Toronto's Estrada takes no-hitter into eighth

Jun 6, 2016

Toronto's Estrada takes no-hitter into eighth

Marco Estrada had no flashbacks to his near no-hitters last season. He didn’t feel those two starts were memorable enough. Estrada took a no-hitter into the eighth inning for the third time in a year before it was broken up by Chris Young’s home ...

Blue Jays upset with timing of Rangers' retaliation

May 17, 2016

Blue Jays upset with timing of Rangers' retaliation

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Rays, one day after being punched in the jaw by Rangers infielder Rougned Odor during a brawl in Texas. As they await word of discipline and suspensions from Sunday’s melee, ...

Feud erupts in Rangers win

May 16, 2016

Feud erupts in Rangers win

Rougned Odor’s powerful punch to Jose Bautista’s jaw will be remembered for a long time. Perhaps it’s a good thing the Rangers and Blue Jays have played for the final time this regular season. As for the playoffs, well, that would be interesting. A ...

Schmidt says no need to show off

Mar 26, 2016

Schmidt says no need to show off

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The subject of major league players having the freedom to let it go and express themselves emotionally on the field came up in our coaches’ locker room this spring. Understand, nearly all of us are old school, having played in a time when even ...

Gossage does not regret criticism of Bautista and Cespedes

Mar 12, 2016

Gossage does not regret criticism of Bautista and Cespedes

One day later, Hall of Famer Goose Gossage did not regret his criticism of Toronto star Jose Bautista and New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes for their home-run celebrations during last year’s playoffs. Girardi met Friday with New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman ...