Latest Toronto Blue Jays News

Huge crowds pack downtown Toronto for Raptors parade

Jun. 17, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jubilant Raptors fans decked out in team gear are jamming downtown Toronto for a parade for the NBA champions. Crowds packed the route and the square outside City Hall where the march is to end in the afternoon. Fans, many skipping school and work, filled the streets and subways as early as...

Thornton shuts down former team, Blue Jays rout Astros 12-0

Jun. 16, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Trent Thornton was looking forward to Sunday's game against the Astros since he was traded to Toronto in the offseason. He delivered arguably his best start of the season. Thornton shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto's season-high five...

Rookie Yordan Alvarez homers again, Astros top Blue Jays 7-2

Jun. 15, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez has quickly become a huge hit for the injury-depleted Houston Astros. The 21-year-old rookie from Cuba homered again, connecting for an upper-deck shot Saturday to send the Astros over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. Alvarez became the fourth player in major league history to hit...

Chirinos hits slam, drives in 6 runs, Astros beat Blue Jays

Jun. 15, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos said he was late on the fastball the whole game. He finally caught up to one when it counted most. Chirinos hit his first grand slam and finished with a career-high six RBIs, Gerrit Cole struck out 10 and the Houston Astros routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-2 on Friday night....

Blue Jays belt 3 HRs, get 17 hits in 12-3 rout of Orioles

Jun. 14, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — For much of this season, Marcus Stroman has pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays without receiving adequate run support. His teammates made up for that shortcoming in a big way against the Baltimore Orioles. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to spark a seven-run sixth inning, Cavan Biggio went deep...

Tellez slam helps Blue Jays beat Orioles 8-6 to end skid

Jun. 13, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The game pitted the two worst teams in the AL East, lasted more than four hours and ended in the rain before a smattering of fans. After 12 pitchers combined to throw 374 pitches and issue 13 walks on a soggy Wednesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays retreated to the clubhouse at Camden Yards...

Blue Jays closer Giles placed on IL with elbow inflammation

Jun. 12, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have placed closer Ken Giles on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. Giles is 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA and has 11 saves in 12 tries. The move, announced by the team on Wednesday, is retroactive to June 9. Manager Charlie Montoyo expects Giles to serve the...

Means leads Orioles past Blue Jays 4-2 in series opener

Jun. 11, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles rookie John Means admittedly had to grind through his latest start. Nonetheless, he was still able to put his team in position for a much-needed win. Means tied a season-high with seven strikeouts and the Orioles took the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on...

Raptors fever runs hot across Canada during NBA Finals

Jun. 10, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It was just past midnight Monday morning, and Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri decided it was time to go see the people. So he headed outside — to the line of fans waiting to get into Jurassic Park, a group of die-hards who had been in line for hours and hours and hours already....

Zach Davies wins 7th, Brewers beat Pirates 5-3

Jun. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Zach Davies became the first Milwaukee starter to win his first seven decisions in a season, hanging on for five innings Saturday before the Brewers' bullpen finished off a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ryan Braun had an RBI single in the fourth that put the Brewers ahead...