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Sports Roundup – September 15

Cole Butcher picked up his third victory of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour season, winning the Lucas Oil 150 at Riverside International Speedway. Championship contenders Dylan Blenkhorn and Jonathan Hicken started the race mid-pack but rallied to finish second and third respectively. The result unofficially sees Blenkhorn with a 22 point advantage over Hicken heading into the Season Finale Atlantic Oliver Tire 200, set for September 28th at Scotia Speedworld. Dylan Gosbee finished fourth while Austin MacDonald of Pictou finished in fifth spot on his Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour debut.

The Napa Sportsman Series kicked off the show with their 2019 Season Finale. Brad Eddy came home first followed by Colby Smith and Dale Richardson of Stellarton. Bedford’s Matt Vaughan was awarded the NAPA Sportsman Series Championship title.

The Passione Flooring & Interiors East Coast Mini Stock Tour also finished their season: Andrew Warren was the victor, followed by Tim Webster and Steve MacPhee. Dave Matthews was crowned the 2019 champion.


In University Sport:

It wasn’t even close – the X-Women Rubgy team crushed Saint Mary’s 81-7 at St. FX Stadium Saturday afternoon. The team hosts UPEI next Sunday at St. FX Stadium at 2.

The X-Men Hockey squad defeated Moncton 3-1 in an exhibition match at the Keating Centre Auxiliary Arena. Their final exhibition game is in Truro on Wednesday night as they face the Saint Mary’s Huskies.

In Atlantic University Baseball StFX opened its season with 2 road wins against Acadia. In the first game, X held off Acadia for a 12-11 win. Nathan Snell closed out the game and picked up the win. He was backed by strong performances by last year’s MVP, Jack Walsh, who went 2 for 3 and drove in 5 runs, and rookies Ewan Galloway and Riley Garinger who each drove in 2 runs.  In the second game, Mike Sampson went 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Spencer Murray pitched a 3-hit, 9 strikeout complete game to help power X to a 4-2 victory. X next plays against St Mary’s on Beazley Field at 1 and 3:30pm today. The X-men home opener is this coming Saturday at 1pm on Credit Union Field.


The Major Bantams face the Truro Bearcats in an exhibition game at the Antigonish Arena at 2.

The Cape Breton West Islanders fell to the Valley Wildcats 3-1 in Berwick last night – the teams face off again at Noon.


It’s getting tight atop the C-F-L’s West Division standings. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell improved to 12-and-oh lifetime against Hamilton as the Stampeders beat the Tiger-Cats 19-18 in Calgary. And Saskatchewan beat the Montreal Alouettes in Regina 27-25 on a last-minute field goal. The Stamps and Riders share second place and are just two points behind first-place Winnipeg.


The Blue Jays are well on their way to one of their worst records since they joined the majors in the late ’70s following a 13-3 loss against the Yankees at Rogers Centre. Toronto’s now 58-and-91. The last time the Jays lost at least 91 games was 2004 when they finished 67-and-94. Before then, you have to go all the way back to 1980 when they lost 95 games.


Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza has a torn ligament in his left elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery. Mayza came on in the 10th inning Friday and went down in pain after a wild ball four to the first batter he faced. Mayza has pitched in a team-high 68 games. He’s expected to miss the 2020 season.


Saturday’s Games

MLB

American League
N.Y. Yankees 13 Toronto 3
Tampa Bay 3 L.A. Angels 1
Detroit 8 Baltimore 4 (12 innings)
Houston 6 Kansas City 1
Oakland 8 Texas 6
Minnesota 2 Cleveland 0 (1st game)
Minnesota 9 Cleveland 5 (2nd game)
Seattle 2 Chicago White Sox 1 (10 innings)

National League
Chicago Cubs 14 Pittsburgh 1
Atlanta 10 Washington 1
N.Y. Mets 3 L.A. Dodgers 0
Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 2
Arizona 1 Cincinnati 0
Boston 2 Philadelphia 1
Colorado 11 San Diego 10
Miami 4 San Francisco 2

Interleague
Boston 2 Philadelphia 1


MLS

New York City FC 2 San Jose 1
Chicago 4 FC Dallas 0
Columbus 3 Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 1 Montreal 0
New England 3 Orlando City 3
Los Angeles FC 1 Philadelphia 1
Vancouver 2 Houston 1


Sunday’s Games – All Times Eastern

NFL

Seattle at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Arizona at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
New England at Miami, 1 p.m.
L.A. Chargers at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
Chicago at Denver, 4:25 p.m.
New Orleans at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.


MLB

American League
N.Y. Yankees (TBD) at Toronto (Zeuch 0-0), 1:07 p.m.
Baltimore (Wojciechowski 2-8) at Detroit (Jackson 3-9), 1:10 p.m.
Minnesota (Berrios 12-8) at Cleveland (Bieber 14-7), 1:10 p.m.
Houston (Miley 13-5) at Kansas City (Junis 9-13), 2:15 p.m.
Oakland (Manaea 1-0) at Texas (TBD), 3:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Yarbrough 11-3) at L.A. Angels (Sandoval 0-3), 4:07 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Nova 10-12) at Seattle (Sheffield 0-1), 4:10 p.m.

National League
Atlanta (Fried 16-5) at Washington (Sanchez 8-8), 1:35 p.m.
Milwaukee (Anderson 6-4) at St. Louis (Wacha 6-7), 2:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Williams 7-6) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 13-8), 2:20 p.m.
San Diego (Quantrill 6-7) at Colorado (Gonzalez 1-6), 3:10 p.m.
Miami (Hernandez 3-5) at San Francisco (Cueto 1-0), 4:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Bauer 10-12) at Arizona (Gallen 3-5), 4:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Buehler 13-3) at N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Interleague
Boston (Porcello 12-12) at Philadelphia (Vargas 6-7), 1:05 p.m.


MLS

D.C. United at Portland, 3:30 p.m.
Colorado at Toronto FC, 5 p.m.
Real Salt Lake at Minnesota, 5:30 p.m.
New York at Seattle, 6 p.m.
Sporting Kansas City at LA Galaxy, 10 p.m.