2011 Toronto Blue Jays
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Location
Results
Record81–81 (.500)
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Rogers; Paul Beeston (CEO)
General manager(s)Alex Anthopoulos
Manager(s)John Farrell
Local televisionRogers Sportsnet
Rogers Sportsnet One
(Buck Martinez, Pat Tabler, Alan Ashby)
Local radioBlue Jays Radio Network
FAN 590
(Jerry Howarth, Alan Ashby, Mike Wilner, Gregg Zaun)
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The 2011 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 35th season of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays franchise, and the 22nd full season of play (23rd overall) at the Rogers Centre. It was also the first season with John Farrell as the team's manager. The Blue Jays had an up-and-down season, finishing with an 81–81 record, in fourth place in the American League East.

AL East

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Tampa Bay Rays 91 71 0.562 6 47–34 44–37
Boston Red Sox 90 72 0.556 7 45–36 45–36
Toronto Blue Jays 81 81 0.500 16 42–39 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 69 93 0.426 28 39–42 30–51


Records vs opponents

Record Games Left
Opponent Home Road Total Home Road Total
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 6–3 6–3 12–6
Boston Red Sox 5–4 3–6 8–10
New York Yankees 5–4 2–7 7–11
Tampa Bay Rays 3–6 3–6 6–12
Totals 19–17 14–22 33–39
AL Central
Chicago White Sox 3–1 1–2 4–3
Cleveland Indians 1–2 3–1 4–3
Detroit Tigers 1–3 1–1 2–4
Kansas City Royals 1–2 2–2 3–4
Minnesota Twins 2–1 3–0 5–1
Totals 8–9 10–6 18–15
AL West
Los Angeles Angels 4–3 1–2 5–5
Oakland Athletics 3–3 2–2 5–5
Seattle Mariners 3–0 3–3 6–3
Texas Rangers 2–1 4–3 6–4
Totals 12–7 10–10 22–17
National League
Atlanta Braves 0–3 0–3
Cincinnati Reds 2–1 2–1
Houston Astros 1–2 1–2
Philadelphia Phillies 1–2 1–2
Pittsburgh Pirates 1–2 1–2
St. Louis Cardinals 3–0 3–0
Totals 3–6 5–4 8–10
Grand Totals 42–39 39–42 81–81
Month Games Won Lost Pct.
April 27 13 14 .481
May 28 15 13 .536
June 27 12 15 .444
July 26 15 11 .577
August 28 13 15 .464
September 26 13 13 .500
Totals 162 81 81 .500
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 8–10 4–4 2–5 5–5 5–4 3–6 6–2 5–13 4–5 4–2 9–9 1–5 6–12 7–11
Boston 10–8 2–4 4–6 5–1 5–3 6–2 5–2 12–6 6–2 5–4 6–12 4–6 10–8 10–8
Chicago 4–4 4–2 11–7 5–13 7–11 2–6 9–9 2–6 6–4 7–2 4–4 4–4 3–4 11–7
Cleveland 5–2 6–4 7–11 6–12 12–6 3–6 11–7 3–4 5–2 5–4 2–4 1–9 3–4 11–7
Detroit 5–5 1–5 13–5 12–6 11–7 3–4 14–4 4–3 5–5 4–6 6–1 6–3 4–2 7–11
Kansas City 4–5 3–5 11–7 6–12 7–11 7–3 8–10 3–3 4–5 5–3 2–5 2–6 4–3 5–13
Los Angeles 6–3 2–6 6–2 6–3 4–3 3–7 6–3 4–5 8–11 12–7 4–4 7–12 5–5 13–5
Minnesota 2–6 2–5 9–9 7–11 4–14 10–8 3–6 2–6 4–4 3–5 3–7 5–3 1–5 8–10
New York 13–5 6–12 6–2 4–3 3–4 3–3 5–4 6–2 6–3 5–4 9–9 7–2 11–7 13–5
Oakland 5–4 2–6 4–6 2–5 5–5 5–4 11–8 4–4 3–6 9–10 5–2 6–13 5–5 8–10
Seattle 2–4 4–5 2–7 4–5 6–4 3–5 7–12 5–3 4–5 10–9 4–6 4–15 3–6 9–9
Tampa Bay 9–9 12–6 4–4 4–2 1–6 5–2 4–4 7–3 9–9 2–5 6–4 4–5 12–6 12–6
Texas 5–1 6–4 4–4 9–1 3–6 6–2 12–7 3–5 2–7 13–6 15–4 5–4 4–6 9–9
Toronto 12–6 8–10 4–3 4–3 2–4 3–4 5–5 5–1 7–11 5–5 6–3 6–12 6–4 8–10


Season summary

Following an unexpectedly successful 2010 season, one of the Blue Jays' priorities was to find a replacement for retiring manager Cito Gaston. After reviewing many candidates, the Blue Jays vetted four finalists, Sandy Alomar Jr., DeMarlo Hale, John Farrell and their third base coach Brian Butterfield. The Jays hired Farrell on October 22, 2010.

