The Red Sox are still No. 1 atop a pile of quality clubs in the AL, but hot hitters are powering rising challengers from the NL.
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J.A. Happ stayed unbeaten with the New York Yankees by topping his former Toronto teammates, and Greg Bird hit a grand slam during a six-run first inning Sunday in a 10-2 win over the Blue Jays.
Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four homers, Luis Severino struck out eight in five innings and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-6 on Saturday.
Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Giancarlo Stanton added an impressive opposite-field blast and the New York Yankees rallied for a rain-shortened 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Lucas Duda homered, Rosell Herrera had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-2 after a long rain delay Thursday night to split their four-game series.
Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam, Marco Estrada pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Ryan O'Hearn homered and drove in a career-high three runs, Brad Keller threw seven strong innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night to spoil Sean Reid-Foley's major league debut.
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The Yanks' Mon. callup of reliever George Kontos that reunited him with former N'western Univ. teammate J.A. Happ is the 2nd time Happ's had an MLB teammate from his alma mater. He & Bo Schultz were on the 2016 Toronto pitching staff.
Two of the Blue Jays' top prospects, catcher Danny Jansen and pitcher Sean Reid-Foley, are expected to make their major league debuts Monday against the Royals.
Kevin Pillar scored the tiebreaking run on an infield grounder in the sixth inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Willy Adames had two hits and drove in the decisive run, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday, their seventh win in eight meetings with Toronto this season.
Blake Snell pitched five perfect innings and then was pulled, Michael Perez hit his first career home run and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0 on Friday night.
John Brickley breaks down Thursday's action, including the hardest hit HR ever measured and a rare happening for the Red Sox.
What player got a historic bump at the trade deadline? Who's the surprising king of the long ball? We've got baseball's quirkiest facts of the year.
Mookie Betts homered in the ninth inning to complete his first career cycle during the Toronto Blue Jays' 8-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
John Brickley breaks down Wednesday's action, including a streaking A's team, an unbeatable Red Sox squad and a youngster doing it all.
Rafael Devers returned from the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high seven innings to win his second straight start and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-5 victory over the...
John Brickley breaks down Tuesday's action, including a historic win for Bartolo Colon and a Red Sox team that just can't lose.
The Red Sox are riding high, but they aren't a lock to win it all just yet. How strong are their chances, and who could stand in their way?
Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer during a five-run 10th inning, helping the Boston Red Sox overcome Craig Kimbrel's blown save to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.
A blister on his pitching hand forced Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman to exit Tuesday's game against the Red Sox after seven innings and 92 pitches.