The New York Yankees returned to the playoffs after a one-year absence, clinching no worse the a wild card with a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday behind Greg Bird's three-run homer.
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Ryan Goins pulled off a hidden-ball trick and hit his second career grand slam, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees 8-1 Friday and ensuring New York had to wait at least one more day to clinch a playoff berth.
New York Yankees slugger Todd Frazier was retired on Friday night after Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins used the hidden-ball trick to tag Frazier out.
Buster Olney talks to Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins about the team re-signing Marco Estrada, their intentions with Josh Donaldson, the blister issues of Aaron Sanchez and more.
Bautista turns 37 in October, will be coming off a bad season and has limited defensive value. There's certainly the sense that at the minimum his Blue Jays career is coming to an end.
Jason Vargas and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera had three hits and the game's only RBI and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Thursday night.
Mike Moustakas hit his 37th home run of the season, breaking Steve Balboni's Royals record, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield also connected and Kansas City routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday night.
Marco Estrada will remain with the Blue Jays in 2018, agreeing to a one-year, $13 million contract.
Marcus Stroman pitched seven innings to win for the first time in six starts, Darwin Barney hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Tuesday night.
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Darwin Barney of the Blue Jays homered. It's the 5,689th home run in MLB this season. That's 5 shy of breaking the MLB record for HR set in 2000.
Gallo's bomb leads the way Sunday
Josh Donaldson hit a monster homer of his own Sunday, but it wasn't enough to wrest the top spot from Joey Gallo, who hit the third-longest homer in MLB this season. Tim Beckham, Yangervis Solarte and Matt Olson round out the top five.
Graphic artist Todd Radom unveils the 2nd greatest logo in baseball history and moderates the latest installment of uniform and logo trivia.
Eddie Rosario homered twice, Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and the Minnesota Twins overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-7 Sunday and maintain control for the second AL wild card.
Donaldson headlines Saturday's longest home runs
Josh Donaldson's 447-foot blast, one of two homers he hit in the Blue Jays' win over the Twins, paced Saturday's list of long balls.
Marco Estrada pitched eight efficient innings, Josh Donaldson homered twice among his four hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Saturday night.
Josh Donaldson homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with an infield single that ricocheted off the mound, sending the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory on Friday night over the Minnesota Twins.
Byron Buxton's 10th-inning homer gave the Minnesota Twins their second straight walk-off victory, a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.
Adam Jones had two hits and an RBI, Kevin Gausman pitched seven strong innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Richard Urena singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat Baltimore 3-2 on Tuesday night, handing the slumping Orioles their sixth straight loss.
Blue Jays' 2018 schedule announced
Toronto opens its 2018 campaign at home with a four-game series against the Yankees starting March 29. After hosting the White Sox for a three-game series on April 2, the Blue Jays hit the road for nine games against the Rangers, Orioles and Indians.
Estrada excels vs. O's
Blue Jays P Marco Estrada earned the win Monday vs. the Orioles, allowing two runs in five innings. Estrada is 3–0 with a 3.23 ERA in five starts against the O's the season, but 5–8 with a 5.35 ERA in 25 starts against other teams this year. The right-hander is the only pitcher in the majors with as many as three wins against Baltimore this season. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Puig shows power
Yasiel Puig's 441-foot solo shot in the Dodgers' loss to the Giants paced Monday's longest home runs. Adam Engel's 426-foot, three-run blast in the White Sox's blowout win over the Royals ranked second. Todd Frazier, Denard Span and Ryan Goins round out the list.