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Guelph Royals drop heartbreaker to Toronto Saturday

Play in Kitchener Sunday, back home Monday for a 1 p.m.
Brendan Keys of the Toronto Maple Leafs slides home safely behind the tag of Guelph Royals catcher Saul Tahuite Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Hastings Stadium. Toronto won the game 6-5. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

Reliever Ryan Greco walked in the eventual winning run in the top of the ninth inning as the Guelph Royals lost 6-5 to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Hastings Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Guelph falls to 1-2 on the season. They play in Kitchener Sunday and are at home to Kitchener in a 1 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Greco started the inning by surrendering a single to Johnathan Solazzo, then hit Will Richards with a pitch before walking both Sean Mattson and Daniel Marra.

Guelph stole four bases in the game and walked six times.

Toronto managed nine hits off four different Guelph pitchers.

Royals starting pitcher Matt Schmidt lasted just three batters before leaving with a sore arm. Adrian Yuen came in and pitched five strong innings of relief.

Brendan Power had two of Guelph's six hits against Toronto starter Dillon Mulholland, who pitched a complete game, striking out eight.