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Posted 1:48 am, 10/11/2018

Sonny Gray will get at least one more chance to show he deserves to keep his place in New York’s rotation Jay Beagle Jersey , though the Yankees are growing increasingly concerned about the struggling starter. Justin Smoak hit a three-run homer, Yangervis Solarte reached base four times and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Gray and the Yankees 6-2 on Friday night.

Smoak connected in Toronto’s five-run second inning, when the Blue Jays batted around and put an early end to Gray’s outing.

”I am concerned but we also believe in the stuff,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Gray. ”We’ve got to try and help him right the ship a little bit.”

Gray (5-7) allowed five runs and six hits in two innings, his shortest start of the season and his third straight loss.

”It’s not early in the season anymore,” Gray said. ”This is when you’re expected to go out there and contribute and get in some type of rhythm and put together solid starts back to back. I haven’t even been close to being able to do that.”

Gray lasted just 2 1/3 innings in his previous start, matching a season worst by allowing six runs in an 11-0 loss to the division-leading Boston Red Sox.

Boone said Gray will face Baltimore next week and dismissed the idea of skipping Gray to help clear his head.

”Part of it is right now we feel like he’s our best option,” Boone said.

Solarte went 3 for 4 with a walk as the Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 16 home games.

Aaron Hicks homered and had two RBIs in the opener of New York’s 11-game road trip. Hicks has hit five home runs in his past five games.

Gray retired the first two batters before loading the bases with two walks and a single. He escaped unscathed when Russell Martin struck out swinging.

Things went downhill for Gray in the second, which began with Randal Grichuk’s double. One out later, Devon Travis and Curtis Granderson hit back-to-back RBI singles. Smoak capped the inning with a two-out homer, his 12th.

Hicks hit a solo home run in the third, his career-high 16th, then chased Blue Jays right-hander Sam Gaviglio with a bases-loaded walk in the fifth. Joe Biagini came on and struck out Giancarlo Stanton looking, then got Didi Gregorius to fly out.

New York went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners stranded.

”We just didn’t get that hit to put us over tonight,” Boone said.

Gaviglio allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Gaviglio is winless in seven starts, dating to a May 25 victory at Philadelphia.

Biagni (1-5) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win, snapping a streak of 10 straight losing decisions.

Five Blue Jays relievers combined to pitch 4 2/3 shutout innings, allowing just one hit.

”Our bullpen did some kind of job,” manager John Gibbons said.

BIG FINISH

Boone said finishing off hitters is Gray’s biggest challenge.

”It’s getting himself into good counts and making pitches when he has a chance to put guys away,” Boone said. ”That’s what he’s really struggled with.”

LONG RELIEF

David Hale pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief of Gray, his longest career outing as a reliever. Hale allowed one run and five hits.

ALL IN THE FAMILY

Sallie Gibbons, the 80-year-old mother of John Gibbons Anthony Castonzo Jersey , threw out the ceremonial first pitch to her son. ”It made my night, that’s for sure,” said Gibbons, who got his mom to autograph the ball afterward.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Yankees: New York recalled INF Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He takes the place of 2B Gleyber Torres (right hip), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday. … RHP Masahiro Tanaka (left and right hamstring strains) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings in a rehab start at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. Tanaka is expected to return to New York’s rotation next Tuesday at Baltimore. … Boone said LHP CC Sabathia will pitch the opening game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. New York will call up a pitcher from the minors to start Game 2, Boone said, with RHP Luis Cessa and RHP Jonathan Loaisiga among the candidates.

Blue Jays: LHP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) felt good after a bullpen session Friday and will be re-evaluated Saturday. He has yet to begin a rehab assignment. … Utilityman Darnell Sweeney cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Luis Severino (13-2, 1.98) faces Blue Jays LHP J.A. Happ (10-4, 4.03) on Saturday afternoon. Severino, who leads the majors in wins, will be pitching on extra rest thanks to New York’s off day Thursday. Happ lost to Detroit last Sunday, matching season worsts by allowing seven runs and 10 hits. The defeat snapped Happ’s streak of six straight winning decisions.

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a two-year deal worth $1.6 million.

The Stanley Cup champions are making some moves with long-time fourth-line center Jay Beagle expected to leave for a lucrative, long-term contract elsewhere.

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12:45 p.m.

