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2016 Schedule
72-56, 1st in AL East
Donaldson's two-run shot puts Jays up 5-1 (0:20)
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Jays reacquire Navarro in trade with White Sox

Catcher Dioner Navarro, who spent two seasons in Toronto before joining the White Sox as a free agent in December, is heading back to the Blue Jays via a trade Friday.

Lineup: Blue Jays (71-56) vs. Twins (49-78)

  • 1. Jose Bautista, RF (R)
  • 2. Josh Donaldson, 3B (R)
  • 3. Edwin Encarnacion, DH (R)
  • 4. Russell Martin, C (R)
  • 5. Troy Tulowitzki, SS (R)
  • 6. Melvin Upton Jr., LF (R)
  • 7. Kevin Pillar, CF (R)
  • 8. Justin Smoak, 1B (S)
  • 9. Darwin Barney, 2B (R)
  • SP: Francisco Liriano, LHP
  • Daily lineups

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Thursday's longest home runs

Josh Donaldson's 29th home run of the season on Thursday traveled 456 feet for the longest of the day. Jayson Werth, James McCann, Adrian Beltre and Robinson Cano round out the list of long balls.

Trout gets Angels rolling with two of his four RBIs (0:22)
Donaldson obliterates baseball in massive home run (0:29)
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How do Blue Jays rank in intangibles?

Melvin Upton Jr. is fast, but how does he fare in terms of baserunning skill? And where do R.A. Dickey and Francisco Liriano rank in inducing soft contact? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

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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.

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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."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24922nd
On Base Percentage.3289th
Slugging Percentage.4367th
Earned Run Average3.795th
Quality Starts783rd

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