Rob Longley, Toronto Sun

Hockey, football, Olympic Games and more. Rob Longley’s columns focus on the hot-button issues of the teams and sports he covers. From the Stanley Cup final, to Super Bowls and five trips to the Olympics, Longley gets around. The Etobicoke native also writes his You Bet column during football season, analyzing the ins and outs of sports wagering. An avid golfer in his spare time, Longley’s work appears regularly in the Toronto Sun and Sun Media newspapers and websites.

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Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the third inning at Fenway Park on Sept. 26, 2017. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Donaldson goes off against Red Sox in Blue Jays win

BOSTON — The numbers have been telling the story of Josh Donaldson’s torrid play for weeks now, but the heat index jacked up a few notches on a warm autumn Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

 Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez, left, Ezequiel Carrera and Kevin Pillar celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 during a baseball game in Boston on Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Hernandez taking full advantage of time with Blue Jays

BOSTON — Of the growing number of things to like about the late-season surge of Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, near the top is the fact that he appears to be taking advantage of a full month in the big leagues.

Kendrys Morales #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays swings at a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Morales drives in 7 as Blue Jays beat Orioles

BALTIMORE — When the Blue Jays signed Kendrys Morales in the off season, the mission was to have a slugger who could take advantage of the hitter-friendly ballparks in the American League East.

Ezequiel Carrera is all smiles after hitting one of three Jays homers in last night's 4-2 win over the Mariners in Seattle. (Ted Warren, AP)

Jays delight west fans with three homers to beat M's

The Mariners were determined to make the Blue Jays pay at every corner in this three-game weekend series that has become an unofficial Western Canadian holiday.They certainly did it at the ticket windows, where prices in most sections of spectacular Safeco Field were double the normal price.