These 2 owners (FLA vs TOR) go after their 1st title in ownership history and as well, are playing each other for the first time, which is crazy to think… so lets find out who will be joining the wall of champs…
Game 1 in Toronto
Kershaw vs Kluber
What a great match up of Aces to kick off the world series and they did not disappoint. Kluber goes 7 strong innings, striking out 13, but he does allow 3 runs on 2 homeruns. Kershaw not as strong still goes 7, striking out 6, but the Jays used a barrage of extra base hits (4 doubles, 3 triples and a homerun) to score 4 runs and the last two innings were shutdown by Iglesias and Davis, to give the Jays a game 1 victory.
Jays win 4 – 3
Game 2 in Toronto
Nola vs Wacha
The Jays pitching would continue rolling in the World Series, as Wacha goes 6 innings, allowing 1 run on 6 hits and striking out 5 and gave it to the bullpen whom went 3 more innings of 0 runs, 5 strikeouts and only 2 walks… but.. Florida has a great staff as well, so did that 1 run hold up?? It held up for all of 3 innings as the Jays offence scored 6 runs on homeruns by Trout and Gyorko. This game was closer then it sounds, as Florida did strand 4 baserunners in the 4th and the Jays score 3 runs in the 8th and 9th, a couple of bounces the other way and this would not have been a 6 – 1 Jays victory.
Jays win 6 – 1 (Jays up 2-0 in series)
Game 3 in Florida
Davies vs Severino
As the series shifts to Florida, the Marlins need a shift in the bats to get some runs on the board and that is just what happened. The Marlins score 4 runs through 7 innings on 8 singles and 4 walks, but the fact they hit no extra base hits and left 5 baserunners in scoring position couldn’t be a good thing, but the Marlins staff kept the Jays offence to 0 runs through 7 innings.. Until the 8th inning when the Jays start off BB, 1B, 3B followed by a 2B, to score 3 runs and the Jays are within 1 going into the 9th. Parker in to save the game and keep the series close, did his job through 2 batters striking out both. Then CLUTCH Gyorko comes to the plate and hits a CLUTCH DD which resulted in a huge homerun and a tied ball game and going to extras. The Jays RP’s would pitch from the 8th inning until the 13th inning not allowing a run and only 3 baserunners. This allowed the Jays to score a run on a BB, Sac, 1B and take a commanding 3 – 0 lead in the series.
Jays win 5 – 4 (Jays up 3 – 0 in series)
Game 4 in Florida
Triggs vs Berrios
Toronto looking to sweep their way to a 1st World Series victory looked really good in the 1st inning as 2 batters in and a Trout homerun, the Jays take an early 2 – 0 lead after 1. In the bottom of the 2nd, with 2 men on and 2 outs, Berrios comes to the plate. Florida playing with their backs to the wall, PH Joey Gallo and he goes ahead and walks, a FO to follow and Florida strands 3 more and has to go to the pen. They call upon Keuchal to save the day and that is just what he does, at least from his stand point, as he goes 6.3 innings allowing just a walk and Parker goes .6th of an inning of no runs. Is that enough to keep the series going?? Well not until the 7th inning when a lead off single another single and an error later would tie the game at 2 and after 1 and ½ innings, we head to the bottom of the 9th where the Marlin’s fans get to explode in excitement as Blackmon walks off game 4 with a BIG BLAST and series savor shot to Dead Center.
Marlins win 3 – 2 (Jays 3 – 1 in series)
Game 5 in Florida
Kluber vs Kershaw
These 2 aces go at it again and this time with the World Series on the line.. Lets just say Kluber did his thing, CG, 16 strikeouts and only 8 hits, but issue was 2 of those hits were homeruns and he allowed 4 runs. How did Kershaw respond? Enough to send this to Toronto and continue the World Series… He as well goes a CG, as well strikesout double digits with 10, as well allows 8 baserunners and a first inning Trout walk and Rendon double to allow an early 1-0 lead to Toronto, would be all he would get hit for, as Kershaw out duels Kluber this time to get the 4 – 1 win.
Marlins wins 4 – 1 (Jays 3 – 2 in series)
Game 6 in Toronto
Nola vs Wacha
The series shifts back to Toronto and the Jays are learning that getting that last win is, as they say, the toughest. Through 4 innings this game was close as Gardner lead off the game with a walk and came around to score the opening run, that would be it until Correra hits a 2 run homerun to give the Marlins a 2-1 lead early. In the bottom of the 5th, Trout and Conforto would go back to back and the game shifts to a 3 – 2 lead for Toronto and in the bottom of the 6th, Toronto would load the bases twice, but only come away with 1 run as Swarzak struck out the other 3. The Marlins answer right back in the top of the 7th with 2 runs on 4 hits and we head into the bottom of the 7th all tied up at 4. Toronto calls on Iglesias to shut the door and goes the next 6 batters straight not allowing a baserunner. AND THAT IS ALL TORONTO WOULD NEED as the Jays would score 4 more times in the 7th and 8th and in the top of 9th, 2 out, Yan Gomes hits a rocket to Anthony Rendon whom fields it cleanly and fires the ball on to Joe Mauer for the final out and THEIR FIRST EVER WORLD SERIES TITLE!!!!!!!!
Jays win 8 – 4
Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series 4 – 2.