Blue Jays sweep the Diamondbacks after the All-Star Break

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Dr. Buddie, Wikimedia Commons)

The Toronto Blue Jays have won eight of their last 10 games, and on Sunday swept the Arizona Diamondbacks. With the three game sweep, Toronto improved to a record of 53 wins and 41 losses, and currently hold down the second wildcard spot in the American League. They lead the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox by three games for a postseason berth.

Toronto won the opening game of the series by a score of 7-2 on Friday. Matt Chapman led the Blue Jays with three hits. Vladimir Guerrero of Montreal, Quebec and Chapman led the Blue Jays with two runs scored each. One of Guerrero’s runs was a home run.

Saturday’s score was a 5-2 Blue Jays win. Chris Bassitt had a quality start as he only gave up two earned runs in six innings, and had five strikeouts compared to zero walks. The Blue Jays also got home runs from All-Stars Whit Merrifield and Bo Bichette.

Then on Sunday, the Blue Jays beat the Diamondbacks 7-5. Catcher Danny Jansen led the team with three hits including a key bases loaded double. Jansen, George Springer, Santiago Espinal and Kevin Kiermaier each had two hits, while Merrifield led the Blue Jays with two runs scored.

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