BALTIMORE — Bo Bichette hit a career-high three homers in Game 2 of the doubleheader, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 on Monday night to complete the sweep and extend their lead in the final game. card.
Bichette hit a three-run homer off Nick Wespi in the third innings and then added singles shots off Bruce Zimmerman in the sixth and seventh. The shortstop finished the doubleheader with six hits and seven RBIs and is batting .400 in his last 15 matches.
Kevin Gossman’s winning return at Camden Yards and Teoskar Hernandez’s home run helped Toronto win the first game 7-3.
Gossman (11-9) conceded two runs on seven hits in 6 2-3 innings in his first start in Baltimore since leaving the Orioles in a 2018 trade. The right-handed batsman won consecutive games for the first time since May.
In the second game, Cavan Biggio also made home for Toronto, registering his fifth win and leading Baltimore by 4.5 games in the fight for the third wild card in the American League. The Blue Jays and Orioles have met 10 times in the last 31 days of the regular season.
Anthony Santander took home from both sides of the plate in Game 1, and Adley Ratschman and Rugged Odor took home in Game 2 for Baltimore, which has three consecutive losses after a four-game winning streak.
Hernández reached 20 homers in the season with his single shot in the eighth inning that put Toronto 4–2. After Santander was at the bottom of the innings, the Blue Jays finished the game with three runs in the ninth.
Mike Bauman (1-3) conceded three runs in five innings in his first major league debut to shock in Game 1. In the afternoon game, Keegan Akin (3-2) lost two runs in 2 1/3 innings.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Hernández produced a 4–1 draw and scored one; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-2 with RBI; Santiago Espinal 3-0 with a run. Mexican Alejandro Kirk 4-0 with an RBI. Cuban Lourdes Guriel Jr. 4-3 with a run.
For the Orioles, Santander of Venezuela scored 4-2 with two RBIs and two runs; Jesus Aguilar 4-1. Mexican Ramon Ureas 3-0, as well as Dominican Jorge Mateo.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Teoscar Hernandez 4-2; Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 5-0; Raimel Tapia 4-1 with a run.
For Orioles, Mexican Ramon Ureas 4-2. The Venezuelans beat Smell 3-1 with one produced and two scores; Robinson Chirinos 4-1; Anthony Santander 5-0.