D-backs’ Cuban-born OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. now U.S. citizenMay 9, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was not in the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins on Monday night because he was late arriving to the ballpark.
Blue Jays’ newest addition Varsho excited for opportunityDecember 24, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Despite the initial shock, Daulton Varsho views his trade to the Toronto Blue Jays as potentially being one of the best things that could happen to him.
The former Arizona Diamondbacks slugger was sent to Toronto for veteran outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
D-backs trade Varsho to Blue Jays, receive Moreno, GurrielDecember 24, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired one of the top prospects in baseball, adding catcher Gabriel Moreno and veteran outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in a Friday swap that sent slugger Daulton Varsho to the Toronto Blue Jays.
OF Kevin Kiermaier, Blue Jays finalize $9M, 1-year contractDecember 15, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Gold Glove-winning centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier finalized a $9 million, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.
The 32-year-old slumped to a .228 average with seven homers and 22 RBIs in 63 games this year in a season cut short by left hip surgery in August.
Mariners, Blue Jays set rosters ahead of wild card seriesOctober 7, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are carrying 13 pitchers and 13 position players on their roster for the wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners, including former Seattle All-Star left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, who lost his spot in the rotation this season.
AL East-leading Yankees avoid series sweep, beat Toronto 4-2August 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees got a win they desperately needed, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.
Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays meet in game 2 of seriesAugust 16, 2022 GMT
Baltimore Orioles (60-55, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (61-53, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dean Kremer (4-4, 3.69 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (12-5, 2.56 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 124 strikeouts)
Hernández hits go-ahead 3-run HR, Blue Jays beat Tigers 5-3July 30, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored twice and the Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Saturday, Toronto’s 11th win in 14 games.
Blue Jays roll to franchise-record night, pound Red Sox 28-5July 23, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Raimel Tapia hit an inside-the-park grand slam after a misplay by Boston center fielder Jarren Duran and the Toronto Blue Jays set a franchise record for runs in a game, rolling past the Red Sox 28-5 on Friday night.
Tapia inside-the-park slam lifts Blue Jays over Red Sox 28-5July 23, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Raimel Tapia put his head down and started a slow jog to first base, not sure he’d gotten the pop he wanted when he drove a bases-loaded fly ball to deep center field in the third inning.
Blue Jays take on the Royals in first of 4-game seriesJuly 14, 2022 GMT
Kansas City Royals (35-53, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (47-42, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Thursday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: TBD; Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (6-6, 2.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 100 strikeouts)
Gurriel leads Blue Jays against the Phillies after 4-hit outingJuly 13, 2022 GMT
Philadelphia Phillies (46-42, third in the NL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (46-42, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Wednesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (8-4, 2.46 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 104 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.34 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
Berríos ties career-high with 13 Ks, Jays beat Phillies 4-3July 13, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos matched his career high by striking out 13 over six innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had four hits, including a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 Tuesday night.
Moore homers off Gurriel’s glove, Mariners beat Toronto 8-3July 8, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Dylan Moore homered — with an assist from left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. — and Marco Gonzales gave up two earned runs and pitched into the seventh inning, leading the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.
Guerrero drives in 3, Blue Jays beat Rays 9-2 on Canada DayJuly 1, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos stopped his three-start winless streak, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in three runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays celebrated Canada Day by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 Friday.
Blue Jays play the Rays in first of 5-game seriesJune 30, 2022 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays (40-34, fourth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (42-33, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Thursday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Jeffrey Springs (3-2, 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 65 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (2-4, 5.08 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 66 strikeouts)
Burnes, McCutchen, Brosseau lead Brewers past Blue Jays 5-4June 26, 2022 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes pitched into the eighth inning, Andrew McCutchen and Mike Brosseau homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Saturday.
The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner extended his winning streak to a season-high three games, but he wasn’t as crisp as in a 2-0 win over the Cardinals on Monday.
Blue Jays rally from 5 down, end Yankees’ 9-game win streakJune 19, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched his fifth career grand slam, Teoscar Hernández hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to stop the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak, beating New York 10-9 Sunday.
Blue Jays back Berríos with early homers, rout Tigers 10--1June 11, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr., George Springer and Bo Bichette homered during a four-run second inning, José Berríos pitched eight strong innings and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 10-1 on Friday night.
Berríos fans career-high 13, Blue Jays beat Twins 12-3June 4, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays backed him with three home runs, hammering the Minnesota Twins 12-3 Saturday.
