Troy Tulowitzki homered to ignite a go-ahead, six-run fourth inning and the former Rockies star helped the Blue Jays win in Denver for the first time as Toronto beat Colorado 14-9 early Wednesday
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Lineup: Blue Jays (41-37) at Rockies (37-39)
- 1. Ezequiel Carrera, RF (L)
- 2. Devon Travis, 2B (R)
- 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B (R)
- 4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B (R)
- 5. Michael Saunders, LF (L)
- 6. Troy Tulowitzki, SS (R)
- 7. Russell Martin, C (R)
- 8. Kevin Pillar, CF (R)
- 9. J.A. Happ, LHP Daily notes
Rios to rep Blue Jays at Futures Game
Right-hander Francisco Rios will play for the World team at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The 21-year-old has a 2.10 ERA in 14 minor league starts this season.
Monday's longest home runs
Kris Bryant may have gone deep three times on Monday, but none of his home runs were longer than teammate Anthony Rizzo's 446-foot shot. The Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion cracks the list twice with nearly identical homers.
Not every player can take the majors by storm right off the bat. From an under-hyped, 11th-round pick to a former rookie of the year, five players are having breakout seasons.
Carlos Gonzalez homered, Jon Gray tossed seven solid innings and the Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Monday night to spoil Troy Tulowitzki's return to Colorado.
Jays needing late push in All-Star vote
In the AL's final ballot update, several Blue Jays saw improvement in their standing, but none are in line for a starting role. Jose Bautista, who's on the DL, is the closest, and he's over 200,000 votes behind the Red Sox's Mookie Betts for the third outfield spot. Voting ends June 30:
- Russell Martin - No. 3 catcher
- Justin Smoak - No. 4 first baseman
- Ryan Goins - No. 5 second baseman
- Josh Donaldson - No. 2 third baseman
- Troy Tulowitzki - No. 3 shortstop
- Jose Bautista - No. 6 outfielder
- Kevin Pillar - No. 11 outfielder
- Michael Saunders - No. 12 outfielder
- Edwin Encarnacion - No. 2 designated hitter
Blue Jays drop to No. 9 in rankings
Without Jose Bautista, Toronto's powerful lineup started to lack some punch at the top. Devon Travis' hitting has helped fill the void, but it didn't prevent the team's three-spot slide in the rankings this week. Power Rankings
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returns to Coors Field for the first time since the Rockies traded him to the Blue Jays last season.
Saunders could be an All-Star snub
Michael Saunders is hitting .296 with 37 extra-base hits and could be the frontrunner for AL Comeback Player of the Year. But he also shares a lineup with a number of talented players. Olney: Potential All-Star snubs (Insider)
Marcus Stroman continues to struggle
This is becoming a major issue for the Jays, as Stroman allowed four runs in five innings to drop to 6-4 with a 5.33 ERA. Bad luck could be a factor, but Toronto still needs much more from the 25-year-old, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Sunday
Dickey's unusual inning is a Toronto first
After striking out Todd Frazier and Alex Avila, Brett Lawrie hit an inside-the-park homer. And then Dioner Navarro and J.B. Shuck hit homers before Tim Anderson struck out to end the inning. According to Elias, R.A. Dickey is the first Toronto pitcher ever to notch three strikeouts and allow three homers in the same inning.
Chris Sale pitched eight innings of two-run ball to become the majors' first 13-game winner, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Sunday.
Reliever Gavin Floyd went on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tightness, and the Blue Jays recalled righty Bo Schultz from Triple-A Buffalo.
The White Sox tied a team record with seven home runs, but it wasn't enough as Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to beat Chicago 10-8 Saturday.
Melky Cabrera homered, Todd Frazier drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Friday night.
Edwin Encarnacion stays hot at the plate
Encarnacion went 1-for-2 with a homer, two runs scored and two walks on Wednesday and is now 14-for-34 with six HRs, 16 runs and 12 walks over his last 10 games. Over the last 15 seasons, only two other players had that many hits, home runs, runs scored and walks over a 10-game span, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
- Milton Bradley in June 2008 (14 H, 6 HR, 16 R, 12 BB)
- Jose Bautista in April 2011 (14 H, 6 HR, 16 R, 16 BB)
Wednesday's longest home runs
Ian Desmond's 447-foot blast off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover led the way on a day where Chase Headley and Starlin Castro had big games for the Yankees with a grand slam and walk-off home run, respectively.
Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki added solo shots as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Wednesday.
Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said "pitching will be the area we look to improve" when it comes to making any moves this summer.
Kevin Pillar is amazing defensively
But we already knew that. Pillar's incredible play to rob the D-backs' Peter O'Brien of a hit up against the center-field wall will be a candidate for catch of the year. Five things we learned Tuesday
Blue Jays @ Rockies
Coors Field - Wed 6/29