Blue Jays hit 3 solo HRs, blank slumping Rangers 3-0
TORONTO (AP) — Manager Chris Woodward expects more from the Texas Rangers offense.
He hasn't seen much in two tough losses to Toronto.
TORONTO (AP) — Eric Sogard wasn't quite sure who to root for in Sunday's game between Toronto and Tampa Bay.
Originally in Toronto's lineup as the right fielder, the veteran utilityman was...
Price returns from injured list, Red Sox beat Jays 12-2
TORONTO (AP) — David Price returned to the Boston Red Sox with another outstanding performance against Toronto Blue Jays.
The 33-year-old left-hander did not allow any earned runs over five...
Toronto faces off against Boston in division matchup
Boston Red Sox (24-22, third in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (19-27, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2...
Guerrero Jr. homers again, Blue Jays beat White Sox 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Following a slow start, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is showing why he's one of the top prospects in the majors.
Guerrero hit another home run, Danny Jansen and Billy McKinney also...
Blue Jays rally to beat Athletics 4-2 in Guerrero’s debut
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped his major league debut with a double leading off the ninth inning for his first hit, and Brandon Drury followed with a winning two-run homer with two...
Diaz homers in 7-run 1st inning, Blue Jays beat Rays 10-3
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays used a big first inning to avoid a dubious place in baseball history, helping right-hander Aaron Sanchez earn his first win in more than three months.
Aledmys Diaz hit a three-run homer in a seven-run first, Sanchez matched a season best with eight strikeouts in six innings and the Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Wednesday night to prevent a three-game sweep.
Morales homers for 5th straight game, Jays beat Phillies 4-2
TORONTO (AP) — Jake Arrieta wasn't too happy with the effort his Philadelphia Phillies produced against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Kendrys Morales homered for the fifth straight game, Billy McKinney hit a two-run shot and Toronto beat Philadelphia 4-2 on Friday night, handing the slumping Phillies their fifth loss in six games.
"We got outplayed all the way around," Arrieta said. "They did pretty much every facet of the game better than we did and that's why we lost."
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays infielder Brandon Drury is going back on the disabled list, this time for a broken left hand that occurred before he was traded from the New York Yankees to Toronto.
The Blue Jays put Drury on the 10-day DL on Tuesday. Infielder Richard Urena was called up from Triple-A Buffalo.
Happ set to return for Yankees after illness
CHICAGO (AP) — The sputtering New York Yankees got some good news Monday when left-hander J.A. Happ moved a little closer to returning from hand, foot and mouth disease.
Manager Aaron Boone said Happ is no longer contagious. Assuming everything goes well over the next couple of days, Happ is on track to start Thursday against Texas in the opener of an 11-game homestand.
"He's out of the woods, virus-wise," Boone said before New York's game against the Chicago White Sox.
New Yankees pitcher Happ has hand, foot and mouth disease
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ was diagnosed Tuesday with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infectious illness that often affects young children. Mets star Noah Syndergaard currently is on the disabled list with the disease.
LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
J.A. Happ makes his Yankees debut, three days after New York got him from Toronto in a trade for Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney. The 35-year-old lefty starts out at home against Kansas City.
Happ has enjoyed success over Boston in his career. With the Yankees chasing the AL East-leading Red Sox, Happ is set to pitch again next weekend at Fenway Park.
Yankees acquire JA Happ from Blue Jays to bolster rotation
NEW YORK (AP) — To the New York Yankees, lefty J.A. Happ put check marks in a lot of boxes — familiar with the AL East, comfortable in the postseason and perhaps most importantly, successful against the Boston Red Sox.
Hours after ace reliever Zach Britton donned pinstripes for the first time, the Yankees also acquired the starting pitcher they sought. They got Happ from Toronto on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney.
TORONTO (AP) — The New York Yankees have put Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right ribcage in the latest injury to one of their outfielders.
The Yankees made the move Friday, a day after Hicks got two hits in a season-opening 6-1 win at Toronto. Hicks, who played the entire game, felt soreness between his third and fourth at bats, general manager Brian Cashman said.
McCullers sparkles vs Yankees in front of hometown fans
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. had a dominant spring outing in front of the hometown fans.
McCullers, a product of Tampa Jesuit High School, allowed one hit over 4 1/3 innings as the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-0 on Friday night.
"I feel like I'm in a good spot right now," McCullers said. "The biggest thing for me is I'm thinking pretty clear out there and I'm able to mix my pitches the way I intend to going into the game. Sometimes it's not always like that."
Rodriguez allows unearned run in second Phillies outing
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez allowed an unearned run and one hit over one inning in his second outing as he bids to win a spot in the Philadelphia Phillies' bullpen.
Rodriguez, who agreed to a minor league contract in January, walked one and struck out one Monday night in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees.
After Rodriguez got two quick outs in the fifth, Brandon Drury walked, Billy McKinney reached on first baseman Matt McBride's error and Tyler Wade hit an RBI single.
Yankees raise available money for Ohtani to $3.5 million
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees raised their available signing bonus money for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani to $3.5 million, acquiring $250,000 in pool money from the Miami Marlins on Monday for left-hander Caleb Smith and first baseman Garrett Cooper.
New York has the second-highest total of available international signing bonus money behind the Texas Rangers at $3,535,000. Minnesota is third at $3,245,000, followed by Pittsburgh ($2,266,750), Seattle ($1,557,500) and Miami ($1.49 million).
Chapman, Yankees finalize $86 million, 5-year contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Hard-throwing reliever Aroldis Chapman completed his return to New York when the Yankees finalized his $86 million, five-year contract on Thursday.
Chapman energized fans at Yankee Stadium this year with a fastball of up to 105.1 mph, but New York pivoted to youth as the trade deadline neared and dealt him to the Chicago Cubs on July 25 for touted shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, right-hander Adam Warren and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.
In the end, Aroldis Chapman's stay in New York wasn't very long.
The Yankees and Cubs have reportedly agreed to a blockbuster deal that has the star reliever heading from New York to Chicago for four players.
In return, the Yankees will get 19-year-old minor league shortstop Gleyber Torres, who is the Cubs' top prospect, pitcher Adam Warren, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, and one other player.
Warren was sent from the Yankees to the Cubs in the Starlin...