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What we learned from Broncos-Falcons in HOF Game
Football, or something that looked like football, returned to our lives on Thursday night as the Denver Broncos topped the Atlanta Falcons, 14-10, in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Here's what we learned from the first game of the 2019 preseason:

1. The Broncos (Denver Broncos championship rings) got their first in-game look at their possible quarterback of the future in Drew Lock on Thursday night, and the second-round rookie's debut was a mixed bag at best.

The second Broncos QB to see action in Canton after Kevin Hogan, Lock looked like the "hard-throwing pitcher that doesn't know how to pitch yet" he's been characterized as. The Mizzou product overthrew receivers on two of his first three tosses and lacked anticipation in the pocket on two sacks on his second drive. Lock's best toss of the night, a 12-yarder to Nick Williams, came on a bootleg to his left side.

Of Lock's seven drives, five ended in a punt, including three three-and-outs, one concluded in a fumble and one ended on downs. He finished 7-of-12 for 34 yards with one rush for six yards.

"I was hoping for more, but not surprised," Broncos (authentic nfl super bowl rings for sale) coach Vic Fangio said of Lock after the game. "He's still got a lot of work to do. Thought his accuracy wasn't clean all the time, along with his reads. But you know, it's to be expected. We've got four more games. We've got to get him ready, more ready than he is right now. "

Now we're not going to read too much into a rookie's performance on the first day of August, but Lock did little in his national window to convince his detractors and/or Fangio that he is an "NFL-ready" quarterback. His status as Denver's No. 2 quarterback come September is anything but a Lock.

2. Speaking of Fangio, a hearty "bravo" is in order for the first-year skipper who battled through a bout with kidney stones so that he could make his coaching debut. Fangio was hospitalized in Cleveland earlier Thursday with a kidney stone but mustered up the strength to take the field in Canton thanks to, what he termed to NBC's Michele Tafoya, "wonder drugs."

Fangio (cheap championship rings) confirmed after the win that he had not passed the stone before the start of Thursday's game, telling reporters, "It'd done most of its traveling by the time I left the [hospital]."

It's safe to say Fangio won't forget his first.

3. Fangio made history in other ways on Thursday night, becoming the first coach to challenge a pass-interference call in an NFL (super bowl rings for sale) game, preseason or regular season. Called late in the second quarter, the penalty on Broncos cornerback Linden Stephens was upheld by referee Walt Anderson and his crew after a short booth review. It was the first time the new pass interference review rule had been used in-game since its institution this offseason. Expect more coaches to test out the rule, and their use of challenges, during the preseason, as they get used to this new reality.

4. Matt Schaub's been Matt Ryan's backup in Atlanta for what feels like forever, but Kurt Benkert (a fellow Hoo) could be coming for his job. The second-year player out of Virginia looked sharp and lively in his first career game action, completing 19 of 34 attempts for 185 yards and a score. Benkert, a UDFA, appeared far more comfortable in and out of the pocket in his eight drives than any other signal-caller on Thursday night. Unfortunately for him, his night ended early when he suffered an apparent toe injury in the fourth quarter, forcing Schaub back into the game for the final stretch.

5. There was no Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman, Devontae Booker or newly signed Theo Riddick in Denver's backfield on Thursday night. That freed up snaps for Broncos backs further down the depth chart, including Khalfani Muhammad, who stood out when given the opportunity. The speedy third-year pro out of Cal scored Denver's first touchdown and showed great burst on a 11-touch, 74-yard evening.

On the other sideline, third-year back Brian Hill got more run than Ito Smith and made the most for his carries, grinding out 57 yards on 11 rushes. Atlanta needs to settle on a backup to Devonta Freeman with Tevin Coleman in San Francisco, and Hill made an early case for more consideration.

6. As for the first-round rookies, Broncos tight end Noah Fant caught one pass on three targets for seven yards -- he dropped one as well -- while Falcons guard Chris Lindstrom made his presence felt early on.
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Wysh List: Can the St. Louis Blues repeat as Stanley Cup champs?
By the end of the summer, this is what the typical St. Louis Blues (stanley cup ring for sale) player will have done:

You hoist the Stanley Cup for the franchise's first time before walking through a car wash's volume of champagne and beer in the dressing room, and then having an all-night celebration with teammates.

