The Blue Jays walked off in the American League Wild Card game, and Al Horford made his debut for the Celtics in Amherst.
Brad Stevens on Al Horford: “Monday was his best day of practice. Today was his best day.”
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 5, 2016
Edwin Encarnacion crushes game-winning home run, sends Blue Jays to ALDS: Impending free agent Edwin Encarnacion hit a walkoff 3-run homer in the bottom of the 11th off Ubaldo Jimenez as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-2. Toronto advances to the divisional series to take on the Rangers, while Baltimore’s season ends in heartbreaking fashion. One big controversy to emerge from the game was O’s manager Buck Showalter electing not to use historically dominant closer Zach Britton. (NESN)
Belichick finds loophole: Tom Brady might not talk until after Sunday’s game: The most noteworthy Patriots story this week has been the quiet return of Tom Brady. Brady’s Deflategate saga was the prevailing NFL story for months (even as the league battled questions about the safety of the game), but the quarterback has been out of sight since returning to the team Monday, and given that he has not been activated, may remain that way until Sunday’s game. (Yahoo Sports)
Canadiens beat Bruins in Quebec City exhibition: Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara returned to the Bruins, but it was not a strong debut for the defenseman, who turned the puck over to allow the game-winning goal for Montreal. Also making their preseason debuts for the B’s were Torey Krug and David Krejci, the latter of whom was featured on an unconventional line composed of three natural centers, alongside newcomer David Backes (who will presumably shift to wing) and Ryan Spooner. (WEEI)