Vladimir Guerrero Jr. powers Blue Jays past Phillies

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Shines as Toronto Blue Jays Defeat Philadelphia Phillies in Spring Training

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. showcased his prowess with a home run and an RBI single to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in a spring training matchup on Monday.

Key Highlights

Bo Bichette contributed significantly to Toronto’s win with a two-run single, while Luis De Los Santos added another run with a single of his own. On the Phillies’ side, Aramis Garcia and Kody Clemens each drove in a run.

The Jays’ Yimi Garcia secured the win after a solid performance in the fifth inning, with Brandon Eisert earning the save by striking out two batters in the ninth. Conversely, Griff McGarry took the loss for Philadelphia after giving up three runs in the fifth.

Guerrero initiated the scoring with a mighty two-out homer off Phillies’ starter Nick Nelson, setting the tone for Toronto’s offensive display.

Garcia later tied the game with a double that brought Bryson Scott home. Toronto surged ahead in the fifth inning, with Bichette driving in two runs with a single and Guerrero following suit by knocking in another run.

Clemens chipped in for the Phillies in the seventh inning, narrowing Toronto’s lead to 4-2 with a single that scored Weston Wilson. However, De Los Santos sealed the victory for the Blue Jays with a single that brought in Nathan Lukes.

Upcoming Fixture

Toronto’s next challenge will be against Pittsburgh on Tuesday in Bradenton, Florida, as they aim to continue their winning momentum in spring training.

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