Jays lose yet another close one, blow late lead, fall further behind Red Sox

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Ryan Wolstat

Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a two run home run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 26, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Kathryn Riley /Getty Images Article content

Usually, video calls with professional athletes are pretty serious, business-like affairs. But they aren’t all dry, and sometimes there will be a funny moment or two.


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One of them came Monday, when Bo Bichette had a session with the media before a 5-4 loss at Boston. Bichette, newly installed as the cleanup man, was asked by radio voice Ben Wagner when he was last pencilled in as the fourth hitter in a lineup.

“I don’t think ever,” Bichette said, laughing immediately afterward. “They thought that’s where I fit best. I’m just going to be myself.”

You can note the small sample size, but the fit has been impeccable.

Bichette nailed a long homer in the fifth inning Monday to give the Jays a 4-3 lead, went 3-for-4 with a home run in his first start at cleanup on Saturday and 2-for-4 with a couple of RBIs on Sunday. Though the homer didn’t end up holding up for the Jays — Trevor Richards gave up a two-run shot of…

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