Barry Zito, who has won just once in six starts, allowed eight runs, five earned, and a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The lefty, who walked two and struck out two, fell to 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in six career starts at Rogers Centre.
Outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, faces his former team for the first time Tuesday night in Canada.
Melky Cabrera drew hugs from his new Toronto teammates, then trotted out his own mantra to deflect questions about last year’s drug suspension.
Major League Baseball said it is “extremely disappointed” about new allegations of performance-enhancing drug use against Alex Rodriguez and other players contained in a newspaper report.
The Blue Jays have agreed to sign San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year deal worth $16 million, according to ESPNDeportes.com’s Enrique Rojas.
The World Series starts in San Francisco because the All-Star game was a Giant blowout. Pablo Sandoval, Matt Cain and Melky Cabrera made sure of it.
San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera has been reinstated by Major League Baseball after serving a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test.
The San Francisco Giants have informed Melky Cabrera’s agent they won’t bring the suspended outfielder back at any point this postseason.
The San Francisco Giants have no plans to bring back suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera for the postseason if the club is still playing when he is eligible to return.
A person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press that Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National League batting title at his own request.