Saturday, August 8, 2015
Regina jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and did not look back as they dominated the Beavers at Tom Laing Park.
Offensively the Red Sox generated seven runs on 13 hits. Gabriel Montero and Zach Weatherford led the Regina hit parade, each going three for five. Weatherford also scored two of Regina’s runs. In a total team effort, nine of the 10 Red Sox batters reached base against Weyburn pitching.
Regina also got another quality start from lefty Tommy Lay. The Glendale, AZ native, pitched 7.1 solid innings giving up just six hits and two runs. He also record eight strikeouts before Louis Cohen came in from to the bullpen to finish the eighth inning. Mike Thill was called on to wrap the game up and once again he did not disappoint as he pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Game 2 of the series goes Sunday night in Weyburn. The Red Sox and Beavers return to Regina for game 3 Monday night.
Justin Smoak hit a grand slam and David Price was his usual self as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-nothing for their seventh straight victory. Price gave up just three hits and struck out seven through seven innings of work for Toronto. The Jays are now just 2-and-a-half games back of New York for the AL East Division lead.
The ever-changing Blue Jays have picked up another player in a trade with Arizona. Toronto acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the the Diamondbacks for minor-league shortstop Dawel Lugo. The 31-year-old Pennington hit .237 with one home run and 10 R-B-I's in 72 games for Arizona as a switch-hitter.
Ron Wolf - the man who brought Brett Favre to Green Bay - led off the eight-man Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in Canton, Ohio. Wolf spent 23 seasons with the Raiders, helping the organization to a pair of Super Bowl titles. He took over as G-M in Green Bay in 1991 and orchestrated a trade that brought Favre to Green Bay from Atlanta.
Chris Rolfe scored early as first-place D-C United downed the Montreal Impact 1-nil. And Sporting Kansas City stretched its unbeaten streak over Toronto F-C to six games with a 3-1 win at BMO Field. Michael Bradley scored the lone goal for the Reds.
Midway leader Jim Furyk and Justin Rose will start the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational tied for the lead at 9 under. Rose led the way in the second round with a 7-under 63 while Furyk shot a 1-under 69. Bubba Watson is 5-under while Jordan Spieth (speeth) is at even-par after a 2-over-72.
(Canadian Press/Outlaw Communications)