Yankees reliever Betances told surgery not recommended
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has been told surgery is not recommended for the partially torn Achilles tendon that ended his season after eight pitches.
Dellin Betances tore Achilles in return to Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances' season appears to be over after just eight pitches.
The New York Yankees reliever partially tore the Achilles tendon in his left foot when he hopped on the...
M’s Gonzales earns career-best 14th win, 3-1 over Blue Jays
SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Gonazles sent flocks of Blue Jays fans back north of the border with a sour taste in their mouths.
Gonzales pitched three-hit ball over seven innings to get his...
Drury hits first career grand slam, Jays rout Rangers 19-4
TORONTO (AP) — Held off the scoreboard Sunday in a 1-0 loss to the Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays bounced back with their biggest offensive outburst of the season.
Tanaka deals, Chapman gets Guerrero as Yanks top Jays 1-0
TORONTO (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka turned in a masterful performance but still left Aroldis Chapman with some work to do.
Despite a good fight from Toronto's blossoming rookie hitters, the...
Rays erase 6-run deficit, beat Blue Jays on wild pitch in 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — It was a single for almost anyone else. It was a double for Kevin Kiermaier, whose speed in the bottom of 10th inning produced the run to cap Tampa Bay's big...
Tampa Bay faces off against Toronto in division matchup
Tampa Bay Rays (59-48, third in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (40-66, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Yonny Chirinos (8-5, 3.29 ERA)...
Hernandez hits HR in 12th, Blue Jays rally past Rays 10-9
TORONTO (AP) — With his first extra-inning home run, Teoscar Hernandez capped off Toronto's biggest comeback in more than four years.
Hernandez led off the 12th inning with a home run and...
Guerrero’s grand slam helps Blue Jays beat Tigers 7-5
DETROIT (AP) — When rookie slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came to the plate with the bases loaded, there was an air of anticipation at Comerica Park.
Stroman expected to start as Toronto hosts Boston
Boston Red Sox (45-41, third in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (33-54, fourth in the AL East)
Toronto; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Rick Porcello (5-7, 5.07...
Blue Jays hit 3 home runs off Chris Sale, beat Red Sox 6-3
TORONTO (AP) — After his latest rough start, struggling Boston ace Chris Sale said he's never felt more frustrated by his performance.
Danny Jansen and Brandon Drury each hit two-run homers,...
Guerrero’s homer lifts Jays, deals Yanks 3rd straight loss
TORONTO (AP) — Zack Britton and the New York Yankees saw lengthy streaks come to an end.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Britton in a five-run eighth inning, Randal...
Blue Jays get unearned run in 12th for 1-0 win at Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays outlasted the Rangers to win after an overnight trip to Texas, two outstanding starting performances, some rain and an errant throw in the 12th...
Drury’s 3-run HR in 11th sparks Jays to season sweep of A’s
TORONTO (AP) — Brandon Drury started and ended the weekend with dramatic home runs.
Drury hit a tying three-run homer in the 11th inning, Justin Smoak following with a game-winning single...
Blue Jays beat A’s 7-1, improve to 5-0 vs Oakland this year
TORONTO (AP) — After missing almost the entire 2017 season with blisters on his pitching hand and much of 2018 with an injured right index finger that needed surgery, Toronto right-hander Aaron...
Blue Jays host the Athletics after Stroman’s strong showing
Oakland Athletics (14-14, third in the AL West) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (12-14, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Saturday, 3 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Brett Anderson (3-1,...
Blue Jays rally to beat Athletics 4-2 in Guerrero’s debut
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. capped his major league debut with a double leading off the ninth inning for his first hit, and Brandon Drury followed with a winning two-run homer with two...
Guerrero debuts with hit that sets up Jays’ 4-2 win over A’s
TORONTO (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. helped spark a walk-off celebration for the Toronto Blue Jays in his major league debut.
Guerrero doubled leading off the ninth inning for his first hit,...
