Ryu Hyun-jin started the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series home game against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday (July 14) at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and pitched five innings of two-hit ball with two walks and three strikeouts to lead Toronto to an 11-4 victory. 토토사이트 Ryu, who underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June last year, returned from a lengthy rehabilitation to secure the win in just his third game.

The Toronto Blue Jays, with Ryu Hyun-jin (36) back in the lineup, are ranked eighth in Major League Baseball (MLB) power rankings.

MLB.com released its power rankings on Thursday (July 14) based on the performance of all 30 MLB teams since the trade deadline (July 2).

Toronto remained unchanged at No. 8 from the last rankings.

After a hellish 17-game road trip that concluded with a series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, the Jays went 3-4 in seven games last week. At the trade deadline, they were 7-5 in 12 games.

They dropped three games in a row, most notably against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 11 and the Cubs on Nov. 13, putting the third wild-card spot in the American League in jeopardy, but they breathed a sigh of relief by taking Game 14.

At the center of the victory was starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin. Ryu threw five innings of two-hit ball, allowing two runs (unearned) on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts in Toronto's 11-4 victory.

He struggled in the first inning, throwing 31 pitches, but after minimizing the damage, 스포츠토토 he settled down in the second inning and pitched a scoreless fifth inning.

With the win, Ryu enjoyed his first start in 444 days. He also became the oldest Korean big leaguer to win a start, surpassing Park Chan-ho.

The San Diego Padres, with Kim Ha-seong (28) and Choi Ji-Man (32), are ranked 18th, up three spots from their last ranking of 21st.

San Diego struggled last week, going 1-5 in six games. At the trade deadline, they were 3-7 in 10 games.

Starting with a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 8th and dropping two games to the Seattle Mariners on the 9th and 10th, the Padres got a break with a win in the first game of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 11th, but lost the next two games to fall back into a two-game losing streak.

Despite the poor performance, San Diego's ranking seems to have naturally risen as teams worse off than the Padres over the same period have fallen.

Meanwhile, the top spot in the power rankings goes to the Atlanta Braves, 스포츠토토맨 who are in first place in the National League East. They were followed by the Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Rays.