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TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays had James Paxton scouted a literally. Derrick Rose USA Jersey .Paxton, from Ladner, B.C., gave up nine runs a eight earned a as Toronto crushed the visiting Seattle Mariners 14-4 on Monday night.The Blue Jays drafted Paxton in the supplemental first round of the 2009 draft with the 39th overall pick. Toronto and Paxton could not strike a deal and he was picked in the fourth round in the 2010 draft by the Mariners.I just didnt have a good feel for it tonight, said Paxton, who was playing against the Blue Jays for the first time. I felt like I was all over the place. When I was in the strike zone, it was the heart of the plate and they were hitting the ball hard. I think I probably just wanted it a bit too much.My stuff didnt feel great tonight. I didnt have a good feel for anything.Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon agreed, pointing to the young pitchers nerves.I think he was probably a little bit too amped up, said McClendon.Danny Valencia drove in three runs with a triple and Jose Bautista, Kevin Pillar and Anthony Gose homered as the Blue Jays nearly equalled their total of 18 runs from the 1-6 road trip that ended Sunday.You try to do that every night but its not that easy, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. I thought we had a real good approach at the plate and made Paxton work. We got some big hits. We havent had a laugher in a good while. I cant remember the last time.Paxton (6-4) did not survive the third inning, allowing seven hits and six walks in 2 2-3 innings.Left-hander J.A. Happ (10-11) became the fifth Blue Jays starter to reach double numbers in wins this season, allowing seven hits, including a home run by Kyle Seager, and two runs over seven innings.It feels good to go out and get deeper in the game, accomplish some of the goals that I kind of felt I could do and wanted to have the opportunity to do, said Happ. I havent taken a lot of time to reflect on the year but I just want to just keep going out and kind of keep us in the game for the most part.Play like we play tonight and were going to have a lot of fun.It is the first time the Blue Jays (79-77) have had five starters win at least 10 games in one season. It is the third time they have had five pitchers with at least 10 wins when relievers are included.The Blue Jays led 4-1 after the first inning and 9-1 after three innings to hand Seattle (83-73) its third loss in a row.The Mariners scored a run in the first when Robinson Cano doubled home Austin Jackson led off with an infield single.Toronto replied with four runs in their first inning on a bases-loaded triple by Valencia and a single by Steve Tolleson.Valencias triple was not without some controversy. He was awarded third base when a video review determined he was safe after the Blue Jays challenged the out call.Toronto chased Paxton in the five-run third to increase their lead to 9-1. The inning included Bautistas 35th home run of the season. That moved him past George Bell and tied Joe Carter for third on the Blue Jays all-time list with 203 homers.Seager hit his 25th homer of the season in the sixth to cut the lead to 11-2.Pillar hit his first homer of the season, a two-run shot, in the sixth.Gose, who entered the game among the seventh-inning defensive changes, hit his second homer of the season in the seventh to make it 14-2 for Toronto.Rookie Kendall Graveman allowed a run in the eighth to make it 14-3.Toronto reliever Sean Nolin allowed a homer to Chris Denorfia in the ninth for the final score.NOTES: RHP Chris Young will not start for the Mariners in the finale of the four-game series on Thursday after going 0-3 with an 8.25 earned-run average in his past five starts. Manager Lloyd McClendon said he is showing fatigue after coming back this season from surgery. a| DH Adam Lind (sore back) was out of the Blue Jays starting lineup for the third consecutive game but should return on Tuesday. a|RHP R.A. Dickey (13-12, 3.82 ERA) will start for Toronto on Tuesday against Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez (14-5, 2.07 ERA). a|Announced attendance at Rogers Centre was 15,548. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Pistons Jersey .85 million contract with the two-time Gold Glove outfielder. Parra earned his second Gold Glove last season when he set a club record with 17 outfield assists. Authentic Enes Kanter Thunder Jersey . 1. Did the Senators trade the wrong goalie? Lets make one thing clear: The Ottawa Senators acquired Ben Bishop from the St. Louis Blues for one reason and one reason alone. 