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Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals
Blue Jays 3, Royals 2. With AP Photos. By IAN HARRISON Associated Press A familiar foe put another dent in Kansas City's fading wild-card hopes.
Mark Buehrle pitched seven shutout innings to win his sixth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Royals 3-2 on Friday night, ending Kansas City's winning streak at five games.
''He was terrific,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''He kept the ball down, had movement on every pitch, changed speeds really, really well. Just terrific.''
It was Buehrle's 50th career start against Kansas City and 23rd win over the Royals. Minnesota (28) is the only opponent the veteran left-hander has beaten more often.
Buehrle didn't stick around to speak to reporters after the game, citing an upset stomach. Before he left, he did a good job of making the Royals look sick, too.
''We just couldn't get any hits off him, couldn't get anything rolling,'' Alex Gordon said.
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Mark Buehrle pitched seven shutout innings to win his sixth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Kansas City 3-2 on Friday night, ending the Royals' winning streak at five games.
Adam Lind drove in two runs for the Blue Jays, who have won 10 of 14 meetings with Kansas City dating to 2011. Second baseman Ryan Goins made a diving play for the final out with two runners...
I don’t know, but maybe I was a bit too hasty to suggest that the Toronto Blue Jays should get rid of knuckleballer, R.A. Dickey in the last article I wrote.
In the first of a three game series against the New York Yankees, Dickey pitched good and helped his team to a 5-2 victory. ”He (Dickey) was really good,” said Jay’s manager, John Gibbons in the post...
The NHL had the “Golden Jet” and it looks like the MLB has the “Golden Brett” as Brett Lawrie continues to solidify himself as a “Gold Glove” calibre third baseman. Lawrie has dazzled all season defensively making tough plays like this one routine. There will definitely be some gold in his trophy case before he retires.
The post The Golden Brett: Lawrie Makes Bare Handed...
File this one under ‘check back on him in the spring’ but Second Baseman Ryan Goins has been producing for the big club. He has a hit in all eight games he’s played since arriving in Toronto and has made a number of standout defensive plays as well. I won’t spend a ton of time talking about his .423 batting average over his week-plus worth of action, or his six runs scored...
The Toronto Blue Jays are going to keep their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo for a while.
This was the first season that the Bisons were Toronto's top minor league team.
The Bisons have added a two-year extension to their current player development relationship that will go through 2016. The announcement came Thursday during Buffalo's final home game of the regular season...
TORONTO (AP) Brett Lawrie drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.Toronto batted around while scoring three unearned runs in the eighth against four relievers. Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar helped the Blue Jays with a key error.Pinch hitter Munenori Kawasaki...
by John Viril—
As long as the Royals remain on the fringes of the playoff race, any September call-ups will be brought in with an eye on how they might help produce wins rather than “prospect development”. With that criterion in mind, I will try to anticipate who we are likely to see coming to KC from the minor leagues this September.
The most obvious candidates are additional...
Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow is still at least three weeks away from picking up a baseball and may require surgery on the entrapped radial nerve in his right forearm that ended his season.
Currently the 29-year-old is in the middle of a six-week moratorium from throwing and will find out in the next few weeks whether surgery will be required to release the entrapped nerve...
Although a sizzling stretch for Billy Butler has ended, he may be able to get back on track against Mark Buehrle as the Kansas City Royals try to boost their slim postseason hopes.
The Kansas City slugger has enjoyed success against Buehrle in the past, but the Toronto Blue Jays starter has won five straight decisions as he seeks to help end the Royals' five-game win streak...
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was once again out of the team's starting lineup today as he continues to recover from a case of strep throat. Manager Ned Yost told reporters -- including Dick Kaegel of MLB.com -- that he expected Moustakas to return to the lineup at some point this weekend when the team takes on the Toronto Blue Jays.
"He looks better...
With his season now over, Josh Johnson may not get as large a contract offer this offseason as he otherwise would have. We do not yet know what the qualifying offer amount will be - it is the average of the top 125 MLB salaries - but last season it was $13.3 million. The Toronto Blue Jays were considering a qualifying offer to Johnson this offseason, but that may no longer be...
R.A. Dickey kept `em guessing by deftly changing speeds for much of the day. The final result was consecutive wins for the knuckleballer for the first time in almost two months.
Brett Lawrie drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, helping Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.
Dickey (11-12) allowed two...
Brett Lawrie drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Saturday.
Toronto batted around while scoring three unearned runs in the eighth against four relievers. Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar helped the Blue Jays with a key error.
Pinch hitter Munenori Kawasaki led off...
That streak-o-meter is pointing northward again for the Royals after they completed a three-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins with a 3-1 victory on a steamy Thursday afternoon at Target Field.
That makes five victories in a row after a seven-game skid. That was part of a 2-10 slide that followed a 19-5 sprint once play resumed after the All-Star break. (And they lost five in a...