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Downtown Toronto businesses booming, thanks to Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays’ recent surge into serious postseason contention has energized the city’s playoff-starved baseball fans – and is boosting the fortunes of businesses near Rogers Centre, too. “The Jays’ winning streak has helped 100 per cent,” said Frederico Munoz, bar manager at Milagro, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Toronto. “We are seeing almost twice as many customers. It’s been a full house here every night there’s a game.” While

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Blue Jays’ Winning Streak Goes to 11

Ryan Goins hit a home run and pitcher Mark Buehrle was solid as the Toronto Blue Jays won their 11th game in a row on Thursday with a 4-2 home victory over the Oakland Athletics. Buehrle (13-5) had two strikeouts and allowed seven hits and two runs over seven-plus innings as Toronto (64-52) extended its winning streak. Aaron Sanchez pitched a scoreless inning of relief while Roberto Osuna earned his

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Jays Send Message After Sweeping Yankees

NEW YORK – As messages go, the Blue Jays couldn’t have been more explicit this weekend. They arrived in the Bronx for three games with the first-place Yankees, trailing the American League East leaders by 4.5 games. After three convincing victories, capped by Sunday’s 2-0 whitewash, that lead is down to a slender 1.5 games. Message delivered: Toronto is in this thing to the finish. “Well, we’ve climbed back real close,” said

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Blue Jays pitcher Price already winning hearts

TORONTO – Only 17 months ago the Blue Jays were having clandestine meetings and talking behind closed doors about removing bits of committed cash from five piles and putting it into a larger one. With cash spent and none on the horizon from Rogers Communications, an elaborate plan was devised where Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion would restructure their contracts so the Jays could pay free

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