Medicine Hat News
Bo puts on a show in win over Yanks
Bo Bichette matched slugger Aaron Judge in the power department and got to take the final trot.
Bichette homered twice, including a game-ending drive leading off the ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday.
“I think I am just starting to heat up,” Bichette said. “I think I was grinding for a while. That’s part of baseball, you fight until you start feeling good. It’s good feeling now.”
Bichette drove a pitch from Chad Green (0-2) the opposite way to right-centre field as Toronto took two of three.
Bichette tied his career high with an 11-game hitting streak. He had three hits and also stole a base.
Alejandro Kirk also homered for the Blue Jays. Rafael Dolis (1-0) worked the ninth for the win.
Judge hit two home runs for the Yankees, who went 2-4 on a road trip. New York also lost two of three at Tampa Bay.
“It’s the little things,” Judge said. “I looked back, it’s either baserunning mistakes, mistakes in the outfield, not coming up with just a clutch hit. There’s a bunch of things. For me personally, a couple thing I need to work on to help put this team in a better position to come out with better outcomes.”
The Yankees scored 23 runs over the six games away from home.
“Inconsistent,” Judge said. “That’s the word I keep coming back to. Not consistently having quality at-bats, put the ball in play when we need to, situational hitting.”
ROYALS 6, ANGELS 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez homered and doubled to cap off an impressive series, leading Brad Keller and Kansas City over Los Angeles.
RED SOX 3, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS — Nathan Eovaldi pitched five effective innings and Boston extended its winning streak to nine games, beating
Minnesota to open a doubleheader, then again 7-1 later Wednesday.
GIANTS 3, REDS 0
SAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto pitched neatly into the sixth inning before exiting with a tight lat muscle, and San Francisco finished off Cincinnati.
NATIONALS 6, CARDINALS 0
ST. LOUIS — Joe Ross pitched six sharp innings and Washington threw its first regular-season shutout at Busch Stadium, blanking St. Louis.
BREWERS 7, CUBS 0
MILWAUKEE — Corbin
Burnes struck out 10 in six dominant innings and also delivered a two-run single for his first career RBIs as Milwaukee defeated Chicago.