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42-37, 3rd in AL East

Tulo homers in Blue Jays' first win at Colorado

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

Donaldson puts Blues Jays up with three-run triple (0:34)
Tulowitzki smacks home run in Coors Field return (0:24)
Coors Field or Coors Lake? (0:45)

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.

Stats & Info

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.

Arenado's two-run single puts Rockies up for good (0:22)

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

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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)

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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

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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.

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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)

Stats & Info

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.

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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

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24423rd
On Base Percentage.32417th
Slugging Percentage.4349th
Earned Run Average3.989th
Quality Starts50Tied-2nd

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