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Rocco Baldelli named manager of Twins

Baseball / MLB Oct 26, 2018

Rocco Baldelli named manager of Twins

Though Rocco Baldelli's time as a player was cut short by physical ailments, his career in baseball was only beginning to take off. The mind and the heart can be powerful forces. Seeking a fresh voice for their underachieving young players, the Minnesota Twins made the ...

Tanaka picks up 12th victory

Baseball / MLB Sep 15, 2018

Tanaka picks up 12th victory

Masahiro Tanaka threw six solid innings and picked up his 12th win as the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-0 on Friday. Tanaka (12-5) struck out eight of the 24 batters he faced at Yankee Stadium for his third straight winning start. ...

Blue Jays, John Gibbons to part ways after season: report

Baseball / MLB Sep 7, 2018

Blue Jays, John Gibbons to part ways after season: report

The Toronto Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons will part ways after this season, according to a Fancred report on Thursday. Per the report, nothing is set in stone, but a person familiar with the thinking of both parties called it "99.9 percent done" that ...

Blue Jays trade suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

Baseball / MLB Jul 31, 2018

Blue Jays trade suspended reliever Roberto Osuna to Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays dealt suspended pitcher Roberto Osuna to the Houston Astros on Monday in exchange for three pitchers, including right-hander Ken Giles. The 23-year-old Mexico native is eligible to return on Sunday from a 75-game ban under MLB's domestic violence policy. Jays general manager ...

Xander Bogaerts lifts Red Sox with walk-off grand slam

Baseball / MLB Jul 15, 2018

Xander Bogaerts lifts Red Sox with walk-off grand slam

Xander Bogaerts relaxed to the beat of his favorite walk-up song. Three pitches later, he was stunned by excitement rounding the bases. Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out in 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 29th homer to carry ...

Ohtani reaches base four times in rout of Jays

Baseball / MLB May 25, 2018

Ohtani reaches base four times in rout of Jays

Shohei Ohtani hit two doubles, scored two runs and drew two walks Thursday as the Los Angeles Angels overran the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1. It was the first multi-hit outing in eight games for 23-year-old Ohtani, who batted fifth in the lineup as a designated ...

Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka handcuffs Blue Jays

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2018

Yankees star Masahiro Tanaka handcuffs Blue Jays

The bottom of the New York Yankees' deep lineup delivered on an empty night for sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. Brandon Drury had two hits and two RBIs and Masahiro Tanaka pitched six sharp innings, leading the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the ...

Tanaka baffles Jays with 15 Ks

Baseball / MLB Sep 30, 2017

Tanaka baffles Jays with 15 Ks

Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound and tipped his cap to fans after one of his most dominant performances since signing with the New York Yankees in January 2014. He struck out 15 over seven innings, his highest total since coming to the major leagues, ...