Posted March 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
David Cooper drove in three runs with a single and a double and reliever Luis Perez struck out four in two innings Friday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 11-2. Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion and Travis d'Arnaud drove in two runs each for the Blue Jays. d'Arnaud and Adeiny Hechavarria homered in a five-run inning off Aneury Rodriguez. Henderson Alvarez, bidding for a spot in Toronto's rotation, pitched two innings in his second spring start, giving up a run on one hit. He struck out three. Houston starter J.A. Happ gave up three runs on five hits and three walks in 2 2-3 innings. Encarnacion's two-run double capped a three-run inning off Houston reliever Brett Myers.

Bautista homers twice for Blue Jays in win

Jose Bautista hit his first two homers of spring training and Travis Snider hit his third, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Jeff Mathis singled to open the third inning against Astros starter Zack Duke and, two outs later, Bautista crushed a 1-1 pitch over the left field wall. In the third, Snider jumped on Duke's fastball and also...

# 61: Will J.P. Arencibia improve upon his .219 average?

Karl de Vries is a reporter and web producer for The Star-Ledger of Newark, NJ. He’s a lifelong Mets fan and fantasy fanatic who operates RotoDiamond, a fantasy baseball blog. If you’ve never heard of RotoDiamond, we highly suggest adding it to your fantasy repertoire. Due to the high quality of Karl’s work, we’ve asked him to contribute posts to Baseball Professor. It...

Blue Jays 6, Yankees 1

J.P. Arencibia and Travis Snider homered and Brett Cecil gave up one hit over two scoreless innings Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1. The Yankees learned earlier in the day that All-Star setup man David Robertson sprained his right foot when he stumbled on the stairs at his house. It's not known how long he will be out. Adam Lind opened the second...

AL East Match-ups: Toronto v. New York

Wrapping up my series of previews with the AL East contenders (you'll note there was no post on the Orioles) with a look at the New York Yankees.I will follow the format of my previous post with all the standard caveats. As before, my opinion of the potential of the Blue Jays players is reflected in my team preview post, and the same philosophy is applied to the opposing team...
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