Marcus Stroman pitched 6 1/3 innings, Steve Pearce homered and scored twice and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night.
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Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Wilson Ramos added a solo shot and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Tuesday night, snapping a four-game skid.
Toronto reportedly has little interest in dealing starter Marco Estrada after an unknown team claimed him on revocable waivers.
Given his age, past production and tenure in the majors, Smoak's breakout is one of the most surprising seasons in recent memory. The first baseman started the All-Star Game and hasn't slowed since.
Bautista is all power at this point, and few MLB teams are interested in players like that. Hence, rival executives don't see the Blue Jays and Bautista exercising their mutual option for 2018.
Josh Donaldson homered for the second consecutive game, Nick Tepesch won for the first time in almost three years and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Monday night.
Blue Jays select Mayza among roster moves
On Monday, the Blue Jays selected LHP Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo, optioned RHP Leonel Campos to Buffalo, outrighted RHP Chris Smith to Triple-A and released RHP Taylor Cole.
Sunday's longest home runs
Javier Baez's eighth-inning blast helped give the Cubs insurance in their win over the Diamondbacks. Josh Donaldson smashed his home run to the tune of a 116.3 mph speed off the bat. Pablo Sandoval's first homer since returning to the Giants lands him on the list.
J.A. Happ pitched six innings to win his third straight start, Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 Sunday.
Trying to maintain his throwing arm in the midst of a 30-month stint with the U.S. Army often proved challenging for Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Rowley. Fortunately, his company medic was willing to cooperate.
No hits? No problem
All of the Blue Jays' runs in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Pirates were scored without a hit, which tied for the most such runs by any team since 2006. Three came home on errors, two on fielder's choice groundouts, one on a bases-loaded walk and one on a sacrifice fly. Toronto also tallied seven runs of that kind in an 18-1 win at Kansas City in 2003. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Jays' Chris Rowley makes Army history
USMA Class of 2013, the right-handed pitcher became the first West Point graduate to play in the majors with 5 1/3 innings of one-run pitching on Saturday in beating the Pirates. Rowley is still a 1st lieutenant but received a special exception in 2016 that allowed him to pursue a pro baseball career.
Blue Jays pitcher Chris Rowley, the first graduate of the United States Military Academy to reach the majors, won his major league debut Saturday, allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings.
Chris Rowley pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his major league debut, Jose Bautista scored two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday.
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
Jays make slew of roster moves
C Russell Martin was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday (oblique) after leaving the second inning of Friday's 4-2 loss to the Pirates. The Blue Jays also selected the contracts of RHP Chris Rowley and C Mike Ohlman, and designated 3B Chris Coghlan and RHP Chris Smith for assignment.
Morales remains sidelined
DH Kendrys Morales is out of the Blue Jays' lineup for the third straight game, Saturday against the Pirates, as he recovers from an illness. Josh Donaldson will slide into the DH spot, hitting second.
Jameson Taillon pitched six innings to snap a three-start winless streak, Josh Harrison had two hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Friday night, their seventh win in nine games.
Marco Estrada and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, Jose Bautista hit a solo home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Thursday night.
Cole to the 10-day DL, Smith recalled from Triple-A
The Blue Jays placed RHP Taylor Cole on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right toe. He could be done for the season. In a corresponding move, Toronto recalled RHP Chris Smith from Triple-A Buffalo.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was born into baseball and raised by a future Hall of Famer. Now comes the hard part for the Blue Jays' No. 2 prospect: creating a legacy worthy of his name.