Buehrle ends drought vs. Yanks with solid start

Lefty beats NY for first time since '04, second time in career by going 5 innings

Buehrle ends drought vs. Yanks with solid start

TORONTO -- Mark Buehrle's 12-decision losing streak to the Yankees mercifully came to an end on Wednesday night after he tossed five strong innings in a 5-1 victory over New York.

Prior to Wednesday's series finale, Buehrle had not defeated the Yankees since April 10, 2004. His 1-14 career record against New York equated to a .067 winning percentage, which was the lowest by any active pitcher with at least 10 decisions against a club.

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Fully healthy, Colabello off to fast start

Outfielder goes 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, RBI vs. Yanks

Fully healthy, Colabello off to fast start

TORONTO -- Chris Colabello has made quite the first impression in a Blue Jays uniform, and he believes a lot of his recent success has to do with finally being healthy after an injury plagued year in Minnesota.

Colabello, who went 4-for-4 to help the Blue Jays defeat the Yankees, 5-1, on Wednesday night, was one of the hottest hitters in baseball last March/April. He led the league in batting average for a decent stretch and finished the first month of the season hitting .295 with three homers, 27 RBIs and an .827 OPS in 24 games.

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Colabello helps Buehrle earn elusive win over Yanks

Colabello helps Buehrle earn elusive win over Yanks

TORONTO -- Russell Martin homered and Chris Colabello had a four-hit game in the Blue Jays' 5-1 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.

Veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle tossed five strong innings to earn his first victory against the Yankees since April 10, 2004. Buehrle had lost his previous 12 decisions vs. New York, and his .067 winning percentage (1-14) entering Wednesday was the lowest mark for any active pitcher with at least 10 decisions against a club.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Sanchez gets ball vs. Sox to open weekend series

Sanchez gets ball vs. Sox to open weekend series

The Blue Jays welcome the Red Sox to Rogers Centre for the first time this season as they open up a three-game set at 7:07 p.m. ET on Friday night. Toronto will aim to regain control of the season series after Boston won two of three at Fenway Park on April 27-29.

Wade Miley (1-3, 7.15 ERA) gets the ball for the Red Sox. The southpaw allowed five earned runs over just 1 2/3 innings in his only career start against the Blue Jays (Sept. 3, 2013), but he also comes off his best outing in a Sox uniform -- a zero-walk quality start against the Yankees on Saturday.

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Blue Jays encourage kids during school visit

Goins, Travis part of crew to put on mini baseball clinic for Grade 7 students

Blue Jays encourage kids during school visit

The excitement could be felt across the playground at Danforth Gardens Public School after word spread that the Blue Jays would be paying a visit to the Scarborough school. Students hung a "Welcome Blue Jays" banner on the baseball diamond backstop in anticipation of the arrival of a few players who would give a lesson in baseball on a beautiful spring afternoon.

Greg Pipher's Grade 7 class was treated to a mini baseball clinic taught by Blue Jays infielders Ryan Goins and Devon Travis, along with first-base coach Tim Leiper and mascot ACE. Along with instruction from Major Leaguers, the students were also given Blue Jays caps and Alomar Baseball gloves as a keepsake.

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Shaky first start just part of process for Estrada

Blue Jays righty allows five runs (four earned) in first outing as member of rotation

Shaky first start just part of process for Estrada

TORONTO -- Marco Estrada is going to be a work in progress over the next week or two as he begins transitioning to the starting rotation after spending the first month in the bullpen.

Estrada made his first start of the year in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Yankees and he -- more or less -- performed as expected. He wasn't dominant by any means, but he did enough to keep Toronto in the game while also starting the process of getting stretched out.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Estrada unsupported as Blue Jays fall to Yanks

Estrada unsupported as Blue Jays fall to Yanks

TORONTO -- Mark Teixeira homered, Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and Michael Pineda tossed eight scoreless innings in the Yankees' 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

New York did most of its damage early in the game against right-hander Marco Estrada, who was making his first start of the season. In the first inning, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double and Ellsbury followed in the second with an RBI single. Teixeira then put the game away in the fifth with a two-run shot to right-center field. That was the final batter of the night for Estrada, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out three.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Saunders, Valencia rest with minor injuries

Colabello recalled from Triple-A to start vs. Yankees; Bautista out of lineup as well

Saunders, Valencia rest with minor injuries

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays' list of walking wounded continues to grow, as Michael Saunders and Danny Valencia were held out of the lineup on Tuesday night because of minor injuries.

