Mariners erase 7-run deficit, sweep Blue Jays with 10-9 win
TORONTO — (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth inning, and the Seattle Mariners erased a seven-run deficit while topping the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 on Saturday for a sweep of their AL wild-card series. It was the biggest road comeback win in playoff history and baseball's largest comeback victory to clinch a postseason series. With two out and the bases loaded, J.P. Crawford hit a blooper to center against All-Star closer Jordan Romano. Center fielder George Springer and shortstop Bo Bichette went hard after the ball, but it landed as the two collided. The 33-year-old Springer, a four-time All-Star, encouraged the cheering crowd as he was driven off.wftv.com
Blue Jays CF Springer carted off field after scary collision
TORONTO — (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with shortstop Bo Bichette in the eighth inning of their playoff game against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. With two out and the bases loaded, J.P. Crawford hit a blooper into shallow center field. Springer and Bichette went hard after the ball, but it landed as the two collided. A woozy Springer was helped to his feet as the cart was driven onto the field. The 33-year-old Springer, a four-time All-Star, encouraged the cheering crowd as the cart left the field.wftv.com
Blue Jays CF Springer carted off field after scary collision
Blue Jays center fielder George Springer was carted off the field after he collided with shortstop Bo Bichette in the eighth inning of a 10-9 playoff loss to the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Springer is “doing OK,” interim manager John Schneider said. Springer and Bichette went hard after the ball, but it landed as the two collided.news.yahoo.com
Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — (AP) — Wander Franco had three RBIs, Jonathan Aranda homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 on Thursday night in the opener of a big four-game series between playoff contenders. José Berríos (11-6) was tagged for six runs and seven hits in two innings. Manuel Margot’s infield RBI single, and run-scoring hits by Franco and Arozarena put the Rays up 6-3 in the second. One out later, Merrifield tied it at 3 with his solo shot, giving him seven hits, including two homers, in nine at-bats against the left-hander. Yarbrough left in the third with right side discomfort.wftv.com
Gleyber day: Torres' 5 RBIs lead surging Yanks over Jays 5-3
Blue Jays Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in New York. An All-Star in his first two seasons who slumped in 2020 and ’21, Torres restored a two-run lead with his sixth-inning single off Trevor Richards. On a sloppy day for the Blue Jays, Bo Bichette failed to advance to third on an errant pitch following his fifth-inning double. There didn't appear to be any carryover from the Yankees' 6-5 win the previous night, a game that turned testy and saw three Blue Jays ejected. Torres gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead after Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu singled in the fourth.wftv.com
Bichette breaks tie with 1st slam, Blue Jays top Red Sox 6-2
Red Sox Blue Jays Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' Matt Chapman (26) watches his home run against the Boston Red Sox during seventh-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Monday, April 25, 2022. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP) (Christopher Katsarov)TORONTO — (AP) — Bo Bichette broke an eighth-inning tie with his first career grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Monday night. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Matt Chapman also homered for the Blue Jays. Martinez left last Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays because of left adductor tightness and had not played since. UP NEXTRed Sox RHP Nick Pivetta (0-3, 10.03 ERA) faces Blue Jays RHP Kevin Gausman (1-1, 2.89) on Tuesday.wftv.com
Gausman shuts down Red Sox, Blue Jays hold on for 3-2 win
Blue Jays Red Sox Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette runs toward first after hitting an RBI single allowing Blue Jays' Gosuke Katoh to score in the third inning of a baseball game against Boston Red Sox, Thursday, April 21, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne)BOSTON — (AP) — Kevin Gausman took a shutout into the ninth inning, and Jordan Romano escaped with a save on Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora tested positive for COVID-19 in the morning and did not manage the series finale. The Red Sox said Cora, who is vaccinated and boosted, was suffering from mild symptoms. Red Sox: RHP Michael Wacha (0-0) opens a three-game series against Tampa Bay RHP Corey Kluber (0-0).wftv.com
Two weeks from opening day, MLB teams work to set rosters
Clubs are also still scrambling to fill their rosters through free agency and trades, processes that were frozen during the lockout. The 29-year-old Grichuk hit .241 with 22 homers and 81 RBIs in 149 games last season. He was dealt two days after hitting a grand slam in a spring training game against the Yankees. The cash will offset a little more than half the $18.7 million Grichuk is owed over the final two seasons of his $52 million, five-year contract. The 29-year-old had a 3.79 ERA over his first six MLB seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres.wftv.com
Arozarena, Álvarez, Bichette among 16 whose deals renewed
Álvarez, the Houston Astros designated hitter and outfielder voted a unanimous winner of the 2019 AL award, was given a $764,600 salary, up from $609,000 last year. Bichette was given a $723,550 salary, an increase from $587,800 last year, when he also earned a $10,000 bonus for making the All-Star team. Atlanta right-hander Ian Anderson was renewed at $710,000 after pitching five hitless, scoreless innings to win World Series Game 3 over Houston. Cleveland right-hander Shane Bieber reached a $6 million deal after he was renewed at $679,700 last year as the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner. Álvarez was on last year’s all-MLB second team, which would earn a $500,000 bonus starting this year.wftv.com
MLB spring camps open, Bieber in Guardians gear, Vlad Jr set
Cleveland ace Shane Bieber limbered up in Guardians gear, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. began taking grounders and new St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol signed autographs as spring training camps in Florida and Arizona finally opened to big leaguers.
