The Mariners were determined to make the Blue Jays pay at every corner in this three-game weekend series that has become an unofficial Western Canadian holiday.They certainly did it at the ticket windows, where prices in most sections of spectacular Safeco Field were double the normal price.
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The Blue Jays drive for .500 will have to wait for at least another two days.
TORONTO — When Marco Estrada’s changeup is doing its thing, he can bring some of baseball’s most seasoned hitters to their knees.
If he dared turn on his phone following Monday’s blowout loss at the Rogers Centre, Joey Votto would have had some predictable messages waiting.
A month later than thousands of Blue Jays fans would have preferred to see him back under the dome, Edwin Encarnacion will make his return to the Rogers Centre on Monday night.
Just as the baseball gods were in the process of finishing off April with another hit from the middle finger, Jose Bautista and the struggling Blue Jays offence fired back.
ST. LOUIS — Apparently nothing will come easy for the 2017 Blue Jays.
TORONTO — It was a home opener with all the trimmings.
BALTIMORE — There’s plenty of reason for Jays manager John Gibbons and his pitching staff to respect the Orioles attack.
With opening day of the 2017 major league baseball season just two weeks away, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is ready to return to action.
As Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says, you know Josh Donaldson is around because you can hear him.
When it comes to the always welcome left-handed help out of the bullpen, the Blue Jays got some grief on Saturday rather than relief.
For the Cleveland Indians, Game 3 of the American League Championship series started as a bloody mess.
Mike Babcock signed up for this — that and $50 million US over eight years — when he became the Leafs coach, so there is no surprise attached to the Leafs clearance sale.
The stinging pain of defeat for the Tampa Bay Lightning went far beyond broken bones and torn muscles and ligaments.
For Patrick Kane, it wasn’t the Stanley Cup winning goal this time, though it may as well have been. The fact is, there might not have been a clincher in the decisive game if it weren’t for the clutch Chicago Blackhawks superstar.
After one of the longest nights and most frustrating couple weeks of his brilliant career, it will be an excruciatingly long summer for Steven Stamkos.
Of all the big games the current crop of Chicago Blackhawks have played and had success in, might Monday night be the biggest of them all?
Will the Triplets be reduced to Twins for the crucial Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final?
Forget about finding a goaltender who can win you the Stanley Cup at this point.