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TORONTO -- Catcher J.P. Arencibia says he doesn't worry about his batting average. What he wants to do is drive in runs. And that's what he did Friday as he drove in a career-high six runs with two homers and a single in the Toronto Blue Jays' 14-5 over the New York Mets. He had lots of help. Rajai Davis also hit two home runs for the first time in his career and had four RBI and Yan Gomes hit his first major-league homer in his second game. "I'm not worried about my average," said Arencibia, who improved his batting average to .259 after going 3-for-5 and has four homers in his past three games. "Not worried about those things. I want to drive in runs. Producing runs. That's what I'm worried about. To drive in six and get that lead, that cushion for your pitcher out there is big." The lucky pitcher was left-hander Ricky Romero (5-1), who held the Mets to three hits, four walks and one run over six innings. Arencibia has seven ho...
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Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will begin serving a four-game suspension Thursday night for throwing his helmet into home plate umpire Bill Miller.
Major League Baseball handed down the penalty Wednesday, a day after Lawrie went ballistic on Miller over two called strikes that appeared to be outside the strike zone in the ninth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Rays.
The Blue Jays have sent struggling first baseman Adam Lind to the minors. They promoted catcher Yan Gomes, who is set to become the first Brazilian-born player to appear in a major league game.
The Jays demoted Lind to Triple-A Las Vegas. He is batting .186 with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 34 games. He has just six hits in 13 games this month.
Gomes is batting ...
The Toronto Blue Jays made the shocking decision today to demote veteran first baseman Adam Lind to triple-A. In his place the organization added catcher/infielder Yan Gomes to the 40-man roster and promoted him from Las Vegas.
Make no mistake about it, the rookie will not replace Lind in the lineup. Despite outstanding surface numbers at triple-A, the Brazil native has the ceiling...
We saw the worst of a Major League Baseball player this week when Brett Lawrie exploded during the ninth inning of a Blue Jays game on Tuesday night. Lawrie made headlines across the game after he freaked out, slammed his helmet on the ground and was ejected by home plate umpire Bill Miller after a couple of questionable strike calls. MLB then announced that Lawrie was to sit four...
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie has dropped his suspension appeal, and will begin serving his four-game punishment on Thursday. He earned the suspension Wednesday for hurling his batting helmet toward home-plate umpire Bill Miller after being called out on a called third strike on Tuesday.
Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie for four games for an outburst Tuesday in which he threw his batting helmet, which bounced off the ground and struck umpire Bill Miller.
In the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game in Toronto against the Tampa Bay Rays, Lawrie faced Rays closer Fernando Rodney. With a count of three balls and one strike...
TORONTO -- Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run homer Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays completed a two-game sweep of the New York Yankees with a 4-1 victory before 31,266 at Rogers Centre. Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison (3-1) held the Yankees to five hits and one run over six innings. He allowed four walks and struck out three in his sixth major league start...
After eight innings of futility, the Mets' best chance to beat Brandon Morrow was cut short by a close call on the bases.
Morrow pitched his second shutout in four starts, blanking the Mets on three hits and leading the Toronto Blue Jays over New York 2-0 on Saturday.
''Morrow was sharp tonight,'' New York's Mike Baxter said. ''He made a lot of good...
Since the start of 2011, the Blue Jays are tied for 26th in WAR among first basemen. Yesterday, the team sought to do something to change that mark when they demoted Adam Lind to Triple-A. The most shocking thing about the demotion may be that it took so long.
In 2009, Lind took the baseball world by storm, posting a .394 wOBA in his age 25 season. It wasn’t a season that was...
TORONTO - The home run ball got Phil Hughes again. The New York Yankees right-hander tried to get a 3-2 cutter past Jose Bautista in the third inning on Thursday. It spun instead of cut, and Hughes watched it soar over the fence for a two-run home run. J.P. Arencibia also hit a two-run homer against reliever Cory Wade in the seventh and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a sweep...
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New York Yankees 1 — Toronto Blue Jays 4
The offense struggled...
The Mets make the journey up north to America’s Hat to open up an interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. The Mets split each of their last two series and finally got firing on all cylinders yesterday as they rolled past the Reds by a score 9-4. The Mets made a comeback bid, went for the kill in the bottom of the eighth and then held it for the ninth. In tonight’s...