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The Associated Press                                Toronto Blue Jays’ Aledmys Diaz, right, is congratulated by Yangervis Solarte after hitting a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevnger during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 13, 2018, in Cleveland.

Jays rally to beat Indians 8-4, end Cleveland’s streak

Hernandez steps up for injured Donaldson

  • Apr 13, 2018
The Associated Press                                Toronto Blue Jays’ Aledmys Diaz, right, is congratulated by Yangervis Solarte after hitting a three-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevnger during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 13, 2018, in Cleveland.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada walks off the field after being relieved in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Orioles get offensive, beat Blue Jays 5-3 to avert sweep

Baltimore chases Toronto starter Estrada

  • Apr 11, 2018
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada walks off the field after being relieved in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Hernandez solid, Mariners sharp in 8-3 win over Royals

Seattle bounces back from blowout loss

  • Apr 10, 2018
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
The handler for an American eagle that was to fly to the pitcher’s mound during the national anthem pats Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, a Canadian, after the eagle chose to land on his shoulder instead, Thursday, April 5, 2018, before the Mariners’ baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Power fuels Twins to 4-2 comeback win over M’s

Seattle starter Paxton has interesting encounter with eagle

  • Apr 5, 2018
The handler for an American eagle that was to fly to the pitcher’s mound during the national anthem pats Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, a Canadian, after the eagle chose to land on his shoulder instead, Thursday, April 5, 2018, before the Mariners’ baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo (21) tags out Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak (14) at home plate during sixth inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo (21) tags out Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak (14) at home plate during sixth inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales works in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Francisco. Seattle won the game 6-4 and Gonzales was the winning pitcher. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Mariners come out swinging, spoil Giants home opener

Seattle earns 6-4 win in San Francisco

  • Apr 3, 2018
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales works in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Francisco. Seattle won the game 6-4 and Gonzales was the winning pitcher. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson comes in to score after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Toronto on Tuesday April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson comes in to score after hitting a two run home run against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Toronto on Tuesday April 3, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) gestures to the Chicago White Sox dugout after his solo home run during sixth inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Monday, April 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) gestures to the Chicago White Sox dugout after his solo home run during sixth inning American League baseball action in Toronto on Monday, April 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak, right, is greeted at home plate by teammates Aledmys Diaz and Russell Martin after he hit a grand slam against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto on Sunday April 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Smoak Show: Slugger hits two homers as Jays beat Yankees

Toronto first baseman raps grand slam, two-run bomb

Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak, right, is greeted at home plate by teammates Aledmys Diaz and Russell Martin after he hit a grand slam against the New York Yankees in the eighth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto on Sunday April 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna and catcher Luke Maile celebrate their American League MLB baseball win over the New York Yankees, in Toronto on Saturday, March 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna and catcher Luke Maile celebrate their American League MLB baseball win over the New York Yankees, in Toronto on Saturday, March 31, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Toronto Blue Jays’ Yangervis Solarte throws his bat reacting to hitting a double into the gap during the ninth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the New York Yankees, in Toronto on Friday, March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Yankees double up on Blue Jays 4-2

Toronto drops first two games of MLB season

Toronto Blue Jays’ Yangervis Solarte throws his bat reacting to hitting a double into the gap during the ninth inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the New York Yankees, in Toronto on Friday, March 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki grounds out to first in his first at-bat of an opening-day baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mariners dump Cleveland 2-1 in season opener

Ichiro returns; King Felix tosses a gem for Seattle

  • Mar 29, 2018
Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki grounds out to first in his first at-bat of an opening-day baseball game against the Cleveland Indians during the third inning Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis sidesteps New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) after turning a double play during sixth inning American League baseball action in Toronto, Thursday, March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Yankees clobber Blue Jays in season opener

Stanton, Severino dazzle as New York dumps Toronto 6-1

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis sidesteps New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) after turning a double play during sixth inning American League baseball action in Toronto, Thursday, March 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
The Associated Press                                Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, watches in the dugout during the fifth inning of a spring baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

Ichiro to be in lineup as Mariners open versus Indians

Seattle hosts Cleveland to begin MLB schedule

The Associated Press                                Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, of Japan, watches in the dugout during the fifth inning of a spring baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, March 27, 2018.
Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. celebrates his walk-off homerun with teammates to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 during ninth inning spring training baseball action Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Storybook ending for Jays in Montreal

Vladimir Guererro Jr.’s walkoff homer lifts Toronto to win over St. Louis

Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. celebrates his walk-off homerun with teammates to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 during ninth inning spring training baseball action Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Texas Rangers in July 2012. Hernandez has been named the Mariners’ Opening Day starter for the 10th year in a row. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Mariners ace Hernandez set to start 10th straight opener

M’s host the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night

  • Mar 25, 2018
Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Texas Rangers in July 2012. Hernandez has been named the Mariners’ Opening Day starter for the 10th year in a row. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Toronto Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, and Bo Bichette, right, celebrate after Bichette’s two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Canada Junior National Team Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Sound familiar? Sons of big leaguers fill Blue Jays’ lineup

Clemens, Biggio, Bichette, Guerrero and Grudzielanek

  • Mar 17, 2018
Toronto Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, and Bo Bichette, right, celebrate after Bichette’s two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Canada Junior National Team Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Dunedin, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, right, holds up his jersey with Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto during a news conference at the teams’ spring training baseball complex Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Suzuki signed a one-year deal with the team. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki

Legend returns to Seattle on one-year deal

  • Mar 7, 2018
Seattle Mariners’ Ichiro Suzuki, right, holds up his jersey with Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto during a news conference at the teams’ spring training baseball complex Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Suzuki signed a one-year deal with the team. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon bunts during the second inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Gordon was out on the play. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Gordon aims to flash skills in the outfield

New Mariner excited by position switch

  • Mar 1, 2018
Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon bunts during the second inning of a baseball spring exhibition game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Gordon was out on the play. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman pitches at Spring Training in Dunedin, Fla. on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Stroman lost his salary arbitration case on Thursday, then turned to social media to voice his displeasure of the outcome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman loses arbitration case, vents on Twitter

Hurler received a raise from US$3.4 million to $6.5 million

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman pitches at Spring Training in Dunedin, Fla. on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Stroman lost his salary arbitration case on Thursday, then turned to social media to voice his displeasure of the outcome. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn