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Blue Jays continue September slide with


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November 8, 2018



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Each night in the 2016 baseball season we’ll run down the top news, facts and highlights from around Major League Baseball.If the Toronto Blue Jays mi s the playoffs, theycan look back on theirseason series with the Tampa Bay Rays, owners of the Jake Arrieta Jersey second-worst record in the American League.Clinching a winningrecord against the Jays for eighth time over the past nine seasonsTuesday night at Rogers Centre, the Rays handed Toronto its eighth lo s in 11 September games with a 6-2 win. For the sixth time in their past eight games, the Jays’ bats failed to score more than three runsas southpawDrew Smyly fired5 2/3 innings to remain unbeaten at Rogers Centre in his career.Alexei Ramirez and Steven Souza Jr. went deep for the Rays, who have won seven of their last 11 games against the Jays and improved Cubs Womens Cool Base White Jersey to10-8versus Toronto this season.Ramirez hit a three-run homer off MarcusStroman, whosuffered his eighth lo s of the season despite facing a Rays lineup that ranks near the bottom of MLB in average against right-handers.MORE: Worst September collapses, rankedTheteams conclude their season series Wednesday.With the lo s, Toronto dropped into a tie with the Orioles for the wild-card spots, two games ahead of the Yankees and Tigers.Player of the dayTaijuan Walker, Mariners leading Seattle to its seventh consecutive win, the right-hander carried a no-hitter into the seventh and finished with a complete game shutout in an 8-0 win over the Angels. Walker tied a career high with 11 strikeouts.HighlightRangers sluggerAdrian Beltre tooka big swing and landedon his right knee, but he managed to connect on his30th homerof the season, a solo shot against the Astros. Three things to know The Pirates were trailing Jason Heyward Jersey 3-2 entering the ninth, got a pinch-hit, three-runhomerfrom Sean Rodriguez and beat the Phillies, 5-3. It wastheir first win when trailing after eight innings since July 12, 2014. They had been 0-140.MORE: The 10 worst baseball teams of the past 30 years Pinch hittersJacoby Ellsbury andDidi Gregorius hit back-to-back homers to lead the Yankees to a late 3-0 win over the Dodgers. It’s the first time since 1957 that Yankees playerswho didn’t startwent back to back. With twobase knocks against the Braves,Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki recordedhis 900th career multi-hit game.Ichiro now has3,025 Javier Baez Jersey MLB hits, 26 shy of tyingRodCarew for 24th on the all-timelist.What’s nextOrioles (79-65)at Red Sox (81-63), 7:10 p.m. ET: Bostons first 20-game winner since 2007, Rick Porcello (20-3, 3.21 ERA) looks to improve his perfect 14-0 record at home against Kevin Gausman (7-10, 3.61 ERA) and the Orioles. Although Gausman owns a 1.08 ERA since Aug.23, he has struggled against Boston in his career with a 4.74 ERA.Rangers (87-59) at Astros (75-70), 8:10 p.m. ET: In his last start against the Astros, Yu Darvish (5-4, 3.28 ERA) gave up a season-high five runs Jackie Robinson Jersey over just four innings of work. The right-hander will look to bounce back with a win over Joe Musgrove (2-4, 4.78 ERA), who is coming off a quality start against the Cubs as the Astros look to stay in wild-card contention.

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