A few hazy days later, you attend a parade in your honor, as hundreds of thousands of St. Louis neighbors flood the streets to acknowledge your accomplishment and general greatness.

You travel to Vegas with teammates, where the Stanley Cup (championship sports rings) becomes a Sin City skeleton key, unlocking doors that many a bachelor party had tried and failed to break down with a battering ram.

After a few days, you arrive back in your small hometown (based on the percentages, in Canada) where family and friends treat you with the awe and reverence of an astronaut who just splashed down back to Earth after walking on Mars. The town organizes a day in your name, featuring parades and packed auditoriums and photo opportunities with the Stanley Cup, which you later use to both feed chow to your dog and ice cream to your cousins, though not at the same time.

You text a photo of you sleeping next to the Cup to everyone you've ever known or met tangentially, and briefly make it your Tinder profile shot.

After all of this, you actually get to exhale in a way 30 other teams of players never get to this summer, because for a brief moment you can take solace in the notion that you lived the dream instead of wondering what might have been, like the rest of those losers.

So tell me: Who wouldn't want to feel all of that again a year from now?

Ask anyone who has won the Cup about getting back there again. The response amounts to being awakened from the greatest reverie and dedicating every living moment to return to euphoria. The Blues are, we imagine, no different. The desire will be there.

The question is whether this team has the stuff to win back-to-back Stanley Cups.

As it stands, the Blues are ranked sixth in the latest ESPN NHL (stanley cup ring) Power Rankings. They are tied for sixth with the Dallas Stars at 14-to-1 to win the Stanley Cup next season, per the Caesars sportsbook. (The Tampa Bay Lightning, who didn't win a game in the playoffs last season, are naturally No. 1 in both.) This is around what you'd expect for a defending champion that returns most of its roster: The Washington Capitals were at 14-to-1 last summer.

And they lasted one round in last season's playoffs.

What about the Blues? Can they do it again? Here are some reasons to believe, and reasons to doubt, that we'll hear "Gloria" played on the last night of the 2019-20 season:
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Projecting the 2019 NFL draft's top running backs
Advanced statistics and internet draftniks often agree more than they disagree about the best prospects in a given draft. For example, take Football Outsiders' metric for projecting the likelihood of success for running backs, BackCAST. Last year, BackCAST agreed with virtually everyone who followed the NFL (super bowl rings for sale) draft that Saquon Barkley was the best running back prospect by a country mile.

Every once in a while, however, advanced statistics will break strongly from conventional wisdom. For BackCAST, this is one of those drafts. This year, up is down and down is up, as a prospect with a third-round grade rockets to the top of BackCAST's projection.

BackCAST projects NFL running back success based on statistics that have correlated with success in the past. Historically, a college running back with a good size-speed combination and a high average in yards per carry, and who represented a large percentage of his college team's running attack, is more likely to succeed at the NFL (custom championship rings) level. BackCAST considers these factors and projects the degree to which the running back will exceed the NFL production of an "average" drafted running back during his first five years in the NFL.

For example, a running back with a +50% BackCAST is projected to gain 50 percent more yards than the "average" drafted running back. BackCAST also projects whether each running back is likely to be heavily involved in the receiving game or is more of a "ground-and-pound" back.

What follows are some of the most notable BackCAST projections for the running back prospects available in this month's NFL (super bowl ring for sale) draft.
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The San Francisco 49ers (49ers super bowl rings for sale) are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The team currently plays its home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located 45 miles (72 km) southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. Since 1988, the 49ers have been headquartered in Santa Clara.

The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1949 when the leagues merged. The 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco. The name "49ers" comes from the prospectors who arrived in Northern California in the 1849 Gold Rush.[4] The team is legally and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners. The team began play at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco before moving across town to Candlestick Park in 1970 and then to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in 2014.

