Hot Blue Jays arrive in Bronx full of confidence

Zack Greinke shined on Thursday, but not the way he normally does.


“That’s baseball man, it’s not going to be the last bad start of my career”, he said.

“He can swing the bat, that’s for sure”, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

However, the National League West-leading Dodgers (62-46) took care of the right-hander by countering with 15 hits and a surplus of support to improve to a season-best 16 games above.500. And on August. 27, 2014, Price coughed up eight runs in two innings vs. New York.

“I tried to make stuff too good instead of just doing what I’ve been doing”, Duffey said.

The Jays third baseman went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks and he made a terrific sliding play to his backhand at the foul line behind third base. Revere led off with a bunt single, but Plouffe’s overthrow allowed Ben to advance all the way to third base. “Not that I don’t, but I’m more of the serious guy”, said Tulowitzki.

Aaron Hicks hit his sixth homer of the year with a solo shot in the top of the seventh, and also threw out Troy Tulowitzki at home when Blaine Boyer couldn’t stem the bleeding in the bottom of the sixth.

Left fielder Shane Robinson sacrificed the runners to second and third.

At last week’s trade deadline, the Jays made major moves that have catapulted them into playoff contenders.

Toronto finished off an impressive four-game sweep against the beleaguered Minnesota Twins at Rogers Centre with a 9-3 victory, the Blue Jays’ fifth win in a row and eighth in their past nine games. Jose Bautista followed by grounding into a double play, but Edwin Encarnacion promptly delivered with two-outs once again, smashing a two-run home run to left.

Carlos Osorio/AP The Yankees knocked Price out of an April 22 start which he lasted 2.1 innigns allowing eight runs on 10 hits and three walks. “We’re playing good right now”.

Believe me when I tell you that Hutchison will not be winning the Cy Young this year.

The Blue Jays had a cushy 9-3 lead at the time and went on to win by that exact score, so you can’t exactly call that Kevin Pillar catch a game-saver.

“A decent game except for the fact that our offensive struggles continue”, manager Paul Molitor said.

Sanchez initially launched an appeal because he insisted his fastball got away from him and that he did not intend to hit Escobar after umpire Jim Wolf had warned the Blue Jays and Royals earlier in the game.

Mark Buehrle cruised through the first three innings, but the Twins finally got to him in the 4.

Want to see more from Wednesday’s slate of games? “I thought he was a little bit off, but he gives up three runs, so you tip your hat to the guy”. Starting pitchers have allowed three or fewer runs in 11 straight games, and in that time the Jays have scored 49 runs.

“It’s hard to describe, but I have the same feeling when we won the World Series in ’05”, said Buehrle, who was part of the Chicago White Sox’s championship squad of a decade ago.


Estrada, a right-handed starter and former All-Western State Conference pick with the Vaqueros who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, has had a big hand in Toronto’s recent success.

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