Rare Bad Night for Osuna Sinks Jays in Cleveland
CLEVELAND — Roberto Osuna is human after all.
In the same week in which he became the youngest pitcher ever to rack up 47 saves, he suffered through his worst moment as a closer.
That came in the ninth inning Friday when Jose Ramirez and Brandon Guyer tagged him for back-to-back home runs — including Guyer’s inside-the-park job — in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians came from behind to beat the Jays 3-2.
Toronto had led from the very first inning when Russell Martin belted a two-run home run in support of starter Francisco Liriano.
Originally acquired to be the replacement when Aaron Sanchez made his inevitable move to the bullpen, Liriano now finds himself part of a six-man rotation. By season’s end, there is no telling where he might be used. He, himself, could end up as a valuable left-handed arm in the bullpen.