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Jose Bautista blast lifts Jays over Rangers

Bautista's homer, Estrada's six innings help Toronto to fifth straight win.

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Tom Dakers

Bautista homers: Jays beat Rangers

I love beating the Rangers

Rangers 1 Blue Jays 3

Jays win 5th in a row!

That was a great pitchers duel, and the right pitcher won it.

Marco Estrada gave up a home run, on the first pitch of the game, but, after that, he was terrific. 6 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts. He was in control.

Yu Darvish, through 4 innings, was even better. We didn’t get our first hit until 2 out in the 4th.

Then came the 5th inning. Luke Maile took a 1-out walk, on 4 pitches. Kevin Pillar followed with a...

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Mark Colley

Saturday Bantering: Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson make return in 7-6 win

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays activated both Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson off of the disabled list yesterday, ending a long string of rehab stints and reported returns. Both players collected hits in the 7-6 Blue Jay win, and Tulowitzki took two walks, going perfect in his three plate appearances.

“[Donaldson and Tulowitzki] will both be activated today,” manager John Gibbons told MLB Network Radio prior to the game. “It’s been a long time coming,...

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Travis sparks Jays win in return of Donaldson, Tulowitzki

Devon Travis slam does damage vs. Rangers, Josh Donaldson doubles in first at-bat off DL, Troy Tulowitzki solidifies infield in return.

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WATCH: Travis: Donaldson and Tulowitzki have a presence in the clubhouse

Toronto Blue Jays' Devon Travis talks about his hot bat lately, and the return of teammates Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki.

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Tom Dakers

Closer than it should have been, Jays beat Rangers

Our fourth win in a row.

Rangers 6 Blue Jays 7

It ended up being closer than we would have liked. Joe Smith had a rough 9th inning. But any day we beat the Rangers is a good day.

That was what we’d call a good Mike Bolsinger start.

He went 4.2 innings, allowed 6 hits, had 4 walks, 2 strikeouts, but only allowed 3 runs, 2 earned. A bad Devon Travis throw to second base, cost him a run. And he got a bit unlucky in the 5th, when a seeing eye single rolled between Josh Donaldson and Troy...

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Blue Jays offence reunited with Bautista on fire: Griffin

Hallmark of Blue Jays’ playoff runs — deep, relentless batting order — restored for first time this season with Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki back. But Jose Bautista has been getting it done without as much protection in the lineup.

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Blue Jays Donaldson, Tulowitzki return for opener vs. Rangers

Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki return to Blue Jays lineup after long injury layoffs.

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Tom Dakers

Friday Bantering: Jays links

Who should start Tuesday? And other Jays stuff.

Happy return of Donaldson and Tulowitzki day! I looked in the card shops but I couldn’t find the perfect card for the occasion. No word yet on the corresponding move. They are likely waiting to see who has to be put on the DL after today’s batting practice.

Over at Sportsnet, David Singh takes some guesses at who could make Tuesday’s start for the Blue Jays. His suggestions:

J.A. Happ, who made his first rehab start Thursday. David...

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Blue Jays To Activate Donaldson, Tulowitzki From Disabled List

The Blue Jays will activate third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the disabled list prior to tonight’s game, manager John Gibbons said today in an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (Twitter link). The Toronto Sun’s Rob Longley had written earlier in the day that both were scheduled to be activated this weekend. Donaldson has been on the disabled list nearly all season due to a right calf injury that has limited him to just nine games in 2017....

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Minor Leaguer

Around The Nest - Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 7

Conor Fisk, alias The Kingpin

This past week was Rehab Week in Dunedin, with three major league Blue Jays playing rehab games down in the warm Florida weather. Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson, who are heading back up to Toronto tonight, played a couple games with the D-Jays while J.A. Happ started a game last night and is on his path to recovery. On this week’s Around The Nest host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler will check in with Dunedin broadcaster Jim Tarabocchia on how those three looked...

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With Donaldson and Tulo Back, It’s Like Opening Day All Over Again

For the first time since April 9th, that’s six-and-a-half weeks, the Toronto Blue Jays will finally have most of their Opening Day lineup back together again. I say “most” because Steve Pearce is still on the disabled list, but aside from that, the last time the Blue Jays had their Opening Day batting order in tact was back on April 9th. That was before the Blue Jays even had their first opportunity to play at home. By the time the Blue Jays returned to Toronto to play their Home...

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Matt W

May 22-25 minor league report: Happ begins rehab, Maese strikes out 12

A familiar face took to the mound for game one of Dunedin's doubleheader last night. J.A. Happ finally appears to be on the road back after leaving his April 16th start with an arm issue. Happ was scheduled to pitch 4 innings or 60 pitches (whichever came first) and ended up going 3+ innings and throwing 56 pitches. The results weren't great, as he allowed 7 hits with 3 strikeouts, but that really doesn't matter. The one thing I would note is his fastball velocity was significantly lower...

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Jays look to start run as Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki return: Griffin

Third baseman, shortstop rejoin a lineup that has been heating up this month.

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Tom Dakers

Opinion time: How are you feeling about the Jays?

Cautiously optimistic? Pessimistic? Suicidal?

The Blue Jays have a day off, and we have a new format (we’ll get used to it I’m sure), I thought it would be a good time to check in with everyone and see how we are feeling about our team.

April was terrible, but May has seen a bit of a turn around. We have a little 3-game win streak going. And Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki, they tell us, are going to be back for this weekend’s series with the Rangers. I’ve learned not to believe...

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Mark Colley

Thursday Bantering: Ross Atkins “focused on adding and winning”

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays don’t plan on being sellers at the trade deadline, Ross Atkins told Sportsnet. Here’s the full quote, courtesy of Arash Madani:

Josh Donaldson + Troy Tulowitzki return this weekend. When will the Blue Jays decide to buy or sell at the deadline? Here's the GM's answer: pic.twitter.com/vV1UdFehuM

— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) May 24, 2017

This quote can easily be blown out of context. Atkins clearly states that the decision...

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Mike Hannah

Why I’m a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays: Canadian Ginger Edition

One moment can change the course of a life. Just like in the movies.

Welcome to the refreshed Bluebird Banter! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favourite teams. If you’d like to do the same, head over to the FanPosts [link here] to begin. We’re collecting all of the stories here [https://www.sbnation.com/why-we-are-fans] Come Fan With Us!

In sitting here in front of my laptop trying to recall just...

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Tom Dakers

Why I'm a fan of the Blue Jays

SB Nation has asked us to write about why we are fans of our teams. SB would like you to do a FanPost on the subject (yeah, I know, we had this as a FanPost Friday topic a little while back, if you wrote one up then, just copy and paste it into a new FanPost. There is a prize) (Oh, I just found out that you have to be a ‘legal resident of the US’ to be eligible for the prize, sorry about that) .

My story? Well, I became a baseball fan when I was very young. I loved Gary Carter. I loved...

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How to Root for a Not-So-Great Blue Jays Team

It felt like the good times were never going to end. You discovered Blue Jays baseball sometime in August of 2015 and have been paying $100 for tickets ever since. It seemed a little steep but the team was winning so who were you to judge? But then came 2017. Edwin was gone and J.A. Happ hurt his shoulder. Now things are starting to feel a bit different – the ballpark isn’t quite as packed and the games feel a little less exciting. While your friends have all traded in their...

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