MLB: Toronto 7, Boston 6 (12 inn.)

TORONTO, April 21 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay hit an RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning Friday night, giving Toronto a 7-6 win over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 1

TORONTO, April 19 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez hit a home run for the third straight game Wednesday afternoon as the New York Yankees beat Toronto, 3-1.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 6, Toronto 4

CHICAGO, April 16 (UPI) -- In a rain-shortened contest Sunday afternoon, the Chicago White Sox beat Toronto, 6-4.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 4, Toronto 2

CHICAGO, April 15 (UPI) -- Paul Konerko hit two homers and drove in four runs Saturday as the Chicago White Sox beat Toronto, 4-2.

MLB: Toronto 13, Chi. White Sox 7

CHICAGO, April 15 (UPI) -- Troy Glaus hit a home run and had four RBI Friday night as Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox, 13-7.

MLB: Toronto 8, Boston 6

BOSTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells hit a grand slam during a six-run second inning Thursday night as Toronto beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-6.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 8

TORONTO, April 8 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes hit a key two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday night as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays shaded Toronto, 9-8.

MLB: Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 8

TORONTO, April 7 (UPI) -- Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 9-8 victory over the Blue Jays.

MLB: Toronto 6, Minnesota 3

TORONTO, April 6 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay had two hits, including a triple, Thursday night to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat Minnesota, 6-3.

Team USA out at the Classic

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 17 (UPI) -- Team USA was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic on Thursday with a 2-1 loss to Mexico at Anaheim, Calif.

Rogers wins AL Gold Glove

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Pitcher Kenny Rogers of Texas and teammate first baseman Mark Teixeira are among the 2005 winners of American League Gold Glove Awards.

MBL: Toronto 7, Royals 2

TORONTO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Eric Hinske hit a home run and knocked in three runs Sunday leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Toronto 7, Boston 2

BOSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Frank Catalanotto had hree hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs Wednesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat Boston, 7-2.

MLB: Toronto 7, Boston 5 (2nd game)

BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Gregg Zaun hit a two-run homer and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth Tuesday as Toronto rallied for a 7-5 win over Boston and a doubleheader split.

MLB: Toronto 6, Seattle 4

TORONTO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells and Gregg Zaun each hit two-run homers Tuesday to power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
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Vernon Wells
Toronto Blue Jays' Vernon Wells gets high fives from teammate Eric Hinske at the plate after they score on Wells' grand slam home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher John Koronka in the fourth inning at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on July 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Vernon M. Wells III (born December 8, 1978) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Wells has appeared on three All-Star teams in his career, been awarded three Gold Glove Awards, and one Silver Slugger Award. He is second all time for the Toronto Blue Jays in career hits, homeruns, doubles, runs, RBI and total bases.

Wells was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to a father who played CFL football, and grew up in Arlington, Texas, where his family moved in 1988. In 1993, Wells entered Arlington's Bowie High School where he played quarterback on the football team and was an outfielder on the baseball team. In his senior year, he batted .565 with 7 home runs and 20 RBI. Before entering the Major League Baseball Draft, Wells signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Texas at Austin to play baseball and football (as a wide receiver).

The Toronto Blue Jays made Wells round one's fifth pick in the 1997 amateur draft. He spent several years as a top prospect in the Blue Jays organization, starting with the St. Catharines Stompers, Toronto’s Class-A team in the short-season New York – Penn League. In 1999 he played in the Australian Baseball League with the Sydney Storm. From 1999 through 2001, Wells was a regular September call-up and played in 57 games.

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