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 Posted: Wed Sep 27th, 2017 09:29 pm
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A power surge has come from an unexpected source for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Teoscar Hernandez didn't make his Blue Jays debut until Sept. 1, and he didn't hit his first home run until the 10th. But after blasting two long balls Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox - including one against the often unhittable Chris Sale - he's clubbed five in as many games.

Hernandez's second of the night raised his monthly total to seven, which just so happens to be a franchise rookie record for the month of September, according to Sportsnet.

For the season, Hernandez is batting .274/.308/.644 with seven bombs and 18 RBIs across only 22 games since being acquired alongside Norichika Aoki from the Houston Astros for lefty Francisco Liriano.

He was only just able to retain his rookie status after appearing in 41 games with the Astros in 2016.

The 24-year-old Hernandez may have slugged his way into the Blue Jays' 2018 starting outfield, especially if Jose Bautista leaves in free agency.