2013 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record74–88 (.457)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Rogers; Paul Beeston (CEO)
General manager(s)Alex Anthopoulos
Manager(s)John Gibbons
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The 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 37th season of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays franchise, and the 24th full season of play (25th overall) at the Rogers Centre. Despite high expectations heading into the season, the Blue Jays finished 74–88, in last place in the division.

Offseason

Coaching staff

On October 21, 2012, the Blue Jays officially announced that they had released their manager John Farrell from his contract in the same agreement that sent David Carpenter to the Red Sox in exchange for Mike Avilés.[1]

On November 20, 2012, the Blue Jays announced that former manager John Gibbons would once again manage the Blue Jays, in 2013.

On November 26, 2012, the Blue Jays announced most of the coaching staff that will be working under John Gibbons. Five of its six coaching positions were filled. DeMarlo Hale (bench coach), Chad Mottola (hitting coach), Dwayne Murphy (first base coach) Luis Rivera (third base coach) and Pete Walker (pitching coach) were all signed on.[2] The following month, Pat Hentgen was hired as the bullpen coach.

Departing players

After the end of the 2012 season, the Blue Jays lost a number of players including Carlos Villanueva, Kelly Johnson, Jason Frasor and Brandon Lyon. They also declined the option for Rajai Davis, but instead gave him a $2.5 million one-year contract.

Player signings

The Blue Jays started their offseason by signing free agent Maicer Izturis to a three-year $9 million deal with an option year, on November 8. On November 16, they signed free agent Melky Cabrera to a two-year $16 million deal.

Trades

On the same day as the Izturis signing, the Blue Jays acquired RHP Jeremy Jeffress from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. They then completed a trade with the Cleveland Indians in which they acquired RHP Esmil Rogers in exchange for the newly acquired Mike Avilés and Yan Gomes.

On November 14, Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins completed a blockbuster trade. Toronto acquired pitcher Josh Johnson, pitcher Mark Buehrle, shortstop José Reyes, utility man Emilio Bonifacio, and catcher John Buck. In return, Toronto sent pitcher Henderson Álvarez, pitching prospect Justin Nicolino, outfield prospect Jake Marisnick, infielder Yunel Escobar, infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, catcher Jeff Mathis and pitching prospect Anthony DeSclafani. Toronto also received $8+ million in cash from the Marlins. The mega-trade is described as a fire sale after the Marlins took on huge salaries a year prior, and dumped all of their high-salaried players.[3][4]

On December 17, 2012, the Blue Jays acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey in a trade with the New York Mets that sent prospects Travis D'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, minor leaguer Wuilmer Becrra and catcher John Buck to New York. Toronto also received catcher Josh Thole and minor league catcher Mike Nickeas in the trade. As part of the transaction, the Blue Jays signed Dickey to an extension worth a total of $29 million over 3 years with a $12 million 4th year option.[5]

Opening Day

The Blue Jays began their 2013 season on April 2, with a home game against the Cleveland Indians. On February 5, 2013 at the annual state of the franchise address, manager John Gibbons named reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey as the opening day starter for the Blue Jays.[6][7]

Standings

American League East

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599 53–28 44–37
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564 51–30 41–41
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525 12 46–35 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525 12 46–35 39–42
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 23 40–41 34–47


American League Wild Card

Division Winners W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 97 65 0.599
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593
Detroit Tigers 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 92 70 0.568
Tampa Bay Rays 92 71 0.564
Texas Rangers 91 72 0.558 1
Kansas City Royals 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 85 77 0.525
New York Yankees 85 77 0.525
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 78 84 0.481 13½
Toronto Blue Jays 74 88 0.457 17½
Seattle Mariners 71 91 0.438 20½
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 25½
Chicago White Sox 63 99 0.389 28½
Houston Astros 51 111 0.315 40½


