Toronto (AFP) – Bo Pechet hit two runs at home, bowler Alec Manoah hit a career high by working eight rounds, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Saturday.
Bichette’s first singles home escape was Hunter Greene from the right in fourth, number 50 of Bichette’s career. The explosion, which lasted twice, added Luis Sessa (2-1) in seventh place. Both came on the field in their sixth multiplayer career.
“I never knew 50 was such a milestone,” Beshet said. “I’m grateful to be able to be here and have the opportunity to hit the house at the major tournaments.”
All six of Bichette’s runs this season have tied the match or given the Blue Jays the lead.
Green allowed one run and four hits in six innings, walked two and hit six on his first run since throwing 7 1/3 bad innings against Pittsburgh last Sunday.
Manoah (5-1) allowed one round and seven strokes to cut a three-start winless streak and earn a W for the first time since April 28 against Boston. He didn’t walk with nothing and hit four.
“It’s so special to watch him do his job,” Beshet said of Manoah.
Jordan Romano scored the kick in the ninth minute to save the leader 14 on 16 chances, to lead fellow Canadian Joey Foto to second place.
Starting with DH, Votto went to 1 for 4 by double in his second game since returning from COVID-19.
“I don’t think it’s exactly where he wants to be, but it’s getting close,” said Reds boss David Bale.
After Tyler Naquin retired in a bungled attempt to finish the eighth inning, Manoah held one finger high as he returned to the dugout, seemingly indicating that he wanted another round. Throwing coach Pete Walker spent time chatting with moving Manoah while the Blue Jays hit, explaining manager Charlie Montoyo’s decision to sit down after 83 throws.
“We got close to the best in baseball,” Manouh later said. “It doesn’t matter how many shows I have, it’s coming.”
The Reds opened the scoring on Foto’s RBI double in fourth, which came after a unique double play that nearly halted Cincinnati’s career before it even started.
Singles TJ Friedl to open the inning and climbed to third on Tyler Naquin’s double. Tommy Pham broke his racket on the first pitch he saw from Manoah, and sent a liner to the pile. Manoah dodged a ragged piece of a broken bat and caught it, then quickly threw to third for Friedl’s double.
After picking up 22 goals without giving up a hit against the Buccaneers, Green retired from the top hitters he faced on Saturday before running twice to Alejandro Kirk in the second. Matt Chapman grabbed him to finish the inning.
Green retired by his side on four pitches in the third, but his non-hitting streak ended when Bichette continued on the first pitch of the fourth.
Greene finished his descent by fanning Chapman again to leave the bases loaded in the sixth.
“Of all that Hunter has done this year, this might be my favorite moment so far,” Bell said.
Cincinnati’s Tyler Stephenson doubled down to start seventh and moved into third on head coach Mike Mustakas, but Manoah cheered Colin Moran before second baseman Santiago Espinal stopped Alejo Lopez’s dive to finish the inning.
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Green threw 24 of his 84 pitches at 100 mph or faster. The other 13 were at least 99 mph. His fastest was 101.4 mph which Chapman missed in a second.
First time in Toronto
Green said he was excited to take the hill in Toronto on his first trip to Canada’s largest city.
“I’ve always wanted to play here in this environment, here on this stadium,” he said. “To be able to do well was really nice, and it was special.”
One thing Green wanted when he was north of the border was a picture of himself with the CN Tower in the background. He got his wish when the roof opened just before the top of the fourth, allowing a Reds employee to get the shot.
Friedel hit the center field wall after hitting George Springer’s deep lining at the bottom of the first.
Reds: SS Kyle Farmer has been left out of the starting line-up (remaining).
Blue Jays: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is back. to the squad at 1B. Goriel left Wednesday’s game against Seattle with a left hamstring injury. … Vladimir Guerrero Jr. started in DH.
The Reds scratched off RHP Connor Overton (back) from their scheduled start on Sunday, and will instead turn to RHP Graham Ashcraft to play their first major league match against Blue Jays LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.38). Kikuchi is 2-0 with 1.56 ERA in his past three games.
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