Vladimir Guerrero Jr., “one of the greatest hitters anywhere in the world,” fought through gash to hit three homers

NEW YORK — The face of the new upstart Toronto Blue Jays, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. A true Maple Leaf, she looked it on Wednesday night.

Guerrero was able to overcome a gash on his right finger and hit three home runs against the Yankees. Gerrit ColeToronto won 6-4.

Aaron Boone, New York manager, said Guerrero was “otherworldly hitting.” “One the most skilled hitters on the planet.”

Cole was the AL MVP runner up. He homered in the first inning and then had his hand accidentally sparked on a play at the first base. Cole then hit a line drive homer in the third to make Toronto 3-0. In the sixth, he doubled Cole off and the pitcher made a gesture of tipping his hat to Cole. Then, he launched a 443-foot homer against Cole. Jonathan LoaisigaFor a 5-3 lead, place the eighth.

Cole asked a reporter about the tip of his cap during his postgame availability. “If you had your cap, you would tip it.”

Guerrero scored three homers in this game, matching his career record of 27 on April 27, against Washington.

With the series finale on Thursday, the Blue Jays have retaken two of the three Yankees games. New York's new lineup has been unable to score offensively during their season-opening homestand. This led to some home fans booing the team.

Guerrero looked like he was going to have to go in the second inning after his naked throwing hand was accidentally spiked off by a baserunner Aaron Hicks. Guerrero needed to reach across his body in order to play infielder Bo BichetteHe took the throw and placed his right arm behind the first bag to balance. Hicks made a stomp on it, resulting in an infield double.

Guerrero, 23 years old, immediately started waving the hand around and then walked toward Toronto's Dugout as blood was getting onto his uniform.

Guerrero showed a great deal of strength and determination, and had his injury taped by a trainer. He returned to first base just a few minutes later.

A bloody stain was found on Cole's right thigh. He batted again in third. Cole's fastball at 98 mph turned into a 427-foot two-run homer, giving the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead.

Charlie Montoyo, Toronto manager, said that Guerrero did not want to leave the game after the win and that the team didn’t want it either. In his media availability, Montoyo also gave credit to Toronto's training staff for getting the first baseman ready to return.

Montoyo stated, “Besides Vladdy the trainers were also the MVPs tonight.”

Guerrero used his right arm to give high-fives to base coaches Mark Budzinski, Luis Rivera, as he circled the bases. He then clapped his hands together before touching home plate.

Hicks almost robbed Guerrero in center when he leapt over the wall and had the ball briefly in his hands. It fell out as Hicks hit it, but bounced off of something and was back in play. The ball was confirmed to have gone out by replay.

Guerrero is the hottest player in this league, with four homers in six of his games. He was leading the majors with 48 hits last season.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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