Urshela HRs twice, streaking Yanks outslug Bichette, Jays

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette had fitting competition during a record-setting first game in Toronto - a Yankees lineup led by a player plenty familiar with Rogers Centre.

Gio Urshela hit two home runs for the second straight game and New York outslugged Bichette and the Blue Jays 12-6 Thursday night to extend its winning streak to a season-best nine games.

The Yankees have hit a record 19 homers over their last four games, including at least five in each win during a three-game sweep at Baltimore this week. Urshela hit two-run homers in the first and third innings, his 15th and 16th of the season, and outfielder Mike Tauchman also had a two-run shot during New York's six-run third.

Urshela's homer barrage comes almost exactly a year after the Yankees purchased him from the Blue Jays.

''They've been impact players for us,'' manager Aaron Boone said of Urshela and Tauchman. ''They do it on both sides of the ball.''

Playing at home for the first time, Bichette became the first player in major league history to double in nine consecutive games. He also homered, giving him an unprecedented 13 extra-base hits in his first 11 career games. Bichette is the first rookie to have an extra-base hit in nine straight games since Ted Williams in 1939, according to STATS.

''When I hit the homer, that was the first chills moment I've had in the big leagues so far,'' Bichette said.

Bichette's 11 game-hitting streak to start his career is the longest ever by a Blue Jays player.

''We're watching history,'' manager Charlie Montoyo said.

The Yankees have homered in 12 consecutive games, hitting two or more in a season-high seven straight. New York is an AL-best 51-7 when hitting two or more homers this season.

''As an offense, we're kind of in the zone right now,'' Tauchman said.

Urshela hit .233 with one homer in 19 games with Toronto last season before being demoted to the minors in early July. He was sold to New York on Aug. 4.

''That's a big change for my career, coming to the Yankees from the Blue Jays,'' Urshela said. ''I feel good to be here now.''

Urshela has homered in three straight games for the first time.

Domingo German (15-2) pitched five innings to win his sixth consecutive decision for New York. The right-hander allowed four runs, three earned, and eight hits, improving to 9-0 against AL East opponents. He is unbeaten since June 7 at Cleveland.

New York improved to 76-39 and leads the AL East by 10 1/2 games for the first time since September 2009.

Both of Urshela's homers came off left-hander Thomas Pannone (2-5), who matched a career worst by giving up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. Tauchman connected off right-hander Zach Godley, who was making his Toronto debut after being claimed on waivers from Arizona on Wednesday.

Chad Green worked the sixth and Luis Cessa pitched the final three innings for his first save.

Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire had a career-high four hits, including a solo homer off Cessa in the eighth. Derek Fisher also homered, his second in four starts since being acquired from Houston last month.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: INF Gleyber Torres (core injury) remains day to day, Boone said. ... C Gary Sanchez (strained left groin) went 0 for 2 with a walk in seven innings behind the plate at Triple-A Scranton and could return as soon as Saturday, Boone said. ... RHP David Hale (lumbar spine strain) threw a 30-pitch bullpen before the game. ... RHP Luis Severino (right rotator cuff) is scheduled to throw off the mound Friday. ... 1B Luke Voit (sports hernia) has resumed running, Boone said.

Blue Jays: OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left in the ninth with a cramp in his left quadriceps muscle. Gurriel grabbed at his leg while running out an infield hit and was replaced by Brandon Drury. Gurriel is day to day.

ROSTER REPORT

To make room for Godley, the Blue Jays optioned RHP Brock Stewart to Triple-A Buffalo.

REPEAT PERFORMANCE

Urshela is the first Yankee with back-to-back multihomer games since Aaron Judge did it September 24 and 25, 2017.

CORN BALL

The Chicago White Sox will host the Yankees next summer at the corn field in eastern Iowa where the movie ''Field of Dreams'' was filmed. The game is set for Aug. 13 in Dyersville, about 200 miles west of Chicago. A temporary 8,000-seat stadium will be built to accommodate the first major league game played in Iowa.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (9-6, 5.24) is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA in two starts against the Blue Jays this season.

Blue Jays: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (1-2, 2.49) has allowed just one earned run in his past nine innings.

