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For the Toronto Sun: “The hits keep on comin’ for Vizquel”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

With his two hits in the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles, the 45-year-old passed Brooks Robinson for sole possession of 43 on the all-time hit list with 2,850.

* Published on May 31, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

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For the Toronto Sun: “Jays counter defensive shifts”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

This year, major league teams have been relying on the defensive shift more than ever before, and with the top two shifting teams sharing their division, the Toronto Blue Jays are no strangers to the tactic.

* Published on May 31, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Lawrie is ‘D’ man”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 30, 2012 at 11:25 am

For all his offence in Tuesday night’s 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles, it was Brett Lawrie’s defensive plays that most impressed manager John Farrell.

* Published on May 30, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Thames pays for hobbling infield”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

The Blue Jays made another roster move on Tuesday, recalling infielder Mike McCoy from triple-A Las Vegas and sending left fielder Eric Thames to the Pacific Coast League club.

* Published on May 30, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “O’s dealing with injury issues”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

In the midst of the Baltimore Orioles’ surprisingly successful start to the season which has them leading the AL East, the team has struggled with injuries to several key players. Prior to their May 28 game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Manager Buck Showalter said it was a case of one player in, one player out.

* Published on May 29, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Murphy exits on own terms”

In Sports, Toronto Argonauts on May 25, 2012 at 10:04 am

Former Toronto Argonaut and B.C. Lion Rob Murphy was joined by friends and former teammates on May 24 as he announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League after six seasons. Murphy said it was something he wanted to do on his own terms.

* Published on May 25, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Home, sweet homers”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

The Toronto Blue Jays found a friend in the home run during their series against the two New York teams. The team hit a total of six in their two games against the Yankees and scored five in the first of their three-game series against the Mets on May 18.

* Published on May 19, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Jays’ Gomes a major league first”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 18, 2012 at 12:38 am

The Toronto Blue Jays called up Yan Gomes on May 17 to replace struggling first baseman Adam Lind, who was sent down to the Las Vegas 51s, and fill in for Brett Lawrie, who began serving his four-game suspension. In his major league debut, Gomes became the first Brazilian-born player in MLB history.

* Published on May 18, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Yankees’ offence just plain offensive”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

The New York Yankees managed just one run in their 8-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 16. Their record is now 1-13 this season when scoring three or fewer runs in a game.

* Published on May 17, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.

For the Toronto Sun: “Another one bites the dust for Rays”

In Sports, Toronto Blue Jays on May 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

With starting pitcher Jeff Niemann out for at least four to six weeks with a fractured fibula, the Tampa Bay Rays must now figure out how to replace him.

* Published on May 16, 2012 in the Toronto Sun. Read the story online.