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Rain halts Game 1 between Panthers and Leafs

Toronto was leading 4-3 when the game was called in the eighth. The game will be completed on Sunday
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Game 1 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Kitchener Panthers Friday night at Jack Couch Park was suspended in the eighth inning due to rain with the Leafs leading 4-3. 

It will be resumed Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Toronto, with Game 2 starting 20 minutes after the completion of the opener. 

Jonathan Solazzo drove in two for the Leafs, while Aaron Hornostaj added two hits and an RBI. Mike Reeves went 2-for-4 with a run, Connor Lewis had a sacrifice fly, and Justin Marra picked up two hits. 

Andrew Simonetti went seven innings on the mound, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts. 

For Kitchener, Keegan Marsden's two-run double in the first inning gave the Panthers an early lead. Tanner Nivins made it 3-0 an inning later after a fielder's choice. 

Jonder Martinez started and went five innings, giving up a run on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts. 


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