Rockies beat Blue Jays, sweep AL West


Rockies 3, Blue Jays 1 (11 innings) in 10th inning after the Rockies held Blue Jays to just one run over five innings to defeat the Blue Jays 9-6 on Thursday night.

The Rockies (42-32) scored seven runs on six hits and three walks in the 10th as they dominated the Blue Jay (27-41) with four hits and two walks in six innings.

Colorado got the lead on a groundout to Jason Kubel’s RBI single in the second after Alex Reyes hit a solo home run off Jose Reyes with two outs in the top of the ninth off Ryan Madson.

The Blue Jays (49-25) came into the night having won four straight against the Rockies and six of their last seven.

The win gave the Rockies a five-game lead in the NL West.

Colorado had the highest win total in the AL over the Blue Jays, which dropped to seven wins behind the Colorado Rockies.

The Jays (36-32), who lost four of five, have dropped six of eight.

The Blue Jays were the first team to beat the Rockies since the team fell to the Tampa Bay Rays on April 13, 2019, with Francisco Liriano’s two-run homer off Alex Cobb.

Toronto lost 10-2 at San Diego on Sunday.

Reyes and Chris Carter were charged with six runs apiece in the first for the Blue Teens, who went six innings without giving up a run.

They lost a close contest to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, when J.A. Happ singled with two on and two out in the ninth.

After starting the game with a two-out single, Josh Reddick led off the inning with a single to center to score Raul Mondesi and Tyler Austin.

Reddick was then charged with two runs for the second time in three games, this time on an error by Reddick.

The offence finally broke through for the Jays, as Francisco Lirey singled in his first major league hit, a two off Travis Shaw.

He scored on a one-out sacrifice fly to left-center field, setting up a double play.

Austin followed with a double to left field that scored Lirely and Kendrys Morales, and Austin was doubled on a wild pitch.

Toronto went on to score the winning run in the seventh.

Carter, who has been a part of two playoff runs in Colorado, hit a pinch-hit single up the middle to right field that bounced off Lireys glove and in.

The ball bounced in off the outfield fence and in to the stands for a 3-2 win.

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