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Blues even up series

DALLAS—David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday—another overtime goal to go home even.

What a serenade of “Happy Birthday” for the Blues’ captain from his teammates after Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime of Game 2 last night for a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars.

White Sox sweep Jays


TORONTO—Catcher Dioner Navarro was an asset for the Toronto Blue Jays last season behind the plate.

Now with the Chicago White Sox, he used that knowledge to pick apart his former team.

Last-lap pass fuels Edwards

RICHMOND, Va.—Carl Edwards had been grinding for 30 laps yesterday—doing everything he could to catch Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in a two-way breakaway from the pack at Richmond International Raceway.

When he finally caught him on the last lap, and in the final turn, he had no time to think about what would be the prudent thing to do.

Jays fall to Orioles

BALTIMORE—After a wild first inning, it appeared as if the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles finally found their offensive mojo.

But the Jays never added to their early outburst while Baltimore waited until the latter stages before rallying for a 3-2 victory last night.

Manny Machado drove in two runs, including the tie-breaker in the eighth inning.