The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to regain some ground in the American League East as they open a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mike Pouncey Jersey . Toronto won its first three-game series since June 25th this past weekend by taking two out of three from the Texas Rangers, shaving the Baltimore Orioles division lead to three games. The Red Sox will turn to veteran righty John Lackey, who has struggled in his career versus the Blue Jays. going 5-8 with a 5.43 ERA in 10 starts against them. The ERA is his second-highest against any AL club. Lackey won his last start back on July 11 in Houston, as he held the Astros to a pair of runs in six innings to improve to 10-6 to go along with a 3.79 ERA. He had allowed five earned runs or more in three consecutive starts from late June into July. Toronto, meanwhile, will counter with righty Drew Hutchison, who has lost four of his last five starts and is 6-8 on the year with a 4.16 ERA. Hutchison was awful on July 12 versus the Tampa Bay Rays, as he was battered to the tune of six runs in 5 1/3 innings. He also walked five batters in the loss. Hutchison has beaten the Red Sox both times he has faced them and has allowed just two runs in 12 2/3 innings against them. Toronto enters this series on the heels of a series win over the hapless Texas Rangers. In Sundays rubber match, Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to propel the Blue Jays to a 9-6 win. "We came to life today," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "I felt a little more energy in the dugout." Todd Redmond (1-4) pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win. Mark Buehrle, who started for the Blue Jays, gave up five runs on eight hits and three walks in six innings of work. Cabrera, whose 124 hits trail only Houstons Jose Altuve in the American League, was 7-for-13 in the series versus the Rangers. His three RBI also match his total from his previous 17 games. "The All-Star break did him wonders," Gibbons said. "He just needed to refresh a little bit. His hand speed, bat speed looks a little bit better." The Blue Jays have won each of their last four games versus the Red Sox, including a three-game sweep in Boston from May 20-22. Boston won for the seventh time in eight games on Sunday, as Jon Lester continued his recent dominance on the hill and the Red Sox completed a three- game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 victory at Fenway Park. Lester (10-7) scattered four hits and two walks while striking out eight over as many innings to pick up another win. The left-hander has allowed just one earned run over his last 31 innings and has limited opponents to two earned runs or less in each of his last seven outings, lowering his ERA from 3.52 to 2.50 over that span. "Hes been outstanding," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of his starter. "Its been his best stretch in quite some time." Daniel Nava drove in three runs and David Ross added a two-run homer in the win for Boston, which is now just six games under .500 (46-52). Caleb Sturgis Jersey . The alley-oop looked easy -- just like everything else after halftime for the Miami Heat. James scored 32 points, Wade added 22 points and eight assists, and the Heat trailed by 11 early in the second half before running away to a 107-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Uchenna Nwosu Chargers Jersey . "I never commented to anyone that I wanted out," he explained. "My heart is with this group and making the playoffs." Kesler added that the rumours are "completely false" that he asked to be traded - recently or ever. http://www.chargersprofansshop.com/Black-Derwin-James-Chargers-Jersey.html?cat=934 . Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Sochi Olympics, which run Feb. 7-23, making them the most expensive games ever, even though as a winter event it hosts many fewer athletes than summer games do.The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are no strangers to the NBA Finals. The Heat are returning to the championship for a fourth consecutive year while the Spurs are making their sixth trip since 1999, including last years matchup with the Heat. Both clubs are filled with All-Stars and future Hall of Famers. With so much talent and experience on the court, picking a winner isnt an easy thing to do. The question is, which player in the NBA Finals is most important to their teams success? Who needs to be on top of their game for their team to have a shot at the Larry OBrien Trophy? Lets start off with the Miami Heat. The obvious choice is LeBron James. The player widely regarded as the best in the world is a game-changer in every sense of the word. Hes taken home the Finals MVP the past two championship seasons for the Heat and is in the prime of his career. In Game 7 against the Spurs last year, James racked up 37 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Not a bad performance for the biggest stage an NBA player could ever play on. If James is on his game, or close to it, are the Heat a lock to capture their third consecutive championship? Dwyane Wade played the 2013 Finals with a bad left knee and was still able to contribute to the teams success. Now in 2014, the 32-year-old has a clean bill of health (for his standards) and is ready to compete for his fourth title in a Miami uniform. Wade is averaging 18.7 points and close to 20 minutes of play per game throughout these playoffs. The knee doesnt seem to be an issue. Wades leadership and secondary scoring behind James may be integral to Miamis chances. The third wheel when it comes to the Miami Heat is Chris Bosh. The 30-year-old Dallas native doesnt seem to get the same respect as his fellow Heat All-Stars. But, the reality is, Bosh is a good player. The Heat probably wouldnt have been as dominant as theyve been over the past few seassons if Bosh had stayed with the Toronto Raptors. Justin Jones Jersey. Does Bosh need to continue being effective for the Heat to be at the top of their game as a group? The Spurs have their share of talented players as well. The ageless Tim Duncan will be vying for his fifth championship with San Antonio. Even as a 38-year-old in his 17th season in the NBA, Duncan hasnt missed a step in these playoffs, averaging close to a double-double. Will Duncans leadership and flawless fundamentals on the court be the difference-maker in a Spurs series victory? Last year it was Wade hobbled with an injury in the Finals, now its Spurs point guard Tony Parker stricken with the bug. Parker is dealing with a lingering left ankle problem that forced him to miss the second half of Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Finals. Hes expected to play in Game 1. Even with the wonky ankle, the 32-year-old is leading the team in points (17.2) and assists (5.7) this post-season. If Parker can stay healthy enough to contribute on the court, San Antonio might be able to figure out Miami. Manu Ginobili is arguably the most reliable bench player in the Association and is a major key to the Spurs success. If San Antonio is going to beat Miami, will Ginobili be a major reason why? And then there is Gregg Popovich. The four-time NBA champion and three-time Coach of the Year (including this season) knows the game like the back of his hand. Will his fiery intensity be enough to help dethrone the Heat? So there you have it, the main characters of the 2014 NBA Finals. It was a great seven-game series last June and theres no reason the same wont happen this time around. With these teams being so evenly matched, its hard to predict a winner and one player could be the difference. So, which player is most important to their team winning the Larry OBrien Trophy? As always, its Your! Call. 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