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Drew Hutchison allowed just one hit over seven scoreless innings in a win over the Yankees on Saturday.

The one hit was a double by Mark Teixeira in the fourth inning. Otherwise, Hutchison dominated by striking out nine and walking two while throwing 64 out of 103 pitches for strikes. He also hit two batters. Amazingly, this is the first time all season that he has back-to-back quality starts. He'll try to keep it going next week when he brings a 4.47 ERA into a start against the Red Sox.
Aug 30 - 3:50 PM

Aaron Sanchez recorded six outs against the Yankees on Saturday for his first major league save.

Inheriting a 2-0 lead from Drew Hutchison, Sanchez struck out two out of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning before coming back out for the ninth. Struggling closer Casey Janssen was warming in the bullpen during the inning and might have come in if he got into trouble. It didn't happen, as Sanchez sat the Yankees down in order in the ninth, including a strikeout looking to Brian McCann to end it. Sanchez owns a 1.66 ERA and 20/3 K/BB ratio over his first 21 2/3 innings in the majors.
Aug 30 - 3:47 PM

Jose Bautista accounted for the Blue Jays' offense Saturday against the Yankees with a two-run homer.

Make that homers in four straight games for Bautista. This is the second time in his career he's done that. The veteran slugger now has 28 homers on the year, tying his total from his injury-shortened season last year.
Aug 30 - 3:46 PM

Colby Rasmus returned to the Blue Jays lineup with a bang on Friday, reaching base three times in a losing effort against the Yankees.

Rasmus, who missed the past couple of games due to illness, went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. He also drew a walk in the contest. Even with the terrific night though, he's still slashing a meager .227/.290/.442 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in his 94 contests.
Aug 30 - 5:18 AM

Mark Buehrle was charged with four runs over six-plus innings of work in Friday's loss to the Yankees.

Buehrle held the Yankees scoreless over the first six innings, but he unraveled in the seventh by allowing four straight batters to reach base. All of them ended up coming around to score. After beginning the year at 10-1, Buehrle has lost eight out of his last nine decisions.
Aug 29 - 11:55 PM

Jose Bautista smacked a solo homer against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Bautista has now gone deep in three straight games. He's now up to 27 home runs on the year, which ties him with teammate Edwin Encarnacion for sixth in the majors.
Aug 29 - 11:54 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons suggested Friday that Brandon Morrow's (finger) long-term role could be as a reliever.

Morrow will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. The plan has always been to bring him back in September as a reliever, but it sounds like Morrow will be used out of the bullpen next year, too. "You look at his stuff," Gibbons said. "That might be an ideal role for him."
Aug 29 - 4:34 PM

Blue Jays prospect SS Franklin Barreto went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base on Wednesday for Short Season Vancouver.

The long ball was just Barreto’s sixth of the year, but four of them have come in his last 22 games. The 18-year-old shortstop has fared well this season in his first taste of short-season ball, posting a .316/.386/.495 batting line, 63 runs, 33 extra-base hits and 26 stolen bases in 69 games. Barreto appears ready to make his full-season debut next season, but don’t expect him to race through Toronto’s system like Dalton Pompey has this year.
Aug 28 - 2:55 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched the Blue Jays past the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 7 2/3 innings.

Stroman, who was coming off ugly outings against the White Sox and Rays, improved to 3-0 with an 0.83 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this year. He's a candidate to be shut down next month if the Blue Jays fall out of contention, so he really needs to keep winning in order to continue pitching. He's a pretty good play against the Rays next week.
Aug 27 - 10:28 PM

Brett Cecil got the save for the Blue Jays on Wednesday, retiring all four Red Sox he faced in a 5-2 game.

The Jays decided to give Casey Janssen the night off after Tuesday's debacle, but he remains the team's closer. Cecil's save was his fifth of the year. He's struck out 18 batters in 10 innings this month and 61 in 43 2/3 innings for the year.
Aug 27 - 10:25 PM

Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer off the bench Wednesday against the Red Sox.

It was Valencia's first homer since arriving in Toronto, but he's batting .308 in 65 at-bats since being acquired from the Royals. The homer off Junichi Tazawa was his first against a right-hander. He entered the night hitting .360/.408/.494 with two homers against lefties and .212/.256/.271 versus righties.
Aug 27 - 10:19 PM

Brandon Morrow (finger) threw a scoreless inning for High-A Dunedin on Wednesday.

The rehab appearance was the first for Morrow since hitting the disabled list on May 3. The inning is likely indicative of Morrow's role when he returns -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has said Morrow will likely come back as a reliever when he returns. That day is still probably a few weeks out.
Aug 27 - 9:10 PM

R.A. Dickey was placed on revocable waivers by the Blue Jays on August 25, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The Jays placed a bunch of players on waivers, which is pretty standard procedure for teams in August. It will soon be known whether he cleared waivers or was claimed by a team. Dickey is owed $12 million in 2015 with a $12 million club option for 2016. The knuckleballer is 10-12 with a 4.00 ERA this season.
Aug 27 - 8:50 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports the Blue Jays have placed Mark Buehrle on revocable waivers.

Buehrle is owed $19 million in the final year of his deal in 2015, so interest in the 35-year-old may be hard to come by. The Angels, a team in serious need of another starter after Garrett Richards' injury, could be interested. Buehrle started the year strong and is 11-8 with a 3.41 ERA through 26 starts.
Aug 27 - 7:45 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo.

He'll replace Sergio Santos in the bullpen. Jenkins, who has posted a 2.56 ERA in 21 relief appearances with the big club this season, will work in middle relief.
Aug 27 - 2:02 PM


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