The Toronto Blue Jays finally got to David Price, using an outstanding start from Ricky Romero, and another long ball from Jose Bautista, in a 3-1 win over Tampa Bay. Romero allowed one hit over eight innings and Bautista hit his 32nd homer of the season as the Blue Jays beat Price for the first time in nine tries. Yunel Escobar added his 10th home run of the season for Toronto.
Elsewhere, Boston beat Cleveland 3-2. The Red Sox kept their one-game lead in the A-L East over the Yankees, who had a rain-shortened 6-nothing win over the Chicago White Sox.
The Brantford Red Sox are off to the second round of the I-B-L playoffs after a 3-2 win over the Kitchener Panthers in 14 innings. Brantford wins the best-of-seven series four games to one and will play either Toronto or Ottawa in the next round. Toronto could finish their series with Burlington with a win tonight.
The Ontario Hockey League Champion Owen Sound Attack have called a news conference for noon today at the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. The Attack will formally announce Greg Ireland is the new head coach of the squad, replacing Mark Reeds who accepted an assistant coaching position with the N-H-L’s Ottawa Senators.
N-H-L Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league will do whatever it takes to keep the New York Islanders from pulling up stakes in 2015. The team’s lease on their arena expires in just over 3 years. Voters in Nassau County, where the team is located, swiftly turned down a proposal yesterday that would have allowed the county to borrow funds to build the team a new arena.
Toronto F-C got its first road win in CONCACAF (KOHN'-kah-kahf) Champions League play, beating Nicaraguan team Real Esteli 2-1 in preliminary-round play. Ryan Johnson scored both goals for the Reds.
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