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TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros kept rolling on the road and moved to the brink of their second straight AL West title.Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs http://www.officialsenators.com/authentic-adidas-chris-wideman-jersey , and the Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to close in on another division crown.The defending World Series champions reduced their magic number to two over Oakland to clinch the division. The Athletics, who won 7-3 in Seattle, wrapped up at least a wild-card playoff spot when Tampa Bay lost 4-1 to the New York Yankees.Already assured a trip to the postseason, Houston can secure the AL West crown — and a best-of-five postseason matchup against AL Central champion Cleveland — with a win and an Oakland loss on Tuesday.“The A’s are a good team,” left-hander Dallas Keuchel said. “We don’t expect them to go down without a fight.”Houston has the best road record in baseball at 53-22, matching last year’s club mark for the most wins away from home in a single season.The Astros are 99-57 overall and a major league-best 17-4 in September.“Everybody is really excited about us closing in on 100 wins and closing in on a division title,” infielder Alex Bregman said, “but there’s only one thing on our mind and that’s winning the World Series again.”Keuchel (12-11) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings for his first win since Sept. 3 against Minnesota. He also reached 200 innings for the third time, after doing so in 2014 and 2015.“It means more to me now than it did the first time,” Keuchel said.Five relievers followed before former Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna came on to a chorus of boos in the ninth, his first appearance in Toronto since being arrested for assault in May. Osuna, who earned his 19th save in 20 opportunities, was traded to the Astros on July 30. Many in the crowd of 23,463 jeered each of Osuna’s pitches.“He wanted the ball like he always does,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said. “I’m sure it was emotional for him.”Asked about the fan reaction Craig Anderson Jersey , Hinch said it was “pretty expected.”Osuna declined to speak on the advice of his lawyer. His case resumes Tuesday in Toronto.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons called it “weird” to see Osuna on the mound at Rogers Centre wearing a different uniform.“Kind of mixed emotions but I knew there was a good chance he was probably going to get it done,” Gibbons said. “I’ve seen him do it too many times.”In the first big league meeting between brothers Yuli Gurriel and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Houston’s Yuli opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first.Younger brother Lourdes grounded into a double play in the bottom of the inning, then exited the game because of a sore left hamstring. Yangervis Solarte came on to play third, with Aledmys Diaz moving to shortstop.McCann belted a second-deck drive off Marco Estrada to begin the second, his sixth homer of the season and first since returning from the disabled list Sept. 1 after missing two months because of a right knee injury.Four pitches later, Reddick homered, his 16th. It was the sixth time this season the Astros have gone back-to-back.Bregman made it 4-0 with an RBI double in the third, but the Blue Jays answered with Kevin Pillar’s two-run homer in the fourth, his 15th.Solarte cut it to 4-3 with an RBI single in the fifth after a throwing error by third baseman J.D. Davis. Toronto loaded the bases with nobody out but Keuchel ended his outing by striking out Justin Smoak, getting Randal Grichuk to ground into a fielder’s choice and then fanning Pillar.“It seemed like it was destined to implode right there,” Keuchel said. “I was just trying to make as many quality pitches as I could.”Estrada (7-14) lost his fifth straight decision, allowing four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.“The long ball got him and that’s where he’s vulnerable,” Gibbons said.Estrada has served up a team-high 29 home runs.ROAD WARRIORBregman has reached safely in 52 consecutive road games, the longest streak in Astros history. Jeff Bagwell did it in 51 straight from 1998-99.TRAINER’S ROOMAstros: RHP Charlie Morton Authentic Erik Karlsson Jersey Kids , who left Sunday’s game after one inning because of a sore shoulder, returned home to be with his wife, who is about to give birth. Hinch said Morton will be re-evaluated when he rejoins the team in Baltimore this weekend. … SS Carlos Correa (back) was held out of the lineup for the fifth straight game and is expected to sit again Tuesday, Hinch said. … RHP Lance McCullers Jr. was activated from the disabled list and will pitch in relief over the final week of the regular season. McCullers has been out since Aug. 4 because of a sore elbow. … The Astros recalled LHP Reymin Guduan from Triple-A.Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez missed his scheduled start after leaving the team last weekend to have his troublesome right index finger examined by a specialist. Sanchez missed 54 games earlier this season because of the injury, which happened when Sanchez’s finger got caught in a suitcase hours before a June 21 road start against the Angels. He’s made five starts since returning Aug. 25.UP NEXTAstros RHP Josh James (1-0, 2.81 ERA) faces Blue Jays RHP Sam Gaviglio (3-8, 5.18) on Tuesday. James pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings to beat Seattle for his first career win last Tuesday. Gaviglio is winless in four starts. NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan (AP) A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport.Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday as they learned of the identities of the deceased on the bus that was driving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks.”An entire country is in shock and mourning,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. ”This is every parent’s worst nightmare. No one should ever have to see their child leave to play the sport they love and never come back.”The bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber. Authorities earlier said three were in critical condition but later provided an update to say that 15 have now died.Canadian police said the truck driver was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said it’s too early to state a cause for the crash.In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims.Darren Opp Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey , president of the Nipawin Hawks, said a semi T-boned the players’ bus – an account police confirmed.”It’s a horrible accident, my God,” Opp said.Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital who has done work in war-torn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike.Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side and its back portion destroyed. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection.Aerial footage showed the bus on its side, its roof peeled back and its front end destroyed. The trailer of the truck lay nearby in a shattered mess, with bags of its peat moss cargo scattered all around. The tractor part of the truck was intact, lying on its passenger side.The tractor-trailer would have had to yield to a stop sign before crossing over the highway that the hockey bus was travelling on. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads.Police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions at the time and any mechanical issues with the vehicles.The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players.The Humboldt Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which has a population of about 6 Mark Stone Jersey ,000. Many gathered at the community center at the hockey arena there after word of the horrific crash began to circulate.Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench, wearing a green and yellow Broncos team jersey, hugged people Saturday morning as they came to the Elger Petersen Arena in the Saskatchewan town to comfort each other and learn more.”It’s overwhelming. It’s been tough on everybody,” Muench said in a phone interview. ”We’re a small community; some of those kids have been on the team for a number of years. A lot grew up in the community and everybody knows each other.”The team was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final against the Nipawin Hawks.”Hockey was what brought us all together and we had two communities that were rivals in the rink. To find out that it was their first responders that aided our boys just warms your heart,” the mayor said as his voice cracked.Multiple crisis workers were assisting relatives and friends.”Everybody is just so devastated. These poor young boys,” said Penny Lee, the communications manager for the town of Humboldt.The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a junior `A’ hockey league under Hockey Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It’s open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20.Team President Kevin Garinger said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene.”We are heartbroken and completely devastated,” Garinger said. ”We will never forget the members of our Broncos family who were taken from us and who were injured.”Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, Alberta, said her 18-year old son Ryan was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”We talked to him, but he said he couldn’t feel his lower extremities so I don’t know what’s going on,” she said. ”I am freaking out. I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind.”Kevin Henry Youth Matt Duchene Jersey , a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, said he knows players on the team.”This is I would think one of the darkest days in the history of Saskatchewan, especially because hockey is so ingrained in how we grow up here,” he said.The hockey world issued messages of condolences, including Saskatchewan native Mike Babcock, who is the Toronto Maple Leafs coach.Babcock, fighting back tears, said that ”it’s got to rip the heart out of your chest.”The Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Jets wore the name ”BRONCOS” instead of their nameplates on Saturday night.—Rob Gillies contributed to this report from Toronto and Ivan Moreno contributed from Milwaukee.

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