The Arizona Coyotes have signed All-Star defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to an eight-year contract extension that averages $8.25 million per year.

The contract, announced on Sunday, comes on the heels of a six-year, $33 million contract Ekman-Larsson signed in 2013.

The 26-year-old Swede was an All-Star for the second time in his career last season, finishing with 14 goals and 28 assists. Ekman-Larsson is second among Arizona defensemen with 102 career goals and 290 points since being selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2009 NHL draft.

Arizona also has agreed to a two-year contract with Niklas Hjalmarsson, locking up its top two defensemen.

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12:40 p.m.

Tomas Plekanec is back in Montreal after agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Canadiens.

The contract includes an additional bonus clause valued at up to $1.25 million, the team announced shortly after the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened.

Selected in the third-round of the 2001 draft by Montreal, Plekanec spent his first 13-plus seasons with the Canadiens before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in February. He struggled in Toronto, where he managed just two assists in 17 regular-season games, before adding two goals and four points in seven playoff games against Boston.

Overall, he has scored 232 goals and 607 points in 998 career NHL games. His 605 career points with Montreal rank 13th on the team list.

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12:38 p.m.

The St. Louis Blues have added some significant reinforcements by signing winger David Perron Josh Allen Jersey Elite , center Tyler Bozak and goaltender Chad Johnson.

Perron signed a $16 million, four-year deal. Bozak got $15 million over three years. Johnson signed for $1.75 million on a one-year deal.

Perron returns to St. Louis after setting career highs with 50 assists and 66 points last season with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights.

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12:35 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes and goalie Petr Mrazek have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

The move was announced Sunday after longtime goalie Cam Ward agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

General manager Don Waddell says he expects ”healthy competition” for the starting position, and the Hurricanes were looking for help this offseason.

Scott Darling opened last season as the starter but lost the job to Ward, and his save percentage of .888 was the NHL’s worst. Darling enters the second year of a four-year, $16.6 million contract.

Mrazek started in Detroit but was traded to Philadelphia in February for two draft picks. He has a career record of 78-64-23 with a goals-against average of 2.66 and a .911 save percentage.

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12:30 p.m.

Jared McCann is staying with Florida.

The Panthers signed the restricted free agent center to a $2.5 million, two-year deal on Sunday. McCann had nine goals and 19 assists last season for Florida, which fell short of making the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Panthers general manager Dale Tallon says McCann’s versatility and improvement over his two years with Florida were part of the impetus for keeping him for another two seasons.

McCann came to the Panthers in the deal that sent Erik Gudbranson to Vancouver.

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12:20 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Ryan McDonagh to a $47.25 million, seven-year contract extension. The deal begins with the 2019-20 season.

General manager Steve Yzerman announced the contract Sunday, minutes after the Lightning and McDonagh were eligible to ink the extension. Tampa Bay acquired McDonagh from the New York Rangers at the trade deadline. He’ll count $6.75 million against the salary cap.

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12:15 p.m.

The Dallas Stars are bringing back winger Valeri Nichushkin on a two-year, $5.9 million contract after their 10th overall pick in the 2013 draft spent the past two seasons playing in his native Russia.

The 23-year-old Nichushkin made his NHL debut as a teenager in 2013 and spent three years in Dallas. His two years in Russia were with CKSA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League, where he had 51 points (27 goals, 24 assists) over 86 games.

This past season, Nichushkin helped the club reach the KHL championship series with nine points (three goals, six assists) in 19 playoff games.

Nichushkin has appeared in 166 NHL games, registering 64 points (23 goals, 41 assists). He was on the only two playoff teams Dallas has produced in the past 10 years in 2014 and 2016.

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12:05 p.m.

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Cam Ward, winger Chris Kunitz and defenseman Brandon Manning.

Ward and Kunitz each signed one-year deals. Ward’s agreement is worth $3 million. Manning got a two-year deal.

In signing Ward, Chicago grabbed a veteran goalie on the first day of free agency after Corey Crawford missed most of last season with an upper-body injury.

The Blackhawks think Crawford will be ready for training camp, but upgrading their situation in net was one of their top priorities after missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2007-08 season.

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A person with direct knowledge of the move says the Philadelphia Flyers have signed left winger James van Riemsdyk to a $35 million, five-year deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.

Van Riemsdyk is back with the team that picked him second overall

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