried the bases with two outs in the tenth. After catcher Alejandro Kirk missed a fly ball behind home plate, Mike Trott walked Trevor Richards for a 12–11 lead. Maesa came on as relief and took an 0-2 lead against Ohtani before forcing him out to second base.

The Blue Jays will host the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in their home opener.