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Heredia homers in big inning as Tampa topples Blue Jays

TORONTO—Marcus Stroman had a supportive chat with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. yesterday after the Blue Jays' second baseman made a costly error that led to his removal from the game.

The gist of the message was that his teammates would be there to help the 25-year-old infielder over the mental hurdle he seems to be facing on the field.

Video evidence: Masters works to catch every shot on camera

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Staid and tradition-driven Augusta National is suddenly on the cutting edge of technology.

The club that hosts the Masters isn’t particularly known for its embrace of the new. The club agonizes over the slightest change to its course layout. Etiquette is paramount. History is revered.

16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs

DENVER — Welcome back to the playoffs , New York Islanders. Same goes for you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary.

All five teams are returning to the post-season after at least one season off (or nine, for the Hurricanes). It’s a familiar number: In 12 of the last 14 seasons, the playoff lineup has included at least five teams that hadn’t been there one year earlier.

Altuve, Correa help Astros rally to win

HOUSTON—Jose Altuve hit the ball a really long way. Carlos Correa did just the opposite to win the game for the Houston Astros.

Altuve homered to the train tracks above left field to get the Astros on the board, and Correa's broken-bat RBI infield single in the eighth inning helped them rally past the New York Yankees 4-3 last night for their fourth-straight victory.