TORONTO — The Blue Jays’ left-hander put things right for the struggling club on Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre.
Beatles drummer Ringo Starr famously tossed his drum sticks across the studio during the recording of the song Helter Skelter in July 1968, and in a fit of frustration screamed: “I got blisters on my fingers!”
TORONTO — To Blue Jays fans, he may be the Bringer of Rain but now he is the Bringer of Pain.
TORONTO — It was a home opener with all the trimmings.
ST. PETERSBURG — Marcus Stroman was dealing and Kendrys Morales was peeling — the hide off the ball — as the Blue Jays recorded their first victory of the young season on Thursday night at Tropicana Field, a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
BALTIMORE — There’s plenty of reason for Jays manager John Gibbons and his pitching staff to respect the Orioles attack.
BALTIMORE — For too many years, the Boston Red Sox had noted Jays killer David Ortiz while John Farrell, the manager most reviled in Toronto, still runs the Fenway Park dugout.
After 166 days between pitches, the Jays reached opening day of the 2017 season anxious to renew the form that took them to two consecutive playoff appearances.