Blue Jays Place Josh Donaldson On DL

Donaldson leaves game after aggravating sore right calf

Toronto has lost six straight and is off to a franchise-worst 1-8 start. I mean, it is insane!

It was a joke. Fortunately, the baseball season is very long.

Blue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ (0-2, 5.40 ERA) has allowed two home runs in each of his first two starts, including a 3-1 loss at Baltimore on April 5.

"He's got (good control)", Shapiro said. Hopefully that's the start of something.

20-game victor J.A. Happ left Sunday's 11-4 loss against the Baltimore Orioles after experiencing soreness in his left elbow.

Kim, who bats left-handed, had been benched in the four previous games, as the Orioles faced three left-handed starters and a right-handed knuckleballer in Boston Red Sox's Steven Wright. But the pitcher was obviously not himself, allowing 11 hits and six runs - three of them homers - in little more than 12 innings. "I just went, 'Really?'"

"Any time I can get groundball outs, that kind of shows me that I have it that day", he said. I just think it was a mix of changing speeds, going in and out and elevating, but Salty did a tremendous job, the defence did a tremendous job.

When the big bat of Orioles first baseman Chris Davis comes to the plate, to face Sanchez, it's time to run for cover.

Gibbons said Biagini is unlikely to be stretched out as a starter while Happ and Sanchez are sidelined.

"He's a 20-game victor, incredible competitor and worker, but you can say that no matter who is starting for us any day in our five-man rotation", Shapiro said. "I just stayed with it and it worked today". He took the loss.

Donaldson has played at least 155 games every season since being traded to Toronto from the Oakland Athletics in 2014. He doubled, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch.

Justin Smoak hit a ball into the gap which glanced off Jones's glove for a triple as Jones ran full stride into a portion of the wall that has a scoreboard on it.

Having said all of that, the performance of the Orioles' starting rotation this series shouldn't go dismissed. Due to their success at hitting home runs over the last couple of years, Jays players may now be trying too hard to hit home runs.

After Jonathan Schoop singled, Dominic Leone replaced Tepera and was greeted by Hardy's RBI double. Sanchez, who was last season's American League earned-run average leader, earned a no-decision in his first start of the season in Tampa Bay. They have scored a league-worst 23 runs during these 10 games and have hit to the tune of.191/.273/.277.

"I'm not going to set a timeline right now", Donaldson said.

Cubs activate Duensing; Edwards Jr. on bereavement • The Chicago Cubs activated lefthanded pitcher Brian Duensing off of the 10-day disabled list and placed righthander Carl Edwards Jr. on the bereavement list Friday. It's unclear how long any of them will miss - Sanchez, especially, seems like he should return soon - but the trio represented Toronto's WAR leaders in 2016, and any pretty good roster looks quite a bit bleaker without it's three best players.

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