Blue Jays P Aaron Sanchez, Manager John Gibbons Suspended

However, Wolf opted to keep his ejection button on mute in the seventh when Tulowitzki was hit by a pitch from reliever Ryan Madson. The Twins (54-52) lost their third straight. In his previous 17 starts this season, he had failed to work at least six innings just twice.


Not really known for his ability at the plate, he more than makes up for it in the clubhouse.

Jesse: Toronto also added a couple of ex-Twins in Ben Revere and LaTroy Hawkins – both are fantastic guys and nice role players to supplement your roster, I think. Of course there’s always an off chance that Price could not be as dominant and the Blue Jays hoped, and they might not make the playoffs, but after his Blue Jays debut it looks like that won’t be the case.

Tom and I couldn’t get our act together before yesterday’s afternoon tilt, but here’s your series preview one day late.

Asked about Molitor’s meeting, Hughes pointed out the last time the Twins held one of those, they responded with a 7-0 sprint into the all-star break.

The lone Royal to return fire at Bautista was pitcher Yordano Ventura.

The feud between the Royals and Blue Jays began in the first inning of Sunday’s game at the Rogers Centre when Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez hit Toronto’s Josh Donaldson.

“It’s a tough lineup”, Hughes said. “We took the scenic route”, Duffey said. “They’re a tough group to navigate”. I’m not a Hutchison fan but he pitches better at home which is a good thing…

The Blue Jays led 2-1 before adding a run in the sixth inning.

In the forth, Dioner Navarro came up with Edwin Encarnacion on 3 and just one out. Estrada got out of the jam in the next at-bat, striking out left-fielder Eddie Rosario. Right-hander Mark Lowe was brought in from the bullpen to retire Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks on a fly to left.

An outstanding performance from Marco Estrada drove the Blue Jays to a third straight win.

Donaldson hit a 2-2 cutter to left for his 28th home run of the season, opening the scoring in the first inning.

In his first game, David Price stuck out 11 hitters, a feat the entire Blue Jays starting staff hadn’t accomplished all season.

“It makes my job easier when I don’t have to try to do too much“, Tulowitzki said.

Adeiny Hechavarria of the Marlins had the first walk-off hit of his career, a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. I mean, how many holidays do they get up there anyway?

And some infielders don’t want to straddle the base on a tag play – they might get spiked. “Hopefully he focuses on playing the game and allowing his ability to create a name for himself”. The offense never got going on two hits and a trio of free passes that saw Torii Hunter hit a sacrifice fly that plated Brian Dozier.

Major League Baseball suspends Aaron Sanchez and manager John Gibbons.

Gibbons will serve his suspension during Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins, but Sanchez has the option to appeal.


Major League Baseball on Tuesday also fined Sanchez an undisclosed sum for intentionally throwing at Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during the top of the eighth inning of Toronto’s 7-6 win.

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