Relief pitcher Scott Downs declined arbitration, becoming a free agent; he signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on December 10, 2010. Catcher John Buck was also expected to leave, as GM Alex Anthopoulos and several commentators noted that he deserved a full-time job and contract coming off an all-star season, but that the Jays would be looking to prospect J. P. Arencibia as their starting catcher, after he hit .301 with 32 home runs in 104 Triple-A games.[1][2]

The Jays made several notable acquisitions through free agency, including relievers Jon Rauch and Octavio Dotel. On November 17, 2010, the Blue Jays traded for outfielder Rajai Davis from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for two minor league pitchers Trystan Magnuson and Danny Farquhar.

On January 21, the Blue Jays announced a blockbuster deal that sent the face of the franchise, Vernon Wells, to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, in exchange for catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera.[3] Four days later, the Blue Jays traded Napoli to the Texas Rangers for reliever Frank Francisco,[4] Rivera was Designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on July 3, 2011, and acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers with cash for a player to be named later or cash back.[5]

On February 17, the Blue Jays announced that José Bautista had agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $64 million.[6] Bautista led the MLB with 54 home runs, won the AL Hank Aaron Award and placed fourth in MVP balloting in 2010.

On June 1, in a game against the Cleveland Indians, Eric Thames, Rajai Davis and Jayson Nix hit back-to-back-to-back triples for the first time in franchise history. It was also the first time in the Major Leagues since Mike Gates, Tim Raines and Tim Wallach of the Montreal Expos accomplished this incredibly rare feat back in 1981.

On July 27, the Blue Jays completed a three-team trade to acquire long sought-after center fielder Colby Rasmus from the St. Louis Cardinals. In total, the trade involved many players, with Rasmus, P. J. Walters, Brian Tallet, and Trever Miller traded from St. Louis to Toronto, Mark Teahen traded from the Chicago White Sox to Toronto, Zach Stewart and Jason Frasor traded from Toronto to Chicago, Edwin Jackson traded to the St. Louis Cardinals from the Chicago White Sox (through Toronto), along with outfielder Corey Patterson, relief pitchers Octavio Dotel, and Marc Rzepczynski. The trade was seen as a watershed moment in the Blue Jays development process in the Anthopoulous regime, providing the team a multi-tooled centre fielder to anchor a young, developing outfield trio.

On July 31, the Blue Jays retired their first number, Roberto Alomar's #12.

On August 10, ESPN reported a cover story claiming the Toronto Blue Jays organization engaged in sign stealing[7] from visiting teams at the Rogers Centre, during the 2010 season. The story, by Peter Keating and Amy K. Nelson, alleged that a man in white, sitting in the outfield crowd, was raising his arms above his head to indicate an off-speed pitch.[7] While the story was not validated by visiting players, managers or other MLB organizations, the Blue Jays responded with a press conference to denounce the allegations.

On August 23, Aaron Hill and John McDonald were traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for second baseman Kelly Johnson.[8]

In August, J. P. Arencibia broke the Blue Jays single-season record for most home runs by a catcher, finishing the year with 23. Russell Martin would later tie this record in 2015.

