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Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork. Montravius Adams Youth Jersey .com) - The Houston Dynamo will head to BMO Field to face Toronto FC on Wednesday in a match with major implications for the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Toronto enters the contest just three points back of the playoff divide, needing a victory to go level with the Columbus Crew on 43 points apiece. The Reds were flying high on three-game unbeaten streak until they were dismantled by the Los Angeles Galaxy in a 3-0 defeat at the StubHub Center on Saturday. The disparity between Toronto and L.A. should indicate that there were not many positives to take from the result, but TFC interim head coach Greg Vanney did manage to find a few. Not only was striker Jermain Defoe able to return from injury, but Vanney was able to get a good look of Michael Bradley and Jonathan Osorio partnering one another in the center of midfield. The two players have forgone the international break in order to aid Torontos playoff push. Those are two guys who have played a lot of minutes for us over the course of the year, Vanney told MLSsoccer.com. As has it with Jurgen (Klinsmann, U.S. head coach), he felt it important, as did Michael, to stay here and help the team try to make a playoff run. For Jonathan, I would imagine hes in the national team picture on any given day other than maybe this time period where the club is making a push for its first playoff run, Vanney added. Thats the main thing. I did not speak to the CSA specifically about Jonathan, but Im confident that hes in the mix if were not in this playoff-searching run right now. The international break has not been as kind to Houston, though. The Dynamo will be without Boniek Garcia and Luis Garrido for Wednesdays affair as the duo was called up to the Honduras national team by new coach Hernan Medford. When you have a new coach and he calls you up for the first time you want to try and start the relationship on the right foot, Garcia told MLSsoccer.com. Turning down a call-up might mean difficulties later in getting a call-up with that coach. Houstons odds of making the postseason are far less favorable than Torontos, not solely based on player availability. The Dynamo come into Wednesdays clash on 36 points, seven points back of fifth-place Columbus. A loss to either Toronto on Wednesday or D.C. United - paired with other results around the league - would be enough to rule Houston out of contention. Josh Jones Packers Jersey . As analysts we do the same thing, so here are some observations from week one. First there were two major upsets. I should say, major upsets in the eyes of the fans and prognosticators. Vince Biegel Youth Jersey .Y. - Islanders forward Anders Lee has been fined $2,286 by the NHL for elbowing St.DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Colby Rasmus drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Saturday. Toronto shortstop Jose Reyes left the game after the third inning due to tightness in his left hamstring. Reyes said his exit was just a precaution and insisted that he is fine. Two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera was 0 for 2 with a strikeout and an RBI for the Tigers. Encarnacion connected off Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein in a five-run first inning, which included a solo shot to right field by Moises Sierra and an RBI double from Melky Cabrera. It was Encarnacions third home run of the spring. Encarnacion finished 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. If you look at it, our regulars have been getting a lot of hits all spring," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "We havent necessarily been scoring a lot of runs, but lately we have. But, top guys are swinging the bats pretty good. Were kind of starting to put it together a little bit these last few days." Tigers outfield prospect Ezequiel Carrera homered and Tyler Collins hit a two-run double against Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond in the sixth inning. Redmond, a candidate for the fifth spot in the Blue Jays rotation, allowed five hits, walked one and struck out eight in six innings. STARTING TIME Blue Jays: Gibbons said Redmond was outstanding during his first five innings, but thought fatigue settled in when the right-hander gave up four runs -- three earned -- in the sixth. "We tried to stretch him out a little bit, but you look at his first few innings, he was dominating," Gibbons said. "He had a real good splitter, nice little slider and was spotting the ball pretty good." Tigers: Lobstein yielded seven hits with five runs, one walk and four strikeouts in three innings. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the left-hander lost command too many times when he was behind in counts, which led to trouble. "He was just getting behind, I think," Ausmus said. "Commands a big part of his game. When he gets behind, it tends to be a little more painful." TRAINERS ROOM Blue Jays: Gibbons said he doesnt have any worries about Reyes, despite the three-tiime All-Stars history with leg problems. Josh Jones Youth Jersey. Reyes has landed on the disabled list five times in his career with hamstring injuries, most notably with the New York Mets in 2009 when he missed all but 36 games. For now, though, Gibbons said he is not going to dwell on it. "Zero (concern), right now," he said. "If he hasnt played a week from now, weve got a lot of concerns." Infielder Maicer Izturis felt better, but was given the day off after fouling two pitches off his ankle on Friday against Tampa Bay. Tigers: Left fielder Rajai Davis missed his fifth straight game with a sore right hamstring. Ausmus said Davis participated in running drills for the second straight day and could return on Monday against Pittsburgh. DONT RULE OUT VIZQUEL With shortstop Jose Iglesias out for the season because of stress fractures in his legs, Ausmus joked that he may need to convince Tigers first base coach and former major league shortstop Omar Vizquel to come out of retirement. Ausmus said hes actually spoken with the 46-year-old Vizquel about the possibility and thinks the 10-time Gold Glove Award winner could play on a temporary basis if he wanted to. "He could probably do it part-time, to be honest with you. But then Id have to go find a first base coach," Ausmus said with a laugh. "I dont know if he could play 150 games, but he could probably be a platoon shortstop if he got himself in shape. He certainly still has the hands." Vizquel played 24 seasons with the Mariners, Indians, Giants, Rangers, White Sox and Blue Jays before retiring in 2012. SANCHEZ THROWS Ausmus said starter Anibal Sanchez did not have any issues after his bullpen session on Saturday morning. Barring an unexpected setback, Sanchez, who has been out with shoulder inflammation, will pitch in a minor league game on Monday in Lakeland. "Everything went well," Ausmus said. "We just want to see how he feels tomorrow; see how he bounces back. But if hes fine in the morning, well stay on schedule for Monday starting on the minor league side." ROSTER MOVES The Blue Jays optioned right-hander Aaron Sanchez, first baseman Dan Johnson and outfielder Kevin Pillar to minor league camp. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '