The Toronto Blue Jays, despite being short-handed due to illness, manage to defeat Baltimore Orioles: “This victory means a lot”

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Daulton Varsho celebrates his homerun

The Toronto Blue Jays have faced challenges this season, especially when their roster is healthy. But defeating the top team in the American League, despite several players battling illness, could be a turning point.

Manager John Schneider described the win as crucial, considering the circumstances. He emphasized the determination of the team, knowing they had limited options due to illnesses affecting key players like George Springer, Kevin Kiermaier, Justin Turner, and Danny Jansen.

Despite these setbacks, the Blue Jays managed to secure a 3-2 victory in 10 innings against Baltimore.

Schneider praised the team’s mindset and effort, highlighting the importance of resilience in overcoming unexpected challenges. He hopes this win will build character for the team moving forward.

José Berríos, despite not feeling well himself, pitched seven innings and allowed only three hits, but two of them were home runs by Adley Rutschman.

Toronto Blue Jays players celebrate after the game

The Blue Jays were behind 2-1 in the eighth inning when Daulton Varsho hit a home run to tie the game. Varsho’s ground ball brought home the deciding run in the 10th inning. Varsho joked about being free from illness and hoped it would stay that way.

Berríos mentioned that starting pitchers Kevin Gausman and Chris Bassitt were available in case of an emergency. However, Toronto managed to get through the game with Berríos and relief pitchers Yimi García and Jordan Romano.

Although the Blue Jays struggled against the Orioles last year, this win puts them in last place, 7 1/2 games behind the AL East-leading Baltimore. However, as Schneider pointed out, it’s still mid-May, leaving plenty of time for Toronto to make a comeback.

This victory could be a positive start for the team, but Schneider emphasized the importance of monitoring the players’ health for upcoming games.

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