Smith Jr. belts first big league homer

May 24, 2018

TORONTO — A pair of injuries created the opportunity for Dwight Smith Jr., and now the 25-year-old is doing what he can to make the most of it. The Blue Jays outfielder came through with the first home run of his career during the sixth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game against the Angels at Rogers Centre. According to Statcast™, the solo shot to right field was projected to travel 361…

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Sanchez struggles with control in loss to A's

May 18, 2018

TORONTO — Blue Jays manager John Gibbons talked at length on Thursday afternoon about his hope that a recent strong outing by J.A. Happ would create some momentum for his starting rotation. It didn’t happen. Toronto’s starting woes resurfaced yet again, as right-hander Aaron Sanchez was chased from a 10-5 loss to the A’s in the fifth inning. Sanchez displayed erratic command throughout his outing, as he allowed four runs…

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A look at Blue Jays after 1st quarter

May 17, 2018

At the quarter-season mark, the American League East has basically been a clash between traditional heavyweights, New York and Boston. However, there’s a lot of baseball to be played in the summer of 2018. Will the Yankees or Red Sox run away with it? Or will the Blue Jays, Orioles or Rays find a way to fight their way back into contention? Here’s a look at where each of the…

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Blue Jays, Mets weather on-field rain delay

More than two dozen individuals scattered across the field in the third inning of the Blue Jays’ 12-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday, none of them players. Buzzing around the infield dirt, members of Citi Field’s grounds crew hauled rakes and bags of Diamond Dry, working frantically to eliminate the puddles that seemed to grow larger by the minute.

May 16, 2018
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Blue Jays go batty, beat Mets for 1st time in NY

Justin Smoak, Teoscar Hernandez and Richard Urena homered, while J.A. Happ allowed two hits while fanning 10 over seven scoreless innings to lead the Blue Jays to a rout in their first win vs. the Mets on the road in club history, following 12 losses. Zack Wheeler was strong before an 18-minute on-field rain delay in the third, but he struggled afterward, and Brandon Nimmo’s homer with two outs in…

May 16, 2018
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Garcia struggles as Blue Jays drop to .500

The problems in the Blue Jays’ starting rotation have gone from bad to worse. Veteran lefty Jaime Garcia became the latest contributor to Toronto’s starting woes as he lasted just 3 2/3 innings in a 12-2 loss to the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Garcia was charged with six runs on six hits and three walks as his record dropped to 2-3.

May 16, 2018
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