Latest Marcus Semien News

MLB qualifying offer price drops by $500,000 to $18.4M

Oct. 19, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries. The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second...

Blue Jays rout Orioles but get no help, miss playoffs

Oct. 03, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — George Springer and the Blue Jays put on one final power display, but even a 91st victory in Game 162 couldn’t keep Toronto's vagabond season going. Springer hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. launched his 48th homer as...

Jays stay close in wild-card race, hit 5 HRs, rout O's 10-1

Oct. 03, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 47th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays pressed their AL wild-card chase to the final day of the regular season by thumping the Baltimore Orioles 10-1 Saturday. The Blue Jays launched five homers while Alek Manoah allowed one...

Judge HRs twice, Yankees beat Jays 6-2 to extend WC lead

Sep. 30, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge hit two of New York’s five home runs and the Yankees extended their AL wild-card lead by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 Thursday night. Gleyber Torres and Anthony Rizzo also connected off Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray, and Brett Gardner...

Bichette homers twice, Blue Jays top Yanks 6-5, tighten race

Sep. 30, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Yankees 6-5 Wednesday night, tightened the AL wild-card race and ended New York’s seven-game winning streak. Boston (89-69) closed...

2nd to none: Semien hits record 44th HR as second baseman

Sep. 29, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays slugger Marcus Semien set a major league record for home runs by a second baseman when he hit his 44th of the season on Wednesday night against Yankees ace Gerrit Cole. Semien’s homer, a two-run drive into the left field bullpen, broke a tie...

Blue Jays beat Twins 6-1; stay 2 back in AL wild-card race

Sep. 26, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Saturday night. Robbie Ray (13-6) scattered three hits in six innings as the Blue Jays...

LEADING OFF: Cardinals seek franchise-best 15th straight win

Sep. 25, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RED-HOT REDBIRDS The soaring Cardinals will try for a franchise-record 15th consecutive victory when they play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis swept a doubleheader from...

Buxton's homer spoils Berríos’ return; Twins beat Jays 3-1

Sep. 24, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Byron Buxton’s two-run homer spoiled José Berríos’ return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto’s postseason hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1 on Friday night. Buxton hit his 15th home run of the season in a three-run third inning...

Shane Baz wins MLB debut, Rays cut Blue Jays' wild-card lead

Sep. 21, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto's lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night. Tampa Bay has a seven-game...