Esmil Rogers took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as the Blue Jays extended their winning streak to seven games with an 8-3 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
Colby Rasmus got a rare day off on Tuesday. Rasmus was not in the starting lineup for only the second time since May 26, a span of 19 games.
Brandon Morrow had a setback on Monday after making his first rehab start with the same forearm soreness that had him placed on the disabled list on May 29.
The Blue Jays are playing their best baseball of the season entering Tuesday's game and a large part of that is because of the pitching staff.
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The Blue Jays are playing their best baseball -- entering Monday's game, they have won five straight and nine of their last 12. Still, manager John Gibbons remains focused on winning each night.
Both Brandon Morrow and Jose Reyes will continue their pursuit to put their injury woes behind them on Monday.
Maicer Izturis broke up the Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa's no-hit bid in the sixth, knocked the winning hit in the eighth and played excellent defense as the Blue Jays topped the Rockies, 2-0, on Monday in Toronto. Josh Johnson held Colorado scoreless in 7 1/3 innings of work.
Injuries forced right-handers Aaron Sanchez and Roberto Osuna and left-hander Daniel Norris, the Blue Jays' top three prospects, onto the disabled list in the Minor Leagues in the past six weeks. Slowly, but surely, all three are beginning to return to action.
The Blue Jays extended their winning streak to a season-high five games as Chien-Ming Wang tossed seven strong innings and was supported by three homers in a 7-2 victory over the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
Jamie Evans' Velocity Program has been used by the likes of Steve Delabar, Brett Cecil, Casey Janssen and most recently Dustin McGowan, and it has now resulted in a job with the Blue Jays.
Jose Bautista started at designated hitter Sunday afternoon after being forced to leave a game the previous day because of leg cramps. The minor injury was believed to be tied to the extreme heat conditions at Rangers Ballpark.
The sacrifices of life on the road have especially hit home this year for left-hander Brett Cecil as the Blue Jays close out their four-game series against the Rangers on Father's Day. His son, Bryton, is now three years old and has reached the age where he's very aware of just how often his dad has to be away.
Jose Bautista has been elected to the All-Star Game in each of the past two seasons, but he's going to need a little bit of help in order to make it a three-peat.
J.P. Arencibia entered Friday's game mired in a 3-for-45 stretch, which brought his average down to .211. He's a notoriously streaky hitter, though, and it's possible his fourth-inning solo homer will spark another run of success.
Jose Reyes had a pair of hits and two walks in a simulated game at the Blue Jays' Spring Training complex on Saturday morning. Toronto's shortstop singled and tripled during his second rehab game as he continues to make progress from a sprained left ankle.
Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis is finally starting to show some signs of life at the plate after struggling for most of the year. Izturis entered play on Saturday riding a four-game hitting streak, going 7-for-18 over that span with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.
Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus hit two-run homers, and R.A. Dickey allowed a run in 5 2/3 frames in a 6-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle pitched seven strong innings while Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia each homered in an 8-0 victory over Texas on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.
Jose Reyes is one step closer to making his long-awaited return to the Major Leagues after he played two innings in a simulated game Friday morning.
Right-hander Josh Johnson's next scheduled outing was pushed back another day because of a blister on his right middle finger. Johnson was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday against Texas.
Brandon Morrow is scheduled to make the first start of his rehab assignment for Class A Dunedin on Monday night. There is not a clear timetable for Morrow's return, but the tentative plan does not include a lengthy rehab.
Esmil Rogers went to his sinker early and often against Texas on Thursday en route to seven strong innings of work, then Edwin Encarnacion's late two-run double gave the Blue Jays a 3-1 win.
John Gibbons received an unexpected honour on Thursday, when it was announced that he had been named to the American League coaching staff for the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York on July 16.
Josh Johnson's next scheduled start has been pushed back a day because of a blister on his right middle finger. The right-hander was originally expected to pitch on Saturday but will instead take the mound for the series finale in Texas on Sunday.
Wednesday's rubber match between the Blue Jays and White Sox in Chicago was postponed because of a severe weather forecast. Toronto skipped town early, heading to Arlington, Texas, where it will begin a four-game series against the Rangers on Thursday.
Rajai Davis singled and scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give the Blue Jays a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night in Chicago.
Jose Reyes will embark on the next phase of his rehab program when he heads to the Blue Jays' Minor League complex on Wednesday. Toronto's shortstop is expected to continue his running program in Dunedin, Fla., before appearing in simulated games on Friday and Saturday.
Adam Lind's recent performance at the plate apparently has been enough to convince Blue Jays manager John Gibbons to use him against left-handers, getting the start on Tuesday night against White Sox lefty Jose Quintana.
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