Bichette, Waguespack help Jays end Rays' 6-game win string

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A couple of rookies with Tampa Bay ties put an end to the Rays' six-game winning streak.

Bo Bichette homered and scored both runs, Jacob Waguespack pitched six impressive innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Rays 2-0 Monday night.

''That's a hot team right now,'' Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. ''The Rays are playing really good baseball so that was a good win for us.''

Bichette opened the game with a double off Charlie Morton, the sixth straight game in which he has doubled. He hit his third home run leading off the third. His nine extra-base hits are tied for the most in major league history after eight games.

''The results are the results, but what I'm happy with is my ability to go up and have good at-bats every time. To have a plan and stick to the plan, I'm really excited about that,'' said Bichette, who had his left leg packed in ice after fouling a pitch off himself in the seventh.

The 21-year-old Bichette, the son of former major leaguer Dante Bichette, played at Lakewood High School just four miles south of Tropicana Field as recently as 2016. He has hit in all eight of his major league games.

Waguespack (3-1) gave up four hits and a walk, striking out six in his fifth major league start.

''Just to get the ball against (Morton) is a great feeling for me,'' said Waguespack, whose uncle, Percy, from Tampa, bought 125 tickets for friends and associates and filled a section near the Jays' bullpen.

''He's up there with the Verlanders and Coles and Kershaws as one of the big boys in this game. That early run really helped out, and the game plan today was to attack,'' he said.

Derek Law got four outs for his second save in four days.

Morton (12-4) pitched seven innings, giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out nine. Bichette's two hits were the ones that counted most.

''He's really good at generating power,'' Morton said of the 6-foot, 185-pound shortstop. ''The curveball that he hit (for the homer) I saw when the ball was halfway to the plate and I saw him almost, like, coil himself and then uncoil. Just a tremendous amount of torque and force. He uses his body really well.''

The Rays, who had scored six or more runs in a franchise-record seven straight games, put nine runners on base in the first seven innings, including three via Toronto errors. They were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position and were shut out for the first time since June 28.

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk also had two hits for the Blue Jays, who have won six of eight.

FATHER AND SON

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 0 for 3 against Morton. In Morton's major league debut in 2008 with Atlanta, he faced future Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero. The elder Guerrero went 1 for 3 against Morton that day. ''It's cool for baseball,'' Morton said.

NERVOUS, BUT HONEST

Blue Jays RHP Yennsy Diaz was sent back to the minors a day after his wild major league debut (four walks, two with the bases loaded) in Sunday's 6-5 loss at Baltimore. ''He told me he was nervous, and I love that,'' Montoyo said. ''Usually the guys make excuses, say I was a little wild and stuff, but he said he was just nervous.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: RHP Yonny Chirinos was placed on the 10-day IL and will miss at least a month due to right finger inflammation. ... RHP Tyler Glasnow (right forearm strain) played catch for the first time is six weeks and hopes to throw off a mound in two weeks. ... LHP Jose Alvarado (right oblique strain) is scheduled to pitch Wednesday and Thursday at Triple-A Durham.

UP NEXT

Toronto RHP Trent Thornton (4-7) will make his third start against the Rays in the second game of the three-game series Tuesday night. Tampa Bay will open with Andrew Kittredge (1-0).

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  • W: J. Waguespack (3-1)L: C. Morton (12-4)S: D. Law (2)
  • HR: TOR - B. Bichette (3)
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R. Grichuk RF40200012.239.295.427.7222.5
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    T. Pham LF40000011.272.372.453.825-0.5
    A. Meadows RF40000011.284.359.527.886-0.5
    J. Aguilar DH40100000.236.332.391.7231.0
    K. Kiermaier CF40000003.240.285.423.7080.0
    M. Brosseau 3B40100021.310.341.560.9000.0
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    • a-singled for Zunino in the 7th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Bichette (6), R. Grichuk (19)
    • HR - B. Bichette (3)
    • SH - L. Gurriel
    • RBI - B. Bichette (4), C. Biggio (28)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Bichette 2 (2), V. Guerrero 2 (2), R. McGuire 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Choi 2 (2), K. Kiermaier 2 (2), M. Zunino 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - M. Brosseau
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. Grichuk (4)
    • DP - 2 (Grichuk-Smoak; Guerrero-Biggio-Smoak)
    • E - B. Bichette 2 (4), V. Guerrero (13)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Waguespack (W, 3-1)6.04001404.001.3125.0
    J. Shafer (H, 3)1.11001002.111.641.0
    T. Mayza (H, 15)0.10000003.891.220.0
    D. Law (S, 2)1.10000105.361.5610.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Waguespack (W, 3-1)6.0
    J. Shafer (H, 3)1.1
    T. Mayza (H, 15)0.1
    D. Law (S, 2)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Morton (L, 12-4)7.07220912.771.0714.5
    A. Pruitt2.02000105.161.414.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Morton (L, 12-4)7.0
    A. Pruitt2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 96-62, J. Shafer 18-10, T. Mayza 3-2, D. Law 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 7-7, J. Shafer 3-1, T. Mayza 1-0, D. Law 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 23, J. Shafer 6, T. Mayza, D. Law 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 107-71, A. Pruitt 29-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 8-4, A. Pruitt 2-3
    • Batters Faced - C. Morton 28, A. Pruitt 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Biggio 2B40110000.214.343.383.7262.0
    L. Gurriel LF30000000.282.337.554.8900.0
    J. Smoak 1B40100021.208.352.406.7570.0
    V. Guerrero 3B40100012.279.351.465.8150.5
    F. Galvis DH40200010.273.306.456.7631.5
    R. Grichuk RF40200012.239.295.427.7222.5
    D. Fisher CF40000025.213.294.328.622-1.0
    R. McGuire C40000025.176.176.353.529-1.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Choi 1B30000103.265.360.418.7781.0
      T. Pham LF40000011.272.372.453.825-0.5
      A. Meadows RF40000011.284.359.527.886-0.5
      J. Aguilar DH40100000.236.332.391.7231.0
      K. Kiermaier CF40000003.240.285.423.7080.0
      M. Brosseau 3B40100021.310.341.560.9000.0
      E. Sogard 2B40100002.303.366.493.8591.0
      M. Zunino C20000014.172.238.316.554-0.5
      a- T. d'Arnaud PH-C10100000.263.339.493.8321.0
      W. Adames SS20100102.240.301.401.7022.0
      C. Morton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      A. Pruitt P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-singled for Zunino in the 7th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Bichette (6), R. Grichuk (19)
      • HR - B. Bichette (3)
      • SH - L. Gurriel
      • RBI - B. Bichette (4), C. Biggio (28)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Bichette 2 (2), V. Guerrero 2 (2), R. McGuire 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Choi 2 (2), K. Kiermaier 2 (2), M. Zunino 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - M. Brosseau
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. Grichuk (4)
      • DP - 2 (Grichuk-Smoak; Guerrero-Biggio-Smoak)
      • E - B. Bichette 2 (4), V. Guerrero (13)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Waguespack (W, 3-1)6.04001404.001.3125.0
      J. Shafer (H, 3)1.11001002.111.641.0
      T. Mayza (H, 15)0.10000003.891.220.0
      D. Law (S, 2)1.10000105.361.5610.5
      Total9.0500250---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Waguespack (W, 3-1)6.0
      J. Shafer (H, 3)1.1
      T. Mayza (H, 15)0.1
      D. Law (S, 2)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Morton (L, 12-4)7.07220912.771.0714.5
      A. Pruitt2.02000105.161.414.5
      Total9.09220101---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Morton (L, 12-4)7.0
      A. Pruitt2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Waguespack 96-62, J. Shafer 18-10, T. Mayza 3-2, D. Law 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Waguespack 7-7, J. Shafer 3-1, T. Mayza 1-0, D. Law 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Waguespack 23, J. Shafer 6, T. Mayza, D. Law 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Morton 107-71, A. Pruitt 29-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Morton 8-4, A. Pruitt 2-3
      • Batters Faced - C. Morton 28, A. Pruitt 8
      • 3RD INNING
        Bichette homered to right center20
      • 1ST INNING
        Biggio singled to center, Bichette scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • A. Pruitt Pitching:
        • V. Guerrero: Guerrero singled to left
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Ball, Galvis singled to right, Guerrero to second
        • R. Grichuk: Foul, Grichuk lined out to center
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fisher grounded out to second, Guerrero to third, Galvis to second
