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2017 Schedule
59-65, 5th in AL East
Cubs walk off on Avila's single (0:24)
Pillar leaps into ivy for great catch (0:33)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that Aaron Hicks is playing every day, it can be said that every AL East team has a superb defensive center fielder. Feel free to rank them: Jackie Bradley Jr. (Red Sox), Hicks (Yankees), Adam Jones (Orioles), Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays) and, when healthy, Kevin Kiermaier (Rays).

Cubs hold on for victory over Blue Jays (1:08)
Happ's solo HR ties the score (0:25)
Bryant rocks out on defense (0:37)
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MLB's 2017 All-Surprise Team: Justin Smoak

Given his age, past production and tenure in the majors, Smoak's breakout is one of the most surprising seasons in recent memory. The first baseman started the All-Star Game and hasn't slowed since.

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Buster Olney

Olney: Jose Bautista wasn't traded, so what's next?

Bautista is all power at this point, and few MLB teams are interested in players like that. Hence, rival executives don't see the Blue Jays and Bautista exercising their mutual option for 2018.

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Blue Jays select Mayza among roster moves

On Monday, the Blue Jays selected LHP Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo, optioned RHP Leonel Campos to Buffalo, outrighted RHP Chris Smith to Triple-A and released RHP Taylor Cole.

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Sunday's longest home runs

Javier Baez's eighth-inning blast helped give the Cubs insurance in their win over the Diamondbacks. Josh Donaldson smashed his home run to the tune of a 116.3 mph speed off the bat. Pablo Sandoval's first homer since returning to the Giants lands him on the list.

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Jays' Rowley 'proud and humbled' of road to majors

Trying to maintain his throwing arm in the midst of a 30-month stint with the U.S. Army often proved challenging for Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Rowley. Fortunately, his company medic was willing to cooperate.

Rowley becomes first West Point graduate in MLB (1:52)
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No hits? No problem

All of the Blue Jays' runs in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Pirates were scored without a hit, which tied for the most such runs by any team since 2006. Three came home on errors, two on fielder's choice groundouts, one on a bases-loaded walk and one on a sacrifice fly. Toronto also tallied seven runs of that kind in an 18-1 win at Kansas City in 2003. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Jays' Chris Rowley makes Army history

USMA Class of 2013, the right-handed pitcher became the first West Point graduate to play in the majors with 5 1/3 innings of one-run pitching on Saturday in beating the Pirates. Rowley is still a 1st lieutenant but received a special exception in 2016 that allowed him to pursue a pro baseball career.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24128th
On Base Percentage.31622nd
Slugging Percentage.41025th
Earned Run Average4.5217th
Quality Starts52Tied-17th

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