Toronto’s new-look lineup put up six runs in the first inning, and the Blue Jays weathered a steady Texas rally to beat the Rangers, 7-5, on Wednesday night at Globe Life Park.
The Rangers exploded for four home runs — including two from Carlos Gomez — and jumped out to an early lead they never relinquished in an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays in the series finale on Thursday at Globe Life Park.
J.A. Happ will look to post a third straight quality start while Jake Junis hopes to keep the baseball in the yard when the Blue Jays and Royals play at Kauffman Stadium on Friday in the first game of a three-game series.
A freak accident has resulted in yet another Blue Jays injury, and this time, it involved star third baseman Josh Donaldson.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons’ decision to unveil a new-look lineup resulted in immediate dividends for a team that has been looking to jump-start its offense.
The Blue Jays will officially debut their new-look lineup when their four-game series against the Rangers concludes Thursday afternoon at Globe Life Park. Toronto righty Marcus Stroman opposes Texas lefty Martin Perez.
Starter Nick Martinez allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Gomez, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre hit solo homers to help the Rangers snap a two-game skid, posting a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park.
Kevin Pillar has lost his spot as an everyday leadoff man as the Blue Jays look to shake up a struggling lineup.
Blue Jays left fielder Steve Pearce was removed from Wednesday night’s game against the Rangers shortly after crashing into the left-field wall at Globe Life Park. Pearce suffered a bruised right knee, but X-rays were negative and he is day to day.
The Blue Jays’ list of injured players got even longer after right-hander Leonel Campos had to leave Tuesday night’s 6-1 loss against the Rangers because of a strained left groin. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday.
The Blue Jays’ road to .500 will continue for at least a couple of more days. Toronto dropped to 0-8 when trying to reach the .500 mark and the club has been outscored, 62-20, in those games. The latest one took place Tuesday night in a 6-1 loss to the Rangers.