2011 Draft picks

The 2011 MLB draft was held on June 7–9.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 21 Tyler Beede RHP Lawrence Academy (MA) United States Unsigned
C-A 35* Jacob Anderson RHP Chino High School (CA) United States 2011–08–12
C-A 46* Joe Musgrove RHP Grossmont High School (CA) United States 2011–06–22
C-A 53* Dwight Smith Jr. OF McIntosh High School (GA) United States 2011–08–14
C-A 57* Kevin Comer RHP Seneca High School (NJ) United States 2011–08–15
2 74* Daniel Norris LHP Science Hill High School (TN) United States 2011–08–15
2 78 Jeremy Gabryszwski RHP Crosby High School (TX) United States 2011–07–27
3 108 John Stilson RHP Texas A&M United States 2011–08–14
4 139 Tom Robson RHP Delta SS Canada 2011–08–12
5 169 Andrew Chin LHP Buckingham Browne & Nichols (MA) United States Unsigned
6 199 Anthony DeSclafani RHP Florida United States 2011–08–14
7 229 Christian Lopes SS Edison High School (CA) United States 2011–08–15
8 259 Mark Biggs RHP Warren East High School (KY) United States 2011–08–14
9 289 Andrew Suarez LHP Christopher Columbus High School (FL) United States Unsigned
10 319 Aaron Garza RHP Galveston Ball High School (TX) United States Unsigned

Roster

2011 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Top prospects

# Player Position Top 100 Rank Scouting Book 2011 Starting Team (Level)
1 Kyle Drabek Right-handed pitcher 29 15 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
2 Deck McGuire Right-handed pitcher 95 53 Dunedin Blue Jays (Advanced-A)
3 Anthony Gose Outfielder - 133 New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
4 Travis d'Arnaud Catcher 36 102 New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
5 Zach Stewart Right-handed pitcher - 101 New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA)
6 Asher Wojciechowski Right-handed pitcher - 193 Dunedin Blue Jays (Advanced-A)
7 J. P. Arencibia Catcher - 88 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
8 Carlos Perez Catcher - - Lansing Lugnuts (A)
9 Aaron Sanchez Right-handed pitcher - - Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie)
10 Jake Marisnick Outfielder - - Lansing Lugnuts (A)
11 Brett Lawrie Second baseman 40 16 Las Vegas 51s (AAA)

* According to Baseball America Top 100 Prospects[9]

* According to Scouting Book Top Minor League Prospects[10]

* Top 10 Blue Jays prospects via Baseball America[11]

