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Toronto Blue Jays
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BOSTON - Omar Vizquel has had many outstanding moments through a 24-year career that figures to send him to Cooperstown. One of them came Sunday at Fenway Park, where he hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning in his final plate appearance at the old yard. "I think the best (Fenway) moment was the All-Star Game (in 1999) when I came here and Ted Williams came out in that little car from the outfield and everybody just came to the mound and start shaking his hand and talking about baseball," the 45-year-old Vizquel said after his second sacrifice fly of the game gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox that lifted the Jays past Boston into fourth place in the American League East. "It was a very special moment," Vizquel said of the All-Star thrill. And his final manager, John Farrell, is intent on giving Vizquel a few more moments before the season ends Oct. 3. "He's closing in on Babe Ruth in terms of the number of h...
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The Blue Jays acquisition of Colby Rasmus last season was considered a steal by many. Though the team surrendered five players in companion deals with the White Sox and Cardinals, Alex Anthopolous brought in a young, cost-controlled centerfielder for three relievers, a starter that was never really meant for them in the first place, and Mark Teahen‘s contract. Rasmus was worth...
Omar Vizquel hit a pair of sacrifice flies, including one in the ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the free-falling Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday.
Toronto entered the series in last place in the American League East but left Fenway Park two games ahead of the Red Sox. The Blue Jays have won four straight overall and six in a row against Boston.
Manager John Farrell has suggested that the Toronto Blue Jays could have two hitting coaches next season. Chad Mottola, who has been the hitting coach at Class AAA Las Vegas for the past three seasons and works with the major league hitters in spring training, was called up to Toronto for September as an added coach. If Mottola did join the major league team next year, he would...
It was music to my ears when I heard that both Brett Lawrie and J. P. Arencibia were back in the Toronto Blue Jay’s lineup again. Seeing Lawrie play again was especially exiting to me. In fact, he scored the Jay’s first run in game one against the Boston Red Sox.
Game one was probably the best I ever seen the Toronto Blue Jays play in over a month. Everything seemed...
Anthony Gose hit his first major league homer and drove in five runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved out of the AL East's basement by beating the free-falling Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Saturday night in a game twice delayed by rain totaling 2 hours, 3 minutes.
Yunel Escobar added a solo homer to spark a five-run second inning for Toronto, which has won five straight in Fenway Park...
The Toronto Blue Jays did their part in making the Boston Red Sox's miserable season just a little bit more wretched. They swept Boston for the second consecutive series at Fenway Park with a 4-3 win Sunday. The sweep knocked the Red Sox into last place in the American League East and moved the Blue Jays into fourth place. It's not much when you consider the hot race...
The Toronto Blue Jays need one victory for their longest winning streak of the season and a healthy Brandon Morrow could help them achieve it.
Morrow will try to lead the Blue Jays to a fifth consecutive win while earning his fourth in as many starts against his former team, the Seattle Mariners, on Tuesday night.
Toronto (64-75) hasn't taken five in a row since July 8-15,...
BOSTON -- In his previous 31 major league games, Toronto Blue Jays rookie outfielder Anthony Gose had a total of two RBI. He matched that total in the second inning Saturday with a two-run single, then hit a three-run shot in the ninth inning for his first career homer, leading the Blue Jays to a 9-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox. Toronto has taken the first two games of the weekend...
When you think of great shortstops, you think of Venezuela.
First with Luis Aparicio, then with Ozzie Guillen, and now with Omar Vizquel, the line stretches from 1959 through 2012.
The next great shortstops from this part of the world are both from small island countries off Venezuela.
The one everyone has heard about is Jurickson Profar, from Willemstad, Curacao...
I'm not going to go horning in on the territory of people who actually care about baseball cards, don't worry, but I do want to note that I feel a certain attachment to the old guys still hanging around baseball (Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel, mainly, though not exclusively) in large or perhaps even sole part ("sole part"? Is that a thing?) because...