Guerrero and Bichette carry the Blue Jays ahead of the Orioles – .

Guerrero and Bichette carry the Blue Jays ahead of the Orioles – .

BALTIMORE – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and produced two runs to bring his major league lead RBI to 73, Bo Bichette hit a homerun and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10 -2 Wednesday evening.

Guerrero hit RBIs in singles in the first and fourth innings to help Toronto take a 6-0 lead. The 22-year-old star also scored a single in the third inning and finished 3-4 to increase his batting average to .341.

Bichette scored three runs and had three hits, including a two-run drive in the left-field seats that made it 9-1 in the sixth.

This saw Hyun Jin Ryu (8-5) beat the Orioles for the third time since June 20. The southpaw allowed five hits and one run in five innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Baltimore starter Matt Harvey (3-10) was scored for six runs and nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 0-9 in 12 starts since May 1 and now ranks second in the AL in losses behind teammate Jorge Lopez (11).

Harvey has a 7.70 ERA and has only completed the fifth inning once during his current skid, but he continues to pitch every five days because manager Brandon Hyde doesn’t have much. else to choose from a terrible, injury-exhausted rotation.

The Blue Jays benefited greatly from a replay review that canceled the original appeal and fueled a three-point first inning. With runners in first and second and no outs, Guerrero hit a left liner that a dive Ryan McKenna was deemed to have caught, and Baltimore turned it into a double play.

But the replay showed he didn’t catch it, and Guerrero was credited with an RBI single. Randal Grichuk then delivered a playing field and Cavan Biggio followed with a brace that brought Guerrero home.

Toronto made it 6-0 in the fourth. After Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled in one point and Bichette chased Harvey with an RBI single, Guerrero tore a 3-2 throw from Adam Plutko into center field to bring in another point.


Reliever Trevor Richards joined the Blue Jays on Wednesday, a day after being traded from Milwaukee and less than two months after being traded from Tampa Bay to the Brewers. Both trades took him by surprise, especially the second.

“You never really expect it in the middle of the season, especially after being traded,” said Richards. “It’s a bit of a shock, but a new atmosphere feels good and I can’t wait to be there.

Richards worked a perfect sixth round in his Toronto debut.

To make room for Richards, the Blue Jays chose struggling reliever Trent Thornton at Triple-A Buffalo.


A five-innings stint by Spenser Watkins in his first major league start on Tuesday night ended a questionable Baltimore streak. It was the first victory for an Orioles starter since June 8, ending a 24-game drought, the longest in Orioles history, according to statistics.


Blue Jays: RHP Julian Merryweather (stretched left oblique) suffered a setback in his attempt to get off the injured list. “It’s taking longer than expected,” manager Charlie Montoyo said, adding that the peerless reliever has temporarily stopped throwing himself from the mound.

Orioles: 3B Maikel Franco was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right ankle. He hasn’t played since the injury on June 30 in Houston, but is hoping to return immediately after the all-star break.


Toronto rookie Alek Manoah (2-0, 2.70 ERA) is making his eighth major league start _ his third against Baltimore _ in the series final Thursday night. The Orioles will start with southpaw Keegan Akin (0-4, 7.46).


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