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2009-10-04 19:51:05

Jose Lopez hit a key two-run double Sunday, leading the Seattle Mariners to a season-ending 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers. The hit gave the Mariners a 4-1 lead with two outs in the bottom of the fifth. Franklin Gutierrez had two hits and two RBI, and Josh Wilson had three hits for the Mariners, who won five of their final six games to finish with an 85-77 record. The winner was starter Felix Hernandez (19-5). Closer David Aardsma earned his 38th save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Chris Davis, Taylor...

2009-09-30 21:03:04

Roy Halladay threw a three-hitter and the Toronto Blue Jays produced 17 hits Wednesday in blasting Boston 12-0. The Red Sox, even though they clinched the American League wild-card berth Tuesday, have lost six games in a row. Toronto has won six straight. Randy Ruiz hit solo homers in the third and sixth innings. Lyle Overbay added a two-run blast in the third and Jose Bautista contributed a solo shot in the eighth. It was the ninth complete game and fourth shutout of the season for Halladay...

2009-09-26 16:26:06

Adam Lind's second homer Saturday, a solo shot in the bottom of the 10th, lifted Toronto to a 5-4 win over Seattle. The homer, Lind's 32nd, broke a 4-4 tie leading off the bottom of the 10th. His 31st, a two-run blast, created the tie with no outs in the eighth, erasing a 4-2 deficit. Jose Bautista hit a sixth-inning solo homer. Travis Snider had one RBI, while Lind had three hits for the Blue Jays, who have won five of six. The winner was Jason Frasor (7-3). Mike Sweeney's two hits and one...

2009-09-25 21:45:52

Roy Halladay broke out of a recent slump Friday to throw a seven-hit shutout and carry Toronto to a 5-0 decision over Seattle. Halladay (16-10) had lost five of his previous seven starts, but produced the 48th complete game and 14th shutout of his 12-year career. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter. The game was scoreless going into the sixth before Aaron Hill gave the Blue Jays the lead with his 34th homer of the season -- a two-run shot to left. Jose Bautista singled home two more...

2009-09-23 21:18:57

Casey Janssen began a four-inning scoreless stretch by the Toronto bullpen Wednesday in the Blue Jays' 7-3 victory over Baltimore. Toronto overcame an early 2-0 deficit to win its third straight game. Scott Richmond (7-10) left the game after five innings with a 4-3 lead and got the win thanks to outstanding relief pitching from Janssen, Josh Roenicke, Brandon League and Jason Frasor. The relievers combined to give up a hit and one walk. The Blue Jays broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run...

2009-09-21 21:42:59

Travis Snider drove in three runs Monday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays had sixth-inning solo homers by Lyle Overbay and John McDonald while ending a four-game losing streak. Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion added two-run singles for Toronto. David Purcey (1-2), making his seventh start of the season, was charged with four hits and a run with four walks in 7 2/3 innings. Chris Tillman (2-4) gave up four runs and six hits over five-plus...

2009-09-14 22:59:08

Aubrey Huff hit a three-run homer in the ninth and Brandon Inge scored on an error in the 10th Monday to help Detroit beat Toronto 6-5. Huff hit his second home run since joining the Tigers in mid-August and Ryan Raburn also homered and drove in two runs for Detroit. Detroit starter Justin Verlander gave up five runs and 10 hits in seven innings while striking out nine. Bobby Seay (6-3) earned the victory for recording the final out of the 10th. Adam Lind hit a three-run homer, and Edwin...

2009-09-12 22:35:51

Aaron Hill's late two-run homer Saturday boosted the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-6 win over the slumping Detroit Tigers. The homer, Hill's only hit, came with two outs in the top of the ninth, and was his 32nd this season. One of two hits by Rod Barajas was a two-run homer. Marco Scutaro had three hits, one a solo homer, and two RBI. Vernon Wells had three hits and an RBI, and a run scored on Brandon Lyon's eighth-inning wild pitch for the Blue Jays, who have won three straight. Winner Brandon...

2009-09-11 22:58:49

Rod Barajas and Randy Ruiz hit home runs in the seventh inning to give Toronto a five-run lead Friday and the Blue Jays held on to down Detroit 6-4. The Tigers, who began the night with a 5 1/2-game lead over Minnesota at the top of the American League Central, lost their fourth straight. Toronto took a 3-1 lead into the seventh, which Barajas opened by hitting his 17th home run of the season. Edwin Encarnacion then singled and after Ryan Perry relieved Armando Galarraga, Ruiz delivered a...

2009-09-10 14:45:47

Adam Lind's sacrifice fly Thursday boosted the Toronto Blue Jays to 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. The sac fly broke a 2-2 tie with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning. Lind also hit an RBI double in the first. Jose Bautista slammed solo homer in the fourth inning to account for the other run for the Blue Jays, who split the four-game series. Winner Brett Cecil (7-4) gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings. Jason Frasor earned his eighth save with a 1-2-3 ninth. Denard Span...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'