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The Blue Jays built themselves an early five-run lead then cruised to a 10-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks ensuring Toronto of its first interleague winning record since 2007.
The win was the Jays 11th victory in 19 games over National League opponents this season with one final interleague game scheduled Wednesday afternoon. It ensures Toronto just its fourth winning record in 17 seasons of interleague play.
The first five hitters in the Blue Jay lineup accounted for 11 of their 15 hits including home runs by Rajai Davis Edwin Encarnacion and ninth-inning pinch-hitter Adam Lind. Davis and Brett Lawrie each drove in a pair of runs.
Moises Sierra had a pair of doubles and capped off his evening with a ninth-inning two-run home run his first of the season.
Encarnacion’s homer makes it five games in a row at Chase Field where he has hit one out. “I didn’t know that” he said. “That surprised me. This is one of the best places to hit. You can see the ball really good here.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have added Ricky Romero to their roster.
Romero, 28, failed to win a rotation spot with the Blue Jays out of spring training and s- ave for two awful outings in May – spent the year in the minors.
The left handed Romero will be used as a long reliever for now but the Blue Jays may opt to give him a few starts to close out the season. Expectations will be low...
R.A. Dickey surprised me again this past weekend by having another solid outing against the Kansas City Royals as his Toronto Blue Jays won the second of a three game series 4-2.
Dickey pitched eight innings, give up seven hits, two earned runs, two walks and struck out six batters.
,The win was hard fought. In fact, Toronto had t come from behind to get the victory...
The Toronto Blue Jays are shutting down right fielder Jose Bautista for the rest of the season due to a nagging left hip injury.
Bautista has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21 and Toronto manager John Gibbons said the slugging outfielder will not play the rest of the season to give him more time to heal.
Though Bautista had been improving, a hip specialist recommended he...
Toronto Blue Jays' right fielder Jose Bautista, who has been on the disabled list since August 21 with a bone bruise in his left hip, got a medical evaluation of the injury in New York on Monday.
As reported by Tyler Emerick of MLB.com, Toronto is optimistic that Bautista can rejoin the club before
the season ends, but they are being cautious and will wait for the results...
Edwin Encarnacion hit one of four home runs for Toronto and the Blue Jays beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Tuesday night.
Rajai Davis, Adam Lind and Moises Sierra also homered for the Blue Jays, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead in two innings off Wade Miley (9-10).
Toronto has won two in a row.
The Diamondbacks have lost three straight and five of six, all at home.
Some more bad news for Blue Jays fans.
Slugger Jose Bautista is being shutdown for the season after being diagnosed with a femur bruise.
Bautista shut down for rest of season with femur bone bruise. Will be 100 pct for spring training
— Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) September 4, 2013
Bautista had been sidelined with the injury since August 20. Not groundbreaking news since...
The Toronto Blue Jays know that they're not going anywhere in 2013: that's one of the reasons why they've decided to shut down injured slugger Jose Bautista for the rest of the season, after the outfielder failed to recover from a bone bruise on his femur. The Jays officially tweeted the news on Wednesday afternoon, making it clear that they're thinking about having...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Esmil Rogers pitched 6 13 innings of one-hit ball to lead the Blue Jays to a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Rogers (4-7) struck out five and walked one in one of his best starts of the season. It was his first victory since June 18 against the Rockies.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run shot in the ninth for the Blue Jays. It was his 35th on the season.
Gone And ForgottenYou might remember him as a guy with a lot of power potential—potential being the operative word. The Toronto Blue Jays designated for assignment former Red Sox first baseman Mauro Gomez yesterday. Gomez played 37 games in last year's debacle, hitting .275 with a couple of dingers. Boston signed Gomez in February of 2012 as a free agent. He had previously...
Esmil Rogers pitched 6 1-3 innings of one-hit ball to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-1 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.
Rogers (4-7) struck out five and walked one in one of his best starts of the season. It was his first victory since June 18 against Colorado.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run shot in the ninth for the Blue Jays. It was his 35th on the season....
By JORDAN GARRETSON
The Arizona Diamondbacks are seeing their chances at a wild-card spot all but disappear, with a hapless offense a big reason to blame.
Their troubles might continue Wednesday when they try to avoid a three-game home sweep to red-hot Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Diamondbacks (69-68) lost for the fifth time in six games Tuesday, a...
The Diamondbacks were going to need an incredible September to have any chance of winning the NL's second wild-card spot. But they've gotten off to a poor start to the month after a shaky finish to August, putting a serious dent in their playoff aspirations.
Arizona looks to avoid a fifth loss in six contests as it continues a three-game set against visiting Toronto on Tuesday...
It has been a hot and cold first season as a starting pitcher for Esmil Rogers but after this his best outing of the season Rogers has clearly thrown his hat in the ring for a spot in the rotation in 2014.
Rogers held the Arizona Diamondbacks to just one single over 6⅓ innings Monday afternoon and the Blue Jays kiddie corps in addition to one big swing from Edwin Encarnacion provided...
The Toronto Blue Jays roughed up Arizona right-hander Randall Delgado right away, building a three-run lead.
Then the Blue Jays went quiet. Real quiet.
Struggling after its early burst, Toronto became the first team in 43 years to leave no runners on base in an extra-inning game, losing 4-3 to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday after Willie Bloomquist hit a run-scoring single in the...
The Arizona Diamondbacks are running out of time to find their slumping offense.
Brandon McCarthy pitched a five-hitter for his second complete game of the season, but the Diamondbacks managed just four hits in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.
The Diamondbacks have dropped four of five to lose ground in the NL West and wild card races. They managed only eight runs...