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2017 Schedule
76-86, 4th in AL East
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Gurriel shines in AFL action

Lourdes Gurriel, inked to a seven-year, $22 million deal by the Jays last year, went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League on Monday.

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Hank Aaron Award finalists announced

The Hank Aaron Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Finalists for all 30 teams were revealed Monday.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected, Jose Bautista is a free agent after the Blue Jays declined his option for 2018. He'll be 37 in a couple weeks, coming off a season in which he hit .203 and was worth minus-1.7 WAR. Maybe some team invites him to spring training, but he's not going to get a guaranteed a job and given that he's not exactly the most well-liked guy around the league, his career could be over.

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16dESPN.com

Final Power Rankings: Where do Blue Jays slot?

The Blue Jays finished with 86 losses, their most since losing 88 games in 2013. This time around, they scored just 4.3 runs per game, the second-fewest in the American League this season.

19d

Tanaka strikes out 15 as Yanks beat Toronto 4-0

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 15 over seven innings, his highest total since coming to the major leagues, and the playoff-bound New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Friday to remain on the edge of contention in the AL East.

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Buster Olney

Blue Jays' offseason to-do list

The Blue Jays will try to build more depth around their rotation. Toronto also needs to get lucky and see a rebound season from SS Troy Tulowitzki.

21d

Red Sox cut magic number to 2 with 10-7 win over Toronto

Reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello struggled in his final playoff tuneup, and David Price relieved him to solidify his role on the postseason roster as the Boston Red Sox beat Toronto 10-7 on Wednesday night to lower their magic number to two.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 7: It's almost party time for the Red Sox. Trailing by three runs in the first inning, they came back to win, cutting their magic number to clinch the AL East to 2 and allowing tense fans to exhale after back-to-back losses. Xander Bogaerts belted a three-run homer in a five-run third inning. Rick Porcello struggled again, giving up five runs in 5 2/3 innings. But David Price delivered another impressive relief outing, striking out the side in the seventh inning and retiring four batters overall.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Thirteen pitches into the game, and Rick Porcello has dropped the Red Sox down a 3-0 hole. Back-to-back doubles by Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak and a two-run homer by Jose Bautista. Red Sox magic number to clinch AL East is stuck on 3.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 4: Keep the champagne locked up. Chris Sale gave up four home runs for only the second time in his career, and the Red Sox fell for the second consecutive game against the Blue Jays. Coupled with the Yankees' victory over the Rays, the Red Sox's lead in the AL East was cut to three games with five games remaining, their magic number staying frozen at 3. Sale has alternated good and bad starts for the past six weeks. He gave up two homers to Josh Donaldson and one apiece to Teoscar Hernandez and Kendrys Morales.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Sale has allowed four homers for only the second time in his career. The last was Aug. 23, 2013, for the White Sox against the Rangers. Josh Donaldson has gone deep twice, and in the fourth inning, Teoscar Hernandez and Kendrys Morales took Sale over the fence. Blue Jays are leading 5-1.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Seven strikeouts through three innings has Chris Sale six Ks shy of tying Pedro Martinez's single-season Red Sox record of 313. But two homers by Josh Donaldson has the Blue Jays leading 2-1.

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Donaldson riding career-best power streak

With another homer on Monday, Josh Donaldson now has 22 in his last 50 games, four more than he had previously tallied in any 50-game span of his career. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Trout's bomb leads the way Monday

Mike Trout left no doubt on his 30th homer of the season, which paced the league Monday. Marwin Gonzalez and Joey Gallo were each within three feet, while Jonathan Lucroy and Josh Donaldson rounded out the top five.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

It's been a lost season for the Blue Jays, but one guy who has quietly had another great season is Josh Donaldson. He only played 13 games through the end of May and struggled in July, but he's up to .266/.387/.543 with 31 HRs in 109 games. Since the beginning of August he's hit .297 with 20 HRs and 44 RBIs in 46 games. He's still one of the best players in the game.

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23dDan Szymborski

The 2017 ZiPS Awards for Unusual Achievements

Despite battling a calf muscle injury, Josh Donaldson still has positive baserunning numbers, earning him a unique honor among his peers.

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23dDavid Schoenfield

Real or not? Goodbye, Joey Bats

Jose Bautista will go down as one of the best and most popular players in Blue Jays history, which is why the ovation he earned in Sunday's Rogers Centre finale was deserved.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4214th
Quality Starts69Tied-14th
WHIP1.3716th
BAA.25815th
Runs69326th
Batting Average.24029th
On Base Percentage.31226th
Slugging Percentage.41224th