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Blue Jays edge Rays with late Bichette homer


Three issues you must know in regards to the Blue Jays’ 3-2 win over the Rays on Monday:

Bo doubt about it

The Jays picked up their fourth of the season when trailing after seven innings on Bo Bichette’s dramatic two-run homer within the backside of the eighth. It appeared as if the Jays may miss an enormous alternative to at the least tie the sport after Raimel Tapia led off the inning with a single and stole second however George Springer grounded out, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. struck out and Bichette discovered himself in a 1-2 gap. The 24-year-old labored his strategy to a full depend, then rotated a slider from former teammate Jason Adam and snuck it over the wall in left subject, sending the gang of 23,002 right into a frenzy.

Bichette additionally drove within the Jays’ first run with a fourth-inning RBI single, and was hit on the ear flap of his batting helmet by a 97-m.p.h.fastball from Javy Guerra within the sixth. The shortstop has 21 RBIs in 11 September video games.

Profitable pitcher

Left-hander Tim Mayza got here in with a runner on first base and two out within the prime of the eighth inning and received phenom Wander Franco to floor out to second base to finish the inning. When Bichette homered to present the Jays the lead, Mayza grew to become the pitcher of document and wound up getting the win to enhance to 7-0 on the season. He’s second on the membership in reduction wins behind Adam Cimber (10).

Expensive mistake

With the rating tied within the prime of the sixth, Randy Arozarena took off for second base on a 3-1 pitch to David Peralta. The pitch was low for ball 4 however catcher Danny Jansen threw to second anyway and airmailed it into centre subject. Arozarena went to 3rd and got here round to attain the go-ahead run on a fielder’s selection groundout by the subsequent hitter.

Bo Bichette returns to a hero’s welcome in the Blue Jays dugout after his eighth-inning home run gave Toronto the lead.

Mike Wilner is a Toronto-based baseball columnist for the Star and host of the baseball podcast “Deep Left Subject.” Comply with him on Twitter: @wilnerness

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