Guerrero hits 18th homer as Blue Jays beat Astros 6-2

Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) watches his two-run home run sail over the wall during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, June 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex)


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Joe Panik homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 6-2. Panik’s tiebreaking three-run shot off José Urquidy gave Toronto a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning. Guerrero connected in the fifth, sending a two-run drive deep to left for his 18th homer. Ross Stripling pitched five innings of one-run ball for the Blue Jays, who improved to 3-1 at their temporary home in Buffalo.