Franmil Reyes scored the tiebreaking run on Oscar Mercado’s single with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Sunday.
Toronto took a 3-2 lead entering the eighth, but Owen Miller’s one-out homer off Tim Mayza tied the score. Mayza retired Jose Ramirez, but Miller sent a 2-2 pitch into the stands in left field.
Adam Cimber (4-2) relieved with two out, allowing Reyes’ single and Andres Gimenez’s walk. Mercado, who was hit in the left hand by a pitch in the third, hit a 2-2 line drive to center field, and Reyes slid home before the throw.
Bryan Shaw (1-0) pitched the eighth and Emmanuel Clase pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save of the season.
For the Guardians, the Dominicans Reyes 4-3 with runs scored, and Ramírez 3-1 with a triple, a run scored and one produced. The Colombian Mercado 3-1 with an RBI. The Venezuelan Giménez 3-1.
For the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Teoscar Hernández 4-1 with a couple of RBIs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-1, Raimel Tapia 3-0, and Santiago Espinal 3-1 with runs scored. Mexican Alejandro Kirk 3-0. Cuban Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 4-0.