The struggles continue for the Toronto Blue Jays. Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven solid innings as the New York Yankees doubled up Toronto 6-3, handing the Jays their fifth straight loss and ninth in 11 games. Toronto starter Marcus Stroman had to leave the game after five innings with a blister on his right ring finger.
A two-run single in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 for their A-L-best fifth straight victory. Boston needed extra innings after Mike Napoli led off the Rangers’ ninth with a homer off Craig Kimbrel.
Alexander Radulov is getting a hefty raise. The former Canadiens left-winger signed a five-year deal with the Dallas Stars worth $31.25-million dollars. It’s the most lucrative deal offered to an unrestricted free agent so far this off-season. And Montreal signed Ales Hemsky to a one-year, one-million dollar contract to help fill the void left by Radulov’s departure.
Eugenie Bouchard had a rough start to her Wimbledon tournament. The 23-year-old from Westmount, Quebec lost her first-round match to Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro. Earlier in the day, Montreal’s Francoise Abanda won her first-round match but wild-card entry Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ontario lost his.