Angels outlast Astros 4-3 in 12, preventing Houston clinch
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels made nine pitching changes, including seven in a four-inning span. Those pitchers grinded and fought and managed to keep the mighty Astros scoreless...
No-hitter or not, bullpens need to be ready
If a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the sixth or seventh inning, that's usually around when it starts to feel possible.
Astros have combined no-hitter through 8 against Mariners
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez has been pulled after pitching six hitless innings in his Houston debut, and the Astros are working on a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Seattle...
Astros make noise at trade deadline by adding Greinke
HOUSTON (AP) — Seconds after Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow pulled off perhaps the most shocking deal of this trade deadline to bring Zack Greinke to an already stacked Astros rotation he...
White Sox take 3-game skid into matchup with Blue Jays
Chicago White Sox (16-21, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (16-22, fourth in the AL East)
Santana’s ‘sweet home’ run gives Indians 3-2 win over Jays
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana touched the plate and was swept up in the arms of his teammates.
Arbitration: Schebler, Bush short; Edwards, Biagini make it
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.
Judge, Stanton homer in 13th as Yankees beat Blue Jays 3-0
TORONTO (AP) — In two days, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge went from terrible to triumphant.
Judge hit a two-run homer to snap a scoreless tie in the 13th inning, Giancarlo Stanton went deep moments later and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Wednesday night for a two-game sweep.
TWINS 3, PIRATES 1
Loss of a friend: Manager Clint Hurdle was not with the team in Fort Myers. He was out of town, attending the funeral of a friend. Bench coach Tom Prince ran the team.
Terrific Trevor: Trevor Williams pitched into the sixth inning for the Pirates. He struck out eight, with two walks, six hits and two runs. Only one was earned.
Familiar face: Former Pirate Zach Duke pitched a hitless eighth inning for the Twins.
Biagini lasts just 1 2/3 innings in start against Pittsburgh
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Reliever Joe Biagini is being stretched out at spring training to provide rotation depth for the Toronto Blue Jays.
One bad start is not a concern to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Biagini lasted just 1 2/3 innings, allowing all five runs scored by Pittsburgh in the Pirates' 5-0 win over Toronto on Sunday. The right-hander walked two, struck out two, and gave up four hits, including consecutive homers to Adam Frazier and Gregory Polanco that ended his day.
This is more like it.
This is what the Red Sox are supposed to be doing to the lowly Toronto Blue Jays.
Playing through drizzle for most of the game, the Red Sox slapped around Jays starter Joe Biagini and once again hopped on the back of Doug Fister on their way to a 6-1 win last night.
Mariners rally past Blue Jays 4-2 for 10th win in 12 games
SEATTLE (AP) — Jarrod Dyson's importance to the Seattle Mariners is always going to be based around defense first. In one inning on Friday night, Dyson showed value both in the field and at the plate.
Dyson followed up a key defensive play in the top of the seventh with the go-ahead RBI single for the Mariners in the bottom of the inning, and Seattle rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 for its 10th win in 12 games.
Mariners Pregame: Blue Jays in for weekend series, lineups and starters
Game 62: The Seattle Mariners (30-31) host the Toronto Blue Jays (29-31) in the first of a three-game series at 7:10 p.m. at Safeco Field.
The M’s try to get back in the win column after the Minnesota Twins halted their five-game winning streak on Thursday with a 2-1 decision.
The Mariners, second in the A.L. West, have won nine of their last 11 games and are 19-11 at home this season.
Morales homers, Blue Jays bullpen holds off Brewers 4-3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen slammed the door on the Milwaukee Brewers to preserve a 4-3 victory Tuesday night.
Four relievers combined to shutout the Brewers over the final 4 2/3 innings after Milwaukee chased starter Joe Biagini with three runs in the fifth inning.
The Blue Jays had jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the frame on Kendrys Morales' two-run homer.
The Seattle Mariners are 2 for 16 with runners in scoring position in the first two games – both losses – in a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
It’s also the number of runs the M’s have scored, both coming on Nelson Cruz’ two-run homer in the first inning of Thursday’s game.
It’s not really for the pitching. The M’s have faced Marco Estrada, a pretty good veteran, and Joe Biagini, a second-year pitcher who made his third start of his career.
Bautista homers as Blue Jays blank Mariners 4-0
TORONTO (AP) — When opposing batters reach second base against Joe Biagini, Devon Travis likes to ask for their impressions of his Blue Jays teammate.
He's been hearing the same answer a lot lately.
Biagini and four relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer and Toronto beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Friday night.
Mariners Pregame: Christian Bergman come on down, lineups and starter matchup
The Seattle Mariners (17-18) play the second of a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays (14-21) on Friday at 4:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.
The M’s lost to the Jays 7-2 on Thursday, but have won four of five games and six of their last eight. After opening the season 1-6, the M’s have won 16 of 28 and are 15-10 (.600, 97-win pace) in the last 25 games.
5 Blue Jays pitchers hold Rays to 3 hits in 2-1 win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Even though he didn't get the win, Joe Biagini set one up for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Biagini and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, Darwin Barney hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Toronto beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday.
The Blue Jays took two of three from the Rays to win a road series for the first time this season (1-4-1). It also was just the fifth time in 31 tries since 2007 that Toronto won a series at Tropicana Field (5-23-3).
Bautista homers in 13th, Blue Jays escape jam to beat Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even in a wild, 13-inning victory early Saturday morning, the Toronto Blue Jays looked like a team struggling to get it together.
Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning, but Joe Biagini had to escape a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to preserve Toronto's 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Bautista homers in 13th, Jays hang on to beat the Angels 8-7
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Already off to the worst start in baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays were forced to push through even more bad feelings before reaching the win column early Saturday morning.
Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning, Joe Biagini escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning before the Blue Jays held off the Los Angeles Angels 8-7.
Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-1 in AL wild-card showdown
TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of their AL wild-card showdown.
Ezequiel Carrera also homered as the Blue Jays won for the sixth time in eight games. They lead the wild-card standings by two games over the Orioles with five to play.
Baltimore began the day two games ahead of Detroit and Seattle for the league's final playoff spot.
Encarnacion, Osuna lead Blue Jays over Indians 6-5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion homered, Roberto Osuna bounced back from a nightmarish outing to record the save and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Saturday night.
The Blue Jays were stunned Friday night on Tyler Naquin's game-ending inside-the-park home run off Osuna that gave the Indians a 3-2 win.
The latest matchup between division leaders also had plenty of drama, with Osuna retiring Naquin on a groundout to end it.
HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit two home runs, and Marco Estrada threw seven solid innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Wednesday night.
Jose Bautista hit his second home run in as many nights in the sixth as he and Donaldson went back-to-back.
Donaldson led off the fourth with a home run to right field before hitting his 27th home run of the season in the sixth. It was Donaldson's third multi-homer game this season.