Vlad Jr. Goes Yard Three Times, Blue Jays Defeat Nats

Jonathan Grant | April 28th, 2021

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. is never camera shy, and that proved to be the case again on Tuesday night as he led the Toronto Blue Jays past the Washington Nationals 9-5. Guerrero, Jr. has remarkable power in his locker, and he showed that here, bombing three home runs off of Max Scherzer, considered to be one of the best pitchers in the game of baseball. The first was perhaps his biggest as his team was down 3-0 (Trea Turner had hit two homers already on his own) in the bottom of the third.

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With the bases loaded, Guerrero, Jr. crushed a grand slam, handing his team their first lead of the evening. When he next homered, he would drive himself in alone in the bottom of the fifth, extending their lead to 7-3. The Nationals added two runs to make it 7-5 in the top of the seventh, but Vlad, Jr. gave them their four-run edge back in the bottom half of the frame by going yard to drive himself and Bo Bichette in. That ended the scoring and concluded his three-homer and seven RBI night. Not too shabby a showing, is it? The Blue Jays moved up to 11-11 with the win while the Nats fell to 8-12 thus far. Both teams are still within three games of their division leads, so these are very early days.

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