Game log

Regular season

Legend
Blue Jays Win Blue Jays Loss Game Postponed
2011 Game Log
April 13–14 (Home 6–5, Road 7–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
1 April 1 Twins 13–3 Romero (1–0) Pavano (0–1) 47,984 1–0
2 April 2 Twins 6–1 Drabek (1–0) Liriano (0–1) 27,194 2–0
3 April 3 Twins 4–3 Blackburn (1–0) Cecil (0–1) Nathan (1) 35,505 2–1 1
4 April 5 Athletics 7–6 (10) Frasor (1–0) Balfour (0–1) 11,077 3–1 1
5 April 6 Athletics 5–3 Litsch (1–0) Braden (0–1) Rauch (1) 11,684 4–1
6 April 7 Athletics 2–1 Cahill (1–0) Frasor (1–1) Fuentes (1) 19,528 4–2 1
7 April 8 @ Angels 3–2 Dotel (1–0) Santana (0–1) Rauch (2) 43,853 5–2 ½
8 April 9 @ Angels 6–5 (14) Haren (2–0) Rauch (0–1) 43,513 5–3 1
9 April 10 @ Angels 3–1 Weaver (3–0) Reyes (0–1) Rodney (2) 43,525 5–4 1
10 April 11 @ Mariners 8–7 Lueke (1–0) Camp (0–1) 13,056 5–5
11 April 12 @ Mariners 3–2 Pineda (1–1) Romero (1–1) League (2) 15,500 5–6 2
12 April 13 @ Mariners 8–3 Rzepczynski (1–0) Ray (1–1) 12,407 6–6 1
13 April 15 @ Red Sox 7–6 Cecil (1–1) Jenks (0–1) Rauch (3) 37,467 7–6 ½
14 April 16 @ Red Sox 4–1 Beckett (2–1) Reyes (0–2) Papelbon (2) 37,310 7–7
15 April 17 @ Red Sox 8–1 Lester (1–1) Litsch (1–1) 37,802 7–8
16 April 18 @ Red Sox 9–1 Matsuzaka (1–2) Romero (1–2) 37,916 7–9 3
17 April 19 Yankees 6–5 (10) Rauch (1–1) Nova (1–2) 25,250 8–9 2
18 April 20 Yankees 6–2 Colón (1–1) Cecil (1–2) Soriano (1) 26,062 8–10 3
19 April 22 Rays 6–4 (11) Rzepczynski (2–0) Russell (1–1) 23,129 9–10
20 April 23 Rays 6–4 Price (3–2) Morrow (0–1) Farnsworth (5) 21,826 9–11
21 April 24 Rays 2–0 Shields (2–1) Romero (1–3) 14,456 9–12
22 April 25 @ Rangers 6–4 Drabek (2–0) Lewis (1–3) Rauch (4) 22,915 10–12
23 April 26 @ Rangers 10–3 Litsch (2–1) Harrison (3–2) 21,755 11–12
24 April 27 @ Rangers 7–6 Eppley (1–0) Dotel (1–1) Oliver (2) 29,322 11–13
25 April 28 @ Rangers 5–2 Francisco (1–0) Oliver (1–2) 24,121 12–13
26 April 29 @ Yankees 5–3 Romero (2–3) García (1–1) Rauch (5) 40,830 13–13
27 April 30 @ Yankees 5–4 Burnett (4–1) Drabek (2–1) Rivera (9) 42,460 13–14
May 15–13 (Home 9–8, Road 6–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
28 May 1 @ Yankees 5–2 Nova (2–2) Litsch (2–2) Rivera (10) 43,363 13–15
29 May 3 @ Rays 3–2 Farnsworth (2–0) Rauch (1–2) 10,248 13–16 5
30 May 4 @ Rays 3–2 Morrow (1–1) Niemann (1–4) Francisco (1) 10,099 14–16 4
31 May 5 @ Rays 3–1 Price (4–3) Drabek (2–2) Farnsworth (6) 12,682 14–17 4
32 May 6 Tigers 7–4 Litsch (3–2) Coke (1–5) Francisco (2) 19,711 15–17 4
33 May 7 Tigers 9–0 Verlander (3–3) Romero (2–4) 23,453 15–18 4
34 May 8 Tigers 5–2 Penny (3–3) Reyes (0–3) Valverde (7) 17,392 15–19 5
35 May 9 Tigers 10–5 Scherzer (6–0) Morrow (1–2) 11,785 15–20
36 May 10 Red Sox 7–6 (10) Villanueva (1–0) Albers (0–1) 17,820 16–20
37 May 11 Red Sox 9–3 Litsch (4–2) Lackey (2–5) 19,163 17–20
38 May 13 @ Twins 2–0 Romero (3–4) Burnett (0–2) Francisco (3) 38,809 18–20 5
39 May 14 @ Twins 9–3 (11) Rauch (2–2) Perkins (0–1) 39,934 19–20 4
40 May 15 @ Twins 11–3 Morrow (2–2) Duensing (2–3) 39,301 20–20 3
41 May 16 @ Tigers 4–2 Drabek (3–2) Benoit (1–3) Francisco (4) 20,444 21–20 3
May 17 @ Tigers Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for June 27
42 May 18 Rays 6–5 Hellickson (5–2) Litsch (4–3) Farnsworth (9) 14,415 21–21
