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George Springer powers Jays previous Royals, 5-1

Sep 9, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder George Springer (4) hits a home run against the Kansas City Royals during the seventh inning at Rogers Centre.

Sep 9, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays proper fielder George Springer (4) hits a house run in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Royals throughout the seventh inning at Rogers Centre.
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George Springer had two homers and 4 RBIs, Kevin Gausman struck out 10 in eight dominant innings and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the visiting Kansas Metropolis Royals 5-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Springer hit two solo dwelling runs and a two-run single in going 3-for-4 because the Blue Jays (79-63) have gained the primary two video games of the three-game collection. The Blue Jays are 9-5 on their stretch of 15 video games in opposition to groups with sub-.500 information.

Edward Olivares hit a solo dwelling run for the Royals (44-99), who’ve misplaced three in a row.

Gausman (11-8) allowed one run on two hits and one stroll.

Royals right-hander James McArthur pitched two good innings because the opener. Zack Greinke (1-15) took over and allowed 4 runs and 6 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

The primary hit of the sport got here when Springer led off the underside of the fourth with a house run on a drive to left.

Olivares had Kansas Metropolis’s first hit when he clubbed his tenth homer of the season on a shot to left-center with two out within the fifth.

Toronto regained the lead within the backside of the fifth. Alejandro Kirk led off with a stroll and Daulton Varsho adopted with a double. Springer hit a two-run single with two out for a 3-1 Toronto lead.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led off the Toronto sixth with a single and scored on Cavan Biggio’s one-out double to heart.

Springer hit his nineteenth dwelling run with two out within the seventh inning in opposition to Angel Zerpa on a drive to right-center.

Jordan Hicks took over from Gausman and pitched an ideal ninth inning.

Salvador Perez caught eight innings for the Royals to succeed in 10,000 profession innings behind the plate, turning into the primary catcher to take action in franchise historical past.

Kansas Metropolis put catcher Freddy Fermin (fractured finger) on the injured listing Saturday.

Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette, who returned from the IL on Friday, didn’t play on Saturday, a deliberate transfer.

—Discipline Degree Media

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