Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Blue Jays String Springer’s 7th Grand Slam Win

George Springer hit his seventh career Grand Slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven as they beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3 on Tuesday.

The Cardinals fell in a matchup that was without many starts.

Alejandro Kirk had 12 homers in the year and two hits from Matt Chapman, including a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning, which came off five as Toronto improved to 8–1 under manager John Schneider’s command.

Dylan Carlson hit a solo homer in the first of two St. Louis games in Canada without sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, who are unvaccinated. Two key hitters in the Cardinals lineup were placed on the banned list prior to the game with catcher Austin Romain.

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Foreign nationals who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 cannot enter Canada, with limited exceptions, which require a 14-day quarantine. Players without vaccinations go to the banned list without pay and without counting the days of service in the Major Leagues.

Dominican legend Albert Pujols started at first base in place of Goldschmidt, while Brendan Donovan was third. Before his first bat, 39,756 fans gave a standing ovation to Pujol.

For the Cardinals, Albert Pujols 3-1 with an RBI.

For the Blue Jays, Dominican Vladimir Guerrero scored 5-1 and two RBIs, Santiago Espinal scored 3-1 and one RBI and Teoscar Hernandez scored 3-2; Mexican Alejandro Kirk scored 5-1 and an RBI and Cuban Lourdes Gueril 4-1.

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