Records vs opponents

Record Games Left
Opponent Home Road Total Home Road Total
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 6–4 3–6 9–10
Boston Red Sox 4–5 4–6 8–11
New York Yankees 5–4 0–10 5–14
Tampa Bay Rays 4–5 4–6 8–11
Totals 19–18 11–28 30–46
AL Central
Chicago White Sox 2–2 1–2 3–4
Cleveland Indians 1–2 1–2 2–4
Detroit Tigers 1–3 1–2 2–5
Kansas City Royals 2–1 2–1 4–2
Minnesota Twins 2–1 3–0 5–1
Totals 8–9 8–7 16–16
AL West
Houston Astros 3–1 1–2 4–3
Los Angeles Angels 0–3 1–3 1–6
Oakland Athletics 1–3 2–1 3–4
Seattle Mariners 1–2 2–1 3–3
Texas Rangers 2–1 4–0 6–1
Totals 7–10 10–7 17–17
National League
Arizona Diamondbacks 2–1 2–1
Atlanta Braves 1–1 1–1 2–2
Colorado Rockies 3–0 3–0
Los Angeles Dodgers 0–3 0–3
San Diego Padres 1–2 1–2
San Francisco Giants 2–0 1–1 3–1
Totals 6–4 5–5 11–9
Grand Totals 40–41 34–46 74–88
Month Games Won Lost Pct.
April 27 10 17 .370
May 28 13 15 .464
June 26 17 9 .654
July 26 10 16 .385
August 29 12 17 .414
September 26 12 14 .462
Totals 162 74 88 .457
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 4–3 3–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 5–2 3–3 9–10 5–2 2–4 6–13 5–2 10–9 11–9
Boston 8–11 4–2 6–1 3–4 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 6–1 12–7 2–4 11–8 14–6
Chicago 3–4 2–4 2–17 7–12 3–4 9–10 3–4 8–11 3–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 4–2 4–3 8–12
Cleveland 4–3 1–6 17–2 4–15 6–1 10–9 4–2 13–6 1–6 5–2 5–2 2–4 5–1 4–2 11–9
Detroit 2–4 4–3 12–7 15–4 6–1 9–10 0–6 11–8 3–3 3–4 5–2 3–3 3–4 5–2 12–8
Houston 2–4 1–6 4–3 1–6 1–6 2–4 10–9 1–5 1–5 4–15 9–10 2–5 2–17 3–4 8–12
Kansas City 4–3 5–2 10–9 9–10 10–9 4–2 2–5 15–4 2–5 1–5 4–3 6–1 3–3 2–4 9–11
Los Angeles 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–0 9–10 5–2 1–5 3–4 8–11 11–8 4–3 4–15 6–1 10–10
Minnesota 3–3 3–4 11–8 6–13 8–11 5–1 4–15 5–1 2–5 1–6 4–3 1–6 4–3 1–5 8–12
New York 10–9 6–13 3–3 6–1 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 5–2 1–5 4–3 7–12 3–4 14–5 9–11
Oakland 2–5 3–3 5–2 2–5 4–3 15–4 5–1 11–8 6–1 5–1 8–11 3–3 10–9 4–3 13–7
Seattle 4–2 1–6 3–3 2–5 2–5 10–9 3–4 8–11 3–4 3–4 11–8 3–3 7–12 3–3 8–12
Tampa Bay 13–6 7–12 5–2 4–2 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 4–4 11–8 12–8
Texas 2–5 4–2 2–4 1–5 4–3 17–2 3–3 15–4 3–4 4–3 9–10 12–7 4–4 1–6 10–10
Toronto 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–4 2–5 4–3 4–2 1–6 5–1 5–14 3–4 3–3 8–11 6–1 11–9


2013 Draft

The 2013 Major League Baseball draft was held on June 6–8.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 10 Phillip Bickford* RHP Oaks Christian High School (CA) United States Unsigned
2 47 Clinton Hollon RHP Woodford County High School (KY) United States 2013–07–06
3 83 Patrick Murphy RHP Hamilton High School (AZ) United States 2013–06–13
4 115 Evan Smith LHP Mary G. Montgomery High School (AL) United States 2013–06–13
5 145 Daniel Lietz LHP Heartland CC United States 2013–06–13
6 175 Matt Boyd LHP Oregon State United States 2013–07–11
7 205 Conner Greene RHP Santa Monica High School (CA) United States 2013–06–13
8 235 Kendall Graveman RHP Mississippi State United States 2013–07–09
9 265 Chad Girodo LHP Mississippi State United States 2013–07–09
10 295 Garrett Custons C Air Force United States 2013–06–13

