Jenkins earns 1st career win as Blue Jays edge Twins

The Toronto Blue Jays nearly squandered a four-run lead but were able to hang on to defeat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 and secure Chad Jenkins his first career win Tuesday at the Rogers Centre. Jenkins (1-3), a 2009 20th overall selection, pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk. Kelly Johnson’s […]

Jays’ Escobar hitless in Toronto’s victory over Yankees

Yunel Escobar returned home to the Rogers Centre on Thursday for the first time since he wrote a gay slur on his eye-black at the beginning of the club’s final road trip. Escobar, who met with Patrick Burke, the founder of the activist group You Can Play, and openly gay distance runner Jose Estevez, prior […]

Escobar’s message offends Cabbagetown Group League

Yunel Escobar stood in front of media microphones and television cameras at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday issuing his apology for wearing an offensive Spanish word on his eye black during last Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. Though the 29-year-old Cuban ball player maintained that his actions were not intended to insult anyone, they […]