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Cleveland Keeps Its Magical Sports Year Going

Please ignore the Browns

(Newser) - A most unlikely pitching performance helped put a most unexpected team into the World Series. Rookie Ryan Merritt coolly delivered a lead to the Andrew Miller-led bullpen, and the Cleveland Indians won their first pennant since 1997, blanking Toronto 3-0 Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series, the... More »

MLB Wants Beer-Throwing, 'Loon-Ball' Fan Prosecuted

It's also pressuring Toronto to ban beer cans from the stands

(Newser) - Major League Baseball wants officials in Canada to prosecute the Toronto Blue Jays fan who threw a can of beer at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of the AL wild-card game Tuesday, the AP reports. Toronto police on Wednesday released a photo of the fan... More »

Baseball's 'Most Interesting Pitcher' Lives in a VW Bus

Meet Blue Jays' Daniel Norris

(Newser) - What is it about Daniel Norris that would prompt ESPN the Magazine to anoint him the "most interesting pitcher in baseball"? It probably has something to do with the 21-year-old rising star living in a beat-up VW camper he calls Shaggy in a Walmart parking lot during spring... More »

Blue Jays Pitcher Beaned by Line Drive, Hospitalized

Happ in stable condition after heavy hit

(Newser) - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher JA Happ is in stable condition in the hospital after being hit in the head by a searing line drive from the bat of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. Play at Tropicana Stadium was halted for 11 minutes while Happ, who was bleeding but conscious,... More »

Toronto Mall Shooting Kills 1, Injures 7

Many injured in panicked stampede for exits after shooting

(Newser) - Gunfire in a downtown Toronto mall last night has left one dead and seven injured, reports the Toronto Star . Police said the shooting appeared to be targeted, but, as it happened in one of Canada's most crowded malls, numerous bystanders were also shot in the attack and more were... More »

Steinbrenner Misses Shot at Hall of Fame

Ex-Blue Jays GM Pat Gillick selected

(Newser) - George Steinbrenner won’t be heading to baseball’s Hall of Fame—at least not this year. Only one candidate on this year’s ballot made it in: Pat Gillick, former general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays and three other teams. Gillick, 73, was selected on 13 of 16... More »

Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive... More »

Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago... More »

Halladay, Lincecum Will Start MLB All-Star Game

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(Newser) - Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay were selected today as the starting pitchers for tomorrow night's All-Star game in St. Louis. Lincecum, last year's National League Cy Young Award winner, is 10-2 with a 2.33 ERA for the San Francisco Giants; he got the nod from NL manager Charlie Manuel.... More »

Indians' Lee Cruises to AL Cy Young

Lefty who scratched way onto roster tops Toronto's Halladay

(Newser) - Left-hander Cliff Lee, who had to compete just to get on the Cleveland Indians’ regular-season roster, became the team’s second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner today, easily outdistancing Toronto’s Roy Halladay, MLB.com reports. Lee led the league with a 22 wins and a 2.54... More »

A-Rod Passes Mantle's HR Record

Yankee slams 537th homer on emotional day for team

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez smashed a 3-2 pitch from Toronto's Brian Tallet into the foul pole to claim his 537th career home run yesterday, surpassing Micky Mantle's record on the day Yankee great Bobby Murcer died. The All-Star didn't realize he had moved into 13th place on the all-time homer list until... More »

Werth Rips 3 Homers; Phils Crush Jays

HIs eight RBIs tie team record held by Mike Schmidt, three others

(Newser) - Jayson Werth homered in his first three at-bats and tied a Philadelphia Phillies record with eight RBIs in a 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Werth had a chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a game but fouled out to first... More »

Pinch-Hitting Inglett Lift Jays Over Twins

Toronto completes three-game series sweep of Minnesota

(Newser) - Still stuck in last place and minus injured leader Vernon Wells, the streaky Toronto Blue Jays needed to reconstruct their confidence. This was a successful first step: A three-game sweep at Minnesota. Dustin McGowan survived his wildness without much damage, the bullpen was spotless and Joe Inglett picked up his... More »

Stairs' Slam Lifts Jays Over Twins

(Newser) - Matt Stairs hit a grand slam and Roy Halladay rebounded from a shaky start to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday night. Halladay (4-5) has been the victim of poor run support all season, getting only 3.14 runs per outing entering Wednesday. Stairs'... More »

Stairs Powers Jays Past Twins

(Newser) - Matt Stairs homered and scored twice for the struggling Blue Jays' offense in Toronto's 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Lyle Overbay and former Twin Shannon Stewart each had two hits, including RBI-doubles, for the Jays, who scored at least five runs in a game for just... More »

Toronto, Cleveland Split Highlight-Heavy Double-Header

Triple play and pitching gems figure in 3-0 wins

(Newser) - Asdrubal Cabrera turned the 14th unassisted triple play in major league history, and it wasn't enough for the Cleveland Indians to complete a doubleheader sweep. Shannon Stewart hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, Aaron Hill added a two-run single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Cleveland 3-0 on... More »

Sizemore Homers Twice in Tribe Blowout

Centerfielder has 5 RBI to back Laffey's pitching against the Blue Jays

(Newser) - Grady Sizemore homered twice and drove in five runs, Aaron Laffey pitched seven sharp innings and the Cleveland Indians routed Toronto 12-0 Saturday night to hand the Blue Jays their fourth straight loss. Sizemore had three hits, including a leadoff homer to start a six-run first inning against Dustin McGowan... More »

Indians' 6-run Rally Defeats Blue Jays

Blake, Francisco hit two-run doubles to spark big inning

(Newser) - Casey Blake and Ben Francisco hit two-run doubles in a six-run seventh inning to help C.C. Sabathia and the Cleveland Indians defeat Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 in a duel of Cy Young Award winners last night. Blue Jays center fielder Vernon Wells jammed his left... More »

Navarro's Grand Salami Wins It for Rays in 13

Tampa Bay beats Toronto for sixth time in seven games

(Newser) - Dioner Navarro hit a grand slam in the 13th inning after Carl Crawford drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 in 13 innings last night. Facing Toronto's seventh pitcher, Shawn Camp (0-1), Jason Bartlett singled off the... More »

Marcum K's 9 As Jays Defeat Rays 6-2

(Newser) - Shaun Marcum came within an out of a shutout, Scott Rolen hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Wednesday night. Marcum (4-2) walked one and struck out nine, allowing two runs in 8 2-3. He won back-to-back starts for the first... More »

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