Roster

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Game log

Legend
Blue Jays Win Blue Jays Loss Game Postponed
2013 Game Log
April 10–17 (Home 6–8, Road 4–9)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
1 April 2 Indians 1–4 Masterson (1–0) Dickey (0–1) Perez (1) 48,847 0–1 1
2 April 3 Indians 2–3 (11) Albers (1–0) Santos (0–1) Smith (1) 24,619 0–2 2
3 April 4 Indians 10–8 Delabar (1–0) Myers (0–1) Janssen (1) 19,515 1–2 1
4 April 5 Red Sox 4–6 Tazawa (1–0) Rogers (0–1) Hanrahan (2) 45,328 1–3 2
5 April 6 Red Sox 5–0 Happ (1–0) Lackey (0–1) 45,797 2–3 1
6 April 7 Red Sox 0–13 Lester (2–0) Dickey (0–2) 41,186 2–4 2
7 April 9 @ Tigers 3–7 Sánchez (1–0) Morrow (0–1) 28,979 2–5 3
8 April 10 @ Tigers 8–6 Loup (1–0) Villarreal (0–1) Janssen (2) 29,631 3–5 2
9 April 11 @ Tigers 1–11 Fister (2–0) Johnson (0–1) 28,781 3–6 2
10 April 12 @ Royals 8–4 Happ (2–0) Mendoza (0–1) Loup (1) 13,049 4–6
11 April 13 @ Royals 3–2 Dickey (1–2) Shields (1–2) Janssen (3) 21,960 5–6
12 April 14 @ Royals 2–3 Herrera (1–0) Oliver (0–1) 29,057 5–7
13 April 15 White Sox 4–3 Buehrle (1–0) Floyd (0–3) Janssen (4) 15,755 6–7
14 April 16 White Sox 3–4 Lindstrom (1–0) Delabar (1–1) Reed (5) 16,131 6–8
15 April 17 White Sox 0–7 Quintana (1–0) Happ (2–1) 15,684 6–9
16 April 18 White Sox 3–1 Dickey (2–2) Sale (1–2) Janssen (5) 18,015 7–9
17 April 19 Yankees 4–9 Pettitte (3–0) Morrow (0–2) 40,028 7–10 5
18 April 20 Yankees 3–5 (11) Kelley (1–0) Loup (1–1) Rivera (5) 46,095 7–11 6
19 April 21 Yankees 8–4 Cecil (1–0) Logan (0–1) 45,575 8–11
20 April 22 @ Orioles 1–2 Johnson (1–1) Loup (1–2) 11,168 8–12
21 April 23 @ Orioles 3–4 González (2–1) Dickey (2–3) Johnson (8) 13,272 8–13
22 April 24 @ Orioles 6–5 (11) Rogers (1–1) Johnson (1–2) Janssen (6) 14,981 9–13
23 April 25 @ Yankees 3–5 Kuroda (3–1) Buehrle (1–1) Rivera (7) 31,445 9–14
24 April 26 @ Yankees 4–6 Phelps (1–1) Lincoln (0–1) Rivera (8) 36,151 9–15
25 April 27 @ Yankees 4–5 Sabathia (4–2) Rogers (1–2) Chamberlain (1) 40,258 9–16
26 April 28 @ Yankees 2–3 Logan (1–1) Dickey (2–4) Rivera (9) 36,872 9–17
27 April 30 Red Sox 9–7 Delabar (2–1) Tazawa (2–1) Janssen (7) 22,915 10–17
May 13–15 (Home 8–8, Road 5–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
28 May 1 Red Sox 1–10 Buchholz (6–0) Buehrle (1–2) 21,094 10–18
29 May 2 Red Sox 1–3 Dempster (2–2) Happ (2–2) Hanrahan (4) 25,851 10–19 10½
30 May 3 Mariners 0–4 Hernández (4–2) Romero (0–1) 23,779 10–20 10½
31 May 4 Mariners 1–8 Iwakuma (3–1) Dickey (2–5) 35,754 10–21 10½
32 May 5 Mariners 10–2 Morrow (1–2) Saunders (2–4) 22,937 11–21
33 May 6 @ Rays 8–7 Oliver (1–1) Rodney (1–1) Janssen (8) 9,952 12–21
34 May 7 @ Rays 6–4 Delabar (3–1) Peralta (0–2) Janssen (9) 10,273 13–21