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TOR47-71
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  • W: D. German (15-2)L: T. Pannone (2-5)S: L. Cessa (1)
  • HR: NYY - G. Urshela 2 (16), M. Tauchman (11), TOR - R. McGuire (2), D. Fisher (3), B. Bichette (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. LeMahieu 1B52320012.338.386.534.9207.5
A. Judge RF50000006.274.401.479.8800.0
G. Urshela 3B53342001.323.367.568.93416.0
D. Gregorius SS51100001.268.298.453.7502.0
C. Maybin LF52310000.335.411.555.9668.0
M. Tauchman CF51241011.297.373.566.9389.5
A. Romine C50200011.272.297.437.7351.5
M. Ford DH41000012.184.333.347.6801.5
B. Valera 2B32100012.208.296.333.6304.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Bichette SS51231011.408.453.8371.2909.5
    C. Biggio 2B41000121.211.341.388.7291.0
    L. Gurriel LF50210023.279.331.548.8792.0
    B. Drury PR00000000.228.272.408.6810.0
    V. Guerrero 3B50100022.273.344.457.8001.0
    F. Galvis DH50200012.271.304.451.7551.5
    J. Smoak 1B40000105.206.349.399.7471.0
    R. Grichuk RF40000025.238.294.428.721-1.0
    D. Fisher CF41111010.217.289.406.6955.5
    R. McGuire C43411000.280.280.560.84012.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (25), C. Maybin 2 (13), B. Valera
      • HR - G. Urshela 2 (16), M. Tauchman (11)
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (79), G. Urshela 4 (59), C. Maybin (23), M. Tauchman 4 (40)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge 2 (2), G. Urshela, M. Tauchman, M. Ford
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Bichette (9), V. Guerrero (20), R. McGuire
      • HR - B. Bichette (4), D. Fisher (3), R. McGuire (2)
      • RBI - B. Bichette 3 (7), L. Gurriel (47), D. Fisher (9), R. McGuire (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel 3 (3), J. Smoak, R. Grichuk 5 (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Maybin
      FIELDING
      • E - Z. Godley (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. German (W, 15-2)5.08431324.051.1211.5
      C. Green1.02110304.931.451.5
      L. Cessa (S, 1)3.02111513.701.2714.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. German (W, 15-2)5.0
      C. Green1.0
      L. Cessa (S, 1)3.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Pannone (L, 2-5)2.16770126.831.41-11.5
      Z. Godley3.05330316.491.532.5
      J. Adam2.21000001.590.885.0
      B. Boshers1.032201011.252.50-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Pannone (L, 2-5)2.1
      Z. Godley3.0
      J. Adam2.2
      B. Boshers1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 90-64, C. Green 21-14, L. Cessa 43-30
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 5-8, L. Cessa 2-2
      • Batters Faced - D. German 25, C. Green 5, L. Cessa 12
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Pannone 2 (5)
      • HBP - T. Pannone (4), J. Adam
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 55-37, Z. Godley 54-35, J. Adam 32-18, B. Boshers 26-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 3-3, Z. Godley 3-3, J. Adam 1-7
      • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 14, Z. Godley 14, J. Adam 10, B. Boshers 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR47-71
      0000410106121
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. LeMahieu 1B52320012.338.386.534.9207.5
      A. Judge RF50000006.274.401.479.8800.0
      G. Urshela 3B53342001.323.367.568.93416.0
      D. Gregorius SS51100001.268.298.453.7502.0
      C. Maybin LF52310000.335.411.555.9668.0
      M. Tauchman CF51241011.297.373.566.9389.5
      A. Romine C50200011.272.297.437.7351.5
      M. Ford DH41000012.184.333.347.6801.5
      B. Valera 2B32100012.208.296.333.6304.5
      Total4212151130516-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Bichette SS51231011.408.453.8371.2909.5
        C. Biggio 2B41000121.211.341.388.7291.0
        L. Gurriel LF50210023.279.331.548.8792.0
        B. Drury PR00000000.228.272.408.6810.0
        V. Guerrero 3B50100022.273.344.457.8001.0
        F. Galvis DH50200012.271.304.451.7551.5
        J. Smoak 1B40000105.206.349.399.7471.0
        R. Grichuk RF40000025.238.294.428.721-1.0
        D. Fisher CF41111010.217.289.406.6955.5
        R. McGuire C43411000.280.280.560.84012.0
        Total406126321119-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (25), C. Maybin 2 (13), B. Valera
          • HR - G. Urshela 2 (16), M. Tauchman (11)
          • RBI - D. LeMahieu 2 (79), G. Urshela 4 (59), C. Maybin (23), M. Tauchman 4 (40)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge 2 (2), G. Urshela, M. Tauchman, M. Ford
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Bichette (9), V. Guerrero (20), R. McGuire
          • HR - B. Bichette (4), D. Fisher (3), R. McGuire (2)
          • RBI - B. Bichette 3 (7), L. Gurriel (47), D. Fisher (9), R. McGuire (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Gurriel 3 (3), J. Smoak, R. Grichuk 5 (5)
          FIELDING
          • E - C. Maybin
          FIELDING
          • E - Z. Godley (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. German (W, 15-2)5.08431324.051.1211.5
          C. Green1.02110304.931.451.5
          L. Cessa (S, 1)3.02111513.701.2714.5
          Total9.012652113---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. German (W, 15-2)5.0
          C. Green1.0
          L. Cessa (S, 1)3.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Pannone (L, 2-5)2.16770126.831.41-11.5
          Z. Godley3.05330316.491.532.5
          J. Adam2.21000001.590.885.0
          B. Boshers1.032201011.252.50-1.5
          Total9.0151212053---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Pannone (L, 2-5)2.1
          Z. Godley3.0
          J. Adam2.2
          B. Boshers1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. German 90-64, C. Green 21-14, L. Cessa 43-30
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. German 5-8, L. Cessa 2-2
          • Batters Faced - D. German 25, C. Green 5, L. Cessa 12
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Pannone 2 (5)
          • HBP - T. Pannone (4), J. Adam
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Pannone 55-37, Z. Godley 54-35, J. Adam 32-18, B. Boshers 26-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Pannone 3-3, Z. Godley 3-3, J. Adam 1-7
          • Batters Faced - T. Pannone 14, Z. Godley 14, J. Adam 10, B. Boshers 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Tauchman singled to left, Urshela and Maybin scored, Tauchman to second126
          • 8TH INNING
            McGuire homered to right106
          • 6TH INNING
            Bichette doubled to deep right center, McGuire scored105
            LeMahieu singled to right center, Ford and Valera scored104
          • 5TH INNING
            Gurriel singled to left center, Biggio scored84
            Bichette homered to left, McGuire scored83
            Fisher homered to right center81
          • 3RD INNING
            Tauchman homered to right, Maybin scored80
            Maybin singled to shallow center, Gregorius scored60
            Urshela homered to left center, LeMahieu scored50
            Valera scored, LeMahieu to third on wild pitch30
          • 1ST INNING
            Urshela homered to left center, LeMahieu scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Buddy Boshers relieved Jason Adam
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Urshela singled to left
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Gregorius popped out to shortstop
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Maybin doubled to shallow center, Urshela to third
