Right-hander Nick Tepesch limited the Cubs’ offense to a pair of runs in Saturday’s 4-3 loss, but it likely wasn’t enough to keep his spot in Toronto’s starting rotation.
Rookie Ian Happ did it all on Saturday afternoon, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth and scoring the tiebreaking run on Javier Baez’s single in the sixth to spark the Cubs to a 4-3 Interleague victory over the Blue Jays at Wrigley Field.
When it’s not the injury bug impacting the Blue Jays’ roster, it’s the flu. Closer Roberto Osuna was sent back to the team hotel Friday morning because of a high fever.
Jose Quintana has faced the Blue Jays plenty of times before, but never as a member of the Cubs. That will change Saturday afternoon. Toronto will counter with right-hander Nick Tepesch.
One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.
Tim Mayza learned the hard way on Friday afternoon that even when a pitch is properly executed, it can backfire in a big way at the big league level.
The Blue Jays might have been sellers at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but they haven’t closed the door on the 2017 season quite yet.
Josh Donaldson is doing just about everything in his power to get the Blue Jays back into contention for the second American League Wild Card. On Thursday afternoon, he also got a major assist from Justin Smoak.
J.P. Howell’s time with the Blue Jays is all but officially over, after the veteran lefty was designated for assignment on Wednesday.
Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins was forced to leave Wednesday night’s game against the Rays in the sixth inning because of an apparent left arm injury.
The cluttered American League Wild Card race isn’t getting any clearer after Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays held on for a 3-2 win over the Rays.