Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list by hitting his 584th home run, Matt Shoemaker pitched six shutout innings and the Los Angeles Angels snapped an
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The Blue Jays and Reds had serious discussions regarding Joey Votto last offseason, leaving the door open for talks to resume at some point.
Lineup: Blue Jays (71-54) vs. Angels (52-73)
- 1. Darwin Barney, 2B (R)
- 2. Josh Donaldson, 3B (R)
- 3. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (R)
- 4. Russell Martin, C (R)
- 5. Troy Tulowitzki, SS (R)
- 6. Michael Saunders, DH (L)
- 7. Kevin Pillar, CF (R)
- 8. Melvin Upton Jr., LF (R)
- 9. Ezequiel Carrera, RF (L)
- SP: Marco Estrada, RHP Daily lineups
Any Blue Jays among MLB's top defenders?
Whether it's Russell Martin's glove behind the plate, Troy Tulowitzki's arm in the infield or Kevin Pillar's theatrics in the outfield, the Jays have several standout defenders on their roster. Does Keith Law rank any of them No. 1 at what they do? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)
Tuesday starters key to AL East?
The Blue Jays, Red Sox and Orioles all won, so the O's remain two games behind the Jays and Sox in the division. R.A. Dickey, capable of getting on a roll at any moment, had an encouraging outing. He held the Angels to two runs in 6 2/3 innings. Five things we learned Tuesday
Russell Martin keeps raking
Martin went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old has 14 hits and has knocked in 10 runs over his last seven games. It's the first time in his career that Martin has had that many hits and RBIs over a seven-game span, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to share some of his sage knowledge on the art of hitting.
Saunders sends one out in a hurry
Michael Saunders' homer off Angels reliever A.J. Achter on Tuesday was a screaming liner, traveling 412 feet at 114.5 mph off the bat. That's the fastest of Saunders' career, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Buster Olney talks to Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star about the Blue Jays' potential interest in Joey Votto, concerns for the club down the stretch and more.
Russell Martin had three hits and two RBI, R.A. Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first home win since July 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Aaron Sanchez is a legit Cy Young candidate who's been sent to the minors for the time being. The Blue Jays should reward his selflessness accordingly.
Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been activated off the 15-day disabled list and is starting in center field against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
Aaron Sanchez pitching for Team USA?
Sanchez has proven this season that he's one of the best in the game when he's on, and he'll only be 28 years old by the time the Tokyo Olympics are here. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, he would surely make the cut. Schoenfield: 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team
Is Jose Bautista's injury a concern?
Bautista has missed 44 games this season, mainly due to turf toe and a sprained left knee. He's slated to start rehabbing in a matter of days. The Jays could use the fastball punishing, bat-flipping version of Joey Bats to outlast Baltimore and Boston in the AL East race. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders
The agency for Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion said a lawsuit that claims their client gave sexually transmitted diseases to a woman is "completely inappropriate and meritless."
Blue Jays jump even higher in rankings
Toronto has surged its way to first place in the AL East and into the top three of our rankings. The Jays' offense is back to racking up runs, and more help is on the way as Kevin Pillar is expected to come off the DL on Tuesday. Week 20 Power Rankings
Shutting down the Giants isn't easy
But that's exactly what Noah Syndergaard did on Sunday night. He joins J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays as the only pitchers to reach eight scoreless innings in a start against San Francisco this season.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Good series this weekend between the Blue Jays and Indians with all thee games decided by one run. The Indians took the series on Sunday as Jose Ramirez's two-run homer off Brett Cecil in the eighth won it. Cecil dropped to 1-7 and the Jays fell to 14-22 in one-run games. Their bullpen has been better but the setup guys remain a potential issue down the stretch.
Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Brett Cecil in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Sunday to win the series.
The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned right-hander Aaron Sanchez, who has the fifth-lowest ERA in the American League, to Class A Dunedin.
Russell Martin homering at prolific pace
Including his solo shot against Josh Tomlin on Saturday, Martin has hit six home runs in his last six games. Only one other Blue Jays player homered at least six times as a catcher over a six-game span: Ernie Whitt in Sept. 1987, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Encarnacion keeps mashing in Toronto
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 35th homer of the season on Saturday, his fourth 35-HR campaign as a Blue Jay. Carlos Delgado is the only player in franchise history to do it more often (five times).
Edwin Encarnacion homered, Roberto Osuna bounced back from a nightmarish outing to record the save and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Saturday night.
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