43 May 19 Rays 3–2 Romero (4–4) Davis (4–4) Francisco (5) 12,590 22–21
44 May 20 Astros 5–2 López (1–1) Francisco (1–1) Melancon (2) 15,478 22–22
45 May 21 Astros 7–5 Janssen (1–0) Myers (1–4) Dotel (1) 21,494 23–22
46 May 22 Astros 3–2 Rodríguez (3–3) Drabek (3–3) Melancon (3) 19,487 23–23
47 May 23 @ Yankees 7–3 Villanueva (2–0) Colón (2–3) 41,946 24–23
48 May 24 @ Yankees 5–4 Sabathia (5–3) Francisco (1–2) 41,549 24–24
49 May 25 @ Yankees 7–3 García (3–4) Reyes (0–4) 43,201 24–25
50 May 26 White Sox 3–1 Crain (2–1) Rzepczynski (2–1) Santos (8) 14,353 24–26 4
51 May 27 White Sox 4–2 Janssen (2–0) Buehrle (4–4) Rauch (6) 16,668 25–26 4
52 May 28 White Sox 9–8 (14) Pérez (1–0) Floyd (5–5) 22,659 26–26
53 May 29 White Sox 13–4 Romero (5–4) Danks (0–8) 18,325 27–26 3
54 May 30 Indians 11–1 Reyes (1–4) Carmona (3–6) 12,902 28–26 2
55 May 31 Indians 6–3 Talbot (2–1) Morrow (2–3) 14,556 28–27
June 12–15 (Home 3–7, Road 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
56 June 1 Indians 13–9 Tomlin (7–2) Drabek (3–4) 15,397 28–28
57 June 3 @ Orioles 8–4 Villanueva (3–0) Britton (5–4) 18,587 29–28 3
58 June 4 @ Orioles 5–3 Arrieta (7–3) Romero (5–5) Gregg (10) 20,086 29–29 4
59 June 5 @ Orioles 7–4 Reyes (2–4) Guthrie (2–8) 25,431 30–29 4
60 June 6 @ Royals 3–2 (11) Soria (4–3) Francisco (1–3) 12,194 30–30
61 June 7 @ Royals 8–5 Drabek (4–4) Mazzaro (0–1) Rauch (7) 16,539 31–30
62 June 8 @ Royals 9–8 Villanueva (4–0) Duffy (0–2) Janssen (1) 12,152 32–30
63 June 9 @ Royals 3–2 Hochevar (4–6) Romero (5–6) Soria (8) 13,941 32–31
64 June 10 Red Sox 5–1 Buchholz (5–3) Reyes (2–5) 28,588 32–32
65 June 11 Red Sox 16–4 Lackey (4–5) Morrow (2–4) 39,437 32–33
66 June 12 Red Sox 14–1 Lester (9–2) Drabek (4–5) 30,364 32–34
67 June 14 Orioles 6–5 (11) Camp (1–1) Uehara (1–1) 15,592 33–34
68 June 15 Orioles 4–1 Romero (6–6) Arrieta (8–4) Francisco (6) 14,541 34–34
69 June 16 Orioles 4–3 Berken (1–2) Rauch (2–3) Gregg (13) 31,822 34–35
70 June 17 @ Reds 3–2 Reyes (3–5) Leake (6–3) Francisco (7) 32,026 35–35
71 June 18 @ Reds 4–0 Morrow (3–4) Vólquez (4–3) 31,688 36–35
72 June 19 @ Reds 2–1 Arroyo (6–6) Villanueva (4–1) Cordero (5) 32,618 36–36
73 June 20 @ Braves 2–0 Hudson (6–6) Romero (6–7) Kimbrel (20) 22,937 36–37
74 June 21 @ Braves 5–1 Minor (1–2) Stewart (0–1) 26,849 36–38
75 June 22 @ Braves 5–1 Beachy (2–1) Reyes (3–6) 23,152 36–39
76 June 24 @ Cardinals 5–4 Frasor (2–1) Salas (4–2) Francisco (8) 37,724 37–39
77 June 25 @ Cardinals 6–3 Villanueva (5–1) García (6–3) 40,289 38–39 7
78 June 26 @ Cardinals 5–0 Romero (7–7) McClellan (6–4) 36,542 39–39 7
79 June 27 @ Tigers 4–2 Benoit (2–3) Rzepczynski (2–2) Valverde (18) 25,181 39–40
80 June 28 Pirates 7–6 Correia (10–6) Reyes (3–7) Hanrahan (23) 17,085 39–41
81 June 29 Pirates 2–1 Morrow (4–4) Maholm (4–9) Francisco (9) 15,632 40–41
82 June 30 Pirates 6–2 Karstens (6–4) Cecil (1–3) 14,939 40–42
July 15–11 (Home 10–6, Road 5–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
83 July 1 Phillies 7–6 Báez (2–3) Francisco (1–4) Bastardo (4) 45,512 40–43 10½
84 July 2 Phillies 5–3 Halladay (11–3) Pérez (1–1) 44,078 40–44 11½
85 July 3 Phillies 7–4 Dotel (2–1) Lee (9–6) 26,204 41–44 10½
86 July 4 @ Red Sox 9–7 Morrow (5–4) Lackey (5–8) Francisco (10) 38,072 42–44
87 July 5 @ Red Sox 3–2 Albers (3–3) Cecil (1–4) Papelbon (18) 37,745 42–45 10½