The 49ers (super bowl rings for sale) won five Super Bowl championships between 1981 and 1994, led by Hall of Famers Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young, and coach Bill Walsh. They have been division champions 19 times between 1970 and 2019, making them one of the most successful teams in NFL history. The 49ers have been in the league playoffs 50 times: 49 times in the NFL and one time in the AAFC.

The team has set numerous notable NFL (authentic super bowl rings for sale) records, including most consecutive road games won (18), most consecutive seasons leading league scoring (1992–95), most consecutive games scored (1979–2004), most field goals in a season (44), fewest turn-overs in a season (10), and most touchdowns in a Super Bowl. According to Forbes Magazine, the team is the 4th most-valuable team in the NFL, valued at $3 billion in July 2016. In 2016, the 49ers were ranked the 10th most valuable sports team in the world, behind basketball's Los Angeles Lakers and above soccer's Bayern Munich.
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Cubs edge Pirates 4-3 on Heyward's hit, Bryant's baserunning

Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant rescued the Chicago Cubs (cheap Chicago Cubs championship rings) with a clutch swing and some nifty baserunning. Heyward hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two out in the eighth inning, and the Cubs edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Friday in their first game after the All-Star break. Bryant set up Heyward's winning hit with a one-out walk off Kyle Crick (3-5). The All-Star slugger advanced on Victor Caratini's two-out walk, took a smart lead and hustled home from second on Heyward's crisp opposite-field liner to left, sliding home just ahead of the tag attempt by catcher Elias Diaz.

"KB, I've talked about it before, he's a real good baserunner," manager Joe Maddon said. "If you take a secondary lead, you're a great teammate. It was one of those weird, close-cut games all day, but give our guys credit." NL Central-leading Chicago blew a late 3-0 lead before earning its third win in four games in the opener of an important nine-game homestand. Yu Darvish struck out eight while pitching six sparkling innings in one of his best starts since signing with the Cubs before last season. The right-hander said he has felt better in a Cubs uniform, but "the result was better today."

Bryant snapped a scoreless tie when he led off the seventh with his 18th homer, a drive to left off Chris Archer after Melky Cabrera had trouble tracking his foul fly to right in the afternoon sun. Robel Garcia added a sacrifice fly off Michael Feliz and pinch hitter David Bote made it 3-0 when he walked with the bases loaded. But the Cubs wasted a chance for more when Kyle Schwarber grounded into an inning-ending double play.

The Pirates (custom Pittsburgh Pirates championship rings) then tied it in the top half of the eighth. With two out and runners on first and second, Starling Marte hit a long drive onto Waveland Avenue against setup man Pedro Strop. It was Marte's first homer since June 27 and No. 13 on the year. "We could have folded when Marte hit the three-run homer," Bryant said. "It kind of took the wind out of our sails, but I was very pleased to see us come together and score right away. "We're going to need a lot of that in the second half because there are going to be times when that happens and we're going to have to respond accordingly."

Randy Rosario (1-0) the fourth of five Cubs (custom championship rings) relievers, got the last out of the eighth for the win. Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in four chances. Darvish retired his first 13 batters. He allowed two hits and walked one, but remained winless in 13 appearances at Wrigley Field since joining the Cubs. Archer struck out a season-high 10 in six-plus innings. He was charged with three runs and three hits. "I felt good, but there's a lot of good things to take away as a team," Archer said. "I have a sour taste in my mouth because I at least wanted to get a couple outs in the seventh inning. "But I think the best part about the game was we showed the same fight we did in the first half."
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AL holds off NL for 4-3 win in All-Star Game
Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple flew out of Progressive Field in the All-Star Game.

Instead, Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Shane Bieber and Aroldis Chapman each struck out the side and the American League slowed a loaded NL (custom championship rings) lineup 4-3 Tuesday for its seventh straight win. "I know it's the year of the home run, but pitching dominated today," Colorado slugger Nolan Arenado said. Sure did -- at least until play resumes Thursday. Facing Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and a bunch of boppers, the AL staff combined to strike out 16. "Baseball is a funny game," said Bieber, a most unlikely MVP after being added late to the roster.