Padres’ Grisham walks it off vs Pirates, his 2nd of careerMay 30, 2022 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trent Grisham hit a two-run walkoff homer in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres, who have struggled offensively, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Sunday to take two of three.
Gurriel’s 5 RBIs best Ohtani’s 2 HRs in Jays’ win over HalosMay 30, 2022 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani crushed two early homers, but they didn't stand up.
Not against the all-day relentlessness of the Toronto Blue Jays' lineup, and not against the ineptitude of the Los Angeles Angels' pitching staff.
Blue Jays rally in 9th inning for 4-3 victory over AngelsMay 28, 2022 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. didn't have his cleanest fielding performance. He came through at the plate when was needed the most, though.
Which kind of sums up the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night.
Hernandez, Jansen HR as Jays beat Rays to end 5-game skidMay 15, 2022 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Teoscar Hernandez and Danny Jansen homered in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Saturday to end a five-game skid.
Hernandez, who missed three weeks with a sore left oblique, hit his second homer of the season leading off the eighth in a 1-1 game.
Springer hits tying HR, Jays rally to beat Red Sox 6-5 in 10April 27, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — George Springer hit a two-run homer to force extra innings, Raimel Taipa hit a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 10th, and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the slumping Boston Red Sox their fourth straight loss, 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Bichette breaks tie with 1st slam, Blue Jays top Red Sox 6-2April 26, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette broke an eighth-inning tie with his first career grand slam and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Boston Red Sox 6-2 on Monday night.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Matt Chapman also homered for the Blue Jays.
Manoah wins second straight start, Blue Jays beat A’s 4-3April 17, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Alek Manoah struck out six over six innings to win his second straight start, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had two hits and scored twice, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Sunday.
Guerrero Jr. hits MLB-leading 5th HR, Blue Jays beat A’s 4-1April 16, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major league-leading fifth home run, Zack Collins had two hits and an RBI and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 on Friday night.
Jays rally from 7 down for season-opening win over RangersApril 9, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays erased a seven-run deficit and completed the biggest opening day comeback in seven decades to beat the Texas Rangers 10-8 Friday night.
Blue Jays use historic opening day comeback to beat RangersApril 9, 2022 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Finally back for opening day — and in a full house, at that — the upstart Toronto Blue Jays tapped into their potent offense for the biggest season-opening comeback in more than seven decades.
Baltimore Orioles to visit the Toronto Blue JaysOctober 1, 2021 GMT
Baltimore Orioles (52-107, fifth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (88-71, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Friday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: TBD Blue Jays: Steven Matz (13-7, 3.88 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 139 strikeouts)
Twins bump Blue Jays back in wild card race, as Gurriel hurtSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays were relieved when surging left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped a freak play in the outfield without serious injury.
Now they've got some hard work ahead of them to return to the postseason.
Patino expected to start for the Rays against the Blue JaysSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
Toronto Blue Jays (85-66, third in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (93-59, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Wednesday, 3:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Julian Merryweather (0-1, 1.23 ERA, .96 WHIP, 7 strikeouts) Rays: Luis Patino (4-3, 4.74 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)
Baz wins debut, AL East-leading Rays beat Blue Jays 6-4September 21, 2021 GMT
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.
Shane Baz wins MLB debut, Rays cut Blue Jays’ wild-card leadSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
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.
Rasmussen scheduled to start for Rays at Blue JaysSeptember 14, 2021 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays (89-55, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (81-63, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Drew Rasmussen (2-1, 3.25 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 65 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (11-7, 3.52 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 177 strikeouts)
LEADING OFF: 41-year-old Hill faces 40-year-old WainwrightSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: 41-year-old Hill faces 40-year-old WainwrightSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
A look at what's happening around the majors Monday:
Blue Jays hit five homers, pound Orioles 22-7September 13, 2021 GMT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernández each hit a grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 22-7 Sunday, finishing two runs shy of the franchise record.
Semien hits walk-off HR, Jays rally three times to beat A’sSeptember 4, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Semien hit a game-ending three-run homer in the ninth inning after Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a tying grand slam in the eighth, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied three times to stun the Oakland Athletics 11-10 Friday night.
Grichuk breaks tie in 8th, Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-4September 2, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Randal Grichuk hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Marcus Semien hit a solo home run and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Ray fans 14, Kirk gets winning hit, Jays beat White Sox 3-1August 26, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Alejandro Kirk broke a tie with an RBI single in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 Wednesday night.
After Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray matched his career high by striking out 14 over seven innings, Tim Mayza (4-1) worked a perfect eighth and Jordan Romano finished for his 13th save in 14 chances.
Cabrera hits 500th homer as Tigers beat Blue Jays 5-3 in 11August 23, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Miguel Cabrera became the 28th major league player to hit 500 home runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 in 11 innings on Sunday.
Daz Cameron and Willi Castro each hit an RBI double in the 11th to help Detroit take two of three in the weekend series.
Angels’ Ohtani hits 38th HR, but Jays hit 4 in 10-2 winAugust 12, 2021 GMT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 38th home run this season, but the Toronto Blue Jays hit it out of the park four times, including two from George Springer and a grand slam by Teoscar Hernández, to defeat the Los Angeles Angels 10-2 Wednesday night.
Blue Jays use 9-run 5th to beat skidding Red Sox 12-4August 7, 2021 GMT
TORONTO (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run homer, Teoscar Hernández had three hits and three RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays used a nine-run fifth inning to beat Boston 12-4 on Friday night, handing the skidding Red Sox their seventh loss in eight games.
Blue Jays shut out Rangers in both ends of doubleheaderJuly 18, 2021 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a first-inning grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 31st homer of the season, and George Springer and Randal Grichuk also went deep for Toronto as the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-0 win over the Texas Rangers and a sweep of their doubleheader on Sunday.
Ray takes no-hitter into 7th, Jays end Rays’ 6-game streakJuly 11, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robbie Ray took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Tampa Bay 3-1 Sunday, ending the Rays' six-game winning streak.
The left-hander’s bid ended with one out when Yandy Díaz was awarded a double after a fan reached over the left-field fence and tried to catch his drive.
Gurriel slam helps Jays send O’s to 20th straight road lossJune 25, 2021 GMT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his first grand slam in a six-run first inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. took over sole possession of the home run lead with his 24th, and the Toronto Blue Jays extended Baltimore's road losing streak to 20 games by routing the Orioles 9-0 on Thursday night.
Gurriel hits RBI double in 9th, Blue Jays beat MarlinsJune 23, 2021 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays' bats came alive as soon as they had a chance to face someone other than Sandy Alcantara.
Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. doubled on consecutive pitches against reliever Yimi García to break a ninth-inning tie, and Toronto beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night.
Hernández hits 2 of Jays’ 8 HRs in 18-4 rout of Red SoxJune 14, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Teoscar Hernández belted a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster — two of Toronto’s eight longballs — and Marcus Semien extended his road hitting streak to 26 games as the Blue Jays pounded the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday.
Blue Jays homer 8 times at Fenway, rout Red Sox 18-4June 14, 2021 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Teoscar Hernández hit a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster — two of Toronto’s eight longballs as the Blue Jays routed the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Cavan Biggio, Rowdy Tellez and Marcus Semien also went deep for the Blue Jays, a day after they had five homers in a 7-2 victory.
Keuchel, Grandal lead White Sox past Blue Jays 5-2June 11, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel thinks he is heading in the right direction. That's a very positive development for a Chicago White Sox team dealing with another major injury.
Keuchel pitched six effective innings, Yasmani Grandal homered and Chicago beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Thursday night.
Blue Jays rip Indians 11-2, game shortened by nasty weatherMay 29, 2021 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The wind tore through Progressive Field, the rain never stopped and the temperature made it feel more like mid-November than late May.
"It was the perfect storm for a baseball game,” said Toronto second baseman Joe Panik.
Matz excels in NY return, Kluber hurt, Jays top Yanks 6-2May 26, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz felt at home in his return to New York, making it appear the Mets gave up too soon when they jettisoned the left-hander to Toronto.
Matz limited the Yankees to one run over 6 2/3 innings in his finest outing in two years and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Phillies star Harper exits with sore shoulder, Jays win 4-0May 16, 2021 GMT
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered and five Toronto pitchers combined on a six-hitter to beat Philadelphia 4-0 Saturday night in a game when Phillies star Bryce Harper exited early with right shoulder soreness.
Biggio hits first HR in Houston, Jays top Astros 8-4May 9, 2021 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Cavan Biggio grew up at Minute Maid Park, watching his father, Craig, wrap up his Hall of Fame career with the Houston Astros.
On Saturday night, it was Craig Biggio who watched as his son hit his first homer at the ballpark where he made so many memories to help the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-4 win over the Astros...
Cole scheduled to start for Yankees at Blue JaysApril 12, 2021 GMT
New York Yankees (4-5) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (4-5)
Dunedin; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1...