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CC Gets 21st Win, Yanks Clinch Playoff Spot

The Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the last 16 years and CC Sabathia got his 21st win of the season, beating the Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night, according to an Associated Press report.

Via AP


Rob Thompson Hasn't Heard From Jays

Rob Thompson, third base coach of the Yankees, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Toronto's managing vacancy.

But he has yet to hear from the Blue Jays.

Via Ken Rosenthal/Fox Sports (via Twitter)


Jays Interview Melvin, Wedge

The Blue Jays interviewed Bob Melvin and Eric Wedge for their impending manager vacancy this week.

The Jays will interview bench coach Nick Leyva, who managed two-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, going 148-189 (.439).

?1ve had preliminary talks,? Leyva said before Friday?s game against the Baltimore Orioles. ?I?ve talked to a few former general managers. I?m well prepared. I don?t want them to surprise me with a question I?m not familiar with.?

FOX sports reports that Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is on the Jays list of managers to interview. Sandberg, 51, was named the 2010 manager of the year in the Triple-A

Via Toronto Sun


Bautista Hits 51st, 52nd Homer

Jose Bautista hit two homers, increasing his major league-leading total to 52, and Vernon Wells also went deep as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Friday night.

"It's still hard for me to believe it but I'm not going to change a thing," Bautista said. "I'm going to reflect on it once the season is over."

Wells and Bautista have combined for 82 home runs this season, more than any other pair of teammates in the majors.

Via ESPN


Bautista Defends Legitimacy Of 50 Homers

With Jose Bautista hitting an astonishing 50 home runs this season, there have been murmurs questioning whether he has been assisted by performance enhancing drugs.

?I do (understand why the public wonders) because of the history. It?s up to guys like me and (the media) to make sure that the public gets their facts right,? said Bautista after hammering No. 50 on Thursday. ?It?s been six, seven years since we?ve had testing for performance-enhancing drugs and it seems to be working.?

Via Toronto Sun


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