With the Blue Jays making history playing their first game in Buffalo, the first score of the game went to the Marlins on a solo home run in the second inning by Brian Anderson. Anderson became the first MLB player to hit a home run in Buffalo since Tom Poorman of the Boston Beaneaters back on Oct. 3, 1885.
Both pitchers had strong command through the early portion of the game. Blue Jays ace Hyun-Jin Ryu surrendered only two hits in his six innings of work. Marlins starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez looked great as well, dominating the Jays through the first five innings, only giving up one hit.
Toronto finally broke through in the sixth inning off of Hernandez, as former Buffalo Bisons catcher Danny Jansen lead off the inning with a double, then Cavan Biggio followed it up with a double of his own. Eventually, both would score off of a three-run home run by Bo Bichette, who blasted a ball to the left field screen.
Biggio added to the Jays lead in the seventh inning with a two-out single into right field, scoring Randal Grichuk that gave them a 4-1 lead.
The game seemed to be in the books for the Blue Jays as they held a 4-1 lead in the ninth inning. Reliever Anthony Bass was one out away from closing out the game, but Bass gave up a two-out, three-run homerun to Francisco Cervelli to left field that tied the game at 4-4.
In the 10th inning, Toronto took advantage of a new rule this season, which allows a runner on second base to start each inning. Jansen led off the inning with a sacrifice bunt that advanced Anthony Alford over to third base, and then after two walks to Biggio and Bichette (intentionally), Shaw laced a ball to right field to score Alford for the winning run.
The two-game set with Miami concludes Wednesday night in Buffalo.