Tellez hits two-run blast as Blue Jays edge Rays

TORONTO — Rowdy Tellez‘s two-run home run in the fourth inning helped the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

Tellez added an RBI double in the eighth, finishing 3 for 4 with three RBI as the Blue Jays (71-84) won for the sixth time in eight outings and improved to 4-5 at home against the Rays this season.

Toronto starter Thomas Pannone (4-1) allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out five and walking three over 6 2/3 innings of work to improve to 3-0 in his last three outings.

Ken Giles pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 24th save of the season.

Tommy Pham and Jesus Sucre each hit solo home runs for the Rays (86-68) who entered Saturday’s action 6 1/2 games behind Oakland in the race for the American League’s second wild-card spot. The loss drops the Rays to 15-5 in September.

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow (2-7) surrendered three earned on six hits in six innings of work while striking …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

TFC ‘s playoff hopes all but gone in latest loss to Red Bulls

• Toronto FC 0, New York Red Bulls 2 (Kaku 70′)
• TFC’s slim playoff hopes take big hit with another loss
• Toronto could be 12 points out by end of Saturday

Toronto FC’s slow march towards missing the playoffs continues unabated.

The latest setback for the reigning MLS Cup champs came in Saturday’s 2-0 road loss to the New York Red Bulls, a score line that somewhat flattered the hosts based on the balance of play.

But that’s often been the story of TFC this season – consistently finding ways to throw away points after putting in a decent performance.

This latest loss doesn’t officially eliminate TFC from playoff contention, but merely serves as another reminder of the dreadful fate that awaits them: a long off-season of reflection on an MLS campaign gone wrong.

Toronto (8-15-6) currently sits ninth in the Eastern Conference standings, nine points and three spots behind the Montreal Impact who hold down the sixth and final playoff berth in the East. But the gap could increase to 12 points should the Impact beat New York City FC on Saturday night.

Regardless of what happens at Stade Saputo between the Impact and NYCFC, it’s safe to say that it’s …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

‘I guess I really am Mom’s favorite’: Arizona congressman hits back at his 6 siblings who attacked him in a campaign ad and endorsed his Democratic opponent

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Arizona Republican Paul Gosar has accused his six siblings of being “disgruntled Hillary supporters” after they released a campaign ad endorsing Gosar’s Democratic opponent.
In the ad, the siblings criticized their brother’s views on issues like health care and immigration, and argued that Paul Gosar doesn’t have Arizonans’ interests at heart.
Paul Gosar tweeted Saturday that he’s “Mom’s favorite,” after The New York Times reported that his mother was “shocked” and “crushed” to learn of the campaign ad.
“To the six angry Democrat Gosars — see you at Mom and Dad’s house!” Paul Gosar tweeted.

Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican congressman from Arizona, has responded to his six siblings who denounced him in a recent campaign ad, calling them “disgruntled Hillary supporters” who “hate President Trump.”

Gosar noted that he had won the approval of his mother, who told The New York Times she was “shocked” and “crushed” to learn that her children had participated in a series of campaign videos attacking their brother.

“I guess I really am Mom’s favorite!” Gosar tweeted Saturday.

Bernadette Gosar, 85, told The Times that she had been unaware of her children’s appearance in the ads until reporters described them to her. …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics