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  1. Scratch that: Joe Saunders no longer has a perfect game going against the Blue Jays

    Sep 3, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    UPDATE: Never mind. Sixth inning and Adeiny Hechavarria hit a single off of him and then Rajai Davis walked. Still. Whatever. 2: 44 PM: No, I don’t think this will last because it’s Joe Saunders, but it says an awful lot about the state of the Blue Jays that Mr. Saunders has thrown five perfect innings…

  2. Ricky Romero is 0-12 with a 7.98 ERA in his last 13 starts

    Sep 3, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

    Ricky Romero

    Ricky Romero finally created some reason for optimism on August 28 when he tossed seven innings of two-run ball against the Yankees, striking out six and walking two in what was arguably his best start since April. And then yesterday he threw away whatever progress he’d made and then some by failing to make it…

  3. The Orioles finally lose a one-run game while the Rays finally win one

    Sep 1, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Molina Vizquel collision Getty

    We’ve heard a lot recently about the Orioles’ success in one-run games and the Rays’ inability to win one. Well, their fortunes finally reversed today. We’ll start with the Orioles. They entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 3-1 lead against the Yankees, but things unraveled from there. Wei-Yin Chen was ahead of…

  4. Rays outhit Jays 10-4, lose 2-1

    Aug 31, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT

    Jeremy Hellickson

    The Rays lost for an MLB-high 11th time while allowing two runs or less Friday in dropping a 2-1 game to the Blue Jays. Tampa Bay outhit Toronto 10-4 in the contest, but could muster only a single run, that coming when Desmond Jennings homered in the third. The Rays had pinch-runner Elliot Johnson cut…

  5. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 8, Marlins 4: Bryce Harper hit two homers, bro. Jacob Turner: not really ready for the major leagues yet, bro. Mets 3, Phillies 2: Matt Harvey continues to impress (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 6K). The Phillies pitcher is listed in the box score is named “Tyler Cloyd.” I’m calling b.s.  That’s a…

  6. Yunel Escobar has career game in leading Jays past Yanks

    Aug 29, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

    Yunel Escobar

    Yunel Escobar had a homer, three doubles and five RBI Wednesday in the Blue Jays’ 8-5 defeat of the Yankees. The final double, which scored two runs in the ninth, came on a ball that Andruw Jones should have caught. He had it in his glove as he attempted the sliding catch, but he lost…

  7. Mike Trout is first rookie with 25 HR, 40 SB

    Aug 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    In going deep again Tuesday night, Mike Trout became the 33rd player ever and first rookie to hit 25 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Trout, who just turned 21 this month, is also the youngest to accomplish the feat. Trout is one of 10 players with 25 HR-40 SB seasons since 2000: Vladimir Guerrero…

  8. The Jose Bautista wrist injury timeline

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    July 16: Jose Bautista fouls off a ball in the eighth inning of a game against the Yankees and immediately grabs his left wrist in pain. The Jays announced after the game that no break was found, that he had an injury to a tendon and that he’d undergo an MRI the following day. July…

  9. Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista needs wrist surgery

    Aug 28, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jose Bautista

    After six weeks on the disabled list Jose Bautista rejoined the Blue Jays’ lineup Friday, only to aggravate his wrist injury one day later and be placed right back on the shelf. And today the team announced that he needs surgery, which will knock Bautista out for the remainder of this season and carries a…

  10. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 6, Rays 5: Adrian Beltre was last week’s player of the week after hitting for the cycle one night and hitting three bombs on another. He’s off to a good start for that award again, going 3 for 3 with a homer a double and four RBI. David Price had one of his worst…

  11. Jose Bautista leaves game after aggravating wrist injury, placed back on disabled list

    Aug 25, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

    jose bautista getty

    From Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com comes word that Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was pulled from Saturday night’s game against the Orioles after experiencing more discomfort in his left wrist. Yes, the same wrist that forced him to the disabled list on July 17 and kept him there until August 24. The Blue Jays will…

  12. Chris Davis hits three homers in Orioles’ victory

    Aug 24, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    Chris Davis' third home run

    Chris Davis was further phased out of the Rangers’ plans two years ago by the Adrian Beltre signing. Now an Oriole, he watched Wednesday as Beltre hit three homers against his club in a Rangers rout. Davis, though, didn’t take it lying down. He joined Beltre and became the ninth player this year to hit…

  13. Jose Bautista returns from DL, rejoins Blue Jays lineup

    Aug 24, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Does this look like a doubles swing to you?

