Opportunity knocked over and over for the Blue Jays in Wednesday’s finale against the Yankees, and finally they answered.
Bo Bichette’s second home run of the game walked it off for the Blue Jays in their 5-4 win at TD Ballpark. Prior to launching his two blasts, Bichette’s single in the first inning extended his hitting streak to 11 games, tying a career high.
Before Bichette’s big moment in the bottom of the ninth, the Blue Jays were 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and looked like they had allowed the Yankees to stick around for too long. But Bichette’s one-man performance was enough in the end. Now hitting .327 on the season, he is off to an exceptional start at the plate, showing the aggression that makes him special.
The Blue Jays sent T.J. Zeuch to the mound after Ross Stripling was a late scratch with right forearm tightness, and the bullpen effort behind Zeuch held off the Yankees’ big bats. Trent Thornton, Anthony Castro and Rafael Dolis combined to throw five shutout innings to keep Toronto involved just long enough.