Archive for the ‘Sports/Baseball/MLB’ Category

Blue Jays set to host 15,000 fans in Toronto return; Saturday’s game vs. Rangers rained out

Saturday, July 17th, 2021
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Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro says 15,000 fans will be allowed in the stands when the team returns to Toronto later this month.

3 men arrested near All-Star Game face federal gun charges

Friday, July 16th, 2021
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Three men arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near the site of Major League Baseball's All-Star Game have been charged with federal firearms crimes, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.

Pete Alonso wins 2nd straight Home Run Derby title

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Pete Alonso danced to his second straight Home Run Derby title, besting Shohei Ohtani, Trey Mancini and Juan Soto on a night of record long balls in the thin Rocky Mountain air of Coors Field.

MLB commits up to $150M US to Players Alliance in effort to increase Black representation

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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Major League Baseball will give at least $100 million US over 10 years to the Players Alliance and help raise an additional $50 million US aimed at increasing the number of Blacks playing the sport and eventually making the big leagues.

Milwaukee Brewers make Tyler Black 1st Canadian drafted in 2021 MLB draft

Sunday, July 11th, 2021
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Tyler Black of Stouffville, Ont., was selected 33rd overall by the Milwaukee Brewers in the competitive balance round A.

Rays’ bullpen dominates again in win over Blue Jays

Friday, July 9th, 2021
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Three Tampa Bay relievers combined on five more scoreless innings, Ji-Man Choi drove in three runs and the Rays won their fifth consecutive game, 7-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Blue Jays cruise past Orioles behind Guerrero, Bichette’s bats

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and drove in two runs to increase his major league-leading RBI total to 73, Bo Bichette homered and the Toronto Blue Jays breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 Wednesday night.

Rays defeat Jays behind strong 9th inning effort, avoid series sweep

Sunday, July 4th, 2021
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Austin Meadows had three hits, including two RBI doubles, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-game road losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Blue Jays’ Guerrero Jr., Semien, Hernandez voted all-star starters

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. joined his father as an All-Star, while Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez were also chosen as first-time All-Stars in fan voting on Thursday.

Moore hits 3-run homer in extras to lead Mariners past Blue Jays

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
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Dylan Moore hit a three-run homer in the tenth inning and the Seattle Mariners held on after blowing two earlier leads to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Wednesday night.