35 May 8 @ Rays 4–10 Moore (6–0) Romero (0–2) 11,075 13–22
36 May 9 @ Rays 4–5 (10) Farnsworth (2–0) Loup (1–3) 11,979 13–23
37 May 10 @ Red Sox 0–5 Lester (5–0) Ortiz (0–1) 33,606 13–24
38 May 11 @ Red Sox 3–2 Oliver (2–1) Tazawa (2–2) Janssen (10) 36,543 14–24
39 May 12 @ Red Sox 12–4 Jenkins (1–0) Dempster (2–4) 35,532 15–24
40 May 14 Giants 10–6 Dickey (3–5) Zito (3–2) 31,753 16–24
41 May 15 Giants 11–3 Ortiz (1–1) Vogelsong (1–4) 32,863 17–24
42 May 17 @ Yankees 0–5 Kuroda (6–2) Buehrle (1–3) 40,008 17–25 9
43 May 18 @ Yankees 2–7 Phelps (2–2) Morrow (1–3) 45,577 17–26 10
May 19 @ Yankees Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for August 20
44 May 20 Rays 7–5 Dickey (4–5) Lueke (0–1) 29,885 18–26 10
45 May 21 Rays 3–4 Cobb (5–2) Ortiz (1–2) Rodney (9) 15,802 18–27 10
46 May 22 Rays 4–3 (10) Loup (2–3) Ramos (1–1) 18,771 19–27 9
47 May 23 Orioles 12–6 Morrow (2–3) Gausman (0–1) 21,466 20–27
48 May 24 Orioles 6–10 Tillman (4–2) Nolan (0–1) 25,104 20–28
49 May 25 Orioles 5–6 García (1–2) Dickey (4–6) Johnson (15) 35,915 20–29 10½
50 May 26 Orioles 6–5 Delabar (4–1) Johnson (2–5) 28,502 21–29
51 May 27 Braves 9–3 Buehrle (2–3) Hudson (4–4) 22,808 22–29
52 May 28 Braves 6–7 (10) Gearrin (2–1) Weber (0–1) Kimbrel (16) 45,224 22–30
53 May 29 @ Braves 3–0 Pérez (1–0) Medlen (1–6) Janssen (11) 22,489 23–30
54 May 30 @ Braves 3–11 Minor (7–2) Dickey (4–7) 29,967 23–31
55 May 31 @ Padres 3–4 (17) Richard (1–5) Redmond (0–1) 24,219 23–32
June 17–9 (Home 8–1, Road 9–8)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss. Save Attendance Record GB
56 June 1 @ Padres 3–4 Erlin (1–0) Buehrle (2–4) Gregerson (1) 40,403 23–33 10½
57 June 2 @ Padres 7–4 (11) Janssen (1–0) Boxberger (0–1) Loup (2) 20,384 24–33 10½
58 June 4 @ Giants 1–2 Lincecum (4–5) Johnson (0–2) Romo (16) 41,981 24–34 11½
59 June 5 @ Giants 4–0 Dickey (5–7) Zito (4–4) Janssen (12) 41,559 25–34 10½
60 June 7 Rangers 6–1 Wagner (1–0) Tepesch (3–5) 36,010 26–34 10½
61 June 8 Rangers 4–3 (18) Loup (3–3) Wolf (1–1) 44,079 27–34 10
62 June 9 Rangers 4–6 Cotts (2–0) Wagner (1–1) Nathan (19) 42,722 27–35 11
63 June 10 @ White Sox 6–10 Jones (2–4) Dickey (5–8) 18,126 27–36 12
64 June 11 @ White Sox 7–5 (10) Cecil (2–0) Troncoso (0–1) Janssen (13) 20,700 28–36 11
June 12 @ White Sox Postponed (rain) Rescheduled for September 23
65 June 13 @ Rangers 3–1 Rogers (2–2) Cotts (2–1) Janssen (14) 32,013 29–36 10½
66 June 14 @ Rangers 8–0 Buehrle (3–4) Grimm (5–5) 37,203 30–36
67 June 15 @ Rangers 6–1 Dickey (6–8) Lindblom (0–2) 33,121 31–36
68 June 16 @ Rangers 7–2 Wang (1–0) Holland (5–4) 44,052 32–36
69 June 17 Rockies 2–0 Cecil (3–0) Belisle (4–4) Janssen (15) 20,946 33–36 8
