Bo Bichette homered, finished with three hits and three RBIs as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 on Wednesday night.
Bichette (3-for-5, two runs), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3-for-4, two RBIs) and Cavan Biggio (2-for-4, two RBIs) each drove in at least two, accounting for seven of the team’s runs.
The Blue Jays finished with 15 hits overall and went 6-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
Hyun Jin Ryu (8-5) started for Toronto and threw five solid innings. He allowed one run on five hits, striking out seven and walking two after struggling recently.
Baltimore starter Matt Harvey (3-10) gave up six runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. Harvey now has lost nine in a row, and he’s gone 12 starts without a win — his last victory came on May 1.
The Jays took an early lead and never looked back. They scored three in the first, starting with an odd play that gave them a 1-0 lead. Guerrero lined one to left that Baltimore’s Ryan McKenna appeared to make a diving catch on, and it turned into a double play when Marcus Semien was tagged coming around third.
But Toronto challenged the catch, and the umpires overturned the play. They also said Semien could score as it was a base hit. Randal Grichuk drove in the second run later on a force play before Biggio added an RBI double.
The Jays added three more in the fourth for a 6-0 lead. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Bichette and Guerrero each got RBI singles. Bichette’s hit ended Harvey’s night.
Toronto moved the lead to 7-0 in the fifth on a Biggio sacrifice fly. The Orioles scored on an Austin Hays sacrifice fly in the bottom of that frame before Bichette belted a two-run homer to left-center in the sixth.
The Orioles have placed infielder Maikel Franco (ankle) on the 10-day injured list and recalled Kelvin Gutierrez from Triple-A Norfolk; he entered in the ninth. For Toronto, Trevor Richards made his Blue Jays debut after being acquired from Milwaukee Tuesday — and he threw one scoreless inning.
–Field Level Media
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