--SS Yunel Escobar hit his seventh homer of the season in the eighth of Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays. He has hit three home runs in his past four games. The former Blue Jay is booed loudly by fans at Rogers Centre. The boos increase when he makes his customary safe sign as he steps on the plate after a homer. The booing used to bother Escobar, but not so much now. "It's part of the show," Escobar said through bench coach Dave Martinez. "I was glad I hit the home run. I have a lot of fun now, coming here to play. I enjoy doing what I do and hopefully they do." He was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk to go with the homer.

--OF/INF Ben Zobrist hit his 10th homer of the season in Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays. He needs one stolen base to become only the third player in the major leagues with 10 homers and 10 steals in each of the past six seasons.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "The home runs have really hurt us late. It has not been easy, I really appreciate our guys coming back, coming back, coming back. Lose a tough game in New York and come back. And win a game here 1-0. Lose a tough game (Saturday) and come back, give up a big lead late and come back and win it here. That speaks a lot about the character of the group and that means a lot moving forward." -- Manager Joe Maddon.


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--CF Desmond Jennings (bruised left knee) has not played since Aug. 29. He is expected to miss the rest of the season.

--INF/OF Jerry Sands (strained tendon in left wrist) went on the 15-day disabled list June 23, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Aug. 20. He underwent season-ending surgery July 22.

--LHP Matt Moore (left elbow surgery in April 2014) went on the 15-day disabled list April 8, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 27. He is out for the season but on Sept. 8 made 25 throws from 45 feet at Tropicana Field.


RHP Chris Archer

RHP Jake Odorizzi

RHP Alex Cobb

RHP Jeremy Hellickson

LHP Drew Smyly


LHP Jake McGee (closer)

RHP Joel Peralta

RHP Kirby Yates

RHP Grant Balfour