Bautista hits slam, Blue Jays beat Twins, win 4th in row

The 27-year-old also permitted just two runs against Toronto on May 30, but issued four walks to drive up his pitch count before exiting after 5 2/3 frames.


“I think we’re all frustrated”, Molitor said. “The situation for me doesn’t change in that moment. He has nowhere to go but pitch in the zone”.

In New York, Steven Wright handcuffed a torrid New York ineup with his steady supply of knuckleballs, and David Ortiz hit a colossal home run for Boston. He is locked in at the plate, having homered in five of Toronto’s last seven games.

“We always know exactly when we’re coming in”, he said. Hutchison allowed seven hits, two walks and seven runs (three earned) in five innings.

On the plus side, it was another solid night for the Jays’ revamped bullpen, as Liam Hendriks, Brett Cecil, Mark Lowe and LaTroy Hawkins combined to throw four shutout innings. On Wednesday night he earned a save for the Blue Jays against the Twins and in doing so became the 13th player in Major League Baseball history to collect a save against every team in the league. “It makes my job easier when I don’t have to try to do too much, I’m not THE guy in the lineup”, Tulowitzki said.

But on Wednesday afternoon, Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker told him to be ready for the ninth inning if a save opportunity arose. NOTES: Blue Jays RHP Aaron Sanchez began serving his three-game suspension after dropping his appeal.

Minnesota took a 3-0 lead immediately after Donaldson’s strong defensive play. Trevor Plouffe followed with a two-run double, and the Twins had as many runs in the first inning as they had had in their previous three games combined.

Donaldson and Tulowitzki both drilled second-deck homers off Twins right-hander Phil Hughes, who leads the majors with 27 home runs allowed this season. The 2nd inning was even worse, as the Jays lead off with singles by Ryan Goins and Kevin Pillar.

“I wasn’t necessarily sitting on it, but we watch, we observe”, said Bautista.

“If this doesn’t get you jacked for the playoff push then you might want to consult a Doctor… because you are dead”, the video description reads. “I felt pretty good when that pitch came out of the hand and I felt nice and loose and fluid and I just took a nice hack”.

Josh Donaldson bashed a home run for the third straight game, and Jose Bautista crushed a grand slam into the second deck at Rogers Centre, ruining Duffey’s big-league debut and taking a lead the Twins could never completely close in a 9-7 loss to the Blue Jays.

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays, the groups introduced Friday.

An RBI single by Miguel Sano scored Hicks from first.

The slam gave Toronto its 38th four-run inning of the season, more than any other team.

Santana lost his second straight start, allowing three runs and six hits in six innings. Newly installed leadoff hitter Aaron Hicks opened the game with a single, and Sano eventually scored him with a one-out single.


Rockies 7, Mariners 5 – Michael McKenry hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 11th inning and Colorado rallied to beat Seattle in Denver.

LaTroy Hawkins became only the 13th pitcher to record a save against all 30 major-league teams on Wednesday against the Twins