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Betances, Montgomery make season debuts in Yanks' loss

Sep. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Dellin Betances made his season debut for the Yankees, strengthening an already top bullpen. Jordan Montgomery returned, too, though he likely is tuning up for next season. Betances faced two batters and struck out both Sunday in a 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays that ended a 10-game road...

Bichette's home run in 12th leads Blue Jays over Yanks 6-5

Sep. 14, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette talked big before going out to bat in extra innings. Then the talented rookie delivered. Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, the...

Thornton, Blue Jays 2-hit slumping Red Sox in 8-0 win

Sep. 11, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Boston veteran Mitch Moreland said it's been "a tough couple of days" for the Red Sox offense. Doesn't get much more rugged than this. Trent Thornton and three others combined on a two-hitter, Teoscar Hernández and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 8-0...

Tellez homers, Toronto beats Boston to end 7-game skid

Sep. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rowdy Tellez snapped the Toronto Blue Jays out of their longest losing streak of the season with another big home run against Boston. Tellez hit a two-run homer, Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire added solo shots and the Blue Jays snapped a seven-game slide with a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on...

Donaldson, Foltynewicz power Braves to 6th straight win

Sep. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Brian Snitker plans to relax Wednesday and enjoy a rare off day in the middle of a pennant race. With the way his team keeps winning, Snitker will cherish a brief respite before NL East rival Washington comes to town to begin a four-game series Thursday. "This is going to be a...

Camargo, Donaldson hit HRs as Braves beat Blue Jays 6-3

Sep. 2, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With Bobby Cox in the house, the Atlanta Braves found instant extra motivation. Josh Donaldson and Johan Camargo hit two-run homers and Mike Soroka snapped a streak of eight starts without a win as the Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Monday. The NL East-leading Braves have won five...

Biggio homers, drives in 3 as Blue Jays beat Astros 6-4

Aug. 31, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays rookie Cavan Biggio knows his Hall of Fame father is going to face a struggle every time his son's team meets the Houston Astros. Biggio and Teoscar Hernandez each hit a two-run home run, Clay Buchholz pitched into the sixth inning to win for the first time in more than a year, and...

Donaldson hitless in Toronto return as Jays top Braves 3-1

Aug. 27, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — When Josh Donaldson strode to the plate with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh inning, Atlanta Braves teammate Freddie Freeman figured he was about to witness something special. "I thought he was going to hit a grand slam," Freeman said. "It was the perfect setting." Instead,...

Muncy's homer in 10th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 2-1

Aug. 22, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tied in extra innings at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers always expect to win. "Who it's going to be is always a question," manager Dave Roberts said. It was Max Muncy's turn. Frustrated after striking out in his first two at-bats, Muncy homered in the bottom of the 10th to lift the...

Kershaw passes Koufax on wins list, Dodgers thump Blue Jays

Aug. 21, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As good as he felt last week in Miami striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings, Clayton Kershaw felt equally as bad back home at Dodger Stadium. "It's a humbling game," the Dodgers ace said. Still, Kershaw navigated his way through six innings to pass Sandy Koufax for most wins by a...