What's Buzzing:

Blue Jays start record 6 Dominicans vs Red Sox

AP - Sports
Dominican lineup leads Blue Jays over Red Sox

View photo

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, right, congratulates Brett Lawrie on his solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during second-inning baseball game action in Toronto, Sunday, April 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have set a major league record by fielding a starting lineup with six players from the Dominican Republic.

The Blue Jays did it Sunday at home against the Boston Red Sox.

The first four hitters in Toronto's lineup are all from the Dominican Republic: shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielders Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.

Juan Francisco served as the designated hitter Sunday against Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester, batting sixth, and outfielder Moises Sierra batted seventh.

Right-hander Esmil Rogers is the seventh Dominican player on Toronto's 25-man roster.

Last season, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers had starting lineups with five players from the Dominican Republic, which won the World Baseball Classic in March 2013.

View Comments (5)
  • Indians hit 3 homers in 6-4 loss to Orioles

    Indians hit 3 homers in 6-4 loss to Orioles

    The Cleveland Indians belted three homers on Sunday, and then had a chance to win their weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles. Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli homered for Cleveland, but Baltimore's bullpen escaped a couple of … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Cubs' run at 5, first to go 20 over .500

    Cubs' run at 5, first to go 20 over .500

    Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, John Lackey pitched seven solid innings and the Cubs completed a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 7-2 victory Sunday. Miguel Montero added a solo homer and drove in two runs as the Cubs won their fifth … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • Recap: WSH 10, STL 2

    Recap: WSH 10, STL 2

    5/29/16: Homer-happy Nats rout Cards … More »

    MLB.com - 19 minutes ago
  • Pedroia's hit in 11th gets BoSox by Jays

    Pedroia's hit in 11th gets BoSox by Jays

    A tough weekend for Clay Buchholz ended with a win and an appreciative handshake from manager John Farrell. Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI double in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Pierzynski's sacrifice fly

    Pierzynski's sacrifice fly

    A.J. Pierzynski evens the score at 1 in the 4th with a sacrifice fly to left field that's deep enough to score Jeff Francoeur … More »

    MLB.com - 25 minutes ago