Jays stay close in wild-card race, hit 5 HRs, rout O's 10-1
APTOPIX Orioles Blue Jays Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' George Springer, right, celebrates with Teoscar Hernandez, left, after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. The Blue Jays launched five homers while Alek Manoah allowed one hit over seven innings to help Toronto close within one game of the wild card-leading New York Yankees. Toronto began the day tied with Seattle, one game behind Boston for the second wild-card spot. The Blue Jays lead the majors with a franchise-record 258 home runs, topping the 257 they hit in 2010. Hernández hit a solo shot off Means in the first, his 32nd, and Springer hit a three-run homer off Means in the second, his 20th.wftv.com
Guerrero hits MLB-leading 45th HR, Blue Jays rout Rays 8-1
Rays Blue Jays Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez hits a double in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Toronto began the day tied with Boston, but the Blue Jays have played two fewer games than the Red Sox. With 17 hits in all, it was another offensive outburst by the Blue Jays, who scored 22 runs against Baltimore on Sunday. ROSTER MOVESThe Blue Jays recalled LHP Ryan Borucki from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RHP Trent Thornton to their top farm club. UP NEXTBlue Jays RHP José Berríos (11-7, 3.52 ERA) faces Rays RHP Drew Rasmussen (2-1, 3.25) on Tuesday.wftv.com
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Blue Jays Yankees Baseball Toronto Blue Jays' Bo Bichette watches his home run against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in New York. The Blue Jays completed their first four-game sweep in the Bronx since 2003 and pulled within a half-game of New York for the final AL wild card. Bichette and the Blue Jays took the lead in the seventh against Sal Romano (0-2), who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the game. Peralta allowed his third walk of the inning to Jansen to put the Blue Jays up 4-2. Yankees: RHP Jameson Taillon was added to the 10-day injured list with a partial tear of a tendon in his right ankle.wftv.com
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Bo Bichette thumped a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the skidding New York Yankees 6-4 for their eighth straight win.
