BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 last night. Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, and R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses.
BOSTON (AP) - Marcus Stroman is slated to pitch tonight for the Blue Jays. He will have a tough time matching his performance against Boston last Thursday in Toronto. He allowed his only hit when Shane Victorino led off the seventh with a single in Toronto's 8-0 win. Stroman left after that inning. Rubby De La Rosa will get his second consecutive start against Stroman for the Red Sox.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from Carolina. The 23-year-old was originally drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the NFL draft. The Patriots have also released veteran linebacker Josh Hull.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. Yesterday he said, "I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat."
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee's first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city's new organizing committee. It's one of those costly facts of life of the Olympics thanks to the Joint Marketing Program Agreement that a country's Olympic federation must sign when it puts a city up as a candidate to host the games.
TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND SPORTS SCHEDULE:
Connecticut at Atlanta, 12 p.m.
Toronto (Stroman 6-2) at Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-3), 7:10 p.m.
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