ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's plan to use an opener was derailed by recent heavy bullpen use.
Yonny Chirinos showed that fill-in starters, even on a pitch count, can be an...
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...
Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker hurts leg in rundown
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays starter Matt Shoemaker had to be helped off the field after injuring his left knee during a rundown in the third inning Saturday against the Oakland...
Blue Jays overcome Snell’s no-hit bid, beat Rays 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Luke Maile knows how tough Blake Snell can be, having caught him many times during two seasons with Tampa Bay.
Maile, now Toronto's backup catcher, broke up Snell's no-hit bid...
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman gave up hits to the first three Baltimore batters Saturday.
The Orioles got just two more hits the rest of the afternoon.
Stroman pitched seven sharp innings for his second win in three starts and Toronto beat Baltimore 4-1 for its sixth straight victory over the struggling Orioles.
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile didn't need to swing his bat to drive in the winning run against the Orioles.
Maile broke a tie with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning and Toronto beat Baltimore 4-3 on Saturday.
"I wanted to swing," Maile said. "It just worked out the other way."
Maile walked on four pitches from Baltimore's Mychal Givens (0-2) to score Justin Smoak as the Blue Jays improved to 7-1 in extra innings.
"I got off rhythm and just wasn't throwing strikes," Givens said.
TORONTO (AP) — Baltimore closer Brad Brach saw his remarkable run of success come to a sudden end against the Blue Jays.
Aledmys Diaz hit a game-winning single in the 10th inning and Toronto rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat Brach and the Orioles 5-4 on Thursday night.
"It feels great to have a win like that," Diaz said through a translator.
TORONTO (AP) — Luke Maile made up for "the dumbest play" of his career with the biggest home run he's ever hit.
Maile hit two homers, including a two-run shot in the 12th inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Maile's drive off Boston's Brian Johnson (1-2) improved the Blue Jays to 5-0 in extra innings after they overcame a superb outing by Red Sox starter Chris Sale.
Robertson ‘doesn’t blink’ in jam to lift Yanks over Jays
NEW YORK (AP) — David Robertson went wild and loaded the bases in the eighth inning, and the Yankees weren't all that concerned.
"Whenever it's a tough situation like that, I want D-Rob on the mound," Aaron Judge said.
Or as manager Aaron Boone put it: "He doesn't blink."
Judge hit his fifth home run, Robertson pitched out of a self-inflicted jam and New York overcame some shaky defense on a chilly night to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Thursday.
TORONTO (AP) — Luke Maile is getting more playing time and starting to show up in big situations.
Starting the second game of a rare doubleheader at Rogers Centre in place of Russell Martin, the Blue Jays' backup catcher singled down the right-field line with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, giving Toronto a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
TORONTO (AP) — After a hot month of May returned the Blue Jays to respectability, the start of June will bring a stiff test: a visit from the first-place New York Yankees.
Devon Travis hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the seventh inning, Luke Maile also hit a two-run shot, and Toronto beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.
Jason Grilli (2-4) pitched one inning for the victory as the Blue Jays won for the eighth time in nine games and finished May at 18-10.
Rays strike out 23 times, lose 3-2 to Red Sox in 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays struck out in record fashion and lost their home finale on a strange play at the plate.
Dustin Pedroia used nifty baserunning to score from first base on David Ortiz's double in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Rays 3-2 on Sunday for their 11th consecutive win.
Pedroia’s baserunning helps Red Sox beat Rays 3-2 in 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Pedroia turned what looked like a sure out into the go-ahead run.
Pedroia used nifty baserunning to score from first base on David Ortiz's double in the 10th inning and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday for their 11th consecutive win.
Boston's magic number to clinch the division title dropped to two.
Rays rally on late HRs to beat Red Sox 4-3
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's late lead unraveled along with a great chance for the Red Sox to move within a game of first place in the AL East.
The last-place Tampa Bay Rays kept Boston right where it started the night, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 Tuesday on Evan Longoria's solo home run in the eighth.
Longoria’s HR in 8th rallies Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Mired deep in last place in the AL East standings, the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late and kept the Boston Red Sox from moving within a game of the division lead.
Luke Maile's two-run homer in the seventh put Tampa Bay into a 3-3 tie and set up Evan Longoria's game-winning solo shot in the eighth as the Rays rallied to beat the Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night.
"Exciting win. That was a nice come from behind," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.
Longoria, Maile homer; Rays end Rangers’ winning streak
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria and Luke Maile homered, Jake Odorizzi won his fifth game since the All-Star break and the Tampa Bay Rays ended the Texas Rangers' four-game winning streak with an 8-2 victory Saturday night.
Odorizzi (8-5) is 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break.
Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus had two hits each for the Rangers, who entered the day with a seven-game lead in the AL West.