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2017 Schedule
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1hDoug Padilla

P.R.: U.S. team misinterpreted postgame party

Players for Team USA said reports of a planned celebration for Puerto Rico's team gave them motivation for the WBC final, but Puerto Rico said the celebration would have occurred, win or lose.

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Stroman was masterful in WBC Final (1:43)
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Stroman dominates, USA wins first WBC title (2:10)
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Stroman's no-hitter broken up in the 7th (0:31)
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Stroman throwing no-hitter through six (0:21)
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14h

Bautista says he is over lower back stiffness

Jose Bautista will be in the Blue Jays' lineup on Friday and says the back trouble that kept him from finishing out the World Baseball Classic isn't an issue anymore.

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In the World Baseball Classic final (9 p.m. ET), Marcus Stroman and Seth Lugo will go head-to-head in a rematch from earlier in the tournament. In his first game against Puerto Rico, Stroman took the loss after allowing four runs in the first inning.

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20h

Stroman upset fans harassing mom over WBC

Marcus Stroman is distraught by the treatment his mother has been subjected to since he announced in December that he would pitch for the United States over Puerto Rico.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Jays could move Ryan Goins this spring. Out of options & doesn't seem to have a spot. Not an accident he's played all 3 IF positions today

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Francisco Liriano done for the day. Whiffed 10 of the 18 he faced. Last 6 outs were Ks. So he has an 18/2 K-BB ratio thru 9.2 IP this spring. Has 3 swing-and-miss pitches locked in. A guy to watch!

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Francisco Liriano still cruising thru a dominating spring. Up to 8 Ks thru 4 IP today. For the spring: 9 IP, 16 K, 4 H, 0 runs. That'll work

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

In his first AB in a big-league game all spring, Josh Donaldson gets rung up by Phil Cuzzi. Donaldson's strike-3 glare is in midseason form!

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Tony Peña just told me that José Bautista is not in the lineup due to slight back stiffness.

Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer 

Puerto Rico takes 4-0 lead in bottom of first against Team USA after six consecutive hits against Marcus Stroman. If Puerto Rico wins tonight, it will advance to championship round.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Hall Of Famer Roberto Alomar and Team Puerto Rico and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javy Baéz.

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Jays' Sanchez not angered by minimum salary

Aaron Sanchez says there are "no hard feelings" after the Toronto Blue Jays renewed his contract for the minimum salary of $535,000 in the major leagues.

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7d

Jays' House increases activity after 'scary' injury

Toronto Blue Jays reliever T.J. House is slowly increasing his physical activity, almost a week after he was hit on the head by a line drive during a spring training game.

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With much to prove, Bautista should be a bargain buy (0:54)

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The Blue Jays announced they are giving away Josh Donaldson umbrellas on April 16, a nod to his Twitter handle, @BringerofRain20. Photos of Donaldson on the underside of the umbrella depict his swing. (Courtesy: @BlueJays/Twitter)

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9dDavid Schoenfield

Make-or-break season ahead for Justin Smoak

Smoak still hasn't found consistent success despite entering his age-30 season, but the Blue Jays are counting on him to play regularly at first base.

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Rays SP Chris Archer has not allowed a hit in his four innings of work in the World Baseball Classic. Archer, Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman and Royals SP Danny Duffy have combined for 14 Ks, 0 walks and 0 runs in 12 2/3 innings for the United States.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.786th
Quality Starts100Tied-1st
WHIP1.235th
BAA.2424th
Runs7599th
Batting Average.24823rd
On Base Percentage.3306th
Slugging Percentage.42612th

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