The Tampa Bay Rays chased Justin Verlander early, then went on to defeat the Houston Astros 4-1 to tie their American League Division Series at two games apiece. Willy Adames and Tommy Pham both homered for the Rays, who effectively erased a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-five series with back-to-back home wins. Game 5 goes Thursday in Houston.

Drew Doughty got the last laugh in Calgary last night. The Kings defenceman scored 50 seconds into overtime to lift Los Angeles to a 4-3 win over the Flames. The Saddledome crowd booed Doughty whenever he had the puck because of bad blood between him and Flames player Matthew Tkachuk that stems from Tkachuk’s rookie season in 2017.

The New York Islanders couldn’t stop James Neal. He scored four goals to lead the Edmonton Oilers in a 5-2 win over the Islanders in New York. Zach Kassian also scored as Edmonton earned its third straight win to open the season. Around the ice, the Winnipeg Jets earned a 4-1 victory over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist to lead the Boston Bruins over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3. The Bruins remained undefeated through their first three games of the season. Boston has outscored Dallas, Arizona and Vegas 7-3, and won its first three games for the first time in the past 18 seasons.

Richmond Hill, Ontario’s Denis Shapovalov is up against World Number 1 Novak Djokovic this morning in second-round play at the Shanghai Masters. Djokovic has the upper hand on the Canadian, winning both their previous career matchups.

Former American League most valuable player Justin Morneau and ex-A-L all-star Michael Saunders highlights Canada’s roster for the W-B-S-C Premier 12 next month. The 12-team event also serves as a 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. The tournament runs from November 2nd to 17th.

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