Valencia sprained his ankle while walking up the dugout steps following Monday's 3-1 victory over New York. Saunders had fluid drained from his knee earlier this week, and then received a cortisone shot to relieve some discomfort in the area.

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Blue Jays recall versatile Colabello

Diaz optioned to Triple-A; Aquino designated

Blue Jays recall versatile Colabello

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have recalled utility man Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo, optioned infielder Jonathan Diaz to Buffalo and designated left-hander Jayson Aquino for assignment.

Colabello, 31, hit .337 with five home runs and 18 RBIs for the Bisons this season. He was named the International League Player of the Month for April, while also earning the Batter of the Week honour three times over the course of the month.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tolleson outrighted to Minors in latest roster move

Tolleson outrighted to Minors in latest roster move

TORONTO -- Steve Tolleson officially cleared waivers on Tuesday afternoon, and he has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.

Tolleson was designated for assignment last week when the club decided to stick with Ryan Goins as its primary backup infielder. Tolleson had been waiting in limbo to find out whether another team claimed him on waivers, or whether he was going to the Minor Leagues.

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Late rally lifts Blue Jays, Dickey to clutch victory

Late rally lifts Blue Jays, Dickey to clutch victory

TORONTO -- Russell Martin had a pinch-hit single and Edwin Encarnacion contributed an RBI double as the Blue Jays rallied in the eighth inning to steal a victory away from the Yankees and take the series opener, 3-1, on Monday night at Rogers Centre.

Toronto entered the eighth trailing, 1-0, until Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista sparked a rally with a pair of one-out singles off Yankees right-hander Chris Martin. New York's Dellin Betances entered, and he was promptly greeted with Encarnacion's RBI bloop double to shallow left field.

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Terrific Dickey earns first victory without one K

Blue Jays knuckleballer induces weak contact in excellent eight-inning outing

Terrific Dickey earns first victory without one K

TORONTO -- Despite possessing one of the league's top lineups, R.A. Dickey hasn't received a lot of run support this year, and for quite a while on Monday night, it appeared as though he would suffer that same fate once again.

Dickey was nearly flawless in the Blue Jays' series opener against New York, but he still found his club trailing by one heading into the eighth inning. That seemed like a cruel twist of fate for a pitcher who had yet to win this season, even though his performance has been quite solid of late.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bautista may remain at DH for another week

Saunders gets additional rest, Navarro rehabs and Reyes waits to undergo MRI

Bautista may remain at DH for another week

TORONTO -- Jose Bautista appears to be at least another week away from returning to his regular spot in right field.

Bautista has been limited to DH at-bats for the past week because of a lingering shoulder issue. The Blue Jays outfielder has yet to resume throwing because his discomfort has not subsided, and until he's pain-free, there will not be any defensive assignments.

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Blue Jays look for right mix with shaky staff

Estrada replaces Norris in rotation; Delabar and Jenkins called up from Minors

Blue Jays look for right mix with shaky staff

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays' pitching staff has left a lot to be desired during the first month of the season, and the club will need drastically improved results in order to be taken seriously in the American League East.

Toronto entered play on Monday with an MLB-worst 5.13 ERA this year. One of the main reasons for the high number can be found in the 100 walks, which ranks behind Philadelphia (105) for the most in baseball.

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Jacoby suspended 14 games, will appeal

Blue Jays hitting coach reportedly got into heated exchange with umpire crew Wednesday

Jacoby suspended 14 games, will appeal

TORONTO -- Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby has received a 14-game suspension from Major League Baseball for his "postgame conduct toward the umpire crew" assigned to Wednesday's game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The suspension was announced by MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre prior to Monday night's game against the Yankees. Toronto later issued a news release stating that the suspension will be appealed and the club would not have any comment on the matter until a hearing is held.

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Castro sent to Triple-A, added to rotation

Blue Jays want 20-year-old reliever to be on a regular schedule with Buffalo

Castro sent to Triple-A, added to rotation

TORONTO -- Rookie right-hander Miguel Castro will join the starting rotation in Triple-A Buffalo, but that doesn't mean he would be considered for a similar role in Toronto.

Castro began the year out of the bullpen, but he struggled during the first month of the season. The 20-year-old allowed six earned runs in 12 1/3 innings, and since April 13, he suffered a pair of losses and two blown saves.

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Travis earns AL Rookie honors for April

Second baseman hit .325 with six homers in opening month for Toronto

Travis earns AL Rookie honors for April

Devon Travis, who homered in his Major League debut on Opening Day, was named the American League's Rookie of the Month on Monday. Toronto's second baseman batted .325 with a .393 on-base percentage and a .625 slugging mark in April.

