The Blue Jays registered one among their most lopsided wins in franchise historical past on Tuesday after they annihilated the Tampa Bay Rays 20-1. However first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who hit a grand slam for his half, nonetheless got here away with a second of humility after the sport.
Within the eighth inning because the Jays stood comfortably with a 10-1 rating, Rays outfielder/first baseman Luke Raley entered the sport to pitch, as Tampa determined they’d relaxation their bullpen with the sport out of hand.
Raley managed to strike out Guerrero Jr. — on a 50 mph meatball, no much less — and each gamers exchanged smiles because the Jays star headed to the dugout.
The 24-year-old slugger apparently took the incident flippantly, as he later signed the strikeout ball as a souvenir for Raley, based on Rays’ sideline reporter Tricia Whitaker.
“You bought me,” he Guerrero beneath his signature.
Guerrero acquired the final chuckle, nevertheless, as he went on to hit the grand slam off Raley within the subsequent inning — including to what had already develop into a trouncing with the Jays scoring 10 runs on place gamers. In the long run, Raley was charged with seven runs and recorded 5 outs.
There’s no phrase on whether or not Raley returned the signing favour with the house run ball, which landed a number of rows up into the left subject stands.
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