With fans hoping to see a replay of Monday's jaw-dropping aerial show when 312 homers cleared the walls, this became the Arm-Star Game up until the late innings. Derby champ Pete Alonso of the Mets grounded a two-out, two-run single past Gleyber Torres in the eighth to close the NL's gap. After a double steal put runners at second and third against Cleveland reliever Brad Hand, White Sox catcher James McCann made a tumbling catch on Mike Moustakas' twisting foul pop to end the inning.

Chapman closed to give the AL (cheap Olympic Champion Rings championship rings) its 19th win in 22 games, with a tie stuck in there. He got a little encouragement with two outs -- Yankees teammate CC Sabathia, honored this week for his contributions on and off the field, strolled to the mound to talk to the flamethrower. Chapman then struck out Yasmani Grandal for a save , giving the AL an overall 45-43-2 lead in the Midsummer Classic. No need, either, for the experimental rule that was set to go effect: If the game went into extras, each team would've started the 10th with an automatic runner on second base. Major League Baseball is on a record-shattering pace for homers this season, but no one came close to clearing the walls until Charlie Blackmon connected in the NL sixth to make it 2-1. Texas' Joey Gallo countered with a solo drive in a two-run seventh. Still, it was a far cry from last year's All-Star Game that featured a record 10 home runs.

"I kind of expected it, to be honest," former NL (mlb world series championship rings) MVP Kris Bryant said. "You only see them once, so they have the advantage." "There are a lot of hard throwers and great pitchers over there. Unless you've seen them before, it's a difficult matchup," he said. Cleveland favorite Michael Brantley had an early RBI double off losing pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Jorge Polanco drove in a run with an infield single for a 2-0 edge in the fifth and another scored on a double-play grounder. "I wanted to swing the bat early. I had some nervous jitters I wanted to get out," Brantley said. Winning pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, Lucas Giolito and Shane Greene did their parts to protect the lead with scoreless innings. Bieber dazzled in front of a chanting home crowd, striking out Willson Contreras, Ketel Marte and Ronald Acuna Jr. in the fifth with a 1-0 lead. Bieber later donated his cap to the Hall of Fame. "It was electric out there, the fans got in it and it was fun," AL manager Alex Cora of the Red Sox said. "And I'm glad that he got the MVP. He plays at this level. He's really good."

The biggest misplay of the night might have been on the scoreboard. NL All-Stars (cheap MLB Teams championship rings) David Dahl of Colorado and Willson Contreras of the Cubs had their names misspelled -- "Davis Dahl" and "Wilson Contreras" -- on the outfield videoboard. Jeff McNeil was spelled correctly, but the photo accompanying it was of Mets teammate Jacob deGrom. "That was tough, to see deGrom's picture up there," McNeil said. "I didn't really like that. I wanted to see my picture up there. I know my family did, too. What are you going to do, I guess, but I don't think that should happen." Fittingly, the first batter of the game was the guy who leads the majors in home runs -- Yelich, the NL MVP with 31 homers at the break, hit leadoff for the first time this year.

Yelich lined out and Verlander quickly fanned Javier Baez and Freddie Freeman to finish his work. Those lively balls that Verlander is complaining about? Didn't bother him a bit. NL starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, deGrom and Luis Castillo threw scoreless innings to keep the NL close in the early going. Pittsburgh dynamo Josh Bell was part of the youngest starting lineup in All-Star history, with the NL crew averaging under 26 years old. Overall, there were 36 first-timers, a number boosted by the absence of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Jose Altuve and several past perennials. And consider this: Of the 16 AL pitchers on the 2017 All-Star roster, zero made the roster this year.
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Yankees beat Rays 8-4, July 5, 2019
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (custom New York Yankees championship rings) are on some kind of hot streak heading into the final weekend before the All-Star break.

Judge hit his second homer of the game leading off the 11th inning, Brett Gardner added a three-run shot and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 on Friday night.