70 June 18 Rockies 8–3 Rogers (3–2) Francis (2–5) 22,852 34–36
71 June 19 Rockies 5–2 Buehrle (4–4) Nicasio (4–3) Janssen (16) 27,235 35–36
72 June 21 Orioles 7–6 Janssen (2–0) Matusz (2–1) 35,472 36–36 7
73 June 22 Orioles 4–2 Oliver (3–1) González (5–3) Janssen (17) 43,261 37–36 6
74 June 23 Orioles 13–5 Johnson (1–2) García (3–5) 45,214 38–36 5
75 June 24 @ Rays 1–4 Hellickson (6–3) Rogers (3–3) Rodney (16) 11,407 38–37
76 June 25 @ Rays 1–5 Moore (10–3) Buehrle (4–5) 12,041 38–38
77 June 26 @ Rays 3–0 Dickey (7–8) Hernández (4–9) 21,502 39–38
78 June 27 @ Red Sox 4–7 Lester (8–4) Wang (1–1) Uehara (3) 34,750 39–39
79 June 28 @ Red Sox 5–7 Miller (1–2) Wagner (1–2) Uehara (4) 36,383 39–40
80 June 29 @ Red Sox 6–2 Delabar (5–1) Tazawa (4–3) 37,437 40–40
81 June 30 @ Red Sox 4–5 Uehara (1–0) Pérez (1–1) 37,425 40–41
July 10–16 (Home 6–11, Road 4–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
82 July 1 Tigers 8–3 Dickey (8–8) Álvarez (1–2) 45,766 41–41 8
83 July 2 Tigers 6–7 Alburquerque (1–1) Wagner (1–3) Benoit (6) 27,189 41–42 9
84 July 3 Tigers 2–6 Scherzer (13–0) Johnson (1–3) 28,958 41–43 10
85 July 4 Tigers 1–11 Verlander (9–5) Rogers (3–4) 35,978 41–44 11
86 July 5 Twins 4–0 Buehrle (5–5) Correia (6–6) 25,672 42–44 11
87 July 6 Twins 0–6 Pelfrey (4–6) Dickey (8–9) 37,034 42–45 11
88 July 7 Twins 11–5 Redmond (1–1) Diamond (5–8) 43,795 43–45 10
89 July 9 @ Indians 0–3 Jiménez (7–4) Johnson (1–4) Perez (10) 13,640 43–46 10½
90 July 10 @ Indians 5–4 Wagner (2–3) Hill (0–2) Delabar (1) 14,134 44–46 10½
91 July 11 @ Indians 2–4 Salazar (1–0) Dickey (8–10) Perez (11) 20,641 44–47 11½
92 July 12 @ Orioles 5–8 Tillman (11–3) Buehrle (5–6) Johnson (32) 42,660 44–48 12½
93 July 13 @ Orioles 7–3 Loup (4–3) Hammel (7–6) Janssen (18) 46,150 45–48 11½
94 July 14 @ Orioles 4–7 Feldman (1–1) Johnson (1–5) Johnson (33) 34,748 45–49 11½
95 July 19 Rays 5–8 Price (4–5) Cecil (3–1) 33,266 45–50 12½
96 July 20 Rays 3–4 Hellickson (9–3) Buehrle (5–7) Rodney (23) 42,639 45–51 12½
97 July 21 Rays 3–4 Archer (5–3) Dickey (8–11) Rodney (24) 41,247 45–52 13½
98 July 22 Dodgers 5–14 Ryu (8–3) Johnson (1–6) 34,515 45–53 13½
99 July 23 Dodgers 9–10 League (4–3) Oliver (3–2) Jansen (12) 32,158 45–54 14½
100 July 24 Dodgers 3–8 (10) League (5–3) Pérez (1–2) 35,368 45–55 14½
101 July 25 Astros 4–0 Buehrle (6–7) Bédard (3–8) 24,188 46–55 14
102 July 26 Astros 12–6 Cecil (4–1) Clemens (4–4) 24,088 47–55 13½
103 July 27 Astros 6–8 Keuchel (5–5) Johnson (1–7) Veras (19) 34,137 47–56 14½
104 July 28 Astros 2–1 Janssen (3–0) Cisnero (2–2) 31,634 48–56 14
105 July 29 @ Athletics 4–9 Griffin (10–7) Rogers (3–5) 13,309 48–57 14½
