Blue Jays pick up club option on Smoak, decline club option on Solarte

Justin Smoak

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their US$8-million club option on first baseman Justin Smoak and have declined the $5.5-million club option on infielder Yangervis Solarte. The Blue Jays announced the moves Wednesday evening on Twitter. Smoak had a breakout season in 2017, batting .270 with 38 home runs and 90 runs batted in. He remained productive in 2018 with a .242 average, 25 homers and 77 RBIs. Solarte batted .226 with 17 homers and 54 RBIs. The Jays say Solarte will remain on the 40-man roster andRead More

Yankees rally late, but Blue Jays hang on for 8-7 win


Ben Walker, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:20PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:05PM EDT NEW YORK — Miguel Andujar’s drive sailed into the seats for a grand slam , the crowd went crazy. But a furious rally quickly fizzled, and the questions remained for the New York Yankees. CC Sabathia got clocked early and the Yankees, despite hitting four home runs during a late comeback, kept wobbling toward a playoff spot Saturday with an 8-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. “We have aRead More

Red Sox move closer to AL East crown, beat Blue Jays 4-3

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel

Doug Alden, The Associated Press Published Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:17PM EDT BOSTON — J.D. Martinez hit his 41st home run and the Boston Red Sox moved closer to clinching the AL East title, completing a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 4-3 victory Thursday night. Xander Bogaerts scored the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning error after the Blue Jays rallied in the top half with two runs to tie it 3-all. Rafael Devers also homered for the major league-leading Red Sox (101-46), who pulled 10 1/2Read More

Red Sox beat Blue Jays 7-2 becoming first MLB team to clinch playoff spot

Kevin Pillar

The Associated Press Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:38PM EDT Last Updated Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:08PM EDT BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, rallying on pinch-hitter Brock Holt’s go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night. Guided by rookie manager Alex Cora, the Red Sox improved the best record in baseball at 99-46. They assured themselves at least a spot in the AL wild-card game while reachingRead More

Prado has 3 RBIs in return, Marlins beat Blue Jays 6-3

Miami Marlins

Christopher Stock, The Associated Press Published Saturday, September 1, 2018 10:19PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 1, 2018 11:04PM EDT MIAMI — Martin Prado looked to be at full strength in his first game in three weeks. Prado hit a bases-clearing double in his return from his latest injury, Wei-Yin Chen pitched eight strong innings and the Miami Marlins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Saturday night. “It was huge personally and for the team,” Prado said. “I think every time you get to contribute to win a gameRead More