88 July 6 @ Red Sox 6–4 Wakefield (5–3) Romero (7–8) Papelbon (19) 37,404 42–46 10½
89 July 7 @ Indians 5–4 Sipp (4–1) Pérez (1–2) 18,816 42–47 11
90 July 8 @ Indians 11–7 Reyes (4–7) Talbot (2–5) 25,835 43–47 11
91 July 9 @ Indians 5–4 (10) Rauch (3–3) Perez (2–4) Camp (1) 27,661 44–47 11
92 July 10 @ Indians 7–1 Cecil (2–4) Carrasco (8–6) 21,148 45–47 11
93 July 14 Yankees 16–7 Reyes (5–7) Colón (6–5) 37,342 46–47 10½
94 July 15 Yankees 7–1 Morrow (6–4) García (7–7) 33,525 47–47
95 July 16 Yankees 4–1 Sabathia (14–4) Romero (7–9) Rivera (23) 45,606 47–48 10½
96 July 17 Yankees 7–2 Hughes (1–2) Villanueva (5–2) 36,586 47–49 11½
97 July 19 Mariners 6–5 (14) Janssen (3–0) Wright (2–3) 15,957 48–49 11
98 July 20 Mariners 11–6 Morrow (7–4) Vargas (6–8) 18,093 49–49 11
99 July 21 Mariners 7–5 Rauch (4–3) Pauley (5–4) 23,146 50–49 10½
100 July 22 @ Rangers 12–2 Lewis (10–7) Reyes (5–8) 37,360 50–50 11½
101 July 23 @ Rangers 5–4 Oliver (3–5) Rzepczynski (2–3) 38,537 50–51 12½
102 July 24 @ Rangers 3–0 Cecil (3–4) Ogando (10–4) 43,117 51–51 12½
103 July 26 Orioles 12–4 Arrieta (10–7) Morrow (7–5) 17,477 51–52 13
104 July 27 Orioles 3–0 Romero (8–9) Simón (2–4) Rauch (8) 16,861 52–52 13
105 July 28 Orioles 8–5 Villanueva (6–2) Bergesen (2–7) 16,152 53–52 12
106 July 29 Rangers 3–2 Cecil (4–4) Ogando (10–5) Rauch (9) 19,287 54–52 11
107 July 30 Rangers 3–0 Holland (10–4) Mills (0–1) 22,560 54–53 12
108 July 31 Rangers 7–3 Morrow (8–5) Wilson (10–4) 45,629 55–53 12
August 13–15 (Home 5–8, Road 8–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
109 August 2 @ Rays 3–1 Romero (9–9) Price (9–10) Rauch (10) 13,333 56–53 11½
110 August 3 @ Rays 9–1 Shields (10–9) Villanueva (6–3) 11,803 56–54 12½
111 August 4 @ Rays 7–6 Gomes (1–1) Camp (1–2) 28,491 56–55 12½
112 August 5 @ Orioles 5–4 Mills (1–1) Hunter (1–2) Rauch (11) 18,770 57–55 12½
113 August 6 @ Orioles 6–2 Tillman (3–4) Morrow (8–6) 19,396 57–56 12½
114 August 7 @ Orioles 7–2 Romero (10–9) Simón (3–5) 13,824 58–56 12½
115 August 9 Athletics 4–1 Harden (3–2) Cecil (4–5) Bailey (14) 20,521 58–57 14
116 August 10 Athletics 8–4 Janssen (4–0) González (9–10) Litsch (1) 19,541 59–57 13
117 August 11 Athletics 10–3 Moscoso (5–6) Mills (1–2) 27,918 59–58 13½
118 August 12 Angels 5–1 Santana (9–8) Morrow (8–7) 24,731 59–59 14½
119 August 13 Angels 11–2 Romero (11–9) Weaver (14–6) 27,185 60–59 13½
120 August 14 Angels 5–4 (10) Rauch (5–3) Rodney (2–5) 23,355 61–59 12½
121 August 15 @ Mariners 6–5 Wilhelmsen (1–0) Rauch (5–4) League (30) 28,530 61–60 13
122 August 16 @ Mariners 13–7 Pérez (2–2) Vargas (7–11) 23,089 62–60 13
123 August 17 @ Mariners 5–1 Morrow (9–7) Beavan (3–4) 26,579 63–60 12
124 August 18 @ Athletics 7–0 Romero (12–9) Cahill (9–12) 12,220 64–60 12
125 August 19 @ Athletics 2–0 Harden (4–2) Cecil (4–6) Bailey (16) 13,174 64–61 13
126 August 20 @ Athletics 5–1 González (10–11) Álvarez (0–1) 28,434 64–62 13
127 August 21 @ Athletics 1–0 Pérez (3–2) Moscoso (6–7) Janssen (2) 16,811 65–62 13
128 August 23 Royals 6–4 Chen (9–5) Morrow (9–8) Soria (23) 20,009 65–63 13
129 August 24 Royals 4–3 Litsch (5–3) Coleman (1–3) Francisco (11) 18,292 66–63 13
130 August 25 Royals 9–6 Francis (5–14) Cecil (4–7) 17,355 66–64 14
131 August 26 Rays 6–1 Shields (12–10) Álvarez (0–2) 20,491 66–65 14
