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Bichette shines for Blue Jays after Kay flashes potential vs. Yankees

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TORONTO – First, some context on the New York Yankees. They’re hitting .270 with an .834 OPS as a team. From Gleyber Torres to Aaron Judge to Gio Urshela, they have seven players with at least 20 home runs. Despite injuries to the likes of Giancarlo Stanton and Edwin Encarnacion, they’ve scored 10-plus runs 23 different times. With nine hits in his last 13 at-bats, even backup catcher Austin Romine’s on a hot streak. No other team has scored more runs.

And some context on Anthony Kay. A Long Island native, he grew up rooting for the Yankees. As a young left-hander, he tried to emulate Andy Pettitte, the five-time World Series winner. While the 24-year-old’s memories of the 1998-2000 championships are a little hazy, he vividly remembers cheering for the 2009 team that won it all.

As he prepared to make the second start of his big-league career, Kay directed his family to the Blue Jays’ team shop. While they........

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