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Gibbons not returning as Jays' manager

TORONTO—John Gibbons got a chance to say goodbye yesterday at Rogers Centre as the Toronto Blue Jays made the long-expected announcement that the longtime manager would not return for the 2019 season.

General manager Ross Atkins made it official at an afternoon news conference before the team closed out its home schedule with a 3-1 win over the Houston Astros.

Betts' blasts burn Jays

TORONTO—Mookie Betts set the early tone for the Boston Red Sox last night and delivered the final blow, too.

He hit a lead-off homer off Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez and later burned reliever Danny Barnes with a two-run shot as the Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 4-3.

Betts has eight homers on the season and owns the Red Sox franchise record with 14 career lead-off homers.