MLB: Davis Schneider delivers unlikely success to Blue Jays in ninth against Astros

Houston Texas. – Victims of a no-hitter the day before, the Toronto Blue Jays waited until the end to turn things around and defeated the Houston Astros 2-1 in spectacular fashion on Tuesday night.

After eight innings, the Blue Jays looked in real danger of being off the scoresheet for the second straight game.

Astros ace reliever Josh Hader, however, made an error after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning, the result of a double play by Bo Bichette.

It was outfielder Davis Schneider who played the hero, taking advantage of a bid by Hader (0-1) in the center field stands to give the visitors an unexpected lead.

Not bad for the first appearance of his career against the excellent southpaw.

“I’m surprised he didn’t throw me a fastball,” Schneider said. They are a bit like my Kryptonite. »

“It was a good hit on a pitch that can be negotiated,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said.

This is the first sabotage for Hader, signed by Houston for five years and for a total amount of $95 million at the end of January.

Daulton Varsho preceded Schneider at the plate, the latter being sent to first base after Justin Turner drew a walk.

Deprived of their late-game specialist Jordan Romano, the Blue Jays handed the ball to Chad Green (1-0) in the bottom of the ninth, and the 32-year-old veteran did his job despite a runner on first base. . .

Defeated in their first four games of the season, the Astros are now 1-5, while the Blue Jays are back at the .500 mark (3-3).

Starter José Berríos allowed only one earned run in six innings on the mound, and Schneider’s late brilliance saved him from suffering the first loss on his record.

His counterpart, Framber Valdez, however, did even better: he worked seven and two-thirds innings, allowing Toronto no runs on six hits and no walks.

The Astros’ José Altuve had two hits, including a home run in the fourth.

George Springer reached the milestone of 10 years of service in the majors on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays briefly highlighted him before the game and the Astros featured a video in his honor before the first shot of the game.

Springer, a first-round pick by Houston in 2011, played the first seven seasons of his career with the Astros.

In the last game of the series on Wednesday, the starters will be Chris Bassitt and Cristian Javier.

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