TORONTO -- Clay Buchholz continued his streak of success at Rogers Centre, delivering his team-best 11th quality start of the season to lead the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Monday's series opener.
The Toronto Blue Jays will send red-hot starter Marco Estrada to the hill on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.
Estrada (5-3, 3.45 ERA) has taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning during back-to-back starts. On Wednesday against the Rays, Estrada was perfect through seven frames until he allowed an infield single with one out in the eighth. The right-hander is the first Blue Jays pitcher to carry a no-hitter in consecutive starts since Dave Stieb did it in 1988.
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays held on for a 3-2, series-clinching victory over the Rangers at Rogers Centre on Sunday afternoon. Josh Donaldson homered while Jose Reyes and Devon Travis drove in runs as Toronto held on for a one-run victory despite middle-innings rallies from Texas.
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When Miguel Sano was hitting just .159 and slugging .381 in April, no one in the Twins organization was overly concerned. They knew the rust from having missed the 2014 season because of Tommy John surgery would be considerable, and fully expected him to return to the power-hitting corner infielder he was before the injury.
TORONTO -- Backed by three solo homers, Yovani Gallardo was nearly flawless, as he shut the down the Blue Jays and helped the Rangers snap a six-game losing skid with a 4-0 win at Rogers Centre on Saturday.
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Blue Jays hold third-annual Girls' Day
Youngsters instructed by members of Baseball Canada's Women's National Team after Saturday's game
By Alexis Brudnicki
Specual to MLB.com |
Baseball isn't just for the boys of summer.
In the third-annual Girls' Day at the ballpark hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at Rogers Centre, following Toronto's Saturday afternoon matchup against the Texas Rangers, the camp saw 185 young women taking in the instruction of eight members of Baseball Canada's Women's National Team.
Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has put a halt to his attempt to try to come back from injury and pitch again in the Major Leagues this season, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.
Rubin cited sources as saying that Santana has been most recently dealing with a toe infection and believes he would not have enough time to work back to a Major League-ready level in time to compete in 2015.
TORONTO -- The Blue Jays selected the contract of left-hander Matt Boyd from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned reliever Rob Rasmussen to the Minor Leagues following a 12-2 victory over the Rangers on Friday night.
The Blue Jays need to upgrade their bullpen. Is Alex Anthopoulos going to make a move?
-- Daniel M., Calgary, Alberta
I don't think it's a matter of if, but when, the Blue Jays make a move. There's simply too much riding on this season for the front office and coaching staff to have a repeat of last year, when the club essentially stuck with the status quo prior to the Trade Deadline.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Josh Donaldson made an early submission for catch of the year with an absolutely spectacular diving catch into the stands that at least temporarily preserved a perfect game for Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada in Wednesday afternoon's 1-0 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
As team has shown during red-hot month, pieces are there for special season
By Hal Bodley
ST. PETERSBURG -- The Blue Jays had barely worked up a sweat in Spring Training when skipper John Gibbons could sense something special.
"A few days in, I knew there was something different about this group," Gibbons said the other day. "We knew we had the talent, but it's been a disappointing team the last couple of years even with the guys we brought in. But this had a much better feeling."
By Gregor Chisholm and Troy Provost-Heron
ST. PETERSBURG -- Marco Estrada carried a perfect game into the eighth inning as the Blue Jays and Rays were locked into an intense pitchers' duel until Toronto's Chris Colabello hit a solo homer in the top of the 12th inning to secure a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. The game also featured a spectacular diving catch by Josh Donaldson that gave Estrada a shot at making history.
Crowdfunding sends Halifax boy to Pitch, Hit & Run sectionals
By Jamie Ross
Jake Wamboldt may have fallen just shy of earning a spot at this weekend's Pitch, Hit & Run final at Rogers Centre, but his journey through the earlier stages of the competition provided him with baseball memories he'll never forget.
A trip to Ontario -- where he would compete against some of the best kids his age from Eastern Canada and have the opportunity to meet a pair of former Blue Jays -- was all a dream come true for the 8-year-old. But it almost didn't happen.
ST. PETERSBURG -- Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada took a perfect game into the eighth inning of a 1-0 victory over the Rays on Wednesday afternoon and now finds himself on the type of roll that hasn't been seen since 1988.
Blue Jays starter didn't allow a baserunner until eighth, settles for no-decision
By Roger Schlueter
Special to MLB.com |
Here are five interesting items from around the big leagues on Wednesday:
• In St. Petersburg, the Blue Jays defeated the Rays, 1-0, in 12 innings. Toronto starter Marco Estrada's bid for a perfect game ended with one out in the eighth inning, and his bid for a win ended when he was pulled with two outs in the ninth and the score still tied at 0-0. Estrada's no-decision saw him work 8 2/3 innings, allow two hits and fan 10 with no walks. His game score for this spectacular outing works out to a 90. Estrada was the first Blue Jays hurler to post a score of at least 90 in a no-decision since Jimmy Key (92) on June 6, 1985.