About the only good news for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday was Justin Smoak will be the starting first baseman for the American League in the All-Star game in Miami.
The rest of the news was bad. The Boston Red Sox swept the Jays away with a 15-1 laugher. Mookie Betts had 4 hits, including 2 home runs and drove in 8 in Boston’s 21-hit attack.
The Red Sox move 3 games up on the NY Yankees. Toronto went 1-5 in a home stand that has left the Jays 9.5 out.
Houston rocked New York, 8-1. Carlos Correa with 4 hits and 3 RBIs.
Baltimore stopped Tampa Bay, 7-1. Mark Trumbo and Manny Machado homered.
Toronto has sent reliever Jason Grilli to the Texas Rangers plus cash for 22 year old outfield prospect Eduard Pinto who’s hitting .311 in Advanced Class “A”.
Toronto has made a deal today….as they’ve picked up catcher Miguel Montero from the Cubs for future considerations. Montero was let go for calling out pitcher Jake Arrieta least week for allowing 7 stolen bases in a game.
In the Kings County League, the Morell Chevies doubled the Northside Brewers, 4-2. Troy Coffin had three hits and Taylor Larkin pitched the win.
The PEI Juniors swept a twin bill in Chatham winning 13-5 and 15-9. PEI leads the New Brunswick Junior League at 13-3.
Some big signings in the NHL. Toronto gets forward Patrick Marleau on a 3 year, $18.75 million contract. The 37 year old has spent 19 seasons with the San Jose Sharks and played in all 82 games the past four years. He has 574 career goals and 1,082 points in nearly 1,500 games.
Marleau had 27 goals and 46 points last season.
San Jose re-signed veteran Joe Thornton to a 1 year deal worth $8 million.
The Montreal Canadiens have given goalie Carey Price an eight year extension that is worth $84-million or $10.5 million a year.
He’ll be the highest paid goalie in the NHL.
The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Serge Ibaka to a 3 year, $65-million deal. Guard Kyle Lowry also indicating he’s returning to the Raptors as a free agent.
The PEI Mudmen downed Halifax, 41-13 in Nova Scotia Senior Rugby. Simon Hood scored on two tries.
Invictus Hanover won the featured 11th race at Red Shores in Charlottetown with Jason Hughes behind in 1.55/2. Hughes had three wins and eight trips to the winners circle on the weekend.
Clic K with Gilles Barrieau driving won the 250th Anniversary of Horse Racing Pace.
Ramblinglily took a 50th lifetime win with Walter Cheverie in the bike.