AP source: No word by weekend on Blue Jays' return
But the government official familiar with the talks said the Blue Jays will not learn whether they will get to play in Toronto by the weekend. The Blue Jays are tied for third in American League East standings. If the Blue Jays are not given an exemption for the 10 game homestand that begins July 30 the next homestand begins August 20. The Blue Jays played home games during the shortened 2020 season in Buffalo and started this season in Dunedin, Florida, before moving to Buffalo. Blue Jays ace Hyun-Jin Ryu signed with the team before the 2020 season and has yet to pitch a game in Toronto.wftv.com
AP source: Jays won't learn if they'll play at home soon
But the government official familiar with the talks said the Blue Jays will not learn whether they will get to play in Toronto by the weekend. Major League Baseball will require an exemption for vaccinated and non vaccinated players and team staff to play games in Canada. The Blue Jays played home games during the shortened 2020 season in Buffalo and started this season in Dunedin, Florida, before moving to Buffalo. Blue Jays ace Hyun-Jin Ryu signed with the team before the 2020 season and has yet to pitch a game in Toronto. They will be permitted to leave their residence only to participate in baseball activities at Rogers Centre.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Blue Jays bop at Fenway, Rays-Chisox meet up
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne)A look at what's happening around the majors today:___MONSTER MASHVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the bashing Blue Jays try to keep up their power surge at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays have hit 13 homers the past two days in Boston, with nine of them clearing the Monster. Blue Jays rookie Alek Manoah (1-0, 3.14 ERA) starts the series finale against Nathan Eovaldi (7-3, 4.11). WINDY CITY SHOWDOWNThe teams with the best two records in the majors meet in Chicago when the Rays take on the White Sox in a three-game set. Their pitching has been tremendous.”Lance Lynn (7-1, 1.23 ERA) starts for the White Sox against Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.57).wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Blue Jays bop at Fenway, Rays-Chisox meet up
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) (Steven Senne)A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:___MONSTER MASHVladimir Guerrero Jr. and the bashing Blue Jays try to keep up their power surge at Fenway Park. The Blue Jays have hit 13 homers the past two days in Boston, with nine of them clearing the Monster. Blue Jays rookie Alek Manoah (1-0, 3.14 ERA) starts the series finale against Nathan Eovaldi (7-3, 4.11). WINDY CITY SHOWDOWNThe teams with the best two records in the majors meet in Chicago when the Rays take on the White Sox in a three-game set. Their pitching has been tremendous.”Lance Lynn (7-1, 1.23 ERA) starts for the White Sox against Tyler Glasnow (5-2, 2.57).wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Jackie Robinson Day, Red Sox go for 10th in row
All players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear No. 42 on Thursday to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, marking the anniversary of the date the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Famer made his Major League Baseball debut and broke the sport’s color barrier in 1947.
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Yanks star Stanton off to strong start after smashing finish
Trevor Williams went five innings in his fourth start, allowing a run on three hits. Austin Gomber made his fourth start for Colorado, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four in 4 1/3 innings. Dylan Cease made his second start, allowing three hits and three walks in 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Matthew Boyd made his fourth start, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in four innings, striking out five. Tyler Anderson went five innings in his fourth start for Pittsburgh, giving up one run on two hits.
Springer, Bauer, Lindor lead list of big names on new teams
The reigning World Series champions already had a pair of Cy Young Award winners in Clayton Kershaw and David Price. Darvish has twice finished runner-up for a Cy Young Award, including last season when he was 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts. Lester is a three-time World Series champion, winning twice with Boston and once with the Cubs. He’s part of a rotation led by three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and lefty Patrick Corbin. Bradley was a Gold Glove winner in 2018 when the Red Sox won the World Series.
Seeing is believing: Bauer shuts eye, pitches shutout ball
Bauer wound up pitching three scoreless innings with the creative approach, striking out three while allowing two hits and a walk. Known for speaking his mind and going his own way, Bauer said he regularly shuts one eye during bullpen sessions and other workouts. METS 6, ASTROS 1 (6)Jacob deGrom pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut, striking out three and allowing one hit. AdBLUE JAYS 7, PHILLIES 1 (7)Newcomer Tanner Roark made his first start for Toronto, allowing one hit in two scoreless innings. Jorge López threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
New Jays OF Springer sees echoes of Astros in Toronto's core
Springer and the Blue Jays agreed last week to a team-record $150 million, six-year contract. The Blue Jays swept in two games during a first-round series by the eventual AL champion Rays. Besides Springer, Toronto also has signed right-handers Kirby Yates and Tyler Chatwood in the past week. Shapiro insisted the Blue Jays still have flexibility to add payroll, likely to strengthen the rotation, but said “the bulk of our heavy lifting is done.”Springer split time between center field and right with the Astros, but is expected to become a fixture in center for the Blue Jays. “This is about the Blue Jays,” Springer said.
AP source: Semien, Blue Jays agree to $18M, 1-year contract
Shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)TORONTO, ONT – Shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Semien will become the second star and fourth free agent added by the Blue Jays during a slow offseason amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Blue Jays were swept in two games by the AL champion Rays in a first-round series. It is not clear where the Blue Jays will play home games when the 2021 season starts.
