DUNEDIN, FL. – Bo Bichette hosted twice, including the end of the game, leading to a ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday.
Bichette drove the field from Chad Green (0-2) opposite the right center, as Toronto took two of the three in the series.
Alejandro Kirk also hosted the Blue Blue Jays. Rafael Dolis (1-0) worked ninth to win.
Aaron Judge hit two home races for the Yankees.
Toronto with 3 rains had one rain in their first regular season home in TD Ballpark, their spring training home.
The Blue Jays are playing their first three home games until May in Florida due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Canada. The team used its AAA stadium in Buffalo, New York. as a home base last year and could return there later this season.
The referee rode in Yankees ’first run during the first inning of the season on a solo homer with TJ Zeuch. They were the last major league team to score a goal in the first.
The referee’s second homer and double by Gio Urshele gave the Yankees a 4-3 advantage in the fourth.
Kirk hit a double in the second, and Bichette connected in a third-in solo run with Corey Kluber, who increased the Blue Jays by 3-1.
Bichette linked his career high with a series of shots in 11 games. He had three goals and also stole the base.
Toronto marked Cavan Biggio to finish fifth when he overtook third base with a triple. The Blue Jays made their next substitutions with baseless passes, but only scored once on the wild.
The clubber, who started for the third time after being limited to one inning injury to his right forearm and shoulder from May 2019 until this season, allowed three runs and six goals in four innings.
Zeuch gave up four runs and four goals in four innings. He replaced Ross Stripling, who was scratched for tightening his right forearm.