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Tauchman singled to left, Urshela and Maybin scored, Tauchman to second
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Romine struck out looking
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ford flied out to left
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Cessa Pitching:
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Gurriel reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • Brandon Drury ran for Lourdes Gurriel
            • V. Guerrero: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Drury out at second
            • J. Smoak: Smoak lined out to right
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Adam Pitching:
            • A. Romine: Foul, Romine singled to shallow right
            • M. Ford: Ball, Ford hit by pitch, Romine to second
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valera flied out to deep right, Romine to third
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu flied out to right
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge flied out to right
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Cessa Pitching:
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Fisher flied out to shallow left
            • R. McGuire: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, McGuire homered to right
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
            • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Biggio struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Adam Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Gregorius lined out to right
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Tauchman flied out to center
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Cessa relieved Chad Green
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis grounded out to second
            • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Z. Godley Pitching:
            • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine singled to left
            • M. Ford: Ball, Ford reached on fielder's choice to second, Romine out at second
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Valera doubled to left center, Ford to third
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu singled to right center, Ford and Valera scored
            • Jason Adam relieved Zack Godley
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Judge popped out to second
            • G. Urshela: Urshela flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Chad Green relieved Domingo German
            • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
            • R. McGuire: Foul, Strike swinging, McGuire singled to left
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bichette doubled to deep right center, McGuire scored
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
            • L. Gurriel: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gurriel struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Z. Godley Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Urshela flied out to deep right
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to second
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Maybin doubled to deep right
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. German Pitching:
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Fisher homered to right center
            • R. McGuire: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, McGuire doubled to deep left
            • B. Bichette: Strike swinging, Bichette homered to left, McGuire scored
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Biggio safe at first on left fielder Maybin fielding error, Biggio to second
            • L. Gurriel: Gurriel singled to left center, Biggio scored
            • V. Guerrero: Guerrero popped out to shortstop
            • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Galvis singled to right center, Gurriel to second
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Smoak grounded out to pitcher, Gurriel to third, Galvis to second
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Z. Godley Pitching:
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valera struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Judge flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. German Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Guerrero flied out to left
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Galvis singled to shallow left
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep right
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Grichuk lined out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • B. Valera: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Valera hit by pitch
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right, Valera to second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Judge grounded out to catcher, Valera to third, LeMahieu to second
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Ball, Valera scored, LeMahieu to third on wild pitch, Urshela homered to left center, LeMahieu scored
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius singled to center
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Gregorius to second on wild pitch, Foul, Maybin singled to shallow center, Gregorius scored
            • Zack Godley relieved Thomas Pannone
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maybin to second on Godley throwing error, Tauchman homered to right, Maybin scored
            • A. Romine: Ball, Romine lined out to shortstop
            • M. Ford: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ford grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 3rd (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. German Pitching:
            • D. Fisher: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Fisher popped out to shortstop
            • R. McGuire: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, McGuire singled to shallow left
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bichette reached on fielder's choice to second, McGuire out at second
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Biggio walked, Bichette to second
            • L. Gurriel: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Tauchman flied out to deep center
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine popped out to first
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ford struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. German Pitching:
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Guerrero doubled to deep left
            • F. Galvis: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Galvis struck out on foul tip
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smoak fouled out to left
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Grichuk struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu doubled to deep center
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Judge flied out to deep center, LeMahieu to third
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Urshela homered to left center, LeMahieu scored
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to second
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Maybin grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. German Pitching:
            • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bichette grounded out to second
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Biggio popped out to third
            • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gurriel grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)