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Watertown Rapids host ‘Watertown Daily Times Night’

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WATERTOWN — Sunshine, hot dogs and baseball were on the menu at Toyota Field at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Thursday night as the Rapids took on the Capital City Reds in an exhibition game.

Thursday night was “Watertown Daily Times Night” at the Rapids game, which provided free game tickets to people who purchased Thursday’s newspaper.

Leon and Margie VanWie found the coupon in their Thursday paper.

Ms. VanWie said that they have hosted Rapids players in the past. Community hosts give out-of-area players a place to live during the season. She said they became hosts because they like baseball and one of their friends was an owner at the time.

Mr. VanWie said that back when they hosted the players, they went to every game.

“When we were hosting we would come to every single game, the entire summer,” he said. “We hosted for five, six years, maybe more than that.”

Mr. VanWie said he hopes to take his granddaughters to a game when they visit in a couple of weeks.

“I guess the newspaper coupon was a good reminder,” he said.

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Little Girl Gives Josh Allen a Special Gift and It’s Adorable

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We know how awesome Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is. He’s a star in the NFL and took a huge leap in year three last season, leading the Bills to a 13-3 record and an AFC East Division crown.

However, Josh Allen off-the-field is another huge reason why he has become a fan-favorite. Josh always takes the time to make sure fans are taken care of and have a moment they can remember forever.

After the Bills final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday afternoon at Highmark Stadium, Allen was running off the field and fist-bumping fans. He spotted a little girl with a sign and drawing she made special for Allen and he took it and will for sure keep it as a keepsake.

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Heaney expected to start for the Yankees against Braves

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Heaney expected to start for the Yankees against Braves

New York Yankees (73-52, second in the AL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (68-57, first in the NL East)

Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Andrew Heaney (8-8, 5.51 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 135 strikeouts) Braves: Charlie Morton (12-4, 3.79 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 164 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Braves -150, Yankees +130; over/under is 9 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta and New York will play on Tuesday.

The Braves are 31-30 in home games in 2020. Atlanta is hitting a collective batting average of .241 this season, led by Austin Riley with an average of .296.

The Yankees are 34-27 on the road. New York hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .325 this season, led by Aaron Judge with a mark of .373.

The Yankees won the last meeting 5-1. Jordan Montgomery earned his fifth victory and Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for New York. Huascar Ynoa took his third loss for Atlanta.

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LITTLE FALLS, NY – A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.

The one that plays for the Mohawk Valley Diamond Dawgs is named Cedric, and on Tuesday night, he certainly came out smelling like his namesake.

The UMass Lowell product had a total of four RBIs and a home run in the Diamond Dawgs’ sweep of the Watertown Rapids, 7-3 and 9-5.

Game One, a suspended game from July 17, started out with a bang for the Diamond Dawgs in the starting inning (bottom of the fourth). Rose (Pittsfield, MA/UMass Lowell) got things going with a 2-RBI single, scoring Matt Venuto (Mansfield, MA/Fairfield) and Tyler Cannon (Clayton, NJ/Iona). Brady Fureno would follow with a 2-RBI double, scoring Evan Berta (Yorktown Heights, NY/Fairfield) and Rose.

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Meadows gets 3 hits, Franco homers as Rays beat Blue Jays

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Austin Meadows had three hits, including two RBI doubles, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-game road losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Wander Franco hit his second homer for Tampa Bay, which had dropped five in a row overall. Yandy Díaz had two hits and scored twice.

The Rays trailed 1-0 before Franco connected in the sixth inning against Robbie Ray (6-4). Díaz then doubled and scored on Meadows’ first RBI double.

Tampa Bay added three more in the ninth. Meadows drove in Díaz again with his third double of the game. Taylor Walls also had an RBI double, and Mike Brosseau added a sacrifice fly.

“It was quite the pitchers’ duel early on. Robbie Ray was really challenging for us, then Wander comes up with the big home run and then we were able to add on a little bit,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It feels good to win.”

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Familiar face on the mound for Rapids season opener

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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – The Watertown Rapids open up their collegiate league season Thursday night against visiting Auburn at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds with a local product on the mound.

The Rapids will start a pitcher who is no stranger to the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. Ryan Peters will get the start.

Peters spent many a game on the Duffy Dome mound as a Watertown Cyclone.

A couple of everyday players will get their first taste of the Fairgrounds. Outfielder Aaron Whitney, who goes to Rochester and first baseman/third baseman Dylan Perry of Potomac State College in West Virginia.

The Rapids host the Auburn Doubledays Thursday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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