Sports Note for the Week of May 14

The further we get into May, the more the NHL and NBA playoffs heat up and the more the MLB season plays out with injuries and teams jostling for standings. Here we go.
Baseball
Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar hit his first career walk-off home run in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners. Pitcher Aaron Sanchez got through five innings in his return to the mound following a short stint on the disabled list. The Blue Jays won 3-2 for the series sweep.
The New York Yankees retired former shortstop Derek Jeter’s number 2 was retired by the team in a special ceremony on Sunday.
Blue Jays Results:
Wednesday, May 17 at Atlanta Braves. 4-8 L, Joe Biagini with the loss.
Tuesday, May 16 versus Atlanta Braves. 5-9 L, Danny Barnes with the loss.
Monday, May 15 versus Atlanta Braves. 6-10 L, Mike Bolsinger with the loss.
Sunday, May 14 versus Seattle Mariners. 3-2 W, Ryan Tepera with the win.
Formula 1
Mercedes AMG Petronas’ Lewis Hamilton took home the win at Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came in second, followed by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. Ricciardo was 1 minute 15 seconds behind Vettel and the rest of the pack was lapped at least once by the two front-runners.
Ferrari’s Kimi Raikonnen’s race ended in the first lap following an interaction with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. A young fan in the stands was visibly distraught by this, but had his day year made when he was invited to the Ferrari garage to visit his favourite driver. You can see the meeting here.
Basketball
The Golden State Warriors won 113-111 over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday to take Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Notable
Pitcher Claire Eccles became the first woman to sign with the West Coast League baseball league this week. The 19-year-old knuckleballer from Surrey will play with the Victoria HarbourCats.