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2016 Schedule
12-15, 4th in AL East
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Mazara fires a laser to stop Saunders from tying game (0:42)
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Rangers squeak past Blue Jays (1:07)
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Even a trip won't stop Saunders from making the catch (0:21)

Lineup: Blue Jays (12-14) vs. Rangers (14-11)

  • 1. Michael Saunders, LF (L)
  • 2. Josh Donaldson, 3B (R)
  • 3. Jose Bautista, RF (R)
  • 4. Edwin Encarnacion, DH (R)
  • 5. Troy Tulowitzki, SS (R)
  • 6. Justin Smoak, 1B (S)
  • 7. Ryan Goins, 2B (L)
  • 8. Kevin Pillar, CF (R)
  • 9. Josh Thole, C (R)
  • SP: R.A. Dickey, RHP
  • Daily notes

Blue Jays stay put at No. 15

Toronto is looking for a leadoff hitter after moving Kevin Pillar out of the role. The team got some good news after learning that Russell Martin won't have to go on the DL. Week 4 Power Rankings

ESPN Stats & Info

Stanton ripped Saturday's longest HR

Giancarlo Stanton hit the longest homer of the day on Saturday (460 feet). Kevin Pillar had the second longest home run (435 feet), followed by Mitch Moreland (432 feet).

2d

Stroman allows 1 run, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-1

Marcus Stroman allowed one run in eight innings on his 25th birthday, Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer during a four-run ninth and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday

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Tulo's ninth-inning homer opens up lead (0:26)
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Longoria launches a solo shot (0:29)
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Donaldson crushes ninth homer of the season (0:25)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will scramble their starting rotation a bit next week. Scott Kazmir and Alex Wood will pitch at Tampa. Kenta Maeda was moved to next weekend's series at Toronto to face the right-handed heavy Jays lineup. The Dodgers are taking advantage of two off days next week to find matchups they prefer.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon suspensions have ramped up debate on whether the current MLB penalty structure is enough of a deterrent to potential PED users. Recent developments will also spur discussion on whether teams should be stuck with the tab on multi-million dollar deals for players who break the rules. It's a volatile and contentious topic that can only add to the complexity of the ongoing MLB labor talks.

Don't count Russell Martin out

Martin's slow start (.154 average) is not overly concerning, especially considering his history. Prone to having off months, he batted just .197 in April 2015 and .138 that August. Which surging, slumping players will continue? (Insider)

#TBT: Los Dominican Jays

El 27 de abril de 2014 ocurrió algo inédito en la historia de las Grandes Ligas y los Azulejos de Toronto. Leer

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Colabello torn up over drug test

The Blue Jays' Chris Colabello told Sportsnet's Jamie Campbell that his positive test for a banned PED and resulting 80-game suspension has been gut-wrenching: "I cried. I cried and cried and cried. It hurts me to hear people to call into question my character." Toronto Sun

6d

Blue Jays recall RHP Tepera from Triple-A

The Blue Jays, who lead the majors with seven bullpen losses, recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte to the Bisons.

Stats & Info

Tuesday night fireworks

The long ball was king on Tuesday night, with 10 home runs of at least 425 feet being sent into orbit. Edwin Encarnacion had the longest of the day -- a 451-foot blast.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs106Tied-13th
Batting Average.22927th
On Base Percentage.313Tied-17th
Slugging Percentage.39017th
Earned Run Average3.7110th
Quality Starts17Tied-4th
WHIP1.2710th
BAA.24613th

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