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Upton's inside-the-park homer leads Blue Jays to 8-7 win over Twins

TORONTO — Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to an 8-7 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday afternoon. 620 more words

Baseball

Former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne signs with the Ottawa Champions

At one time the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, Eric Gagne has signed with the Ottawa Champions.

The Mascouche, QC, native will start the final game of the season on Sept. 231 more words

Ottawa

Encarnacion, Osuna lead Blue Jays over Indians 6-5

CLEVELAND — Edwin Encarnacion homered, Roberto Osuna bounced back from a nightmarish outing to record the save and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 on Saturday night. 308 more words

Local News

Cycling over the Pelicans

July 19, 2014

In my 20 years playing baseball, I had never hit for the cycle.  For those of you who don’t know what the cycle is, or think I accidentally made this post on the wrong sport, let me tell you.   857 more words

Blue Jays use 7-run inning to beat Orioles, jump into first place

TORONTO — Devon Travis hit a home run, Kevin Pillar drove in four, and the Blue Jays used a seven-run fifth inning en route to a 9-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon that moved Toronto into sole position of first place in the American League East. 269 more words

Baseball

Catcher's field of dreams still strong at 73

Bob Armstrong has a clean baseball shirt on a hanger in his front closet. A stack of ball caps, each one a different colour, are on the closet shelf. 953 more words

Local Sports

Sask-grown baseball play aims for the fences

For a small-town Saskatchewan girl, Arleene (Johnson) Noga never imagined that playing baseball would land her a full-time job.

“When we were playing, my thought was ‘just play ball.’ That was my focus when I was there. 519 more words

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