Blue Jays’ Bichette named American League participant of the week

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette has been named American League participant of the week for the week ending on Sunday, Main League Baseball introduced Monday.

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.

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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.

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