    As expected the Blue Jays have activated Jose Bautista from the disabled list and he’s batting third for tonight’s game against the Orioles. Bautista smacked a pair of homers in a minor-league rehab game yesterday, leaving little doubt that his wrist is feeling good after sitting out five weeks. Prior to being shut down Bautista…

  14. Jose Bautista smacks two homers in rehab game

    Aug 23, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Making his first rehab appearance for Double-A New Hampshire, Jose Bautista had two homers, including a grand slam, on Thursday night. The rehabbing Adam Lind was also in the lineup for the Fisher Cats and went 1-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts. Needless to say, the Jays are more excited about the prospect of…

  15. Brett Lawrie experiences setback and is now out indefinitely

    Aug 21, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT

    lawrie ap

    Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Sunday in a rehab game at the Blue Jays’ High-A affiliate in Dunedin, Florida. And he came away with more than just a bruised ego. According to John Lott of Canada’s National Post, Lawrie felt renewed ribcage soreness when he woke up Monday morning and…

  16. Jose Bautista set to begin minor league rehab assignment

    Aug 20, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista is finally on the verge of returning from his wrist injury following several setbacks, as John Lott of the National Post reports that the Blue Jays slugger is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. Bautista took batting practice Saturday and Sunday, saying afterward that his wrist is “100 percent” healthy. He’ll play…

  17. Jose Bautista takes batting practice, nears activation

    Aug 16, 2012, 10:27 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays' Bautista looks into the stands between innings during a MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    Jose Bautista is finally making steady progress in his rehabilitation from left wrist inflammation. According to Shi Davidi of Canada’s Sportsnet, the slugger was able to take live batting practice off Blue Jays manager John Farrell on Thursday at Rogers Centre in Toronto and is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment early next week.…

  18. Brett Lawrie could return to the Blue Jays on Tuesday

    Aug 16, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT

    brett lawrie ap

    From beat writer Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com comes word that Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie is tentatively scheduled to spend this upcoming weekend playing in minor league rehab games and could be cleared to return to the active 25-man roster as early as Tuesday night. Lawrie has been on the 15-day disabled list since August…

  19. Miguel Cabrera is first this year to reach 100 RBI

    Aug 15, 2012, 12:20 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Tied with Josh Hamilton for the major league lead at 99 before tonight’s action, Miguel Cabrera struck first Tuesday, knocking in two runs in the Tigers’ 8-4 defeat of the Twins. Hamilton was held without an RBI as the Rangers were shutout by the Yankees. Still just 29 years old, Cabrera now has nine 100-RBI…

  20. Blue Jays sign Yorvit Torrealba to minor league contract

    Aug 14, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    As first hinted by Drew Davison of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram earlier this afternoon, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have signed veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. Torrealba batted just .236/.302/.342 with three home runs, 12 RBI and a .643 OPS in 182 plate appearances with the Rangers this…

  21. Blue Jays give Jeff Mathis a two-year extension

    Aug 14, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

    Jeff Mathis

    Is it April 1 already? Believe it or not, the Blue Jays signed backup catcher Jeff Mathis to a two-year, $3 million extension with a $1.5 million option for 2015, the team announced Tuesday. It’s a pretty amazing statement, given that, of the 461 players with at least 1,000 plate appearances the last eight seasons,…

  22. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 14, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Derek Lowe pitches to Texas Rangers during their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 8, Rangers 2: I suppose the critical mass of people mocking the Yankees’ pickup of Derek Lowe was just too delicious for God or Loki or Fate or whatever controls our world to pass up, because He/it/whatever decided to play it funny with us and allow Mr. Lowe to toss four scoreless innings in…

  23. Jose Bautista has resumed swinging a bat

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Be afraid, American League hurlers. Be very afraid. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that Jose Bautista has resumed swinging a bat. Bautista hasn’t played since July 16 due to inflammation in his left wrist. He was shut down on August 1 following a minor setback, but an MRI last week ruled out any further damage.…

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Rajai Davis

    Blue Jays 10, Yankees 7: Holy frijole, did you see Rajai Davis’ catch, robbing Casey McGehee of a home run in the seventh? The guy is like 5”9″ and the wall is like ten feet and he went Spud Webb on that bad boy. Or Spiderman. Or something. Just wow. Otherwise, the Jays beat the tar out…

  25. Rajai Davis knows timing is everything

    Aug 12, 2012, 10:39 PM EDT

    Rajai Davis

    Look at the way Rajai Davis sets up for one of the best catches you’ll see all year. Not only did Davis rob Casey McGehee there, but he also doubled twice and knocked in five runs as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 10-7 on Sunday.

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