106 July 30 @ Athletics 5–0 Buehrle (7–7) Straily (6–5) 17,479 49–57 14½
107 July 31 @ Athletics 5–2 (10) Janssen (4–0) Chavez (2–3) Cecil (1) 23,638 50–57 14
August 12–17 (Home 7–5, Road 5–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
108 August 1 @ Angels 2–8 Richards (3–4) Johnson (1–8) 37,179 50–58 15
109 August 2 @ Angels 5–7 De La Rosa (5–1) Delabar (5–2) Frieri (26) 38,884 50–59 15
110 August 3 @ Angels 3–7 Weaver (6–5) Rogers (3–6) 41,253 50–60 16
111 August 4 @ Angels 6–5 Cecil (5–1) Frieri (0–4) Janssen (19) 33,936 51–60 16
112 August 5 @ Mariners 3–1 Dickey (9–11) Iwakuma (10–5) Janssen (20) 32,300 52–60 15
113 August 6 @ Mariners 7–2 Johnson (2–8) Hernández (11–5) 28,198 53–60 15
114 August 7 @ Mariners 7–9 Maurer (3–7) Loup (4–4) Farquhar (3) 34,792 53–61 16
115 August 9 Athletics 6–14 Parker (8–6) Rogers (3–7) 31,862 53–62 15½
116 August 10 Athletics 5–4 Buehrle (8–7) Gray (0–1) Janssen (21) 39,634 54–62 15½
117 August 11 Athletics 4–6 Cook (4–2) Oliver (3–3) Balfour (30) 45,312 54–63 15½
118 August 12 Athletics 1–5 Cook (5–2) Janssen (4–1) 36,111 54–64 16
119 August 13 Red Sox 2–4 (11) Uehara (3–0) Loup (4–5) 32,816 54–65 17
120 August 14 Red Sox 4–3 (10) Lincoln (1–1) Workman (3–2) 31,695 55–65 16
121 August 15 Red Sox 2–1 Buehrle (9–7) Peavy (9–5) Janssen (22) 40,477 56–65 15
122 August 16 @ Rays 4–5 Rodney (5–3) Loup (4–6) 15,433 56–66 15
123 August 17 @ Rays 6–2 Happ (3–2) Hernández (6–13) 25,036 57–66 15
124 August 18 @ Rays 1–2 (10) McGee (3–3) Lincoln (1–2) 23,373 57–67 15
125 August 20 @ Yankees 4–8 Nova (7–4) Wagner (2–4) 40,248 57–68 16
126 August 20 @ Yankees 2–3 Rivera (4–2) Oliver (3–4) 37,190 57–69 16
127 August 21 @ Yankees 2–4 Huff (1–0) Dickey (9–12) Rivera (37) 36,140 57–70 17
128 August 22 @ Yankees 3–5 Pettitte (9–9) Happ (3–3) Robertson (2) 40,116 57–71 17½
129 August 23 @ Astros 4–12 Lyles (6–6) Redmond (1–2) 21,186 57–72 17½
130 August 24 @ Astros 5–8 Peacock (3–4) Wang (1–2) Lo (2) 26,312 57–73 18½
131 August 25 @ Astros 2–1 Buehrle (10–7) Lo (0–2) Janssen (23) 21,407 58–73 18½
132 August 26 Yankees 5–2 Dickey (10–12) Hughes (4–13) Janssen (24) 35,241 59–73 18
133 August 27 Yankees 1–7 Pettitte (10–9) Happ (3–4) 34,047 59–74 19
134 August 28 Yankees 7–2 Redmond (2–2) Kuroda (11–10) 36,565 60–74 19
135 August 30 Royals 3–2 Buehrle (11–7) Santana (8–8) Janssen (25) 21,031 61–74 18½
136 August 31 Royals 4–2 Dickey (11–12) Herrera (5–7) Janssen (26) 34,315 62–74 18½
September 12–14 (Home 5–8, Road 7–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record GB
137 September 1 Royals 0–5 Shields (10–8) Happ (3–5) 22,961 62–75 19½
138 September 2 @ D-backs 4–1 Rogers (4–7) McCarthy (3–9) Janssen (27) 21,014 63–75 18½
