Blue Jays: 21 facts you need to know

TORONTO [Peter Paul Media] — Following are 21 facts to know about the Toronto Blue Jays who continue their nine-game homestand Monday against the New York Yankees:

  1. The Blue Jays are 253-319 all-time against the Yankees and 100-103 at home.
  2. Ace lefty David Price is 7-1 since joining the Blue Jays with a 2.17 ERA.
  3. Ranks first in the American League with a 2.42 ERA.
  4. First pitcher to win at least 7 games for two teams in the same league since Woody Williams [2001].
  5. Takes 26.0 seconds between pitches, slowest in MLB.
  6. Since 2010, Jose Bautista has 28 HRs against the Yankees, the most in MLB.
  7. Mark Buehrle reached 50,000 career pitches on Sunday.
  8. Could his next start be his last? The Toronto Sun reports. 
  9. Josh Donaldson leads MLB in the following categories: RBI [120], Extra Base Hits [80] and Total Bases [333].
  10. Leads MLB with 19 game-winning RBIs and sixth player in club history with over 120 RBI in a season.
  11. First player since Jose Bautista had 124 in 2010.
  12. His new hairstyle is also causing a stir.
  13. Donaldson, Encarnacion and Bautista are 10 HRs away from tying a club record set in 1998, for most HRs by a trio in a season.
  14. The Blue Jays own the best winning percentage [.690] since the All Star Game.
  15. They are 40-18 since the break.
  16. Were 46-45 prior to the break.
  17. Are 547-536 under Manager John Gibbons.
  18. All remaining home games sold out.
  19. Are 0-4 when a party leader or federal minister is in attendance.
  20. New Interactive bingo game made recently for fans watching the game.
  21. Fan charged after pulling urinal off wall near section 520 during Friday’s game, causing flood damage.

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