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Blue Jays suffer 8-0 loss at hands of Guardians
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Blue Jays suffer 8-0 loss at hands of Guardians

TORONTO – Cleveland Guardians teammates Cal Quantrill and Josh Naylor demonstrated you can go home again and thrive. The fellow Canadians were at their best in an 8-0 thrashing of the Toronto Blue Jays before 41,677 at Rogers Centre on Friday.Quantrill (9-5), a native of Port Hope, Ont., pitched seven innings, allowing only a double to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to snatch his first MLB win on home soil and a career-high ninth victory on the season.Naylor, a Mississauga, Ont., native, gave his teammate a lift with a two-run blast to left field as part of a five-run third inning for his 15th of the season and first in his home and native land.“There were a lot of people I owe my career to at the game today,” Quantrill said. “It’s fun to pitch well in front of those guys.” Story c...
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for positive drug test
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San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for positive drug test

San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.The penalty was effective immediately, meaning the All-Star shortstop cannot play in the majors this year.Tatis had been on the injured list all season after breaking his left wrist in spring training. He recently had begun a rehabilitation assignment in Double-A and the playoff-contending Padres hoped he could return and boost their chances down the stretch. MLB said Tatis tested positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance."We were surprised and extremely disappointed to learn today that Fernando Tatis Jr. tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation...
Guardians bring 4-game road win streak into matchup with the Blue Jays
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Guardians bring 4-game road win streak into matchup with the Blue Jays

Cleveland Guardians (59-52, first in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (60-50, second in the AL East) Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Cal Quantrill (8-5, 3.88 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 79 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (8-4, 5.19 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 107 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -166, Guardians +140; over/under is 9 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians will try to keep a four-game road win streak alive when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays.Toronto is 60-50 overall and 34-21 in home games. Blue Jays pitchers have a collective 3.93 ERA, which ranks eighth in the AL. Related Videos 4:...
Orioles host the Blue Jays to start 3-game series
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Orioles host the Blue Jays to start 3-game series

Toronto Blue Jays (60-48, second in the AL East) vs. Baltimore Orioles (56-52, fourth in the AL East) Baltimore; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (4-5, 4.86 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 84 strikeouts); Orioles: Jordan Lyles (8-8, 4.40 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 104 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -156, Orioles +134; over/under is 9 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Baltimore Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday to begin a three-game series.Baltimore has a 56-52 record overall and a 31-21 record at home. The Orioles have a 20-8 record in games when they hit at least two home runs. Related Videos 4:18 ...
Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco
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Twins top Blue Jays 7-3 behind clutch Polanco

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco had a pair of two-out RBIs and Jose Miranda homered for the Minnesota Twins, who beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 behind a stellar bullpen performance on Saturday night. All-Star Luis Arraez went 3 for 5 with an RBI for the first-place Twins, who kept their two-game lead on Cleveland in the AL Central.Arraez doubled twice and scored on both of Polanco’s clutch hits — a single in the third inning off Blue Jays starter Mitch White (1-3) and a double in the fifth after White was replaced by Tim Mayza.Mayza had a painful night, ending with a dislocated non-throwing shoulder. Three batters after surrendering Miranda’s 11th home run to start the sixth, Mayza charged a squeeze bunt that Sandy León dropped down in front of the mound for a single to score the...
Jays’ miscues prove costly, Twins win 6-5 in 10th
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Jays’ miscues prove costly, Twins win 6-5 in 10th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a three-run homer and scored in the 10th inning for Minnesota after a pair of miscues by Toronto catcher Danny Jansen, giving the Twins a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. Gordon, who had three hits in the game, was the automatic runner to start the bottom of the 10th. Jordan Romano (3-3) struck out Jake Cave on a low slider that got past Jansen, who threw wildly to first, allowing Cave to reach and moving Gordon to third.Tim Beckham hit a grounder to third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw home to get Gordon trying to score. Jansen likely would have had the out but didn’t catch the ball cleanly.“I actually was sliding and watching the catcher, so I was actually seeing the ball fall and I was kind of yelling at the umpire,” Gordon said. “...
Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers Saturday
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Toronto Blue Jays take on the Detroit Tigers Saturday

Detroit Tigers (41-60, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (55-45, second in the AL East) Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.84 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 29 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.10 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 62 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jays -278, Tigers +226; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays square off against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.Toronto is 32-21 in home games and 55-45 overall. The Blue Jays have gone 27-13 in games when they hit two or more home runs. Related Videos 4:18 Jays Care Foundati...
Blue Jays RHP Manoah leaves game after being hit
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Blue Jays RHP Manoah leaves game after being hit

By Staff The Associated Press Posted July 29, 2022 9:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah left Friday’s start against Detroit in the sixth inning after he was hit on the right elbow by Jonathan Schoop’s comebacker. A first-time All-Star, Manoah entered 11-4 with a 2.24 ERA in 19 starts. Related Videos 4:18 ...
Chapman powers Blue Jays past Tigers 5-3
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Chapman powers Blue Jays past Tigers 5-3

TORONTO – After spending about three weeks on the injured list, Yusei Kikuchi didn’t want to come off the field. Kikuchi struck out five and gave up one run to earn the win as the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Detroit Tigers for a 5-3 win on Thursday. It was Kikuchi’s first start for the Blue Jays since July 5, spending time on the injured list with a strained neck.After finishing the fifth inning with back-to-back strikeouts, Kikuchi asked interim Toronto manager John Schneider to stay in the game.“He came in and he told me he was hungry for more, which is awesome,” Schneider said. “I told him outstanding job and use this as a springboard going forward.“We’re going to need these kinds of outings from him going forward for us to get to where we want to go. So he was great about i...
David Ortiz highlights Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
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David Ortiz highlights Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony

David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered. His megawatt smile tinged with a tad of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday — after his daughter Alexandra sang the national anthiem — and was humbled by his surroundings. "I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to be here today and for giving me the joy of being able to travel this path, this path that has allowed me to be here today and hopefully inspire everyone to believe in yourself," Ortiz said. Ortiz was greeted by a raucous crowd chanting "Papi! Papi!" as many fans made the four-hour drive from the vicinity of Fenway Park to attend the festivities.When he took the stage, Ortiz pointed skywa...