9/19/2014 | Kelley not pleased with Bautista's reaction after homer
Shawn Kelley will admit that he missed his location. His batterymate, Francisco Cervelli, will admit that he called the wrong pitch. Either way, the combination resulted in Jose Bautista smacking Kelley's high fastball into the left-field seats to tie Thursday's game in the eighth inning. But it's what came directly after Bautista's swing that may have angered Kelley the most, when the Blue Jays slugger slammed his bat down and began cursing as he rounded the bases.
9/19/2014 | Encarnacion has MRI on back, homers vs. Yanks
Edwin Encarnacion has been experiencing some back pains the past few days, so he had a precautionary MRI on his back on Friday. Manager John Gibbons said the back aggravates Encarnacion "every now and then," but he was in the Blue Jays' starting lineup, batting third as the designated hitter and homered in his first at-bat Friday night vs. the Yankees.
9/19/2014 | Pompey gets first hit, receives congratulations from Jeter
Dalton Pompey grew up rooting for the Yankees and watching Derek Jeter, so the fact that his first career Major League start came at Yankee Stadium made it that much more special to him. Pompey promptly recorded his first career hit in the Majors with a single in the second inning of the Blue Jays' 5-3 loss on Friday night. At the end of the inning he had a brief conversation with Jeter, who told him, "Congrats, I hope for a great career for you."
9/19/2014 | Pompey, one of Canada's best, follows in brother's footsteps
Tristan Pompey, one of Canada's top draft-eligible prospects, is following in his brother's footsteps and taking part in the Tourney 12 Tournament this week in Toronto.
9/19/2014 | Jays Care, Harlem RBI honored with top philanthropy award
Jays Care Foundation and Harlem RBI, along with the Tiger Woods Foundation, were recipients of the 2014 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation a day earlier in a ceremony in Princeton, N.J. MLB held an event Friday in Manhattan to mark the recognitions, and the fact that baseball has now accounted for seven of these increasingly prestigious awards, the most of any sport.
9/19/2014 | Blue Jays, Yanks out to keep playoff hopes alive
Neither team has been mathematically eliminated, but the playoff chances of the Yankees and the Blue Jays are dwindling by the day. After a win over Toronto on Thursday, the Yankees pulled within five games of the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot, while the Blue Jays remained six games back. Toronto's Mark Buehrle faces New York's Hiroki Kuroda in the second game of the four-game series Friday night.
9/19/2014 | Dickey nets 200 innings for fourth straight year
When R.A. Dickey retired his first hitter in the fourth inning of the Blue Jays' 3-2 loss to the Yankees on Thursday night, he reached the 200-innings mark for the fourth consecutive season. He has thrown the fifth-most innings in the Majors since 2011.
9/18/2014 | BC-Orange, two Ontario squads unbeaten at Tournament 12
The power rankings are becoming clearer after the second day of round-robin play wrapped up at Tournament 12 on Thursday night. To no surprise, it appears British Columbia-Orange and the two Ontario teams are the squads to beat.
9/18/2014 | Blue Jays fall to Yanks on Lind's error in ninth
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons insists this four-game series against the Yankees means more than just a battle for second place in the American League East -- which the Orioles clinched on Tuesday -- and that it is important to finish the season strong. Both Toronto and New York came into Thursday's game with identical records and faint hopes for the postseason, but the Yankees sealed a 3-2 walk-off victory on an error committed by Adam Lind in the ninth inning.
9/18/2014 | Stroman expected to make next start as appeal plays out
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons expects right-hander Marcus Stroman to start against the Yankees on Saturday as scheduled as the appeal process for his six-game suspension plays out.
9/18/2014 | Tournament 12 gets underway with exciting slate of games
If there was a lesson to be learned during the first day of games at the Tournament 12 showcase, it was to not count any team out. Wednesday's slate of games were filled with come-from-behind victories, as the top amateur talent across the nation produced non-stop excitement at Rogers Centre.
9/18/2014 | Jeter begins final homestand as Blue Jays fly in
As the Yankees and Blue Jays, both six games back in the American League Wild Card race, battle at Yankee Stadium in the opener of a four-game series Thursday, Derek Jeter will begin his final homestand before his retirement.
9/17/2014 | Blue Jays come up empty in Baltimore
Left-hander J.A. Happ allowed five runs and his offense remained missing in action as the Blue Jays were swept out of Baltimore with a 6-1 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday night at Camden Yards.
9/16/2014 | Blue Jays respond to PETA's concern
The Blue Jays' organization will at least pause and think twice before allowing animals into its clubhouse after PETA raised concerns about a recent incident in Toronto.
9/16/2014 | Blue Jays maintain no ill intent by Stroman
One day after right-hander Marcus Stroman was issued a warning for throwing a pitch up and in to Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, the Blue Jays maintained there wasn't any intent to cause harm.
9/16/2014 | Anthopoulos not tipping hand on Gibbons' status
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is notorious for keeping internal matters close to the vest. And even when it comes to manager John Gibbons, Anthopoulos is doing the same.
9/16/2014 | Canadian amateur stars set for Tournament 12
The top youth baseball talent from Canada will call Rogers Centre home for the next week. Tournament 12, an amateur baseball showcase featuring 160 of the best First-Year Player Draft-eligible players nationwide, kicked off Tuesday at the Blue Jays' home stadium in downtown Toronto.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/16/2014 | Tournament 12 to showcase top Canadian high school talent
One of the biggest opportunities for young baseball players from north of the border now awaits them right at home. Thanks to the Blue Jays, Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar and the Jays Care Foundation, the second-annual Tournament 12 will give the top Draft-eligible Canadian high school talent a chance to showcase their skills in front of dozens of scouts and college recruiters on the big league stage at Rogers Centre.
9/15/2014 | Benches warned after Stroman nearly hits Joseph
Both the Blue Jays and Orioles were warned in the sixth inning on Monday after Marcus Stroman threw a pitch near the head of Baltimore catcher Caleb Joseph in apparent retaliation for Joseph blocking the plate on Jose Reyes' headfirst slide an inning earlier.
9/15/2014 | Gibbons loses challenge on close play at second
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons lost his challenge of a disputed call at second base during the ninth inning of Monday night's 5-2 loss to the Orioles.
9/15/2014 | Missed opportunities cost Blue Jays in Baltimore
Marcus Stroman battled through six innings, but the Blue Jays couldn't capitalize on some scoring chances in a 5-2 loss to the Orioles on Monday at Camden Yards.
9/15/2014 | O's look to wrap up AL East with win over Toronto
The Orioles can clinch the American League East for the first time since 1997 with a win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Ubaldo Jimenez will get the call in his first start since mid-August, opposite Toronto's Drew Hutchison.
9/14/2014 | After ninth-inning heroics, Toronto falls in 10
Every loss hurts, but when it's coming down to the wire in a Wild Card race, they can sting a little bit more. The Blue Jays battled back from a four-run deficit late, but couldn't complete the comeback in a 10-inning, 6-5 loss to the Rays at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
9/14/2014 | Two challenges go Blue Jays' way in loss to Rays
The Rays challenged an out call in the third inning of Sunday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays, but the ruling did not go their way.
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