The Toronto Blue Jays know better than any team in baseball what happens when Edwin Encarnacion gets hot. Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs against his former team as the Cleveland Indians routed Toronto 13-3 on Friday night. ''Yeah, many a time, thanks for reminding me,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons joked when asked about seeing similar performances when the slugger played six seasons with Toronto.
A win in Salem-Keizer or a Tri-City loss to Eugene assures C's a share of first place with two days to go, and Vancouver would have the head-to-head tiebreaker The Vancouver Canadians can clinch their Northwest League’s North Division first-half pennant Saturday night with a road victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes or a Tri-City Dust Devils’ loss at home to the Eugene Emeralds. The C’s, the short-season, single-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, are looking for their first visit to the postseason since 2014, when they lost to the Hillsboro Hops in the best-of-three league final after beating the Spokane Indians in the best-of-three semifinals. Vancouver had won the Northwest playoff crown
Linked with the Chicago Cubs, four-time MLB All-Star Yu Darvish showed his worth for the Texas Rangers on Friday.