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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during MLB action in Toronto on Aug. 16, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Stroman the difference in nail-biter

TORONTO — Before Wednesday’s game, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walked up to Marcus Stroman in the clubhouse and joked that his starting pitcher was “a media darling.”

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada walks back to the dugout after being taken out of the game during against the Tampa Bay Rays in Toronto on Aug. 15, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

Estrada shaky in loss to Rays

TORONTO — Before Tuesday’s game against Tampa Bay, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada wasn’t going anywhere this season.

Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays dives but is tagged out at home plate by Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees during MLB action at Rogers Centre on Aug. 9, 2017. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jays doomed early by long bombs

TORONTO — Wednesday's game between the Blue Jays and Yankees was a parade. A hit parade for New York and a parade from the bullpen to the mound for Toronto.