"When it gets to be winning time with these guys, these guys know what to do," New York manager Aaron Boone said. "Just another really impressive performance. Judgy went up there real aggressive, went superhero on us."

Judge connected on the first pitch from Ryne Stanek (0-2) to give him nine career multihomer games.

"I know he can get his fastball up to 100 (mph) and a good splitter," Judge said. "So my biggest thing was to try to get ready early and stay on the heater but also have a chance at that splitter."

The big slugger also went deep in the first against two-way player Brendan McKay as New York extended its AL East lead over Tampa Bay to a season-high 8 1/2 games.

The Yankees (custom championship rings) have won 16 of 18 since June 15 and are 9-2 against the Rays this season.

"Look, they're a better team than us right now," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. "There's no denying that. They have a better record for many of the right reasons and they perform better than us. In a game, in a head-to-head matchup, they make the most of those situations more than we have."

Aaron Hicks tied it in the eighth with a pinch-hit homer for the Yankees, who used a five-run 10th to beat the Rays 8-4 on Thursday in the opener of a four-game series.

David Hale (2-0) left with two on and one out in the 11th. Aroldis Chapman, who blew a two-run lead in the ninth Thursday, walked Travis d'Arnaud with two outs but got a lineout from Tommy Pham to get his 24th save.

Masahiro Tanaka, who entered 2-0 with a 0.41 ERA in three starts against the Rays this season, was charged with four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

McKay allowed three runs and six hits over five innings in his second pitching start. The left-hander gave up one hit in six scoreless innings in his big league debut last Saturday, a win over Texas.

"I've faced two very quality lineups and got my feet wet to what it's like up here," McKay said.

Nate Lowe hit his first major league homer and Mike Zunino also went deep for the Rays (world series rings for sale).

After replacing Tanaka with runners on first and third, Nestor Cortes Jr. allowed Kevin Kiermaier's two-run single that gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead.

Hicks got the Yankees even in the eighth.

Judge, who faced McKay while on a rehab assignment for an oblique injury June 15 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Durham, hit a hard grounder that just missed the pitcher's leg in the fourth. He struck out swinging on a 93 mph fastball from McKay with two on to end the fifth.

In the minor league game, McKay got a grounder from Judge and struck him out.

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Reds beat Brewers 5-4 in 11 innings
Christian Yelich's throw short-hopped first baseman Eric Thames, deflected off the end of his glove and skittered across the infield. Yasiel Puig saw an opening to end the game.

Puig homered to start Cincinnati's (Cincinnati Reds championship rings for sale) comeback, and he scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Tuesday night, rallying the Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yelich hit his major league-leading 31st homer as the Brewers got ahead 4-2 and then had a hand in the play that let it get away at the end.

Puig hit a solo homer in the seventh, and Joey Votto doubled home the tying run in the eighth -- only the second time this season that the Brewers failed after leading so late in a game.

Puig singled with two outs in the 11th off Corbin Burnes (1-4) and easily made it to third on Jose Iglesias' single to right. When Yelich's return throw deflected away, Puig decided to take a chance that paid off, sliding in headfirst before the Brewers could make a play.

"I like to play the way I play," Puig said. "Sometimes it's stupid, sometimes it works."

Manager David Bell liked Puig's aggressiveness with the game on the line.

"Man, he willed that win with his base-running," Bell said. "To win a game with base-running, that's pretty cool. That's fun. That doesn't always happen."

The Reds' comeback ended Milwaukee's (cheap championship rings) streak of six straight wins at Great American Ball Park. The Brewers have won 11 of their last 16 against Cincinnati overall, but let this one get away because they couldn't handle a throw to the infield.

"The throw back in hit the ground and came up on me," Thames said. "That's an unfortunate way to lose."

Once the ball deflected off Thames' glove, catcher Yasmani Grandal had to chase it toward third base, giving Puig his opening.

"It got away from Eric too far," manager Craig Counsell said. "If you just knock it down, nothing happens. You can't let it get away from you that much. In the end, we didn't make a defensive play."

