Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

/ Aug 7, 2017

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Norichika Aoki hit a two-run homer against his former team Sunday for his first hit since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays six days previously, but the visitors suffered a 7-6 walkoff defeat to the Houston Astros. With Toronto down 3-2 in the top ...

Tanaka delivers for Yankees

/ Jul 4, 2017

Tanaka delivers for Yankees

One big development for the banged-up Yankees as they've limped toward the All-Star break the past few weeks: Masahiro Tanaka is back in top form. Tanaka pitched seven sharp innings for his second straight win following a long slump, and the Yankees beat the skidding ...

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

/ May 3, 2017

Tanaka gets plenty of support in win over Jays

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs over 6⅓ innings but earned his fourth win of the year as the New York Yankees belted five home runs in an 11-5 defeat of the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Tanaka (4-1) allowed a double to Kevin Pillar with ...

Blue Jays beat Indians to stay alive

/ Oct 19, 2016

Blue Jays beat Indians to stay alive

Just in time, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays broke out the bats to save their season. Now they have a chance to really make things interesting in this AL Championship Series. Donaldson backed up his fiery pep talk to teammates before the game, hitting ...

Indians edge Blue Jays to take 2-0 lead in ALCS

/ Oct 16, 2016

Indians edge Blue Jays to take 2-0 lead in ALCS

They don't have a true superstar, an embarrassment of All-Stars or a celebrity following. That's the NBA champion Cavaliers, who play next door. The Indians, though, have depth, chemistry, one of baseball's best managers and quite possibly the most dominant bullpen weapon in the game. Andrew ...

Indians blank Jays in opener

/ Oct 15, 2016

Indians blank Jays in opener

When the ball disappeared over the outfield wall, Francisco Lindor raised his right fist and took off. Smiling with every stride, Cleveland's superstar-in-the-making shortstop sprinted around the bases like he was being chased. He and the Indians aren't slowing down for anything this October. Lindor hit a ...

Blue Jays clinch top wild-card spot with win

/ Oct 3, 2016

Blue Jays clinch top wild-card spot with win

Aaron Sanchez said he didn't know — and didn't care — that the Blue Jays had already clinched a spot in baseball's postseason. Toronto still had a chance to host the AL wild-card game, and Sanchez wanted the win. "I wasn't ready to go home," he ...

Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

/ Aug 29, 2016

Blue Jays' Donaldson hits three home runs

Midway through his first at-bat Sunday, Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson was hopping around in pain after fouling a ball off his right knee. From there, he was all smiles. Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Blue Jays ...

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

/ Aug 1, 2016

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Jonathan Schoop made sure the Orioles left Toronto the same way they arrived: as the first-place team in AL East Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and Baltimore ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays 6-2 Sunday to ...

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

/ Jul 26, 2016

Blue Jays' Sanchez wins 10th straight

Aaron Sanchez keeps piling up wins. Along the way, the Toronto right-hander is piling up innings, too — which puts the Blue Jays in a predicament: How much longer can they go before moving their best starter to the bullpen? Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to ...

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

/ Jul 24, 2016

Mariners beat Jays in sweltering heat

Hisashi Iwakuma worked six innings on Saturday to earn his 11th win of the season for the Seattle Mariners in a 14-5 thumping of the Toronto Blue Jays. Before 47,517 at Rogers Centre, Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, while ...