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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, ...

Blue Jays pounce on Tanaka

Baseball / MLB Sep 23, 2017

Blue Jays pounce on Tanaka

Masahiro Tanaka gave up eight runs over 5⅔ innings as the New York Yankees fell 8-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. In the loss, Tanaka (12-12), equaled the most runs he has conceded in a game in the major leagues. He surrendered six ...

Red Sox top Blue Jays in 19-inning marathon

Baseball / MLB Sep 6, 2017

Red Sox top Blue Jays in 19-inning marathon

The Red Sox staged their own impromptu Boston marathon and wearily won it, adding a game to their AL East lead on an eventful day at Fenway Park. Hanley Ramirez hit an RBI single in the 19th inning as Boston outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays ...

Aoki to join Mets: source

Baseball / MLB Sep 2, 2017

Aoki to join Mets: source

Outfielder Norichika Aoki is on the verge of joining the New York Mets, an MLB source said Friday. Aoki began the season with the Houston Astros, but was traded on July 31 to the Toronto Blue Jays. On Tuesday, he was released by Toronto. The Mets ...

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Baseball / MLB Aug 30, 2017

Aoki released by Blue Jays, becomes free agent

Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki was granted his unconditional release by the Toronto Blue Jays, the American League club said Tuesday. Aoki was designated for assignment on Monday and cleared to become a free agent with the right to negotiate with any team, potentially a contending ...

Blue Jays designate Aoki for assignment

More Sports / Ice Hockey Aug 29, 2017

Blue Jays designate Aoki for assignment

Outfielder Norichika Aoki was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for a pitcher, the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday. In a corresponding move, reliever Leonel Campos was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo while the 35-year-old Aoki was deactivated after playing just 12 games ...

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Baseball / MLB 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

Baseball / MLB 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

Baseball / MLB 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

Baseball / MLB 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

Baseball / MLB 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 ...