The Toronto Blue Jays matched a season-high with 20 hits -- four of them home runs, including Jose Bautista's 39th -- in a 13-nothing blowout over Baltimore. Henderson Alvarez picked up his first win in the majors. At 21, he’s the youngest Blue Jay starter to win a game since Phil Huffman in 1979.
Elsewhere, Boston extended their A-L East lead over the Yankees to a game-and-a-half, with a 9-5 win over New York.
The N-H-L is mourning the loss of yet another of its tough guys. Wade Belak, who played almost 7 seasons with the Leafs and retired last March, was in Toronto to film the 3rd season of "Battle of the Blades". Belak is the third enforcer to die since May -- and second in just over two weeks. New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard died in May while Rick Rypien of the Winnipeg Jets was found dead at his family’s home in mid-August.
The biggest news at the U-S Open happened off the court. Venus Williams withdrew from the Open, revealing that she's suffering from an auto-immune disease that affects her energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain.
On the men's side, sixth-seed Robin Soderling withdrew because of illness.
In playoff action in the Georgian Bay Ultimate League – Bomb-It lost 10-9 to Snuff while Layout Clinic defeated Under Pressure 7-6 in the semi-finals. Layout Clinic won the championship with a 6-5 victory over Snuff. In the Pride game, Under Pressure lost 6-5 to Bomb-It.
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