Blue Jays overpower Orioles in doubleheader sweep

Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., George Springer, Keegan Akin, Alejandro Kirk, doubleheader sweep

BALTIMORE (AP) - Bo Bishette and Alejandro Kirk added a pair of two-run homers to finish seventh in 11 overs as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 on Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

Blue Jays overpower Orioles in doubleheader sweep
Blue Jays overpower Orioles in doubleheader sweep--credit ap photo

Blue Jays overpower Orioles in doubleheader sweep

In the opener, George Springer hit a seven-run two-out, two-run homer to give Toronto an 11-10 victory.

"It was a long day," Springer said. “I think this is a very resilient team and it is huge for us to get down early but to keep every game with itching and claws. Obviously, every game counts and this is a good day for us as a team. It's tomorrow. "

In the nightcap, Vladimir Guerrero junior single of Rookie was seventh with left-hander Keegan Akin (2-9), and Bichett followed with a huge homer in the left field.

"A frustrting way to end a ballgame," Akin said. "You don't want to lose a ballgame like this in the end and we let it get away from us."

Tenor Sctt entered for Baltimore and gave Kirk another two-run homer on the right field scoreboard.

Marcus Semian and Teoscar Hernandez added three runs and Toronto added a team record for the innings with 11 runs, 11 hits and four homers.

"It's just a square in a lot of balls," said Brandon Hyde, manager of the Orioles. "They're big hitters and they have a large number to show for it."

Trevor Richards (7-2) won with a scoreless sixth inning.

Cedric Mullins hit a solo shot in the third. Mullins has made home runs in four of his last six starts and 29 in the season. To become the first 30/30 player in the history of the franchise he needs one more home run and two more stolen bases.

In the opener, Guerrero entered one of the Angels' Shohai Ohtani for a major league lead, scoring his 43rd home run of the season.

Lourdes Guerrilla Jr. and Danny Jensen have also joined for the Blue Jazz. Austin Hayes scored a pair of homers for Baltimore and extended his career-high hitting streak to 17 games. Anthony Santander and Ryan Mountcastle also went home.

Nate Pearson (1-1) won with two scoreless innings. Jordan Romano got his 17th save. Tyler Wells lost (2-2).

Toronto manager Charlie Montoya said, "I don't believe what I just saw." Honestly, what we did in the first game, I was expecting in the second game. No way. This team does the same, we don't give up. "

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Blue Jazz: LHP Steven Metz (11-7, 3.70 ERA) allowed four runs and two hits with five strikeouts and four innings in a 5-4 victory over Baltimore on September 1.

Orioles: LHP Zac Lothar was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on 6 September and allowed one run and three hits in six innings against the Royals in his second major league start.

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