MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT HOUSTON ASTROS
10/14/2023
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
TORONTO BLUE JAYS AT HOUSTON ASTROS
GAME ID: 18677 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14TH , 2023 - GAME LOG
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto Blue Jays 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 6 1
Houston Astros 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 X 7 5 0
Home Field Advantage: Bregman, Houston Open League Championship Series with Win
The Houston Astros started the League Championship Series in style today, downing the visiting Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park by a score of 7-4 to stake an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman went 1-3 with a home run and a walk, while adding 3 RBI and scoring once.

Houston took a 7-4 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Jurickson Profar hit a clutch grand slam home run to bring Astros fans to their feet.

"Our guys are never satisfied," said Houston manager .

The next game is set to be played tomorrow at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
TORONTO BATTING LINESCORE HOUSTON BATTING LINESCORE
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
C. Abrams 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .407 0 4
D. Jansen C 4 0 1 1 1 1 2 .120 0 2
T. Grisham CF 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 .261 2 4
R. Tellez 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .192 2 5
L. Gurriel Jr. LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .368 1 3
W. Astudillo DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
B. Bichette SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .211 1 4
J. Donaldson 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .238 2 4
A. Haseley RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .364 0 1
Totals 32 4 6 3 4 9 18      
BATTING
Home Runs: B. Bichette (1, 2nd Inning off L. McCullers Jr., 0 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: C. Abrams , D. Jansen , T. Grisham , B. Bichette 4 , J. Donaldson , A. Haseley
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: R. Tellez , L. Gurriel Jr. 2
Sac Bunt: C. Abrams
Hit by Pitch: W. Astudillo
Team LOB: 7

BASERUNNING
SB: C. Abrams 2 (5) , T. Grisham (2)

FIELDING
Errors: D. Jansen
Player AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG HR RBI
W. Merrifield CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .409 3 4
J. Altuve DH 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .273 0 2
A. Bregman 3B 3 1 1 3 1 0 1 .217 1 5
K. Tucker RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .227 1 3
C. Correa SS 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 .227 1 1
   a-E. Norwood SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0
Y. Alvarez 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .174 1 4
J. Profar LF 4 1 1 4 0 1 1 .250 3 9
M. Zunino C 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200 1 5
G. Rich 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .167 0 2
Totals 29 7 5 7 6 7 9      
a - E. Norwood substituted for C. Correa in the 9th

BATTING
Doubles: W. Merrifield (1, 1st Inning off Y. Aybar, 0 on, 0 outs)
Home Runs: A. Bregman (1, 1st Inning off Y. Aybar, 2 on, 0 outs) , J. Profar (3, 8th Inning off A. Kay, 3 on, 1 out)
Total Bases: W. Merrifield 2 , A. Bregman 4 , K. Tucker , C. Correa , J. Profar 4
Runners left in scoring position, 2 outs: C. Correa
Hit by Pitch: M. Zunino
Team LOB: 6
TORONTO PITCHING LINESCORE HOUSTON PITCHING LINESCORE
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
Y. Aybar 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 1 24 9.00   
J. Musgrove 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 2.70   
R. Ray 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 36 0.00   
J. Romano 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00   
J. Nix 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 30 2.35   
A. Kay L (0-1), BS (1) 1.1 2 4 4 1 0 1 31 6.14   
B. Keller 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.00   
PITCHING
Game Score: Y. Aybar 31
Batters Faced: Y. Aybar 6, J. Musgrove 3, R. Ray 9, J. Romano 1, J. Nix 7, A. Kay 8, B. Keller 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: Y. Aybar 1-1, J. Musgrove 0-2, R. Ray 1-2, J. Romano 0-1, J. Nix 1-2, A. Kay 2-2, B. Keller 2-0
Pitches - Strikes: Y. Aybar 24-13, J. Musgrove 12-7, R. Ray 36-23, J. Romano 4-3, J. Nix 30-17, A. Kay 31-18, B. Keller 10-3
Hit Batsmen: R. Ray
Player IP H R ER BB K HR PI ERA   
L. McCullers Jr. 6.0 6 4 4 2 5 1 83 4.38   
J. Rivera 1.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 30 1.80   
M. Smeaton W (1-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 9 0.00   
J. Urquidy SV (3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2.25   
PITCHING
Game Score: L. McCullers Jr. 47
Batters Faced: L. McCullers Jr. 26, J. Rivera 7, M. Smeaton 2, J. Urquidy 3
Ground Outs - Fly Outs: L. McCullers Jr. 4-9, J. Rivera 1-1, M. Smeaton 0-0, J. Urquidy 1-2
Pitches - Strikes: L. McCullers Jr. 83-53, J. Rivera 30-18, M. Smeaton 9-6, J. Urquidy 12-5
Inherited Runners - Scored: M. Smeaton 1-0
WP: L. McCullers Jr.
Hit Batsmen: J. Rivera
GAME NOTES
Player of the Game: Alex Bregman
Ballpark: Minute Maid Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy (59 degrees), wind blowing out to right at 11 mph
Start Time: 8:05 PM CT
Time: 3:30
Attendance: 50750
Special Notes: RP Joe Musgrove was injured while pitching.
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