Milwaukee (world series rings for sale) pulled ahead 4-2 as Yelich hit the first of the Brewers' three homers off Tanner Roark. Thames and Mike Moustakas also connected .

Yelich got the Brewers going with a solo shot in the fourth, his second in two games. The National League's reigning MVP is the first Brewer to hit 31 before the All-Star break. He's the first National Leaguer with so many homers before the break since Albert Pujols had 32 in 2009. The Orioles' Chris Davis hit 37 in 2013.

Eugenio Suarez had a two-run homer in the first inning off Chase Anderson, his fourth homer in three games. He also had a pair of two-run shots during the Brewers' 8-6 win on Monday. He has hit 20 homers before the All-Star break for the first time in his career.
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Blue Jays snap skid, beat Royals 6-2
Just over a month ago, Toronto Blue Jays (cheap Toronto Blue Jays championship rings) outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. was toiling in Triple-A after being demoted in mid-April.

Since returning to Toronto on May 24, he's leading the major leagues in home runs.

Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, Gurriel Jr. homered twice for his second straight multi-homer game and the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

Randal Grichuk added a two-run homer for Toronto, which won its second straight at home following a seven-game losing streak.

"I feel like the team is going through a very good moment offensively," Gurriel Jr. said through a translator.

No one more so than he. Gurriel Jr. has 14 homers in 125 at-bats since being recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. He's batting .352 (44 for 125) in that span.

San Diego's Hunter Renfroe has hit 13 homers in the same time, doing so in 28 games to Gurriel's 32.

Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in the sixth and added a solo shot off Wily Peralta in the eighth, the fourth multi-homer game of his career. Gurriel Jr. also homered twice in Wednesday's loss at Yankee Stadium.

He's the fourth player in Blue Jays' history with consecutive multi-homer games. The others were Josh Donaldson (2017), Edwin Encarnacion (2014), and Jesse Barfield (1983).

Duffy said Gurriel Jr. is "going to be a star" with the way he's hitting right now.

"He has an approach well beyond his years," Duffy said. "I heard he was demoted early on in the year and I just can't fathom it with the way he looks now. I'm really impressed with the kid and I think he's got a bright future. I need to make less mistakes to him."

Blue Jays (championship sports rings) manager Charlie Montoyo opened his post-game remarks by campaigning for Gurriel to get an All-Star selection.

"He's done great," Montoyo said. "It's been fun to watch."

Sogard broke a 2-2 tie with a two-out homer to right off Duffy (3-4). The homer was Sogard's ninth, extending his career-high. Sogard began the season with 11 homers in eight seasons, and had never hit more than three in a season before this year.

Grichuk capped the scoring with a two-out homer off Tim Hill in the eighth, his team-leading 15th.

Right-hander Daniel Hudson (4-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.

Duffy allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He's winless in seven starts since beating the Los Angeles Angels on May 19.

"He made two mistakes and had to pay for both of them," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Six of the 10 homers hit off Duffy this season have come in his last three starts.

Kansas City (Kansas City Royals championship rings for sale) has lost five of seven.

Sean Reid-Foley made his first start for the Blue Jays since April 1. The right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Kansas City's Martin Maldonado opened the scoring with a two-out homer off Reid-Foley in the fifth, his fourth. Maldonado went 3 for 4 with three extra-base hits.

David Phelps replaced Reid-Foley in the sixth after Nicky Lopez doubled and Alex Gordon followed with an RBI single.

Toronto tied it in the bottom half on Gurriel's first homer.

Kansas City (mlb championship rings for sale) loaded the bases against Joe Biagini in the seventh, but Hudson came on and got the Blue Jays out of the jam. First baseman Justin Smoak made a backhanded stop on Nicky Lopez's grounder, then won the race to the bag to end the inning.

Gordon hit a leadoff double against Hudson in the eighth, but Hudson struck out the next three batters.

"We had opportunities, we just couldn't capitalize on some of them," Yost said.
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