It’s apparent by his play that Vladimir Guerrero Jr., has managed to both emulate and, somehow, improve upon how his father succeeded in the batter’s box. The approach has led him into the AL MVP discussion and his team into the playoff race.
Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto’s lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night.
Pitcher Luis Severino was activated by the New York Yankees before Monday’s series opener against Texas and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years.
A five-run first inning from his Blue Jays teammates was all starter Jose Berrios required to shut down his former club, the Minnesota Twins, and lead Toronto to a series victory on Sunday.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Hyun Jim Ryu has been put on the 10-day injured list with neck tightness. The lefty lasted just over two innings in a 7-3 loss to the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
A three-run homer in the fourth inning by Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was enough to terminate the Minnesota Twins’ eight-game win streak at Rogers Centre.
Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson returned to the Rogers Centre to haunt his old team on Friday.
Bo Bichette knocked in five runs, and starter Robbie Ray struck out 13 to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-3 win in the rubber match against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.