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The Mansfield Cubs defeated the New Lowell Knights on Wednesday to claim the North Dufferin Baseball League's junior title. In the back row, from left, are coach Dave Morain, Josh Johnston, Jamie Crain, Jordan Metz, Trevor Foster, Jake Currie, coach Dave Metz and coach Fred Foster. In the front row, from left, are Jacob Hall, Scott Pendleton, Kobi Malkowski, Kyle Besley and Jeff Christman. Missing are Ryan McLean and Nick Loucks. DAVID ANDERSON/PHOTO

Cubs claim crown

The Mansfield Cubs won their first junior title after defeating the New Lowell Knights, 9-4, on Wednesday in the North Dufferin Baseball League championship series.

The Barrie Red Sox minor bantam 'AAA' baseball team captured the championships at the Mississauga Majors Tournament last weekend. Twelve teams battled through the heat, rain and humidity to the final game in which the Barrie boys came up with a 4-0 win over host Mississauga Majors. The Barrie team includes, in the back row from left, manager Joanne Jackson, assistant coach Sean Chapelle, Colby Guy, Sebastian Mendoza, Will Payne, Josh Cote and JD Lamondin. In the front row, from left, are Jacob Chapelle, Josh Young, Alex Maxamenko, Will Jackson, Xavier DeDonato, Ethan Emerson, head coach Dave Maxamenko and assistant coach Bernie Young. The minor bantam squad will now prepare for the Ontario Baseball Association provincial qualifiers this weekend in Etobicoke. SUBMITTED

Mississauga champs

The Barrie Red Sox minor bantam 'AAA' baseball team captured the championships at the Mississauga Majors Tournament last weekend.

Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays dives but is tagged out at home plate by Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees during MLB action at Rogers Centre on Aug. 9, 2017. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Jays doomed early by long bombs

TORONTO — Wednesday's game between the Blue Jays and Yankees was a parade. A hit parade for New York and a parade from the bullpen to the mound for Toronto.


Sox clip Leafs; London advances

The Brantford Red Sox broke a 6-6 tie with two runs in the eighth inning to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs, 8-6, on Tuesday night during Intercounty Baseball League playoff action at Arnold Anderson Stadium in Brantford.

London Majors starting pitcher Luis Sanchez is shown during Game 1 of their Intercounty Baseball League playoff game against the Burlington Herd. The Majors have a 3-1 series lead on Burlington. Sanchez is expected to start Tuesday night in Game 5. MORRIS LAMONT/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Corralling the Herd

The on-again, off-again London Majors offence had the switch stuck to ‘on’ Sunday, driving them to within one win of moving on to the Intercounty League Baseball semifinals.

Chicago Cubs grounds crew cover the field during a rain delay before a baseball game between the Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Epic rain delay bullpen battle

Thursday night’s game at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Diamondbacks had plenty of highlights but none as jaw-dropping as the battle between the bullpens during suspended play.

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