139 September 3 @ D-backs 10–4 Redmond (3–2) Miley (9–10) 19,100 64–75 18½
140 September 4 @ D-backs 3–4 (10) Harris (3–0) Pérez (0–1) 16,154 64–76 19½
141 September 6 @ Twins 6–5 Dickey (12–12) Pelfrey (5–11) Janssen (28) 27,044 65–76 20
142 September 7 @ Twins 11–2 Happ (4–5) Correia (9–11) 32,882 66–76 20
143 September 8 @ Twins 2–0 Rogers (5–7) Burton (2–9) Janssen (29) 29,450 67–76 19
144 September 10 Angels 6–12 Williams (7–10) Buehrle (11–8) 19,079 67–77 20
145 September 11 Angels 4–5 Wilson (16–6) Delabar (5–3) Frieri (32) 17,994 67–78 21
146 September 12 Angels 3–4 Richards (7–6) Happ (4–6) Frieri (33) 20,767 67–79 21
147 September 13 Orioles 3–5 Hunter (6–5) Delabar (5–4) Johnson (44) 20,024 67–80 22
148 September 14 Orioles 4–3 Jeffress (1–0) Tillman (16–6) Janssen (30) 29,942 68–80 22
149 September 15 Orioles 1–3 González (10–7) Buehrle (11–9) Johnson (45) 22,331 68–81 23
150 September 17 Yankees 2–0 Dickey (13–12) Pettitte (10–10) Janssen (31) 24,894 69–81 22
151 September 18 Yankees 3–4 Huff (3–1) Delabar (5–5) Rivera (44) 24,247 69–82 22
152 September 19 Yankees 6–2 Redmond (4–2) Kuroda (11–12) Janssen (32) 32,003 70–82 22
153 September 20 @ Red Sox 3–6 Lester (15–8) Rogers (5–8) Uehara (20) 37,215 70–83 23
154 September 21 @ Red Sox 4–2 Buehrle (12–9) Buchholz (11–1) Janssen (33) 37,569 71–83 22
155 September 22 @ Red Sox 2–5 Doubront (11–6) Dickey (13–13) Uehara (21) 37,020 71–84 23
156 September 23 @ White Sox 2–3 Quintana (9–6) Happ (4–7) Reed (39) 19,122 71–85 23½
157 September 24 @ Orioles 3–2 (10) Santos (1–1) Rodríguez (3–2) Janssen (34) 16,772 72–85 22½
158 September 25 @ Orioles 5–9 McFarland (3–1) Rogers (5–9) Hammel (1) 23,698 72–86 23½
159 September 26 @ Orioles 2–3 González (11–8) Buehrle (12–10) Johnson (48) 27,498 72–87 24
160 September 27 Rays 6–3 Dickey (14–13) Hellickson (12–10) Santos (1) 27,288 73–87 24
161 September 28 Rays 7–2 Happ (5–7) Torres (4–2) 33,232 74–87 23
162 September 29 Rays 6–7 Moore (17–4) Redmond (4–3) Rodney (37) 44,551 74–88 23

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Marty Brown
AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League Gary Allenson
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Bobby Meacham
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League John Tamargo, Jr.
A-Short Season Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Clayton McCullough
Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays Appalachian League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League John Schneider

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Vancouver[8]

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