Alejandro Kirk stays red-hot as the Jays shutout the Royals for the second consecutive night

If there is one thing that has been consistent on this year’s edition of the Toronto Blue Jays, it’s that every time Alek Manoah takes the mound they have a chance to win the game.

After scoring two early runs in the second, the offense was cold for much of the game but plated three in the seventh and two in the ninth to give Jordan Romano a 7-0 lead. In a rare non-save appearance, Romano had a scoreless ninth to seal the game for the Blue Jays.
The Jays improved to 33-22 on the season and 11-2 over their last 13.
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Depth hitting continues to get it done for the Jays. The five through eight hitters were 9-17 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Alejandro Kirk led the way with his second career four-hit game. Kirk is now hitting .365 since May 1st with an OPS of 1.040. Not to be outdone, Santiago Espinal was 3-4 including his team leading 16th double. Matt Chapman continued his hot streak with this rope to left field to open the scoring.

Bat Chapman is hitting .394 over his last ten games @mattchap6 pic.twitter.com/8xPrDLEjwp
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 8, 2022

Raimel Tapia joined in on the fun in the seventh, slicing a double to left-center to score a smiling Espinal from first.

Smiling at the bench before you score >>>
@santdr13 pic.twitter.com/EwQYxIrRHc
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June …

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Author: Scott Ony / Blue Jays Nation

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