O's too much for Blue Jays

Apr 12, 2015

O's too much for Blue Jays

Ubaldo Jimenez finally gave the Baltimore Orioles exactly what they wanted when they spent $50 million to sign him as a free agent. Jimenez struck out eight and allowed one single over seven sparkling innings, Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam and the Orioles ...

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

Apr 7, 2015

Tanaka gets shelled by Blue Jays on Opening Day

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka yielded five runs — four earned — and five hits in four innings as the Opening Day starter on Monday, taking the loss in a 6-1 home defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old Tanaka is the ...

Toronto's Saunders injures knee on sprinkler

Feb 27, 2015

Toronto's Saunders injures knee on sprinkler

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders could be sidelined until around the All-Star break after stepping on a sprinkler while shagging fly balls and tearing cartilage in his left knee. General manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday the injury occurred a day earlier and ...

Jan 17, 2015

Kawasaki agrees to deal with Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Friday that they had re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract. The 33-year-old Kawasaki, a favorite among fans, teammates and local media for his fun-loving personality, received an invitation to spring camp. Kawasaki batted .258 with ...

Matsui signs two-year deal

Nov 29, 2014

Matsui signs two-year deal

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles infielder Kazuo Matsui re-signed Saturday with the Pacific League team on a fresh, two-year contract for an estimated annual salary of ¥160 million, plus performance-based incentives. The Eagles captain, who will turn 40 in October next year, expressed his appreciation ...

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Aug 21, 2014

Blue Jays rally past Brewers

Munenori Kawasaki hit a game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run in a five-run sixth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Wednesday. With the Blue Jays trailing 3-2, Kawasaki came up with one out and ...

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

Aug 11, 2014

Blue Jays edge Tigers in 19-inning contest

As fans filed out of Rogers Centre following the longest game in Toronto Blue Jays history, Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” played over the sound system. For a while, it looked like the “day” game might just go all night. Jose Bautista’s single in ...

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Jul 26, 2014

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a ...

Ortiz blasts two HRs, moves past Yastrzemski on career list

Jul 22, 2014

Ortiz blasts two HRs, moves past Yastrzemski on career list

One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on ...

Blue Jays heap more misery on Rangers

Jul 21, 2014

Blue Jays heap more misery on Rangers

Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera was already hitting well before the All-Star break. He has been even better since his return. Cabrera hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and finished with three RBIs in Toronto’s 9-6 win over the Texas Rangers 9-6 ...

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Jul 19, 2014

Darvish ends Texas' slide

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish came to the rescue to help snap his team’s eight-game losing streak, matching his season high with 12 strikeouts en route to a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Darvish (9-5) allowed one run and ...

Tanaka tops majors in wins

Jun 18, 2014

Tanaka tops majors in wins

Once Masahiro Tanaka overcame that early jolt from Jose Reyes, the rookie did just fine. Tanaka gave up a home run to Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto ...