BALTIMORE — Bo Bichette and Alejandro Kirk hit a pair of two-run homers in an 11-run seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-2 on Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

In the opener, George Springer hit a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh to give Toronto an 11-10 victory.

In the nightcap, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led off the seventh with his team’s first hit – a single off rookie left-hander Keegan Akin (2-9). Bichette followed with a towering homer to left field.

Tanner Scott entered for Baltimore and gave up another two-run homer to Kirk just over the right-field scoreboard.

The Blue Jays continued to show off their power as Marcus Semien and Teoscar Hernández delivered three-run shots to complete the rout.

Toronto tied team records for an inning with the 11 runs, 11 hits and four homers.

Guerrero hit his 43rd home run of the season in Game 1 to move within one of the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani for the major league lead.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Danny Jansen also connected for the Blue Jays, who overcame a 10-5 deficit.

RANGERS 6, ATHLETICS 6: Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth to cap a five-run rally, lifting Texas in Oakland, California.

Trailing 6-2 after being held down by starter Cole Irvin, the Rangers took advantage of the A’s struggling bullpen. DJ Peters hit a two-run home run and Yohel Pozo added an RBI double off Sergio Romo before Heim’s homer on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Chafin (1-3).

It’s the sixth time in 76 games this season that the Rangers have come back to win after trailing going into the eighth.

RAYS 7, TIGERS 2: Joey Wendle tripled and homered, 30-year-old Dietrich Enns won for the first time in the major leagues and Tampa Bay won at Detroit.

TWINS 9, ROYALS 2: Jorge Polanco hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, Michael Pineda pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation and the Twins won at home.

ANGELS 4, ASTROS 2: Luis Rengifo homered and drove in three runs to lead Los Angeles to a win at Houston.

INTERLEAGUE

YANKEES 8, METS 7: Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, Mets infielder Javier Báez gave away the lead with an error a few at-bats later and the visiting Yankees beat their crosstown rivals following a stirring ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The Yankees snapped a seven-game skid and ended a run of 11 losses in 13 games since a 13-game winning streak that pushed them into the AL wild-card lead. Now they’re tied with Toronto for the second wild card, one game behind Boston.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

GIANTS 15, CUBS 4: Tommy La Stella and Brandon Belt each hit three-run homers, and San Francisco won in Chicago for its sixth straight win.

La Stella finished with three hits, including a double, five RBI and scored three runs for surging San Francisco, which improved to a major-league best 92-50. The Giants entered 2½ games ahead of the Dodgers in the NL West.

La Stella’s home run off Tommy Nance in the fifth thudded off Wrigley’s right-field videoboard and capped a six-run rally that allowed San Francisco to pull away for its eight win in nine.

Belt went deep and doubled for the second straight day. The Giants 33-year-old first baseman has 23 homers, with 12 in his last 28 games, and 10 hits in his last 21 at-bats.

Evan Longoria had three RBI on two hits and a sac fly, while Mike Yastrzemski drove in two runs. Kris Bryant had two singles, walked and scored two runs against his former team after going 0-for-3 with a walk in his emotional return to Wrigley on Friday.

MARLINS 6, BRAVES 4: Bryan De La Cruz and Jesús Sánchez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning against Richard Rodríguez, lifting Miami to a win in Atlanta.

PHILLIES 6, ROCKIES 1: Zack Wheeler steadied the slumping Phillies with eight strikeouts and Bryce Harper homered to lead Philadelphia to a win at home.

CARDINALS 6, REDS 4: Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBI, and Paul DeJong hit a solo shot to help St. Louis beat visiting Cincinnati.

PIRATES 10, NATIONALS 7: Bryan Reynolds hit his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs in Pittsburgh’s victory over visiting Washington.

NOTES

DIAMONDBACKS: Pitcher Caleb Smith has lost his appeal and will serve a 10-day suspension for the use of a foreign substance in a game.

Smith is the second major league pitcher to serve a suspension under umpires’ increased emphasis on enforcing the banned-substance rules. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Smith had his appeal hearing Sept. 7 and is not with the team on its current trip, which continued Saturday night in Seattle.


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