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Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with a home run Monday in the Blue Jays' victory over the Twins.

Donaldson doubled in the bottom of the first inning and then cranked a two-run shot off Twins starter Ervin Santana in the bottom of the fifth. The 29-year-old third baseman is sporting a tremendous .916 OPS with 27 home runs and 77 RBI in 105 games this season for the Blue Jays, who are now tied with Minnesota for the second American League Wild Card spot.
Aug 3 - 3:58 PM

David Price fired eight innings of one-run ball Monday in the Blue Jays' 5-1 defeat of the Twins.

It was Price's first start with the Jays and he was absolutely terrific in front of a sellout crowd at Rogers Centre. Minnesota managed just three hits and Price struck out 11 batters before leaving to a standing ovation after the top of the eighth. The only run he gave up was on a second-inning solo homer by Torii Hunter. Price will try for more of the same this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 3 - 3:50 PM

Blue Jays sent OF Ezequiel Carrera outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Carrera was designated for assignment by the Jays on Saturday and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .259/.311/.349 career hitter.
Aug 3 - 3:46 PM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Ben Rowen off waivers from the Cubs.

Rowen was designated for assignment by the Cubs on July 31 to open up a roster spot for new starting pitcher Dan Haren. Rowen, a 26-year-old right-handed reliever with promising minor league numbers, has been assigned to the Blue Jays' Triple-A team in Buffalo.
Aug 3 - 2:34 PM

Roberto Osuna is likely to get a day off Monday.

Osuna allowed a solo homer in a successful save appearance Sunday afternoon against the Royals -- his third outing in four games. Aaron Sanchez could get a look in his place as the Jays celebrate Simcoe Day with a Monday matinee. Osuna, 20, boasts a 2.27 ERA and 53/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings this season and he is 7-for-8 in save chances.
Aug 3 - 11:48 AM

Roberto Osuna recorded four outs for his seventh save, wrapping up Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Royals.

Osuna allowed a two-out, two-run home run to Ben Zobrist immediately upon entering, but struck out Lorenzo Cain to end the eighth inning with the Jays still ahead 3-2. Then the Jays got both runs back for him. In the top of the ninth, he got Eric Hosmer to ground out, then erased a Kendrys Morales single when Salvador Perez grounded into a game-ending double play. Osuna is 7-for-8 in save chances on the year with a 2.27 ERA and a 53/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings.
Aug 2 - 5:06 PM

R.A. Dickey assisted in Sunday's defeat of the Royals by tossing seven scoreless innings, earning his sixth win of the season.

Dickey limited the Royals to two hits and two walks while striking out six. Things escalated after he left as there was a benches-clearing incident between the two teams, spurred by teammate and reliever Aaron Sanchez. At any rate, Dickey lowered his ERA to 4.06 and owns a 1.24 WHIP with a 90/49 K/BB ratio in 144 innings. He's held the opposition to two or fewer runs in five consecutive starts, a trend he'll hope to continue over the weekend at Yankee Stadium.
Aug 2 - 4:54 PM

Jose Bautista blasted a pair of home runs on Saturday, but it still wasn't enough for the Blue Jays to overcome the Royals.

Bautista followed teammate Josh Donaldson's two-run shot with a solo homer in the fifth inning that gave the Jays a 5-1 lead at the time. He would add another long solo blast in the eighth off Wade Davis to pull the Jays to within a run at 7-6, but that would be as close as they would get. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4 with three RBI. Bautista is now hitting .237/.365/.503 with 23 homers and 70 RBI on the season.
Aug 1 - 3:40 PM

Mark Buehrle pitched well in a no-decision against the Royals on Saturday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over his seven innings of work.

The veteran southpaw struck out three and didn't issue a walk in the ballgame. He left in line for his 12th victory of the season, but the Blue Jays bullpen was unable to protect his lead. He'll bring an impressive 3.32 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Twins.
Aug 1 - 3:39 PM

Russell Martin is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop with a day game after a night game. Dioner Navarro will start behind the dish and bat sixth against Yordano Ventura and the Royals on Saturday.
Aug 1 - 11:00 AM

Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Blue Jays lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals.

Manager John Gibbons simply wanted to give his new shortstop a day of rest. Munenori Kawasaki will start in his place and bat eighth against Yordano Ventura on Saturday.
Aug 1 - 10:57 AM

Blue Jays designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment.

The 28-year-old outfielder had done a nice job in limited time for the Jays, hitting .279/.327/.374 with three homers and 21 RBI in 70 games. He could attract some interest on waivers.
Aug 1 - 10:15 AM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Ryan Tepera to Triple-A Buffalo.

The 27-year-old hurler has been outstanding in 21 appearances with the Jays this season, registering a 2.28 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 16/4 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings. He'll assuredly get another opportunity the next time the Jays need a fresh arm.
Aug 1 - 10:13 AM

Blue Jays recalled INF Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 34-year-old infielder and fan favorite is hitting just .200/.294/.333 in 15 at-bats with the Blue Jays this season. He'll provide infield depth and flexibility while Devon Travis is on the disabled list.
Aug 1 - 10:11 AM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to action on Friday.

The slugger was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a jammed finger and sat out Thursday as well. He didn't seem to have any issues on Friday though and should be fine moving forward. With the two-hit effort, he's now hitting .241/.338/.455 with 19 homers and 56 RBI on the season.
Aug 1 - 8:35 AM


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