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Toronto Blue Jays’ Timely Rise: Varsho Shines as Jays Defeat Padres



The Toronto Blue Jays‘ recent surge comes on the heels of a standout performance by outfielder Varsho, propelling the team to a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.

Varsho’s multifaceted display saw him hit a crucial home run, drive in three runs, collect three hits, and even secure a stolen base in a stellar outing.

Since Varsho found his rhythm with five home runs in the last eight games, the Blue Jays have won five of their last six games, with a 6-2 record since his power surge.

Not only did Varsho contribute offensively with his three-run blast that put Toronto ahead 3-0, but he also showcased his defensive prowess with a highlight-reel play to deny Jackson Merrill an extra-base hit in the sixth inning.

On the pitching front, starter Jose Berrios delivered six scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out six Padres hitters, improving his season record to 4-0.

Berrios continues to shine with an impressive 0.85 ERA after his first four starts this season, anchoring Toronto’s pitching staff with sterling performances.

Backing up the offensive charge, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. contributed with two hits, while Isaiah Kiner-Falefa’s single combined with a wild pitch allowed him to cross home plate.

The Blue Jays’ sixth win in seven games coincided with the Padres’ third consecutive loss, during which they have scored a mere three runs collectively.

With a solid pitching performance from three relievers leading to Jordan Romano’s second save, Toronto secured another victory to build momentum in the competitive MLB season.

Looking ahead, Sunday’s matchup will feature pitchers Chris Bassitt and Joe Musgrove, both holding 2-2 records this season, in what promises to be an exciting duel starting at 4:10 PM ET.

Rachel Adams

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