After scoring at least five runs in four of their last five games, the Toronto Blue Jays recorded their sixth-straight win in a 1-0 extra innings pitching showdown against the Seattle Mariners. Kevin Gausman had the best outing of his 2023 season, recording 13 strikeouts over seven innings and 108 pitches.

Despite getting a win in his last start vs. the New York Yankees, Gausman said he lacked “the stuff” he had against the Houston Astros. Gausman did not lack the stuff in Game 2 of 3 against the Mariners, striking out a career-high 13 batters.

The Blue Jays faced Mariners pitcher Easton McGee in his first MLB start. McGee had a debut to remember, holding a no-hitter into the seventh before giving up a double to Matt Chapman, who currently leads the American League in doubles with 13.

The game with 0-0 entering extra innings when Erik Swanson struck out the side in 19 pitches to give the Blue Jays a chance to walk it off in the bottom of the tenth. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a lead-off single to move Bo Bichette to third (per extra innings 2B rules), followed by an intentional walk for Chapman to load the bases.

Blue Jays centre-fielder Daulton Varsho stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and recorded his first hit in five games to give Toronto their sixth-straight win, improving their record to 9-2 at the Rogers Centre.

Swanson, who faced his former team, earned his first win of the season.

Toronto will look to extend their winning streak to seven and earn their second straight sweep on Sunday when Chris Bassitt takes the mount in the final game of three against Seattle.