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Justin Smoak went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in the Blue Jays' 11-2 defeat of the Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre.

Smoak cranked a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning and a solo shot in the bottom of the third. He then added a single in the bottom of the seventh. The 28-year-old first baseman is having a quietly tremendous season, now with an .849 OPS, seven home runs, and 24 RBI in 62 games.
Jul 1 - 3:58 PM

Mark Buehrle twirled seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a dominant victory over the Red Sox.

Buehrle yielded just four hits, issued no walks, and he struck out seven. The only run that came against him was on a Pablo Sandoval groundout in the top of the seventh inning. Buehrle, 36, will carry a 3.64 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start on the road against the White Sox.
Jul 1 - 3:54 PM

Michael Saunders (knee) will be re-evaluated at the end of July.

An MRI taken last week of Saunders' left knee showed significant healing, but clearly he's still a long ways away from a return. The Blue Jays will hope to get him back at some point during the second half.
Jul 1 - 11:41 AM

Blue Jays activated INF Steve Tolleson from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Tolleson had been out since late May with a strained groin. He seems likely to clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Jul 1 - 11:38 AM

Jose Reyes went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, but the Blue Jays were bested on Tuesday by the Red Sox.

Reyes' two-run blast came in the seventh inning off of Tommy Layne and brought the Jays right back into the game. The shortstop has had a quiet year at the plate, batting .267/.302/.386 with four home runs, 27 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.
Jun 30 - 10:24 PM

Marco Estrada yielded four runs (two earned) in 2 1/3 innings, suffering a loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Estrada flirted with a perfect game in his previous outing, so he really stunk by comparison. The right-hander was hurt by a Devon Travis error on leadoff hitter Mookie Betts' grounder, which helped lead to two runs scoring. But Estrada also walked four and allowed three hits while striking out only one batter. He'll try for better results next time when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit. He now has a 3.58 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 64/27 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings.
Jun 30 - 10:21 PM

Russell Martin is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

He's likely just getting a day off. Dioner Navarro will start behind the plate and catch Marco Estrada.
Jun 30 - 3:47 PM

R.A. Dickey notched a quality start, yielding three runs in six innings, but took the loss on Monday against the Red Sox.

Dickey punctuates a strong June with another quality start. He pitched reasonably well, giving up the three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three, but Clay Buchholz was nearly untouchable. Dickey gave up two runs in the third inning on a two-run Xander Bogaerts double, then one more in the fifth on Brock Holt's RBI single. Dickey still owns a disappointing 4.85 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 63/40 K/BB ratio in 102 innings. He'll try to knuckleball his way past the Tigers in Detroit next.
Jun 29 - 9:43 PM

Blue Jays pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman allowed just two hits over five shutout innings in Saturday's start for High-A Dunedin.

It was Hoffman's eighth start since coming back from Tommy John surgery. The 22-year-old has been hitting 99 mph on his fastball and looks every bit as sharp as he did before his operation. His six strikeouts Saturday were a season-high. Hoffman hasn't pitched more than five innings in any start and Dunedin will continue to monitor his workload throughout the season.
Jun 28 - 5:36 PM

Drew Hutchison won his eighth game Sunday, holding the Rangers to one unearned run over 5 2/3 frames in a 3-2 victory.

Hutchison issued three free passes on the day, but he yielded only four hits and recorded eight strikeouts. It's been a roller-coaster ride for the righty's fantasy owners this season, as he's been terribly inconsistent from start-to-start and holds a 4.99 ERA. However, he's managed to win eight games and has whiffed 81 over 88 1/3 innings. Hutchison takes on the Tigers on the road next weekend.
Jun 28 - 4:12 PM

Roberto Osuna recorded his second save of the season in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Osuna came on in the eighth inning to bail Steve Delabar out of a jam by striking out Shin-Soo Choo. He then allowed a leadoff double in the ninth inning but pitched out of it by inducing a couple flyouts and another strikeout to end it. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has yet to officially anointing a new closer following the demotion of Brett Cecil, but Osuna is the team's best reliever and it's clear he's the preferred ninth-inning option right now.
Jun 28 - 4:09 PM

Josh Donaldson singled and belted a solo homer in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Donaldson's towering blast off of Chi Chi Gonzalez in the fourth inning got the scoring going and the Blue Jays held on for a one-run victory. The third baseman now has 18 longballs and 48 RBI for the season to go along with a .301/.360/.540 batting line. Toronto's trade for Donaldson looks smarter by the day.
Jun 28 - 4:00 PM

Jose Reyes went 0-for-4 in a losing effort against the Rangers on Saturday.

He was one of six Blue Jays regulars held without a hit as the team was shut out by Yovani Gallardo and company. The Jays tallied just three hits as a team.
Jun 27 - 4:16 PM

Matt Boyd struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings in a losing effort against the Rangers in his big league debut Saturday.

Boyd allowed four runs on nine hits on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. Most of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Mitch Moreland, Rougned Odor and Robinson Chirinos each blasting solo homers. It's unclear if he has earned another trip through the rotation or if he will head back to Triple-A.
Jun 27 - 4:03 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Johan Santana will suspend his comeback attempt until the 2016 season.

The 36-year-old left-hander has been dealing with a toe infection hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the 2012 season. He signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays in February but has not yet been able to make it back to the mound.
Jun 27 - 1:38 PM

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