Travis, acquired from the Tigers in an offseason deal, delivered six home runs and 19 RBIs in his first month with the Blue Jays. And he was especially dominant at home. Travis batted .438 and slugged .813 at Rogers Centre in April, and he had 14 hits and nine RBIs for Toronto in that span.

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Big inning not enough as Blue Jays fall

Big inning not enough as Blue Jays fall

CLEVELAND -- The Blue Jays posted a six-run inning for the second straight game on Sunday, but the Tribe had an impressive comeback in them this time around. After a six-run outburst of their own, the Indians kept piling on the offense en route to a 10-7 victory over Toronto at Progressive Field.

With the win, Cleveland salvaged a split of the four-game set with the Blue Jays.

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Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. August Fagerstrom is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hutchison's slider key to getting back on track

Right-hander has posted 7.47 ERA through first six starts of '15 season

Hutchison's slider key to getting back on track

CLEVELAND -- One of the keys to getting Drew Hutchison back on track this season is the shape of sliders to come.

The 24-year-old had a promising season last year after recovering from Tommy John surgery, staying healthy for all 32 starts and posting a top-20 strikeout rate in the Major Leagues. That strikeout rate, in the second half, became a top-10 mark, and it coincided with a mechanical adjustment made by Hutchison that gave him more vertical drop on his slider.

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Delabar, Jenkins recalled from Triple-A

Blue Jays option righty relievers Castro and Copeland

Delabar, Jenkins recalled from Triple-A

The Blue Jays are making some pitching changes.

Toronto announced Sunday that it has recalled right-handers Steve Delabar and Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned righty relievers Miguel Castro and Scott Copeland to Buffalo.

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MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Mother's Day is Sunday, and for Melissa Rupert of Liberty Township, Ohio, it will be the first one to celebrate as the mother of a baby boy named Noah.

"He's my entire world," Rupert said. "Every day, I hold my baby boy as tightly as he'll let me and remind myself that he is my rock and my joy, and I barely think about ... breast cancer."

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Mark Newman is enterprise editor of MLB.com. Read and join other baseball fans on his MLB.com community blog. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Blue Jays squander lead after early surge

Hutchison allows six over 4 1/3 innings after being spotted 6-1 lead

Blue Jays squander lead after early surge

CLEVELAND -- It's easy to forget a bad dream when it's an isolated incident. Get out of bed, brush your teeth, go about your day's business and shake it off.

When that bad dream becomes a recurring one, it becomes hard to ignore.

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August Fagerstrom is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dodgers acquire INF Wilkins from Blue Jays

L.A. DFA's Baker to clear roster space

Dodgers acquire INF Wilkins from Blue Jays

The Dodgers and Blue Jays swung a trade on Sunday, and infielder Andy Wilkins is going to Los Angeles in exchange for cash considerations.

Wilkins, 26, was batting .264 in 21 games for Triple-A Buffalo. The left-handed hitter, who was designated for assignment by Toronto on Saturday, was acquired by the Blue Jays on waivers from the Chicago White Sox on March 29. Wilkins, a veteran of six Minor League seasons, appeared in 14 games for the White Sox last year, his only Major League action.

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Sanchez overcomes six walks to beat Indians

Rookie right-hander allows two runs, strikes out five over 5 2/3 innings

Sanchez overcomes six walks to beat Indians

CLEVELAND -- Aaron Sanchez walked the tightrope in Saturday's 11-4 victory at Cleveland.

It's better to walk than to run, but it's also better to not walk at all. After all, that's what got him on the tightrope in the first place.

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Blue Jays pull away with big sixth inning

Blue Jays pull away with big sixth inning

CLEVELAND -- The Blue Jays capitalized on an off night from ace Corey Kluber and an ill-timed error by Cleveland, scoring six unearned runs in the sixth inning to run away with an 11-4 win over the Indians on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Jose Bautista collected a pair of hits and four RBIs, Russell Martin launched his fourth home run of the season and Kevin Pillar came through with two hits in the sixth inning, helping power Toronto to its second victory in this four-game set. The offensive outpouring helped righty Aaron Sanchez (2-2) earn a win, despite walking six in 5 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays.

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Bautista's offense not affected by injury

Slugger drives in four runs in Saturday's win despite sore shoulder

Bautista's offense not affected by injury

CLEVELAND -- Jose Bautista says it's "physically impossible" for him to throw a baseball at the present juncture.

Though he doesn't seem to be hindered at the plate.

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