Shoemaker, Blue Jays to face Fiers, Athletics on Saturday
Toronto Blue Jays (9-12, third in the AL East) vs. Oakland Athletics (11-11, fourth in the AL West)
Blue Jays’ Stroman shuts down Athletics for 1st win of year
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Of anybody who might have cost Marcus Stroman a complete game, old pal Kendrys Morales did it with a leadoff double in the ninth.
Hernandez’s 3-run homer lifts Blue Jays past Twins 5-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teoscar Hernández had quite the blooper for Toronto on the basepath, a lapse in focus that could have proved costly.
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays infielder Brandon Drury is going back on the disabled list, this time for a broken left hand that occurred before he was traded from the New York Yankees to Toronto.
The Blue Jays put Drury on the 10-day DL on Tuesday. Infielder Richard Urena was called up from Triple-A Buffalo.
Happ set to return for Yankees after illness
CHICAGO (AP) — The sputtering New York Yankees got some good news Monday when left-hander J.A. Happ moved a little closer to returning from hand, foot and mouth disease.
Manager Aaron Boone said Happ is no longer contagious. Assuming everything goes well over the next couple of days, Happ is on track to start Thursday against Texas in the opener of an 11-game homestand.
"He's out of the woods, virus-wise," Boone said before New York's game against the Chicago White Sox.
New Yankees pitcher Happ has hand, foot and mouth disease
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ was diagnosed Tuesday with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infectious illness that often affects young children. Mets star Noah Syndergaard currently is on the disabled list with the disease.
Blue Jays score 5 runs in ninth to beat White Sox 7-4
CHICAGO (AP) — An injury to star rookie Lourdes Gurriel Jr. dampened the excitement after a late Blue Jays comeback.
Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a five-run ninth inning and Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Sunday.
Gurriel extended his Toronto record of consecutive multihit games to 11 with an RBI single in the eighth inning and another RBI single in the ninth. But he was helped off the field after trying to slide into second base and avoid a tag on the latter.
LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:
J.A. Happ makes his Yankees debut, three days after New York got him from Toronto in a trade for Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney. The 35-year-old lefty starts out at home against Kansas City.
Happ has enjoyed success over Boston in his career. With the Yankees chasing the AL East-leading Red Sox, Happ is set to pitch again next weekend at Fenway Park.
Yankees acquire JA Happ from Blue Jays to bolster rotation
NEW YORK (AP) — To the New York Yankees, lefty J.A. Happ put check marks in a lot of boxes — familiar with the AL East, comfortable in the postseason and perhaps most importantly, successful against the Boston Red Sox.
Hours after ace reliever Zach Britton donned pinstripes for the first time, the Yankees also acquired the starting pitcher they sought. They got Happ from Toronto on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Yankees recalled outfielder Clint Frazier from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to give them an extra bat during a two-game series at the Washington Nationals and said Brandon Drury is not out of their long-term plans.
NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Andujar will keep the New York Yankees' third base job, for now.
Brandon Drury was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday following the end of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Acquired from Arizona just after the start of spring training in February, the 25-year-old Drury hit .217 (5 for 23) with one homer and four RBIs in New York's first eight games, then went on the disabled list April 7 with severe migraines that caused blurry vision.
Souza activated from DL, makes D-backs debut
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks activated right fielder Steven Souza Jr. from the disabled list and he was in the lineup for his debut with the team Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Souza, acquired in a three-team offseason trade from the Tampa Bay Rays, had been sidelined since straining his right pectoral muscle trying to make a diving catch in a spring training game.
Robinson, Ford Rally RailRiders Past Columbus
MOOSIC — Just like that, the RailRiders were in a hole.
Three batters into the game, Columbus had a two-run lead. After six batters, the deficit was three runs and the Clippers came out of the first two innings with a four-run advantage, slugging RailRiders starter Daniel Camarena for four doubles.
Then, just like that, the RailRiders grabbed the lead back.
