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Blue Jays start series with Rays after sweeping Orioles

Blue Jays start series with Rays after sweeping Orioles

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Toronto Blue Jays are now within a half game of each other in the American League East standings, though they've come from wildly different directions. The Rays (29-35) have lost nine of 10 games, including three of four in a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners. The Blue Jays (30-35) come into Tropicana Field with the momentum of a four-game sweep against the last-place Baltimore Orioles, who are a full 10 games back of both teams. The schedule is oddly stacked, such that the two division rivals have only played three times in the opening third of the season. They'll meet 12 times in August and September to make up for it, so this series can set the tone as both teams fight to get back to .500. The Rays lead the majors with 17 one-run losses, including ...
Yankees ready to get season started vs. Blue Jays

Yankees ready to get season started vs. Blue Jays

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The New York Yankees won the battle of the offseason hype and Thursday afternoon they will begin to find out if it translates into success on the field. The Yankees will play the Toronto Blue Jays, who had a rather quiet offseason, on Thursday afternoon at the Rogers Centre on Opening Day. The Yankees added slugger Giancarlo Stanton to an already potent lineup in a trade with the Miami Marlins, acquired third baseman Brandon Drury in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed free-agent infielder Neil Walker. They also have a first-year manager in Aaron Boone, who had been an ESPN commentator. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said one of the things he fears about the Yankees is their bullpen. "You had to like the Yankees before they got Stanton because of their bullpen," Gibbons said. ...
Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna dealing with anxiety

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna dealing with anxiety

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Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna said Saturday he is dealing with an anxiety issue, feeling "a little bit lost right now." Osuna told reporters he is unsure when he will be available to pitch again as he tries to work through his issues. He did not pitch in a save situation for the Blue Jays on Friday night against the Kansas City Royals. "I really don't know how to explain it. I just feel anxious. I feel like I'm lost a little bit right now," the hard-throwing right-hander, who is from Mexico, said through a translator. "I'm just a little bit lost right now. "This has nothing to do with me being on the field. I feel great out there. It's just when I'm out of baseball, when I'm not on the field, that I feel just weird and a little bit lost." The 22-year-old Osuna has 19 saves and a 2...