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Blue Jays' Tyler Heineman: Plates three RBI Sunday
Heineman went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 12-8 loss to the Rays.
Heineman opened up the scoring for the Blue Jays with a two-run triple in the second and then added on with an RBI-single in the sixth. Sunday was Heineman's second multi-hit game of the year and his first RBI of the season. For now, he's the team's backup catcher with Danny Jansen (finger) working his way back from a fractured right middle finger, but he may lose his roster spot with Jansen expressing optimism he could return for a potential postseason run.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Brandon Belt: Homers again Sunday
Belt went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 12-8 loss to the Rays.
Belt's eighth inning home run was his third long ball over his last four games. Since May 4, the 35-year-old leads the Blue Jays with a .934 OPS and closes out the regular season with a strong slash line of .254/.369/.490 with 19 homers, 43 RBI, 53 runs and a 61:141 BB:K in 404 plate appearances. He'll figure to be in the lineup Tuesday when the Blue Jays open up the playoffs against Pablo Lopez and the Twins.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Wes Parsons: Hit hard in spot start
Parsons (0-1) took the loss Sunday against the Rays after allowing nine runs on 10 hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings.
Parsons allowed a run in the opening frame before the Rays tagged him for seven more in the second, highlighted by a grand slam off the bat of Jonathan Aranda. He wound up surrendering a second home run to Manuel Margot in the fourth before his day was done. Parsons has struggled with every major league opportunity he's received since debuting in 2018 and did not fare well at Triple-A Buffalo this year either, posting a 4.52 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 98:45 K:BB over 81.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Jay Jackson: Cast off 40-man
Jackson was designated for assignment Sunday.
A beloved clubhouse presence, Jackson's removal from the 40-man roster was done to clear room for Sunday's starter, Wes Parsons. Jackson had a 2.12 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 29.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Wes Parsons: Called up to start Sunday
Parsons' contract was selected from Triple-A Buffalo and he will start Sunday's game against the Rays.
This would have been Kevin Gausman's turn in the rotation, but the Jays will save him for the postseason. Parsons has logged five-plus innings in 11 of his last 14 starts at Triple-A, posting a 4.15 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 82 strikeouts in 69.1 innings over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Resting Sunday
Kiermaier is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.
With the Jays locked into a postseason spot, Kiermaier will get a few days to rest up. Daulton Varsho slides to center field while Cam Eden draws a start in left.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' George Springer: Resting in season finale
Springer is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.
Toronto will give several everyday players the day off in the season finale after clinching a spot in the postseason. Whit Merrifield is manning right field and leading off while Cam Eden gets a rare start in left.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Matt Chapman: Gets Sunday off
Chapman is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.
Chapman is hitting .200 with four home runs, five runs, four RBI and one steal in his last 12 games. Santiago Espinal gets the nod at the hot corner in the regular-season finale.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Gets breather in finale
Kirk is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.
This was essentially a certainty after Toronto clinched a spot in the postseason, as Kirk started 10 of the prior 11 games and could really use a breather. He hit .231 with two home runs, nine runs and 10 RBI in 27 September games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Resting in finale
Guerrero is not in Sunday's lineup against the Rays.
Guerrero, who was once again near the top of the MLB leaderboard in games played this year (156), will get a breather in advance of the postseason. Cavan Biggio picks up the start at first base, batting fifth.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Daulton Varsho: Homers, drives in three
Varsho went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Rays.
Varsho launched a leadoff homer in his first at-bat to give the Blue Jays their first run of the game and later added a two-run single to put Toronto on top 3-2. The left fielder has now homered in two of his last three games and four of his last 10, tallying eight RBI over that latter stretch. He's also recorded two hits in three of his last seven games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Hyun Jin Ryu: Lasts just three innings
Ryu did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing two runs on seven hits over three innings against the Rays. He struck out one and did not issue any walks.
Ryu got knocked around early, giving up one run on three hits in the first inning as the Rays took an early lead. He would allow another four hits over the next two frames before being relieved by Trevor Richards to open the fourth. The lefty has now failed to make it through five innings in three consecutive starts, allowing six or more hits in each of those outings. Ryu also recorded just one strikeout on the day, which marked his season low.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Brandon Belt: Not in Saturday's lineup
Belt will sit Saturday against the Rays.
Belt has homered on back-to-back days but will nonetheless head to the bench, potentially because the Blue Jays fear the Rays could turn to a lefty after opener Shawn Armstrong. George Springer will rest his legs as the designated hitter, with Cavan Biggio starting in right field.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Kevin Kiermaier: Produces two hits Friday
Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 11-4 win over the Rays.
The Blue Jays have often built in rest days for the historically injury-prone Kiermaier throughout the season, but he picked up his sixth consecutive start Friday as Toronto looks to solidify a wild-card spot. Assuming the Blue Jays are able to punch their ticket to the postseason, Kiermaier's speed and defensive prowess should be enough to assure him the bulk of the starts in center field in October, though he may still be at risk of losing work against left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Second straight two-hit performance
Kirk went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two additional RBI in Friday's 11-4 win over the Rays.
Kirk got the scoring started in the bottom of the second inning with his eighth long ball of the season and added a single an inning later to give him his second two-hit game in as many contests. With Danny Jansen (finger) landing on the injured list Sept. 2 and still without a clear timeline for a return, Kirk has been locked in as the Blue Jays' No. 1 catcher for most of the month. He's posted a .732 OPS to go with 10 RBI and eight runs over 26 games in September.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio: Scores twice, drives in two in win
Biggio went 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs and two RBI in Friday's 11-4 win over the Rays.
Biggio made his 10th consecutive start Friday and his third in a row at second base, where he appears to have supplanted both Davis Schneider and Whit Merrifield as the team's preferred option. The 28-year-old has earned the everyday role by slashing .276/.398/.382 in September, with his efforts at the dish not going unnoticed as Toronto aims to secure a wild-card berth.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero: Crosses plate three times in win
Guerrero went 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles and three runs scored in Friday's 11-4 win over the Rays.
The 24-year-old slugger continues a late-season surge that has helped push the Jays to the verge of the playoffs -- they need one more win, or a Mariners loss, to lock up a wild-card spot. Over his last 12 games, Guerrero is slashing .302/.423/.628 with two doubles, four homers, eight RBI and 10 runs.... See More ... See Less
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