Kansas City Royals 1, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Bo Bichette hit his first career home run, while Jacob Waguespack pitched six fluent innings. As the visiting Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep over the Kansas City Royals with a commanding 4-1 victory on Wednesday.
Bichette led off the eighth with a home run. This gave the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead. Also, he made his debut on Monday against Kansas, and finished the series 6-for-9; including a double and a home run.
Meanwhile, Waguespack went six innings. He allowed just one run over three hits. Also, he struck out two and walked two. Waguespack joined recent call-ups Sean Reid-Foley and Thomas Pannone as the Blue Jays starters limited Kansas to just three earned runs over 17 innings in total over the three games.
Royals starter Jakob Junis gave up four runs on six hits during seven innings. Also, he struck out six and walked two. He also allowed two home runs.
Kansas’ first hit resulted in their first run. Cam Gallagher led off the third inning with a home run that just cleared the left-field fence. This was his second home run of the season.
Toronto finally got a run during the sixth. Cavan Biggio drew a one-out walk. Before he then stole second with two outs. Justin Smoak drove him in with an opposite-field single.
Then, Freddy Galvis gave the Blue Jays a 2-1 lead with a leadoff home run during the seventh. Galvis hit an 0-1 curveball 415 feet to almost straightaway center.
Toronto out-homered the Royals 6-1 in total over the series and 18-4 in seven matchups this season in the MLB. The Blue Jays won the season series 6-1.
Speaking about Bichette to the press after the win, Charlie Montoyo said: “That’s fun to watch. The funny thing about it is that we all know he’s not going to keep hitting .400. But that’s what we’ve seen the whole time from him. In Spring Training, that’s what he did, so that’s all I’ve seen. From my eyes, he’s one of the best players in baseball.”