Three really was the magic number for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Brett Lawrie, Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion each hit three-run homers to power the Blue Jays to a 9-3 win over the Orioles. ”That’s where home runs came in handy,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ”Home runs do win and we had the three big ones.” Lawrie’s eighth-inning homer off Evan Meek (0-1) snapped a 3-all tie in front of a sparse crowd of 14,866 at Rogers Centre and Cabrera connected for his fifth of the season off Josh Stinson later in the inning, putting the Blue Jays in front, 9-3. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
CLEVELAND — His team went almost all weekend without a big hit, so right fielder David Murphy finally provided one. Murphy’s three-run double in the sixth inning vaulted Cleveland into the lead for good as the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Sunday at Progressive Field. Murphy’s hit off left-handed reliever Aaron Loup (1-1) turned a 4-2 Cleveland deficit into a 5-4 lead. It was also Cleveland’s first hit with a runner in scoring position in their three-game weekend series with Toronto. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable. Boston scored one run in each of the last three innings – stranding runners in scoring position in all of them – - in a 7-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Monday’s traditional Patriots’ Day morning game Not bad, though, considering the Red Sox trailed 6-0 after three innings. ”Our guys battled and fought and did a good job of making a game of it and it came down to the last pitch,” David Ross said. ”We did a good job of representing Red Sox baseball today. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
(Adds late games) April 20 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s Major League Baseball games. – - – Twins 8, Royals 3 Phil Hughes pitched a solid six-plus innings and helped the Minnesota Twins salvage the final game of a three-game series with an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the offense as Minnesota (9-9) avoided being swept and snapped a five-game Kansas City (9-8) winning streak. – - – Brewers 3, Pirates 2 (14 innings) Khris Davis’ first home run of the season, leading off the top of the 14th inning, lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
“It’s all about getting an opportunity,” said Bob Melvin, manager of the Oakland Athletics, “and doing something with it. Jesse Chavez, 30, the pitcher from everywhere — the list of places and organizations fills half a page of small type in the A’s media guide — has grabbed the opportunity. The skinny kid from Fontana, whose career was so unstable his wife, Crystal, had to work as a longshoreman to help support the family, on Sunday picked up his first victory of 2014, as the A’s defeated Houston, 4-1, sweeping the three-game series at O. Co Coliseum. Third baseman Josh Donaldson, who had a two-run homer, two doubles and three runs batted in, provided enough offense for Chavez and mates. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings of shutout ball and Jose Reyes had an RBI single in his first game back from a hamstring strain as Toronto rolled to a 5-0 win over the Indians on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland. Buehrle yielded just four hits and is now 4-0 on the season with a 0.64 ERA in 28 innings. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
The Toronto Blue Jays activated shortstop Jose Reyes from the 15-day disabled list Saturday before their game against the Cleveland Indians. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
Indians failing to get clutch hits View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
Melky Cabrera had four hits and scored Toronto’s go-ahead run in the seventh inning on Edwin Encarnacion’s single, and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Munenori Kawasaki hit an RBI single off reliever Marc Rzepczynski (0-1) and Encarnacion delivered against Cody Allen. Steve Delabar (1-0), one of three Toronto relievers to combine for eight walks in the eighth inning in a loss at Minnesota on Thursday, got the win in relief of starter Drew Hutchison. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News
It was like something out of a Little League game: The Toronto Blue Jays blew a 5-3 eighth-inning lead against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday after giving up — are you ready for this? — six runs on eight walks, three wild pitches and a single hit.
One hit, six runs. That math shouldn’t even compute. That’s how epic of a bullpen catastrophe this was for Toronto. Three Blue Jays pitchers were part of the abomination, including Sergio Santos, who let three consecutive runs score on wild pitches.
This is how the inning went down in the scorebook: walk, walk, sac bunt, walk, wild pitch (first run scores), walk and wild pitch (second run scores), walk, walk and wild pitch (third run scores), walk, single (fourth and fifth runs score), walk, strike out, ground out.
Sheesh. You almost have to give the Blue Jays props for that. It’s so bad it’s spectacular. View full post on Yahoo Sports – MLB – Toronto Blue Jays News