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2017 Schedule
59-65, 5th in AL East
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4hDavid Schoenfield

Who you should root for in the AL wild-card race

Eight teams are battling for the last playoff spot in the AL. Here are reasons to care about each, including the Angels and Rangers, who meet tonight.

Pillar knows no bounds when it comes to catching a ball (0:52)
Cubs walk off on Avila's single (0:24)
Pillar leaps into ivy for great catch (0:33)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Now that Aaron Hicks is playing every day, it can be said that every AL East team has a superb defensive center fielder. Feel free to rank them: Jackie Bradley Jr. (Red Sox), Hicks (Yankees), Adam Jones (Orioles), Kevin Pillar (Blue Jays) and, when healthy, Kevin Kiermaier (Rays).

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7dDavid Schoenfield

MLB's 2017 All-Surprise Team: Justin Smoak

Given his age, past production and tenure in the majors, Smoak's breakout is one of the most surprising seasons in recent memory. The first baseman started the All-Star Game and hasn't slowed since.

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Buster Olney

Olney: Jose Bautista wasn't traded, so what's next?

Bautista is all power at this point, and few MLB teams are interested in players like that. Hence, rival executives don't see the Blue Jays and Bautista exercising their mutual option for 2018.

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Blue Jays select Mayza among roster moves

On Monday, the Blue Jays selected LHP Tim Mayza from Triple-A Buffalo, optioned RHP Leonel Campos to Buffalo, outrighted RHP Chris Smith to Triple-A and released RHP Taylor Cole.

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Sunday's longest home runs

Javier Baez's eighth-inning blast helped give the Cubs insurance in their win over the Diamondbacks. Josh Donaldson smashed his home run to the tune of a 116.3 mph speed off the bat. Pablo Sandoval's first homer since returning to the Giants lands him on the list.

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Jays' Rowley 'proud and humbled' of road to majors

Trying to maintain his throwing arm in the midst of a 30-month stint with the U.S. Army often proved challenging for Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Rowley. Fortunately, his company medic was willing to cooperate.

Rowley becomes first West Point graduate in MLB (1:52)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24129th
On Base Percentage.31622nd
Slugging Percentage.41025th
Earned Run Average4.5319th
Quality Starts53Tied-17th

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