        • R. McGuire: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, McGuire struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Law Pitching:
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier flied out to left
        • M. Brosseau: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Brosseau struck out on foul tip
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Sogard grounded out to first
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Austin Pruitt relieved Charlie Morton
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio lined out to center
        • L. Gurriel: Strike (foul tip), Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak lined out to center
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shafer Pitching:
        • T. Pham: Ball, Pham grounded out to third
        • Tim Mayza relieved Justin Shafer
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Foul, Meadows grounded out to second
        • Derek Law relieved Tim Mayza
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Ball, Aguilar grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • D. Fisher: Strike swinging, Fisher grounded out to first
        • R. McGuire: Ball, Ball, McGuire lined out to right
        • B. Bichette: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bichette grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Shafer relieved Jacob Waguespack
        • M. Brosseau: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Brosseau safe at first on shortstop Bichette fielding error
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard popped out to second
        • Travis d'Arnaud hit for Mike Zunino
        • T. d'Arnaud: d'Arnaud singled to left, Brosseau to second
        • W. Adames: Ball, Brosseau out at second, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Adames walked, d'Arnaud to second
        • J. Choi: Ball, Choi grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis grounded out to first
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choi walked
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pham struck out looking
        • A. Meadows: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows struck out swinging
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Aguilar singled to right, Choi to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • C. Biggio: Biggio flied out to deep center
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Gurriel flied out to right
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • M. Brosseau: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Brosseau singled to right
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Sogard reached on an infield single to third, Brosseau to second
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Zunino fouled out to first
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adames grounded into double play third to second to first, Sogard out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis singled to left
        • R. Grichuk: Grichuk singled to left center, Galvis to second
        • D. Fisher: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Fisher struck out looking
        • R. McGuire: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, McGuire reached on fielder's choice to first, Galvis to third, Grichuk out at second
        • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bichette struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Meadows flied out to center
        • J. Aguilar: Ball, Foul, Aguilar popped out to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Kiermaier grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Bichette homered to right center
        • C. Biggio: Foul, Ball, Ball, Biggio popped out to second
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Strike looking, Gurriel grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Smoak: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smoak singled to deep right center
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • W. Adames: Adames singled to left center
        • J. Choi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Choi lined into double play right to first, Adames out at first
        • T. Pham: Ball, Strike looking, Pham grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grichuk doubled to deep left
        • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Fisher struck out on foul tip
        • R. McGuire: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McGuire struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Aguilar: Strike looking, Foul, Aguilar safe at first on 3rd baseman Guerrero fielding error, Aguilar to second
        • K. Kiermaier: Ball, Kiermaier flied out to deep left
        • M. Brosseau: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Sogard safe at first on shortstop Bichette fielding error, Aguilar to third
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Morton Pitching:
        • B. Bichette: Foul, Foul, Bichette doubled to deep right
        • C. Biggio: Biggio singled to center, Bichette scored
        • L. Gurriel: Gurriel hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Biggio to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
        • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Guerrero grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Waguespack Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Choi grounded out to first
        • T. Pham: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pham grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Meadows: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Meadows lined out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)