403 Forbidden .com) - Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was named the National League Player of the Month for April.MONTREAL -- Canadas Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has his eyes set firmly on the upcoming NFL draft. Under the gaze of nine NFL and four CFL scouts, Duvernay-Tardif confirmed why hes one of the most touted Canadian football prospects in recent memory. The six-foot-five offensive lineman for the McGill Redmen had his private pro day in Montreal on Thursday. He leapt, sprinted and tackled during the two-hour training session, setting personal bests and impressing his visitors from out of town. Its been a while since a CIS player garnered such attention from both sides of the border. "It doesnt happen every day, sure," said the 23-year-old, who chose to let scouts from both professional football leagues assess his abilities simultaneously, rather than attend last weeks CFL combine. "And its not every day a Canadian gets the opportunity to do what Im doing. I dont know if this is historic. But Im really happy it happened to me." Duvernay-Tardif, a medical student at Montreals McGill University, is projected as a third-to-fourth round pick in Mays NFL draft. The native of St-Hilaire, Que., scored a personal best in the broad jump Thursday, and some scouts clocked him in at less than five seconds in the 40-yard dash -- impressive results for a player weighing just under 300 pounds. "Ive been training for so long for these tests," said Duvernay-Tardif, who dedicated five months of work and conditioning to his pro day. "It was time to show what I could do. I knew what I was going to hit. I hit those numbers, and even better." About the only downside was Duvernay-Tardif registering 34 reps in the bench press. While thats a more than respectable showing, Duvernay-Tardif was looking for between 37 and 40 reps. Still, his results in most categories place him amongst the top performers from last Februarys NFL scouting combine, a week-long event where the top U.S. college football prospects display their abilities before league coaches, scouts and GMs. In Duvernay-Tardifs case, the NFL came to him. Scouts from Oakland, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Arizona, New York, Green Bay, Chicago, San Francisco and Buffalo made the trip north to see first-hand if the Quebec native has what it takes to play in the NFL. Lee Gissendaner, area scout for the Green Bay Packers, was pleased with Duvernay-Tardifs overall performance. "The most impressive was the way he moved around," said Gissendaner, now in his 13th yeear scouting for the Packers. Authentic Tristan Thompson Cavaliers Jersey. . "He showed the versatility that you like, the flexibility. He did everything in the workout. "He seems like a guy who likes to compete. He responded to what we asked him to do, followed directions. His work ethic was on display." NFL scouts have been watching Duvernay-Tardif closely since the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg, Fla., last January. He and Manitoba defensive tackle Evan Gill -- another top prospect for this years CFL draft -- represented Canada at the annual U.S. college all-star game. "You look for a guy to stand out at this level," said Gissendaner. "When he came down to Florida, he held his own. We saw some raw ability, and some raw tools that maybe we can develop." Scouts will continue reviewing film, compare some of their top prospects, and put together draft and free agency boards until the start of the NFL draft May 8 in New York. If the offensive lineman gets his way he will be drafted by an NFL team and head to training camp this summer. There are only a handful of Canadians in the NFL, and earning a spot on a starting line in the U.S. is no easy task. And Duvernay-Tardif is actually the top-rated prospect for the coming CFL draft according to the latest rankings. Alongside NFL scouts Thursday were members of the Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts, and Ottawa Redblacks. "Hes one of the top picks in this draft, for sure," said Joey Abrams, the Alouettes assistant director of player personnel. "Its difficult to find a kid like this, with his skill set and abilities. Hes a rare specimen. This is unprecedented. Ive never seen this before. "He met expectations. Everyone knew he was big and strong, and he showed that today." If the NFL doesnt come calling, Duvernay-Tardif is more than happy to play in is home country. "I would love to play in the CFL," he said. "I played against a lot of people that now play in the CFL. It would be great to play in that league. Im going to play and do my best wherever I end up." The CFL will hold its annual draft by conference call May 13. Notes: Earlier in the week, Duvernay-Tardif appeared on a two-page spread in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated. The article was titled "Heal Thyself." a Last fall, Duvernay-Tardif was awarded the J.P. Metras Trophy as Canadian university footballs top lineman. NFL Jerseys China cheap jerseys ' ' '
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