Drury says he has batted in games with blurred vision
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Drury has batted in big league games with blurred vision caused by migraines.
"It's something I've battled, pretty much all the time, especially with physical activity, whether it's a workout or playing ball or whatever it is," the New York Yankees infielder said Monday. "It gets worse with activity."
Yankees’ Sabathia, Drury placed on 10-day disabled list
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.
The moves came a day after New York lost to Baltimore 7-3, with Pedro Alvarez hitting a grand slam in the 14th-inning in a game lasting 5 hours, 20 minutes.
Sabathia left Friday's game with a sore right hip after four innings. The move to the disabled list for the 37-year-old pitcher came despite a clean MRI.
Alvarez slam lifts O’s over depleted Yankees in 14 innings
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez may have provided the Yankees some strange mercy with his 14th-inning grand slam.
At the rate things were going, a few more innings could have left New York without enough players to keep playing anyway.
Alvarez hit a grand slam, Manny Machado homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 7-3 on Friday night after New York saw four players forced to make early exits.
Tanaka, Yankees top Blue Jays 4-2; Stanton hitless this time
TORONTO (AP) — The bottom of the New York Yankees' deep lineup delivered on an empty night for sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
Brandon Drury had two hits and two RBIs and Masahiro Tanaka pitched six sharp innings, leading the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The swagger is back.
The New York Yankees reached Game 7 of last year's AL Championship Series behind Baby Bombers Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and young ace Luis Severino. Then they added the mightiest slugger in the major leagues, Giancarlo Stanton, and brought in a new manager they think will lead them to World Series title No. 28.
Yankees sent rookie 3B Miguel Andujar to minors
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees rookie Miguel Andujar will start the season in the minors, rather than at third base in the majors.
The Yankees optioned Andujar to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, clearing the way for Brandon Drury to claim the spot.
The move allows the 23-year-old Andujar, who hit .262 with four homers and 10 RBIs in 14 spring training games, to work on his defense in the minors.
Surprised by trade, Souza take prime role with Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Surprised to be traded, Steven Souza Jr. heads to Arizona for what promises to be a key role on a Diamondbacks team that expects to be good.
The 28-year-old outfielder knew the Tampa Bay Rays were making some big changes but felt assured by management that he still figured in their plans.
3-team trade sends Drury to Yankees, Souza to Diamondbacks
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks sent infielder Brandon Drury to the New York Yankees and received outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-team trade Tuesday that included five players plus two to be named later.
D-backs beat slumping Dodgers 3-1 in 10 for 12th straight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Over the past couple of weeks, the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers did for so long this season.
Brandon Drury hit a grounder to third base that scored the go-ahead runs when Justin Turner's throw home got away, and the Diamondbacks won 3-1 on Tuesday night to match a franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory.
Godley helps D-backs beat Rockies 5-1 for 10th straight win
DENVER (AP) — The numbers pretty much go hand in hand: 79 straight innings the Arizona Diamondbacks have either led or been tied. Ten straight wins.
"It's an impressive run and it says a lot about what we're doing day by day," manager Torey Lovullo said. "You don't just win 10 games by accident."
Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th
PHOENIX (AP) — Three straight homers off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the first inning had the Arizona Diamondbacks set up for an easy victory over the NL East leaders.
Instead, they needed Brandon Drury's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 victory Friday night.
The home runs by David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb to start their first at-bat helped stake the Diamondbacks to a 5-0 lead against Scherzer.
Arizona’s Lovullo, Mathis ejected in fourth inning
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona manager Torey Lovullo and catcher Jeff Mathis were ejected for arguing balls and strikes at the end of the fourth inning Wednesday night in the Diamondbacks' game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Plate umpire D.J. Reyburn threw out Mathis after a called third strike. When Mathis turned around to go argue with Reyburn, Lovullo joined him. Lovullo, in his first season at the helm for Arizona, was ejected for the first time this season, as was Mathis.