The wait was well worth it.
Hosting a Major League game for the first time in 105 years, Triple-A Buffalo’s Sahlen Field experienced a little bit of everything Tuesday night. With a number of former Bisons competing in their former home, the Blue Jays bounced back from a late Marlins
The wait was well worth it.
Hosting a Major League game for the first time in 105 years, Triple-A Buffalo’s Sahlen Field experienced a little bit of everything Tuesday night. With a number of former Bisons competing in their former home, the Blue Jays bounced back from a late Marlins rally to post a 5-4, 10-inning win.
Travis Shaw’s bases-loaded single with one out in the 10th scored Anthony Alford and put a bow on the first big league contest played in the city since the Federal League’s Buffalo Blues faced the Baltimore Terrapins on Sept. 8, 1915.
Danny Jansen began the 10th by sacrificing Alford to third. A walk to Cavan Biggio and an intentional pass to Bo Bichette set the stage for Shaw, who lined a single that scored Toronto’s No. 22 prospect with the winning run.
Thirtieth-ranked Jordan Romano contributed an inning of perfect relief, striking out one. The right-hander has yet to allow a hit in eight appearances this year, fanning 11 and walking three over eight frames.
The 27-year-old called Sahlen Field home for parts of 2018-19, going 3-2 with a 5.48 ERA in 25 appearances, including four starts. Romano made his big league debut last year when he appeared in 17 games. Since walking a pair in his 2020 debut, the Oral Roberts product has allowed one baserunner -- a walk -- in seven innings while striking out nine.
Bichette blasted a three-run homer before Miami's Francisco Cervelli tied the game with a two-out three-run jack in the ninth. Logan Forsythe appeared to give the Marlins a 6-4 edge with a two-run homer leading off the 10th, but a video review determined it was a foul ball.
Monte Harrison struck out in both of his at-bats before leaving for a pinch-hitter in the eighth. The 10th-ranked Marlins prospect is 2-for-18 to begin his big league career.
In other action:
Nationals 2, Mets 1
Andres Gimenez continues to show New York he deserves a chance to play regularly. The third-ranked Mets prospect rapped his second triple of the season and scored his club's lone run on a sacrifice fly. Starting at his natural position of shortstop, Gimenez helped turn three double plays and made a diving stop and throw to rob the Nats' Juan Soto of a hit. Box score
White Sox 8, Tigers 4
Matt Foster continued his stellar start to the season for the South Siders. The No. 28 White Sox prospect tossed two innings of perfect relief en route to his second win of the year. He struck out four, including the first three batters he faced. Foster (2-0) has yet to allow a run over 7 2/3 innings and has yielded only two hits while striking out 13. He was followed by No. 17 Zack Burdi who logged a perfect frame and also sports a 0.00 ERA. No. 18 Ian Hamilton recorded an out but gave up two runs on two walks and a hit in the ninth, while 19th-ranked Danny Mendick walked in four plates appearances. For Detroit, No. 16 prospect Beau Burrows struck out top Chicago prospect Luis Robert in a perfect eighth and 30th-ranked Rony Garcia gave up one run on two hits in 2 1/3 frames out of the bullpen. Box score
Reds 6, Royals 5
Royals No. 7 prospect Kris Bubic pitched well in his first two big league starts but experienced some turbulence in his third outing against the Reds. The left-hander was tagged for five runs over five frames, scattering seven hits and a walk while striking out two. He surrendered a two-run double to Kyle Farmer in the second inning, then gave up back-to-back homers to Matt Davidson and Jesse Winker in the third. Last season’s Minor League strikeout king carries a 5.40 ERA to go with a 1.20 WHIP and 15 strikeouts over 15 innings. Box score
Yankees 9, Braves 6
Fifth-ranked Braves prospect Bryse Wilson gave up two runs over 1 2/3 innings out of the bullpen in his season debut. He surrendered just one hit -- a solo homer to Aaron Judge -- but walked four, hit a batter and struck out two. Box score
Rockies 8, D-backs 7
Andy Young singled and scored in a five-run ninth inning for Arizona, whose comeback bid fell short against Colorado. The D-backs' No. 17 prospect has a .308/.438/.615 slash line in his first 13 Major League at-bats. Box score
Padres 6, Dodgers 2
Jake Cronenworth doubled, singled and scored a run to help lead San Diego past Los Angeles. The No. 19 Padres prospect carries a .361/.378/.750 slash line following his third multi-hit effort of the year. Dodgers No. 21 prospect Edwin Ríos batted for Kike Hernandez in the ninth inning and was hit by a pitch. Box score
Giants 7, Astros 6 (10 innings)
Brandon Bielak tossed five solid innings in his second Major League start. The No. 13 Astros prospect allowed two runs and scattered six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. No. 14 Enoli Paredes and No. 29 Blake Taylor combined to surrender three runs and a hit and two walks while fanning one in two frames. Box score
Rangers 4, Mariners 2
Jonathan Hernández tossed a perfect eighth inning against the heart of the Mariners lineup, setting down Kyle Lewis, Kyle Seager and Austin Nola. The 26th-ranked Rangers prospect dropped his ERA to 1.80 in eight appearances. M's No. 5 prospect Evan White went 0-for-4. Box score
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