Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Monday.
The Rangers and Blue Jays brawl with actual punches being thrown. In what was likely a carryover from Jose Bautista’s bat-flip-heard-around-the-world during last October’s playoffs, rookie pitcher Matt Bush — just seven months after being released from prison and serving a sentence for nearly killing somebody during a drunk driving incident — hit Bautista with what looked like an intentional pitch in the eighth inning. Bautista then slid hard into second base to break up a double-play, but possibly also to send a message of his own. Things then got ugly very quickly as second baseman Roughned Odor shoved Bautista and then landed a haymaker to Bautista’s chin and the brawl was on (replays of the punch can be seen at the 0:55 mark).
Lacrosse Hail Mary sends game to overtime. The Boston Cannons beat the Rochester Rattlers 15-14 in overtime in their Major League Lacross match. The game only made it to overtime thanks to this 80-yard shot as time expired by Brodie Merrill.
The Toronto Raptors are going to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors finished off the Heat in Game 7 with a lot of help from Bismack Biyombo. Filling in for the injured Jonas Valanciunas, Biyombo thrived against the Heat’s smaller lineup, scoring 17 points on 6-8 shooting and grabbing 16 rebounds. He also played with a ton of emotion that the rest of the Raptors seemed to thrive off of.
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