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TORONTO | Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman didn’t expect his team’s struggling offense to produce much against Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman. As it turned out, the two runs Baltimore scored off Stroman in the first inning were just enough for Gausman to get the job done. Adam Jones had two hits and an RBI, Gausman pitched seven strong innings and Baltimore beat Toronto 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game losing streak.


HOUSTON | Another day, another former Grandview High School football star getting a job in the National Football League. Former Wolves’ standout wide receiver Tanner Gentry was signed to the Chicago Bears’ active roster on Tuesday and a day later, the Houston Texans brought tight end Evan Baylis on their active roster.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Tony Stewart called Danica Patrick “fearless” on Wednesday, his first comments about her upcoming departure from his race team in a financial move that could end her full-time driving career in NASCAR. Patrick will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing next season. Unless she can secure significant sponsorship, she likely won’t be able to find another full-time ride.