Yankees’ Pineda allows 3 runs in 6 innings (The Associated Press)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees fifth starter candidate Michael Pineda allowed three runs and six hits over six innings Sunday in New York's 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Season that promised so much delivers little for Blue Jays (Reuters)

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - A season that promised so much and delivered so little for Toronto Blue Jays fans came to a dreary end on Sunday with the city's World Series dreams buried under the rubble of a last place finish. Labeled championship contenders after a lavish off-season spending spree, the Blue Jays never came close to living up to the hype or expectations heaped on them. They finished bottom of the American League East, a shocking 23 games behind division champions Boston. ...

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Baseball-Season that promised so much delivers little for Blue Jays (Reuters)

By Steve Keating TORONTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A season that promised so much and delivered so little for Toronto Blue Jays fans came to a dreary end on Sunday with the city's World Series dreams buried under the rubble of a last place finish. Labeled championship contenders after a lavish off-season spending spree, the Blue Jays never came close to living up to the hype or expectations heaped on them. They finished bottom of the American League East, a shocking 23 games behind division champions Boston. ...

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Baseball-Highlights of Friday’s Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

Sept 27 (The Sports XChange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games. - - Blue Jays 6, Rays 3 R.A. Dickey pitched into the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of a season-high three errors by the Tampa Bay Rays to post a 6-3 victory. The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak by the Rays (90-70), who entered the game occupying the first American League wild-card spot. The Rays had committed only 56 errors this season, the second lowest total behind Baltimore, who have committed just 52. ...

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The Juice: Orioles eliminated from playoffs, Yankees on the verge (Big League Stew)

Season No. 6 of the Juice is almost complete! Stop by in the final days of the regular season for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. At least one American League playoff team from the 2012 season won't be returning to the postseason in 2013, and another is on the verge of missing out. The Baltimore Orioles, who were bonafide Cinderellas a year ago, fell 3-2 in 10 innings to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night to eliminate themselves from wild-card contention. Mark DeRosa's RBI single against Francisco Rodriguez (you know him as K-Rod) put the Jays ahead and Casey Janssen got three outs for his 34th save. DeRosa, ever the pest, also had tied the score with an RBI single in the eighth. The Yankees, who defeated the O's in the ALDS in 2012, fell 7-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx, giving themselves a tragic number of one. They're on the brink of missing the playoffs for just the second time in 19 seasons. Ridiculous for outsiders, but painful if you're the Yankees. ''This is not a good feeling,'' manager Joe Girardi said. ''It hurts.'' Unable to take advantage of Matt Moore's wildness (he walked six and threw three wild pitches), the Yankees stranded 11 runners. Baltimore has dropped six straight, having fallen behind Cleveland by six games with five to go in the regular season. The Indians snatched victory from defeat , beating the White Sox 5-4 on a two-run homer by Jason Giambi in the bottom of the ninth. The Orioles remember what winning like that is like; they did it a lot in 2012. It was another one-run defeat for the Orioles, who could not match their success of a year ago in the closest games, when they went 29-9 in one-run games and 16-2 in extra innings. Ridiculous and not repeatable, but still painful for the Orioles. This season, they're 17-31 in one-run games and 8-7 in extras. Why do these things happen?

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Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday’s Major League games (Reuters)

Sept 11 (Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - - Angels 5, Blue Jays 4 C.J. Wilson matched a career high by earning his 16th game of the season, helping the Los Angeles Angels squeak past the Toronto Blue Jays. After allowing three runs in the first inning, Wilson (16-6) settled down. The lefty lasted seven innings, surrendering four hits and four runs (three earned) while walking four and striking out six. Josh Hamilton finished 3-for-3 and the Angels did most of their damage against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. ...

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Baseball returns to Montreal next spring with Blue Jays-Mets exhibition (Big League Stew)

If a Major League Baseball team ever returns to Montreal, a pair of exhibition games between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets scheduled for next spring at Olympic Stadium will be considered a key moment. No major league games of any kind have been played in Quebec since the Montreal Expos moved and became the Washington Nationals after the 2004 season. No question, there's a hard-core group of fans who would support a new team in Montreal, which was an expansion city in 1969, a full eight seasons before the Blue Jays came into being. The bigger questions involve building a new and permanent ballpark. Even if a new team isn't coming to Montreal any time soon, the Blue Jays see games in Montreal as a way to gain more fans throughout Canada, writes Shi Davidi of Sportsnet . These exhibition games have been in the works since 2011, a brainchild of Jays president Paul Beeston. He's also like to set something up in Vancouver on the West Coast. Of course, having a second major league team in Canada wouldn't hurt the Jays, who are hosting an announcement regarding the spring exhibitions on Tuesday. But the bigger hook for Montreal would be getting a team again:

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The Jays and Mets to play two exhibition games in Montreal next spring (NBC Sports)

Shi Davidi reports that the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets will play two exhibition games in Olympic Stadium in Montreal next spring: The contests, to be held right at the end of the pre-season, will bring big-league baseball back to the Big O for the first time since the Expos left for Washington…

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Dickey gets win, Blue Jays beat Yankees (The Associated Press)

TORONTO (AP) -- When a rare error by Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki opened the door, the Toronto Blue Jays took full advantage.

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Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Aug 24 (The Sports Xchange) - Barring any setbacks, shortstop Derek Jeter is expected to return to the New York Yankees on Monday. The 39-year-old Jeter played the final game on a rehab assignment at shortstop for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. In his first two games in Scranton, Jeter was 2-for-6 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. The Yankees begin a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. "That's the plan," manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees played Tampa Bay on Saturday. "As long as everything goes OK (Saturday), we'll see him in Toronto. ...

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