Bichette sets MLB mark with double in 9th straight

Toronto Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette has had fewer than 50 at-bats in the big leagues, but he already has set a major league record.

Bichette, the son of former Colorado Rockies star Dante Bichette, became the first player in the modern era (since 1900) to double in nine straight games -- and he broke the record in the 11th game of his career, a 12-6 loss to the visiting New York Yankees on Thursday night.

Former Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee had set the previous record of eight games in 2007, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina matched it in 2016.

Bichette's double came in the sixth inning. His 441-foot blast an inning earlier made the 21-year-old the first rookie to record an extra-base hit in nine games since Ted Williams did it for the Boston Red Sox in 1939.

"When I hit the homer, that was the first chills moment I've had in the big leagues so far," said Bichette, who went 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs.

Bichette's 11-game hit streak is the longest to start a career in Blue Jays franchise history.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.