132 August 27 Rays 6–5 Niemann (9–5) Camp (1–3) Peralta (2) 24,052 66–66 15½
133 August 28 Rays 12–0 Price (12–11) Morrow (9–9) 21,618 66–67 16
134 August 29 Rays 7–3 Romero (13–9) Davis (8–8) 19,725 67–67 15½
135 August 30 @ Orioles 6–5 (10) Eyre (1–0) Tallet (0–2) 10,756 67–68 15½
136 August 31 @ Orioles 13–0 Álvarez (1–2) Reyes (7–11) 14,211 68–68 15½
September 13–13 (Home 9–5, Road 4–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
137 September 1 @ Orioles 8–6 Camp (2–3) Eyre (1–1) Francisco (12) 11,617 69–68 14½
138 September 2 @ Yankees 3–2 Nova (15–4) Morrow (9–10) Rivera (37) 47,240 69–69 15
139 September 3 @ Yankees 6–4 Logan (5–2) Romero (13–10) Robertson (1) 47,744 69–70 16
140 September 4 @ Yankees 9–3 Sabathia (19–7) Cecil (4–8) 47,464 69–71 17
141 September 5 Red Sox 1–0 (11) Camp (3–3) Wheeler (2–2) 27,573 70–71 17
142 September 6 Red Sox 14–0 Lester (15–6) Pérez (3–3) 17,565 70–72 18
143 September 7 Red Sox 11–10 Camp (4–3) Bard (2–6) Francisco (13) 16,154 71–72 17
144 September 8 Red Sox 7–4 Romero (14–10) Miller (6–3) 17,189 72–72 16
145 September 9 Orioles 2–0 Guthrie (7–17) Cecil (4–9) Johnson (4) 13,918 72–73 16
146 September 10 Orioles 5–4 Litsch (6–3) Gregg (0–3) 17,742 73–73 15
147 September 11 Orioles 6–5 Carreño (1–0) Hunter (3–4) Francisco (14) 14,235 74–73 15
148 September 13 @ Red Sox 18–6 Wakefield (7–6) Morrow (9–11) 38,020 74–74 16½
149 September 14 @ Red Sox 5–4 Romero (15–10) Bard (2–8) Francisco (15) 37,087 75–74 15½
150 September 16 Yankees 5–4 Janssen (5–0) Logan (5–3) 29,323 76–74 14½
151 September 17 Yankees 7–6 Laffey (3–2) Villaneuva (6–4) Rivera (42) 39,288 76–75 15½
152 September 18 Yankees 3–0 Morrow (10–11) García (11–8) Francisco (16) 34,657 77–75 14½
153 September 19 Angels 3–2 (10) Janssen (6–0) Downs (6–3) 11,178 78–75 14½
154 September 20 Angels 10–6 Piñiero (7–7) Cecil (4–10) Downs (1) 13,514 78–76 15½
155 September 21 Angels 7–2 Haren (16–9) McGowan (0–1) 14,784 78–77 17
156 September 22 Angels 4–3 (12) Camp (5–3) Richards (0–2) 22,769 79–77 16
157 September 23 @ Rays 5–1 Morrow (11–11) Price (12–13) 18,093 80–77 15½
158 September 24 @ Rays 6–2 Torres (1–1) Romero (15–11) 27,773 80–78 16½
159 September 25 @ Rays 5–2 Davis (11–10) Cecil (4–11) Peralta (6) 21,008 80–79 17
160 September 26 @ White Sox 4–3 Axelrod (1–0) McGowan (0–2) Santos (30) 21,320 80–80 17
161 September 27 @ White Sox 2–1 Buehrle (13–9) Álvarez (1–3) Sale (3) 23,934 80–81 17
162 September 28 @ White Sox 3–2 Camp (6–3) Sale (2–2) Francisco (17) 20,524 81–81 16

Honours and awards

All-Star Game

Home Run Derby

Player of the Week

Player of the Month

Pitcher of the Month

Hank Aaron Award

Silver Slugger

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Marty Brown
AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League Sal Fasano
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Clayton McCullough
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League Mike Redmond
A-Short Season Vancouver Canadians Northwest League John Schneider and Rich Miller
Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays Appalachian League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Omar Malavé

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Hampshire, Vancouver

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