AL East champ Blue Jays rest starters in rainy loss to O’s

A handful of fans sit in the stands as rain falls during the first


CINCINNATI (AP) – Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo added an RBI double and the Cubs kept alive their slim hopes for home-field advantage in the wild-card game. The 30-year-old Price recorded his fifth consecutive victory on Monday despite allowing five runs in as many innings of a 10-8 triumph over Tampa Bay. With a win Wednesday, the Blue Jays clinched the AL East title and a spot in the ALDS, which opens October. 8.

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, left, tags out…

In the fourth, Machado singled and stole second and third, for his 19th and 20th stolen bases. “We’ve been playing our regulars for quite a while, trying to win this thing, and they got a chance the last two days”. We had our industry’s “GURUs” working on it for over a year and their determination was our area just was not going to produce the results. Toronto and Baltimore and St. Louis and Pittsburgh will play doubleheaders Wednesday. Yeah, we’d love to (secure best record), but I’ve got to do what’s best for these guys, not what a few bozo out there in fantasy land thinks.

July 25, 2015 – The Blue Jays win five of eight games out of the break to get above.

The struggling veteran makes what could conceivably be his final career start as the Blue Jays continue their quest for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs Friday night against the host Tampa Bay Rays.

In the top 10 are three Jays hitters – Josh Donaldson with 41, Jose Bautista with 40, and Edwin Encarnacion at 37. And if they win five more games, they’d be up by three and Price is still there.

First of all, you have to go back to when the second half of the season began.

Orioles: The Orioles finish the season with a three-game series at home against the Yankees beginning Friday night, although Hurricane Joaquin could shuffle that schedule. One could say injuries to the rotation as well, but I don’t think they were worse than what we would have expected; heck, the Yankees gotten 149 innings from Masahiro Tanaka when many thought it would be zero. “I just know when we have a lot of free agents that means money is coming off the books”, Jones said of a club that could also lose Wei-Yin Chen, Matt Wieters, Darren O’Day and Gerardo Parra, among others.

Far more important than exerting one’s self in games of minimal import is ensuring that players are given time to recuperate physically and mentally from the regular season’s grind to be in peak condition for the post-season.

When the rain started, there was no let up. At the outset, there was only a smattering of fans, mostly because of the dismal weather, the switch of the starting time and the Orioles’ late-season fade. Schoop remained in the game for that inning, but was replaced following a 3-hour, 25-minute rain delay.

It became apparent early that the Blue Jays were going to experience a figurative hangover from their big day.


Wilson rebounded from a disastrous outing with a solid one on Saturday, allowing two runs in six innings to walk away with a no-decision versus Washington.

The world will little note nor long remember the Blue Jays 8-1 loss