SPORTS - Sunday
JOSE & JAYS STAY HOT IN MAY
Jose Bautista hit a three run homer off Yu Darvish as the Toronto Blue Jays won their 5th in a row, 3-1 over the Texas Rangers.
The big blast came in the 5th inning on a hanging breaking ball.
Marco Estrada was sharp pitching his 4th win. He allowed just four hits over 6 innings and struck out eight batters. Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run off him on the very first pitch but Estrada shutout the Rangers after that.
Brian Johnson, making just his third start, fired a 5 hit shutout going the distance as Boston made it 6 straight wins with a 6-0 blanking of Seattle. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a 2 run homer.
The Sox stay 2 behind the NY Yankees who edged Oakland, 3-2. Matt Holliday hit a 2 run homer in the the 6th breaking up the no hit bid of A's pitcher Jharel Cotton.
Houston over Baltimore, 5-2. That's 6 consecutive losses for the Orioles. Dallas Keuchel improved to 8-0 on a 4 hitter over 6 innings. George Springer launched a 2 run homer.
Minnesota scored three times in the 8th and dropped Tampa Bay, 5-3. Brian Dozier homered to put the Twins ahead.
Chase Anderson took a no-hitter into the 8th as Milwaukee downed Arizona, 6-1. Nick Ahmed broke up the no-no leading off the 8th. Anderson had 11 strikeouts.
Chase Utley had two singles and drove in three runs as the LA Dodgers shutout the Chicago Cubs, 5-0. Brandon McCarthy improved to 5-1
Baseball Hall of Famer and former U-S Congressman Jim Bunning has died at the age of 85. The seven time all-star pitched primarily for Detroit and Philadelphia from 1955 to 1971.
He pitched two no-hitters and had 224 wins in his career.
ALPINES SWEEP ISLANDERS
The Charlottetown Islanders dropped a doubleheader in the New Brunswick Senior baseball league to the visiting Saint John Alpines.The Pines won the opener, 4-1 and the nightcap, 1-0. In the opener Devan Thomas hit a 2-run double spark the Saint John attack. Jordan Stevenson took the loss going 5 innings, allowing just 6 hits but all 4 runs with 5 strikeouts. The Islanders are 1-4 and have scored just one run in losing three in a row.
HOCKEY CANADA AWARD WINNER
PEI's Nancy MacMillan has won the hockey Canada Female Breakthrough award for 2017. The annual awards presented in St. John's, Newfoundland-Labrador.
OPENING DAY WIN
The PEI FC won their opener in the New Brunswick Premier Soccer League with a 3-1 win over the Fredericton Reds.
Marcus Lees scored twice. The FC play Fundy United in Saint John today.
SATURDAY NIGHT HARNESS RACING
Mr. Irresistible over powered Adkins Hanover in the stretch with Jason Hughs behind winning the feature race at Red Shores in Charlottetown in 1.57/4. Marc Campbell had two wins on the program. Racing today at 1.00 in Summerside.
It's an all OHL final in the Memorial Cup as the Erie Otters take on the Windsor Spitfires today.
The host Spitfires dropped the Otters, 4-2 in their first meeting last Wednesday.
Pittsburgh hosts Nashville in the opening game of th Stanley Cup finals tomorrow night. The Penguins split the season series with the Predators, 1-1. Nashville into its first Stanley Cup final. Pittsburgh going for 5th Cup.
Game 2 is Wednesday night.
The Summerside Western Capitals have acquired all-star rookie defenseman Matt O'Leary from the the St. Stephen County Aces in a Maritime Jr. hockey trade.
UPEI has added defenseman Olivier Arseneau who played for the Chilliwack Chiefs for three seasons in B-C Junior "A".
Harness racing today with post time at 1.00 at Red Shores in Summerside. The Ruby Chappell Memorial Stake for 2 and 3 year old fillies and the Bob Dewar Memorial for 2 and 3 year old colts will make up most of the 14 dash card.
Canadian James Hinchcliffe will start 17th today in the 101st Indianapolis 500. Scott Dixon will have the pole.
The PEI FC goes for a second road win this weekend in Saint John facing Fundy United in New Brunswick Premier soccer.
The 3-1 Charlottetown Jr. Islanders are in Saint John today to play the Alpines in New Brunswick Jr. baseball in a twin bill.
Grand Rapids 4 San Jose 2
(Grand Rapids wins series 4-1)
Syracuse 3 Providence 1
(Syracuse wins series 4-1)
Toronto 3 Texas 1
N.Y. Yankees 3 Oakland 2
Chicago White Sox 3 Detroit 0, 1st game
Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 3
Boston 6 Seattle 0
Kansas City 5 Cleveland 2
Detroit 4 Chicago White Sox 3, 2nd game
Houston 5 Baltimore 2
Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 3
Washington 3 San Diego 0
Milwaukee 6 Arizona 1
L.A. Dodgers 5 Chicago Cubs 0
Pittsburgh 5 N.Y. Mets 4, 10 innings
St. Louis 3 Colorado 0
San Francisco 6 Atlanta 3
L.A. Angels 5 Miami 2
Seattle 1 Portland 0
D.C. 1 Vancouver 0
New York 2 New England 1
Minnesota 1 Orlando 0
Salt Lake 1 Philadelphia 0
Colorado 1 Kansas City 0
Los Angeles 4 San Jose 2
(All times Eastern)
Championship Game in Windsor, Ont.
Erie at Windsor, 7 p.m.
Oakland (Triggs 5-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 5-2), 1:05 p.m.
Texas (Cashner 1-4) at Toronto (Biagini 1-2), 1:07 p.m.
Kansas City (Duffy 4-3) at Cleveland (Tomlin 2-6), 1:10 p.m.
Seattle (Bergman 1-2) at Boston (Porcello 3-5), 1:35 p.m.
Baltimore (Asher 1-2) at Houston (McCullers 5-1), 2:10 p.m.
Detroit (Zimmermann 4-3) at Chicago White Sox (Gonzalez 3-5), 2:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-4) at Minnesota (Gibson 1-4), 2:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Feldman 3-4) at Philadelphia (Eflin 0-2), 1:35 p.m.
San Diego (Chacin 4-4) at Washington (Ross 2-0), 1:35 p.m.
Arizona (Corbin 4-4) at Milwaukee (Nelson 2-3), 2:10 p.m.
St. Louis (Lynn 4-2) at Colorado (Marquez 3-2), 3:10 p.m.
Atlanta (Dickey 3-3) at San Francisco (Cueto 4-4), 4:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Lester 3-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-2), 4:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Harvey 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Glasnow 2-3), 8:00 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 4-2) at Miami (Urena 2-2), 1:10 p.m.