Toronto sinks to third straight with back-to-back losses to Cubs Ryu’s shoulder weighs heavily on 14th starter

The Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Chicago Cubs in back-to-back days, dropping three straight. A day later, the chip on the shoulder of Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto), who starts the final game of the series against the Cubs, 섯다 is even heavier.

Toronto lost 4-5 at home to the Chicago Cubs in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday.

With the loss, the third-place Jays dropped their second straight game and fell to 65-54 in the American League East. Conversely, the Cubs, winners of two straight, clinched the division and improved to 61-56.

Toronto scored first in the third inning, but gave up four runs in the fourth, including a three-run homer by Dansby Swanson.

However, Toronto tied the game at 4-4 in the fifth on a two-run homer by Whit Merrifield and an RBI single by Santiago Espinal with runners on first and second in the sixth.

The teams remained scoreless until the eighth inning, when a Cubs run in the ninth broke the tie.

After leadoff hitter Cody Bellinger walked, 온라인섯다 Swanson was retired on a fielder’s choice, but Christopher Morel hit an RBI double to put the game out of reach. Toronto was held scoreless in the bottom of the ninth and the game ended in favor of the Cubs.

With Toronto unable to snap the losing streak, the onus was on Ryu to get the win in the final game of the series on Thursday.

Ryu was removed from the game against the Cleveland Indians on Aug. 8 after taking a hard hit to the knee while pitching, but thankfully escaped serious injury, so he’ll be back on the mound after five days of rest.

The game on Thursday is also the final game of Toronto’s 17-game road trip. It will be interesting to see if Hyun-jin Ryu, who will be looking for his first win since returning from injury as well as the team’s losing streak stopper, 고스톱 can save the day in his third start of the season.

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