ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays outlasted the Rangers to win after an overnight trip to Texas, two outstanding starting performances, some rain and an errant throw in the 12th...
TORONTO (AP) — Brandon Drury started and ended the weekend with dramatic home runs.
Drury hit a tying three-run homer in the 11th inning, Justin Smoak following with a game-winning single...
TORONTO (AP) — After missing almost the entire 2017 season with blisters on his pitching hand and much of 2018 with an injured right index finger that needed surgery, Toronto right-hander Aaron...
Oakland Athletics (14-14, third in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (12-14, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Brett Anderson (3-1,...
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...
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. helped spark a walk-off celebration for the Toronto Blue Jays in his major league debut.
Guerrero doubled leading off the ninth inning for his first hit,...
Toronto Blue Jays (9-12, third in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (11-11, fourth in the AL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Of anybody who might have cost Marcus Stroman a complete game, old pal Kendrys Morales did it with a leadoff double in the ninth.
Hernandez’s 3-run homer lifts Blue Jays past Twins 5-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teoscar Hernández had quite the blooper for Toronto on the basepath, a lapse in focus that could have proved costly.
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 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.
CHICAGO (AP) — An injury to star rookie Lourdes Gurriel Jr. dampened the excitement after a late Blue Jays comeback.
Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a five-run ninth inning and Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Sunday.
Gurriel extended his Toronto record of consecutive multihit games to 11 with an RBI single in the eighth inning and another RBI single in the ninth. But he was helped off the field after trying to slide into second base and avoid a tag on the latter.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Yankees recalled outfielder Clint Frazier from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to give them an extra bat during a two-game series at the Washington Nationals and said Brandon Drury is not out of their long-term plans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Andujar will keep the New York Yankees' third base job, for now.
Brandon Drury was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday following the end of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Acquired from Arizona just after the start of spring training in February, the 25-year-old Drury hit .217 (5 for 23) with one homer and four RBIs in New York's first eight games, then went on the disabled list April 7 with severe migraines that caused blurry vision.
Souza activated from DL, makes D-backs debut
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks activated right fielder Steven Souza Jr. from the disabled list and he was in the lineup for his debut with the team Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Souza, acquired in a three-team offseason trade from the Tampa Bay Rays, had been sidelined since straining his right pectoral muscle trying to make a diving catch in a spring training game.
MOOSIC — Just like that, the RailRiders were in a hole.
Three batters into the game, Columbus had a two-run lead. After six batters, the deficit was three runs and the Clippers came out of the first two innings with a four-run advantage, slugging RailRiders starter Daniel Camarena for four doubles.
Then, just like that, the RailRiders grabbed the lead back.
Drury says he has batted in games with blurred vision
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Drury has batted in big league games with blurred vision caused by migraines.
"It's something I've battled, pretty much all the time, especially with physical activity, whether it's a workout or playing ball or whatever it is," the New York Yankees infielder said Monday. "It gets worse with activity."
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.
The moves came a day after New York lost to Baltimore 7-3, with Pedro Alvarez hitting a grand slam in the 14th-inning in a game lasting 5 hours, 20 minutes.
Sabathia left Friday's game with a sore right hip after four innings. The move to the disabled list for the 37-year-old pitcher came despite a clean MRI.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez may have provided the Yankees some strange mercy with his 14th-inning grand slam.
At the rate things were going, a few more innings could have left New York without enough players to keep playing anyway.
Alvarez hit a grand slam, Manny Machado homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 7-3 on Friday night after New York saw four players forced to make early exits.
TORONTO (AP) — 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 Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The swagger is back.
The New York Yankees reached Game 7 of last year's AL Championship Series behind Baby Bombers Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and young ace Luis Severino. Then they added the mightiest slugger in the major leagues, Giancarlo Stanton, and brought in a new manager they think will lead them to World Series title No. 28.
Yankees sent rookie 3B Miguel Andujar to minors
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees rookie Miguel Andujar will start the season in the minors, rather than at third base in the majors.
The Yankees optioned Andujar to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, clearing the way for Brandon Drury to claim the spot.
The move allows the 23-year-old Andujar, who hit .262 with four homers and 10 RBIs in 14 spring training games, to work on his defense in the minors.
Surprised by trade, Souza take prime role with Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Surprised to be traded, Steven Souza Jr. heads to Arizona for what promises to be a key role on a Diamondbacks team that expects to be good.
The 28-year-old outfielder knew the Tampa Bay Rays were making some big changes but felt assured by management that he still figured in their plans.
3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later.
D-backs beat slumping Dodgers 3-1 in 10 for 12th straight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over the past couple of weeks, the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers did for so long this season.
Brandon Drury hit a grounder to third base that scored the go-ahead runs when Justin Turner's throw home got away, and the Diamondbacks won 3-1 on Tuesday night to match a franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory.
