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AL East-leading Blue Jays lose grip, last-place Bosox win

AL East-leading Blue Jays lose grip, last-place Bosox win

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays don't have much time to dwell on Sunday's dismal defensive performance. Come Monday night, the AL East leaders have a showdown with the New York Yankees to focus on.

The Blue Jays matched a season high with three errors, two of which led to runs Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the last-place Boston Red Sox.

''We've been playing outstanding defense, so we were due for a clunker like this,'' said pitcher Mark Buehrle, a four-time Gold Glover whose errant relay throw in fourth inning led to Boston's first run. ''We've just received to come back tomorrow & be ready for the Yankees.''

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AL East-leading Blue Jays lose grip, last-place Bosox win

AL East-leading Blue Jays lose grip, last-place Bosox win

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays don't have much time to dwell on Sunday's dismal defensive performance. Come Monday night, the AL East leaders have a showdown with the New York Yankees to focus on.

The Blue Jays matched a season high with three errors, two of which led to runs Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the last-place Boston Red Sox.

''We've been playing outstanding defense, so we were due for a clunker like this,'' said pitcher Mark Buehrle, a four-time Gold Glover whose errant relay throw in fourth inning led to Boston's first run. ''We've just received to come back tomorrow & be ready for the Yankees.''

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Ortiz becomes 27th player with 500 homers

Ortiz becomes 27th player with 500 homers

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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz (34) prepares to hit his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays s …

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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, right, celebrates with Mookie Betts after hitting a three-run home …

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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitch …

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has become the 27th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs.

Ortiz reached the milestone with his second homer in Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay. He lined a shot to right center on a 2-2 pitch from Matt Moore leading off the fifth after connecting for No. 499 in the first.

Big Papi has 50 multihomer games in a 19-year career.

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Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman to start Saturday vs. Yankees

Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman to start Saturday vs. Yankees

BOSTON (AP) — Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman will make his first start of the season Saturday when the AL East-leading Blue Jays face New York at Yankee Stadium.

The 24-year-old underwent surgery in March after tearing the ACL in his left knee.

Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos discussed the decision at Fenway Park before the team's Tuesday game against the Boston Red Sox.

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Gardner homers for Yankees in 3-1 win at Boston

Gardner homers for Yankees in 3-1 win at Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees capitalized on the few hits they received in between strikeouts.

Brett Gardner homered & Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcome Rick Porcello's career-high 13 strikeouts & beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The Yankees had only five hits & struck out 15 times, yet New York hit in key moments & Boston batters failed to donate Porcello much help.

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Yankees send injured 1B Teixeira home for more tests

Yankees send injured 1B Teixeira home for more tests

BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees have sent first baseman Mark Teixeira back to New York for further tests on his bruised right shin.

Manager Joe Girardi made the announcement before the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series Monday night at Fenway Park.

''He woke up today & he was still sore, so we sent him back to kind of just redo the test to make sure,'' Girardi said.

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Lindor homers, Sabathia hurt as Indians beat Yankees 4-3

Lindor homers, Sabathia injure as Indians beat Yankees 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in Puerto Rico, Francisco Lindor knew a lot of New York Yankees' fans, so he rooted for the Boston Red Sox.

On Sunday, the Cleveland Indians rookie did something he & many Red Sox fans have dreamed of.

Lindor took an eighth-inning fastball from New York's Dellin Betances & blasted it into the right field stands as the Indians defeated New York 4-3 on Andy Pettitte Day in the Bronx.

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Perez hits 3-run HR, Royals end Boston's 4-game win streak

Perez hits 3-run HR, Royals end Boston's 4-game win streak

BOSTON (AP) — – Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost & catcher Salvador Perez can both see the confidence growing in Yordano Ventura.

The 24-year-old right-hander can feel it, too.

Ventura pitched six effective innings, helping the AL Central-leading Royals beat the Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday night, ending Boston's four-game winning streak.

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Report: Jays interested in Indians President Mark Shapiro

Report: Jays interested in Indians President Mark Shapiro

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro is offering no comment on a report that the Toronto Blue Jays are interested in hiring him.

Fox Sports reported Thursday that Shapiro was a ''strong candidate'' to succeed Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Fox said Toronto had spoken to Shapiro approximately the job.

Shapiro on Friday declined comment to The Associated Press approximately the report.

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Salazar cools down Boston's bats; Cleveland wins 8-2

Salazar cools down Boston's bats; Cleveland wins 8-2

BOSTON (AP) — Danny Salazar had a simple explanation for why he's on a strong run.

He's stopped trying to overpower hitters. Now, he knows how to pitch.

Salazar pitched seven strong innings to rad off Boston's hot bats, & Lonnie Chisenhall had a solo homer & three RBIs to carry the Cleveland Indians past the Red Sox 8-2 on Monday night.

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