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, ...

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 ...