Bichette hit .500 and had a 1.086 OPS whereas notching 5 homers and 13 RBI because the Blue Jays went 5-2 in Baltimore and Texas.
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The spotlight was a three-homer recreation in Baltimore within the second recreation of a doubleheader final Monday. Alongside together with his three hits within the opening recreation, he turned the primary shortstop in AL historical past with a minimum of six hits and three homers in a single day.
The large week allowed the Blue Jays to maneuver 5.5 video games forward of the Baltimore Orioles within the race for the third and remaining wild-card spot. Toronto additionally is just a half recreation behind the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays for the highest wild-card spot.
It’s Bichette’s first participant of the week award and he is the primary Blue Jay to take it since right-hander Kevin Gausman received the nod in August.
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman took the NL participant of the week honour.
The Blue Jays start a collection with the visiting Rays on Monday at 7:07 p.m. ET / 4:07 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and SN NOW.