MLB news: Toronto Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders hits three homeruns for win

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Michael Saunders (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Terry Foote)

Michael Saunders of the Toronto Blue Jays has hit three home runs in their game against the Baltimore Orioles. The three homers made by Saunders have contributed to their win against the Orioles, with the score ending at 13-3.

As early as the first inning Saunders already delivered one home run. With two on he made the home run hit that gave the Blue Jays three runs, according to the Baltimore Sun. later in the fourth inning, he would again hit another homer for another three-run drive. His last homer came in the sixth for two runs, as ESPN reports.

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Saunders’ three home runs make for 15 done so far in the season. With much left for the season, more likely there would be more coming from him. Aside from three home runs he has also made eight RBIs in the game.

He had a chance for another one home run to tie for the record of most home runs in a game. However, in the eighth inning, he hit a grounder that made for a double play which then ended that inning.

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For the Blue Jays as well it is their straight double-digit win over the Orioles, as noted by the Baltimore Sun. With that win, the Blue Jays has moved into a tie with the Red Sox for second place in the American League East. The Orioles still has the best record in the American East with 38-18 while the Blue Jays improve to a 39-31 record.

Aside from Saunders, two others have hit home runs for the Blue Jays. Josh Donaldson had one home run while Justin Smoak also had one for two runs in. The Orioles will have to find a way to prevent another big Blue Jays win in their game this coming Saturday.

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons/Terry Foote)

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