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Toronto Blue Jays baffled by Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka to open final series of the season - National Post

NEW YORK – Among some minor roster shuffling Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons Friday, Justin Smoak was given the day off. The reason? The Jays first baseman historically has had minimal success against New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka ...and more »

Marcus Stroman reaches 200-inning goal but loses final showdown with Aaron Judge - National Post

NEW YORK — The verdict is in on Marcus Stroman's impressive 2017 season, though the heavy-handed Judge had a final word for the jury. The Toronto Blue Jays starter topped 200 innings pitched for the second consecutive season, going four innings at ...and more »

Despite down season, Bautista intends to play somewhere in 2018 - Sportsnet.ca

In what could be the final home game of Jose Bautista's career with the Blue Jays, the franchise icon helps lead his team to a win, and gets an emotional send off from Rogers Centre faithful. Shi Davidi | @shidavidi October 2, 2017, 12:22 AM. 220. Shi ...and more »

Nothing off the table for Blue Jays heading into off-season - Sportsnet.ca

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brett Anderson, left, and manager John Gibbons, right. (Jim Mone/AP). Shi Davidi | @shidavidi October 1, 2017, 5:53 PM. 322. Shi Davidi @shidavidi October 1, 2017, 5:53 PM. 322. NEW YORK – On the last day of school for the ...and more »

Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka shuts down Blue Jays: Griffin - Toronto Star

Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka struck out the side aganst the Blue Jays in the first, and didn't allow a baserunner until the fifth. (Julie Jacobson / The Associated Press). By Richard Griffin Baseball Columnist. Fri., Sept. 29, 2017. NEW YORK—The ...and more »

Yankees Lose, but Who Cares? Now Comes the Wild-Card Game - New York Times

The Yankees' 2017 regular season ended the way it began. With a loss. Not that it really mattered, of course. The final play of their 2-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday was a popout by Greg Bird, but few seemed to leave Yankee Stadium ...and more »

Wild Card Game Awaits the Hot Yankees as Their AL East Hopes End - New York Times

The Yankees' pursuit of the American League East title officially ended late Saturday afternoon when the Boston Red Sox completed a 6-3 victory over the Houston Astros for their 93rd win of the season, a mark the Yankees cannot match. Unofficially, the ...and more »

Finally, thankfully, the Blue Jays season comes to an unceremonious end - Radio Canada International

Many years ago, a former Red Sox pitcher named Frank Sullivan was asked to assess his contribution to baseball. A lot of fans felt things started to go bad in the off-season when management broke up the power team of Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista ...and more »

Yankees wild about chances despite AL East strikeout: Griffin - Toronto Star

Aaron Judge polishes MVP case with 52nd homer in win over Blue Jays, a monumental drive deep into the stands near Mickey Mantle's No. 7. It's a sign, and the Bronx Bombers have a nice mix heading into Tuesday's wild-card test against the Twins. Yankees ...and more »

Blue Jays win finale, but season was lost long ago: Griffin - Toronto Star

August sweep by Cubs was the dagger in a year where the .500 mark was an insurmountable barrier. But hey, they didn't finish last in the East. Jose Bautista, at DH in Sunday's season finale against the Yankees, had a single and sacrifice fly in the ...and more »