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9/26/2016 | Benoit injures calf, Travis hurts shoulder

Toronto reliever Joaquin Benoit injured his calf and had to be helped off the field after the second bench-clearing incident in the Blue Jays' 7-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday night at Rogers Centre. Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis also left the game with a shoulder injury, although it was not immediately clear how it happened.

9/26/2016 | Letting catchers do the thinking, Cecil thriving

Brett Cecil stopped shaking and started dealing. For much of the past three years, the Blue Jays' reliever has essentially called his own game. He often shook off the catcher's signs until he got the one he wanted.

9/26/2016 | Yanks, Blue Jays clear benches twice

A trio of hit-by-pitches led to the Blue Jays and Yankees clearing their benches twice early in Monday's 7-5 Yankees win at Rogers Centre.

9/26/2016 | Blue Jays' WC lead cut to one in loss to Yanks

In a game marred by two early benches-clearing incidents, the Yankees scored five runs in the ninth inning -- three coming on homers by Mark Teixeira and Aaron Hicks -- and defeated the Blue Jays, 7-5, on Monday night at Rogers Centre to win the finale of the four-game series.

9/26/2016 | Blue Jays yet to name potential WC starter

With so many moving parts in the American League East sweepstakes, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was in no position Monday to pinpoint his starting pitcher if his team wins an AL Wild Card berth.

9/25/2016 | Carrera's safety squeeze sets up walk-off win

The Blue Jays are known for hitting home runs, but they found a rather unconventional way to steal a victory away from the Yankees on Sunday afternoon: The safety squeeze.

9/24/2016 | Gibbons: Bautista 'right guy, right time'

In John Gibbons' mind, Jose Bautista was the right man, in the right place, at the right time.

9/24/2016 | Bautista's blast extends Blue Jays' WC edge

The Blue Jays widened their lead for the top spot in the American League Wild Card race as Jose Bautista's three-run home run in the eighth inning broke a scoreles tie in Toronto's 3-0 win over the Yankees on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

9/24/2016 | Liriano whips up vintage performance vs. Yanks

Devon Travis was only 15 years old when Francisco Liriano became an instant star at 22 as a rookie with Minnesota in 2006. They're teammates now, but Travis vividly remembers admiring Liriano as he posted a 12-3 record and 2.16 ERA that year.

9/23/2016 | Yanks, Jays continue Wild Card clash in Toronto

The Yankees' playoff hopes are dwindling, but a momentum-building win in Toronto could swing the tide forward. On the mound for New York on Saturday at Rogers Centre will be left-hander CC Sabathia, while the AL Wild Card-leading Blue Jays counter with Marcus Stroman.

9/23/2016 | Blue Jays break out, push Yanks back in WC race

After Francisco Liriano's six shutout innings preserved a narrow lead, the Blue Jays' previously struggling offense erupted for four runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth en route to a 9-0 win over the Yankees on Friday night at Rogers Centre.

9/23/2016 | Blue Jays reportedly staying in Dunedin for 25 years

Blue Jays officials declined to comment Friday on a report that they have reached a tentative $81 million agreement to keep their Spring Training headquarters in Dunedin, Fla., for the next 25 years. However, on Monday night, a Toronto delegation led by club president Mark Shapiro will disclose details of a proposal to remain in Dunedin during a Dunedin city council meeting, a team spokesman said.

9/22/2016 | Inbox: Sanchez in line for potential WC Game?

How does the Blue Jays' rotation shake out in advance of a potential American League Wild Card Game? Has R.A. Dickey made his final start for Toronto? Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm has answers in the latest Inbox.

9/21/2016 | Bautista rises to occasion, hits game-tying HR

Jose Bautista lives for the big moments, and so does his bat flip that has come to represent so much of Toronto's success over the past two years.

9/21/2016 | Cano delivers in 12th for Wild walk-off vs. Jays

Needing an ace performance to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Mariners got seven scoreless innings from Felix Hernandez on Wednesday and Robinson Cano drove in Guillermo Heredia with a walk-off sacrifice fly in the 12th as Seattle avoided being swept at Safeco Field with a dramatic 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.

9/21/2016 | Mitchell, Liriano set to open crucial series

The Blue Jays will look to strengthen their grip on a Wild Card spot while the Yankees will be trying to stay alive when the two teams meet Friday night at Rogers Centre.

9/21/2016 | Sanchez faces Felix as Blue Jays eye sweep

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez gets a second chance to face the Blue Jays in a meaningful game as Seattle tries to avoid being swept by American League Wild Card-leading Toronto on Wednesday at Safeco Field.

9/21/2016 | Western Canada has invaded Seattle

Toronto arrived in Seattle earlier this week with a league-worst 5-11 record in September and a two-game lead in the American League Wild Card race that seemed to be slipping away. In a recent series vs. the Angels, the Blue Jays were sluggish and sloppy, but the club has looked rejuvenated this week and the fans from Western Canada deserve at least some of the credit.

9/21/2016 | Happ joins Blue Jays elite with 20th victory

J.A. Happ became the sixth Blue Jays pitcher in franchise history to earn 20 victories in one season after Toronto defeated the Mariners, 10-2, on Tuesday night at Safeco Field. He's the first since Roy Halladay went 20-11 in 2008.

9/21/2016 | Blue Jays alone atop Wild Card after 4-homer rout

J.A. Happ became Toronto's first 20-game winner since 2008 on Tuesday night and delivered a blow to his former Mariners teammates' playoff chances in the process, while the Blue Jays smacked four home runs in a 10-2 runaway at Safeco Field.

9/20/2016 | Saunders on other side of Toronto-Seattle rivalry

Michael Saunders spent the first six years of his career with the Mariners, but whenever the Blue Jays came to town, it felt like a road game. Now he's getting a taste of what it's like on the other side of the spectrum.

9/20/2016 | Alomar eyes Puerto Rico for Tournament 12

For four years, Tournament 12 has been a showcase bringing together the top high school baseball talent that Canada has to offer, and as the Blue Jays-hosted event continues to grow, commissioner Roberto Alomar -- for whom the event is named -- could take it in another direction entirely.

9/20/2016 | Estrada's gem puts Blue Jays back in WC tie

Marco Estrada allowed one hit over seven-plus innings and Edwin Encarnacion supplied the punch with a two-run homer as the Blue Jays opened a critical three-game series at Safeco Field with a 3-2 victory over the Mariners on Monday night.

9/20/2016 | Estrada steps up in playoff-like atmosphere

Marco Estrada seems to save his best for when the Blue Jays' backs are against the wall. Just when it appears the entire country is on the verge of a full-blown panic attack, he finds a way to restore order.

9/20/2016 | Jays look to strengthen grip on Wild Card in Seattle

The Blue Jays and Mariners continue their key showdown in the American League Wild Card race on Tuesday night in Seattle. After holding on for a 3-2 win in Monday's series opener, Toronto is tied with Baltimore atop the Wild Card standings, with Seattle three games back.

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