Springer, Blue Jays finalize $150M, 6-year contract
Springer became the most prominent among baseballs free agents to reach an agreement, a $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)TORONTO, ONT – All-Star outfielder George Springer finalized his $150 million, six-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, becoming the most prominent free agent to reach an agreement this offseason. He would get $50,000 each time he makes an All-Star team, is World Series MVP, earns a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger. The Blue Jays reached the postseason and was swept 2-0 by the eventual AL champion Rays in the first round. It remains unclear whether the Blue Jays will be allowed to return home for 2021 season.
Renfroe slam helps Rays sweep young Blue Jays in 1st round
Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam and the top-seeded Rays won a postseason series for the first time in 12 years, overpowering the young Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Wednesday to finish a two-game sweep of their wild-card matchup. Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer off Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu during Tampa Bay's big inning. Ryu was rocked for a season-high seven runs in 1 2/3 innings, the lefty's shortest outing of the season for the wild-card Blue Jays. I’m proud of my kids to make it to this point," second-year Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. Ryu signed with the Blue Jays in free agency last winter after being an All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers and finishing second in NL Cy Young Award balloting in 2019.
Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener
That’s probably the worst thing we can do as a team,” Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio said. Diego Castillo, Nick Anderson and Pete Fairbanks followed the starter, limiting the Blue Jays to two singles, two doubles and Bo Bichette's eighth-inning sacrifice fly the rest of the way. The wild-card Blue Jays broke through in the eighth against Anderson, didn't allow a run in 18 of 19 regular season appearances. He’s pretty good,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, who served on Cash's staff with the Rays from 2015-18. UP NEXTLefty Hyun Jin Ryu starts for the Blue Jays against right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who’s been Tampa Bay’s best pitcher.
DeGrom, in NYPD hat, backed by 10-run 4th, Mets rout Jays
New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano wears a New York Police Department cap while warming up before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Dominic Smith hit his first career grand slam and Wilson Ramos had a three-run double in a 10-run fourth inning. Ramos hit a late solo homer. Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer as the Mets scored four runs in the third. Conforto, who along with Ramos scored four times, hit his ninth homer to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.
Garca 1st MLB win, Yankees end 5-game skid, top Blue Jays
New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)BUFFALO, N.Y. Deivi Garca earned his first major league win, Gleyber Torres drove in four runs and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Yankees had lost 15 of 20 and fallen to the edge of the expanded playoff field. Luke Voit hit an RBI single that put the Yankees ahead 3-2 in the fifth and Torres added a two-run double. UP NEXTNew York RHP Gerrit Cole (4-3, 3.63 ERA) will start Thursday against Baltimore LHP Keegan Akin (0-0, 2.08) in the opener of the Yankees four-game weekend series against the Orioles.
Green, Ottavino waste lead, hit hard as Jays top Yanks 12-7
New York Yankees pitcher Adam Ottavino walks to the dugout after being pulled during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Green, Ottavino and Luis Cessa needed 67 pitches and 43 minutes to get three outs. Green's ERA jumped to 4.26, and Ottavino allowed six runs without getting any outs as his ERA rose to 7.82. Ottavino (2-3) relieved, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run, opposite-field single that bounced past Voit and down the right-field line. Sean Reid-Foley (1-0) won despite a bases-loaded walk to Aaron Hicks in the sixth that extended the Yankees lead to four runs.
LEADING OFF: Bumgarner faces former Giants teammates in SF
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday:HERE COMES MADBUMFormer Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will face his former club at last when he takes the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco. I feel like Im pretty good at pushing all that stuff aside, the 2014 World Series MVP said. He had a 2.90 ERA in 411 appearances with the Cubs over seven years, mostly in a setup role. He was a key member of the 2016 team that won the franchises first World Series title since 1908.
LEADING OFF: Reds wait for virus test results before return
(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday:WAIT AND SEEThe Cincinnati Reds will wait for their latest COVID-19 test results to see when they can resume the season. Cincinnati had home games against Pittsburgh postponed Saturday and Sunday after a player tested positive. Cincinnati is the third team to have games postponed because one of its players tested positive for COVID-19, joining the Marlins and the Cardinals. Chapman tested positive for the coronavirus during preseason workouts and hasnt pitched yet this season. AILINGBlue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette is on the injured list, interrupting his big-hitting season.