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2016 Schedule
71-55, 1st in AL East
Pujols passes McGwire on all-time HR list (0:21)
Trout's solo shot puts Angels on the board (0:21)

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

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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)

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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

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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.

Stats & Info

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.

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Inside Heat: Kennedy On Potential Jays' Concerns

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.

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Blue Jays activate OF Pillar, option RHP Tepera

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.

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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

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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

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Agency: STD suit vs. Encarnacion is 'frivolous'

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."

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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

Stats & Info

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.

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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.

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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).

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24922nd
On Base Percentage.3279th
Slugging Percentage.4338th
Earned Run Average3.744th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st

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