Tampa Bay Rays 0, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Bo Bichette homered and scored both runs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 on Monday evening. Meanwhile, Jacob Waguespack pitched six impressive innings for the Jays.
Bichette opened the game with a double off Charlie Morton. This was the sixth straight game in which he has scored a double. Also, he hit his third home run leading off the third. Meanwhile, his nine extra-base hits are tied for the record of the most in MLB history after eight games.
However, Waguespack gave up four hits and a walk. He struck out six during his fifth MLB start.
Derek Law got four out in his second save in just four days.
Morton pitched seven innings. He gave up two runs over seven hits, and he struck out nine. However, it was Bichette’s two hits that were the ones that counted most.
Tampa had scored six or more runs in a franchise-record seven straight games. However, they put nine runners on base during the first seven innings, including three via Blue Jays errors. They were zero for eight with runners in scoring positions and were shut out for the first time since the 28th June.
Meanwhile, Randal Grichuk and Freddy Galvis also had two hits for Toronto. The Jays have now won six of their last eight matches.
Charlie Montoyo was thrilled with the win. Speaking to reporters after the game, he said: “That’s a hot team right now. The Rays are playing really good baseball so that was a good win for us.”
Blue Jays youngster Yennsy Diaz was sent back to the minors a day after his wild MLB debut. He gave up four walks in the loss to Baltimore on Sunday. “He told me he was nervous, and I love that,” Montoyo said. “Usually the guys make excuses, say I was a little wild and stuff, but he said he was just nervous.”