Whit Merrifield hit a two-run, two-out double that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Friday night to reach .500 for the first time since April.
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Carlos Gomez homered twice to drive in five runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series.
Jose Bautista is likely to remain a leadoff hitter after being moved to the top of the Blue Jays order on Wednesday.
Darwin Barney's two-run homer capped a six-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays held on for a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Chris Coghlan's leap faces Sidney Crosby's one-handed goal in the first round of voting. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.
Northwestern's buzzer-beater faces Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off HR in the first round of voting. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.
Blue Jays are far from blue at the plate
Home runs are coming quick and easy for Toronto, whose percent of runs scored via home runs is now over half, marking the highest rate in the league this season.
Carlos Gomez homered in a four-run first inning, Nick Martinez allowed two hits while taking a shutout into the seventh and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
Smith placed on DL
The Blue Jays placed RHP Joe Smith on the 10-day disabled list Monday with inflammation in his right shoulder, recalling RHP Leonel Campos from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place. In 34 appearances this season, the side-arming Smith has struck out 47 batters to eight walks, with a 1.14 WHIP.
Monday's longest home runs
Eric Hosmer led the way with his second-longest homer of the year. Meanwhile, Houston's Jake Marisnick made the top five for the second consecutive day.
Kendrys Morales hit a go-ahead single after a tying single by Josh Donaldson in the ninth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of AL Division Series opponents the past two seasons.
Sunday's longest homers
Four days after hitting a ball 465 feet, Kendrys Morales went for 460 in the seventh inning Sunday. Close behind were Edwin Encarnacion and Jake Marisnick, who each hit season-long homers.
Kendrys Morales and Russell Martin both homered to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Sunday.
Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson hit consecutive home runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Melky Cabrera homered, doubled and drove in five runs against his former team, leading Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Friday night.
Pearce to start on Friday
Blue Jays outfielder Steve Pearce has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Chris Coghlan has been placed on the 10-day DL with a left wrist contusion. Pearce is scheduled to start at left field vs. the White Sox on Friday.
Toronto landed UNC shortstop Logan Warmoth at pick No. 22 after he was tabbed as a top-10 guy. How did the Blue Jays fare after the first round?
Check out every pick for the Toronto Blue Jays during the 2017 first-year player draft.
Wednesday's longest home runs
Kyle Schwarber's fourth-inning shot to right field off the Mets' Matt Harvey, in the Cubs' 9-4 loss, was his longest home run of the season.
A day after fracturing his right foot, Toronto placed outfielder Ezequiel Carrera on the 10-day disabled list. Dwight Smith Jr. filled the vacant roster spot and started in left field Wednesday night.
Russell Martin hit a tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.