2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
0-0, 4th in AL East
Dustin Bradford/Getty Images
7dJeff Passan

Ohtani, Harper among finalists for Aaron Award

Shohei Ohtani, the favorite for American League MVP, is the first player who also pitches ever nominated as a finalist for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given to the best offensive player in each league.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez

Free agency for Semien, Ray looms over Jays

Marcus Semien and Robbie Ray both enjoyed outstanding 2021 seasons with the Blue Jays -- and their decisions as free agents loom large over Toronto's offseason.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

If a tiebreaker game is necessary (Game 163), manager Aaron Boone said that ace Gerrit Cole will pitch for the Yankees. In case of a four-way tie, the Yankees have chosen to play Game 163 at Fenway Park against the Red Sox.


Matz sharp, Jays beat Orioles 6-4 to stay in wild card race

— Steven Matz pitched seven solid innings to win his fifth straight decision, Danny Jansen homered and drove in three runs, and the Toronto Blue Jays kept their playoff hopes alive by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 Friday night.

Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images
16dDavid Schoenfield

The Blue Jays sure would be fun to watch in October

The Blue Jays have scored 10 or more runs 21 times, most in the majors. They've scored a whopping 250 runs in those 21 games and have won 18 games by eight or more runs. By contrast, the Red Sox have just eight such wins and the Yankees six.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees manager Aaron Boone on his level of concern for Joey Gallo, who was hit by a pitch in the hand: “Well, he couldn't hit so I took him out of the game. Concerned… We'll see what we have now with the X-rays and see what we have overnight.”

Matt Marton/USA TODAY Sports

Yankees' Gallo set for X-rays after hit by pitch

Yankees slugger Joey Gallo is set to undergo X-rays on his left hand/forearm after he was hit by a pitch in Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto.

Getty Images

Jays' Semien sets HR record for primary 2B

Toronto's Marcus Semien become just the fifth second baseman in MLB history to reach 40 home runs in a season in a 6-5 win over the Yankees. Overall, Semien has 44 homers this season -- four came as a shortstop.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Here is Aaron Judge talking about Vladimir Guerrero Jr. When asked to describe Vladdy's 2021 season, Judge said: “MVP.”

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

After barely facing nine hitters, Jameson Taillon is taken out of the game. He kept doing knee bends and looking at his right ankle after he threw a pitch to George Springer. Taillon was activated off the IL after a right ankle tendon injury.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on Aaron Judge's dislocated left pinky finger: "He's good to go. Obviously, everyone's a little bit banged up, but I think we're fortunate in that it wasn't something too serious or that's going to keep him out of the lineup. [Will] probably be something that he has to deal with, but he's good to go."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone on whether he will stay away from Giancarlo Stanton playing on the outfield turf at Rogers Centre: "I considered putting 'G' out there today, and I wouldn't say that the turf necessarily scared me off or anything like that. Maybe it's always a little bit of a factor, especially at this point in the season, [but] I'm gonna put out [the best lineup] that I think [gives us the] best chance to win regardless."

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.9110th
Quality Starts68Tied-4th
Batting Average.2662nd
On Base Percentage.3304th
Slugging Percentage.4661st