MLB: The Blue Jays win the doubleheader against the Orioles


BALTIMORA – Bo Bichette had his best night of his career with three home runs in Game 2 by a doubleheader when the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 on Monday to complete the sweep.

Bichette hit a three-run slap from Nick Vespi in the third inning, then added solo homers in the sixth and seventh against Bruce Zimmermann. During the doubleheader, the shortstop had six hits and seven RBIs. He has beaten .400 (24 out of 60) in the last 15 games.

Bichette scored a line in the center of the field in ninth place when he had a chance to equalize the Major League record of four homers in one game. However, he has equaled his best career with five RBI.

A hat-trick of the circuit for Bo!

In the first game, Kevin Gausman made a triumphant return to Camden Yard and the Blue Jays triumphed 7-3.

Cavan Biggio also sent the ball over the fence in Game 2 for the Blue Jays, who won their fifth straight game. They also extended their lead to 4.5 games over the Orioles in the hunt for last place for the American.

The Blue Jays and Orioles will meet 10 times in the last 31 days of the season.

Rougned Odor and Adley Rutschman scored for the Orioles in Game 2. The Baltimore club have lost their last three games, the longest hibernation since a four-game losing streak between 28 June and 2 July.

Blue Jays owner Jose Berrios (10-5) conceded three points and eight hits in six innings. He knocked out two hitters.

The Orioles were forced to change starters in Game 2 as Jordan Lyles wasn’t feeling bad. As a substitute, Keegan Akin (3-2) conceded two points in two and a third inning.

The Blue Jays opened the car in the sixth inning against Zimmermann with four points.

Bichette’s three home run performance is the first by a Blue Jays player since Vladimir Guerrero Jr. against the New York Yankees on April 13.

Teoscar Hernandez scored his 20th home run of the campaign in Game 1. He helped Gausman (11-9), who was chosen by the Orioles fourth overall in the 2012 draft.

Also in Game 1, ambidextrous hitter Anthony Santander scored on both sides of the pot for the Orioles. Orioles owner Mike Baumann (1-3) conceded three points in five innings in his first major league start.

The Blue Jays activated right gunner Julian Merryweather from the disabled list prior to Game 2.

Blue Jays 7 – Orioles 3 (Game # 1)

Zach Pop recalled

The Blue Jays remembered Zach Pop from AAA in Buffalo. The right-handed rescuer threw a perfect 9th inning to secure victory for his team in the doubleheader’s first game.

The 25-year-old Gunner has played in seven games for the Jays this season, recording an ERA of 2.70.

Originally from Brampton, Ontario, Pop was acquired by the Jays in early August in an exchange with the Miami Marlins.

Kevin Gausman makes a jump to the officer


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