Marra Hits Go-Ahead Bomb in the Sixth as Leafs Comeback to Beat Majors in Game Two

by Ryan Eakin

TORONTO - All squared.

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the London Majors 6-4 on Sunday afternoon to tie their best-of-five championship series with the London Majors 1-1.

Veteran starting pitcher Marek Deska was outstanding for Toronto, picking up the win. 

Deska allowed just three earned runs on seven hits and one walk in six innings pitched while striking out a pair of Majors.

It was a pair of lefties getting the job done for the Maple Leafs offensively today, with first basemen Jordan Castaldo going five-for-five and catcher Justin Marra going two-for-five with a three-run, go-ahead home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Maple Leafs a 5-3 lead.

Toronto closer Dustin Richardson recorded the save.

London ace Owen Boon took the loss, allowing five earned runs on ten hits and four walks in five innings pitched.

The former OUA star struck out five Toronto batters.

LONDON - 4-8-0

TORONTO - 6-13-0

BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: With the offence lifeless -- relative to their standards -- through the first fourteen innings of this series -- there is no question Marra's three run home run was the biggest play of today's game.

BY THE NUMBERS...

0. Zero errors by the Maple Leafs defence tonight, who continue to play their best baseball of the season defensively.

2. Two outstanding innings in relief by reliever Andrew Hyde today. Hyde has not figured into the Maple Leafs' bullpen throughout the playoffs but he delivered two innings today, allowing just one run. 

3. Three batters faced for Richardson in the ninth inning and three outs. Just another day in the office for the former big leaguer.

5. Five hits for Castaldo on this day, with all of them being singles.

NEXT UP...

- Game three takes place Tuesday evening from Labatt Park in London.

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