Godley helps D-backs beat Rockies 5-1 for 10th straight win
DENVER (AP) — The numbers pretty much go hand in hand: 79 straight innings the Arizona Diamondbacks have either led or been tied. Ten straight wins.
"It's an impressive run and it says a lot about what we're doing day by day," manager Torey Lovullo said. "You don't just win 10 games by accident."
PHOENIX (AP) — Three straight homers off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the first inning had the Arizona Diamondbacks set up for an easy victory over the NL East leaders.
Instead, they needed Brandon Drury's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 victory Friday night.
The home runs by David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb to start their first at-bat helped stake the Diamondbacks to a 5-0 lead against Scherzer.
Arizona’s Lovullo, Mathis ejected in fourth inning
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo and catcher Jeff Mathis were ejected for arguing balls and strikes at the end of the fourth inning Wednesday night in the Diamondbacks' game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Plate umpire D.J. Reyburn threw out Mathis after a called third strike. When Mathis turned around to go argue with Reyburn, Lovullo joined him. Lovullo, in his first season at the helm for Arizona, was ejected for the first time this season, as was Mathis.
D’back’s 10-run 4th keys 16-5 win over Rockies
DENVER (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched six solid innings and slapped an RBI single during Arizona's biggest inning ever on the road — a 10-run fourth — and the Diamondbacks went on to beat the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Wednesday night.
PHOENIX — Two of the hottest pitchers in the majors squared off Sunday afternoon.
It was a 1-0 game in favor of Arizona as the two went head to head into the seventh, with Robbie Ray whiffing 12 batters in 6º innings.
Jake Lamb’s RBI groundout in the first inning was the first run against Milwaukee’s Chase Anderson in his previous 23 innings. The former Diamondbacks pitcher allowed one run on four hits, striking out eight, before departing after six innings.
Godley, Drury lead Arizona past Brewers 3-2
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Godley keeps coming back from Reno and making big starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The latest was Saturday night, when the right-hander allowed two hits over 6 2-3 innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Brandon Drury hit the go-ahead two-run home run for Arizona.
Rey Fuentes tripled and scored the other run for the Diamondbacks, who had their nine-game home winning streak snapped in an 8-6 loss to the Brewers on Friday.
PHOENIX (AP) — When their ace wasn't sharp, the Arizona Diamondbacks relied on a lineup that has thrived at home this season.
Jake Lamb and Brandon Drury homered in a five-run third, and the Diamondbacks scored five times in an inning for the second consecutive night to beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 on Wednesday.
Zack Greinke labored through five innings for his eighth win. Arizona came back from a two-run deficit to win its eighth straight home game, improving to 23-8 at Chase Field.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks had a plan against San Diego's Jered Weaver. They stuck to it and cruised to an easy win Friday night.
Jake Lamb had two home runs and five RBIs as the Diamondbacks coasted after an eight-run first inning to crush the Padres 10-1.
"We knew he wasn't going to beat us with his fastball," said Arizona's Brandon Drury, who also homered. "So we weren't going to try and do too much."
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a fifth starting pitcher now that Shelby Miller's season is over due to elbow surgery. Right-hander Zack Godley might very well have earned another opportunity to show he can be that guy.
Godley allowed four hits in seven innings after being called up from Triple-A in time to make his second start of the season, and the Diamondbacks beat the Detroit Tigers 7-1 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
D-backs’ Drury hopes he has found a home at second base
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After a season on the go, Brandon Drury is happy to know he'll primarily play second base this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He appeared in 62 games in left field as a rookie last year, 32 in right, 29 at third, 16 at second and even one at first.
Nationals C Wilson Ramos to have MRI on injured right knee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will have an MRI on his right knee after injuring it in a 14-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Ramos was injured on a play at the plate in the sixth inning when he jumped for a relay throw and landed awkwardly on his right leg. Arizona's Brandon Drury scored but didn't make contact with Ramos.
Dodgers’ rally comes up short in 12-inning loss to D-backs
PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from six runs down, only to lose in extra innings Sunday night.
No worries. The Dodgers can do plenty to control their postseason fate starting Monday in a series against the Giants.
Brandon Drury singled with two outs in the 12th inning to score Paul Goldschmidt, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Dodgers 10-9.
Drury’s hit gives Diamondbacks win over Dodgers in 12
PHOENIX (AP) — This season is a lost cause for the Arizona Diamondbacks, and now some players are just trying to ensure themselves opportunities in the future.
Brandon Drury strengthened his case with a timely hit Sunday.
The 24-year-old utility player singled with two outs in the 12th inning to score Paul Goldschmidt, lifting the Diamondbacks over the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9.
Hill takes first loss with Dodgers, 7-3 to Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Bothersome blisters aside, Rich Hill's first three starts in a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform were smashing successes.
The fourth, not so much.
Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the NL West-leading Dodgers 7-3 Thursday night.
Archie Bradley (7-9) struck out seven in six-plus innings and got plenty of run support as the Diamondbacks won their fourth straight and handed Hill his first loss with the Dodgers.