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ing, blocking shots, diving for pucks, and t

13 Sep 2017 at 15:35
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays homestand doesnt get any easier tonight with the arrival of the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers to begin a three-game weekend series. R.A. Dickey faces Anibal Sanchez in the opener. Toronto was looking to gain ground on AL East-leading Baltimore to kick off the week, but lost two of three to the Orioles. That left the Blue Jays five games out of first place heading into tonights action. The Jays were bested 2-1 in Thursdays rubber match, with Anthony Gose homering and J.A. Happ giving up a two-run blast to Caleb Joseph in the fourth inning that was the difference in the clubs fifth loss in six games. Happ yielded five hits and struck out a career-high 12 over eight innings. "Our lineup is what it is right now," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "Some nights youre going to get that big hit, some nights youre not." On the same day that Toronto placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, designated hitter Melky Cabrera was hit on the right elbow by a pitch in the first inning on Thursday. He tried to remain in the game, but exited in the third and is day-to-day after x-rays came back negative. The Blue Jays swept a three-game series in Detroit from June 3-5 after losing five of seven to the Tigers a season ago. The Tiger are coming off losing three of four against the Yankees in New York, despite running out three former Cy Young Award winners -- including David Price in his Detroit debut -- and a 13-game winner in Rick Porcello. Porcello took the 1-0 loss in Thursdays finale despite scattering nine hits over seven innings of one-run ball. His offense did little to help, going 0- for-4 with runners in scoring position one game after an 0-for-7 showing in such situations in Wednesdays setback. "Our guys pitched great, but as well as we pitched and played defense, our offense didnt match up," Tigers catcher Alex Avila remarked. Detroit saw its lead atop the American League Central over the Kansas City Royals trimmed to 2 1/2 games and will pin its hopes tonight on Sanchez. The right-hander has split his last six starts, going 3-3 with a 4.93 earned run average, but is coming off a dominating 4-0 win over Colorado on Sunday. Sanchez hurled seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball while striking out a season-high 12 batters without issuing a walk. Sanchez became the first Tigers pitcher to fan 12 or more without a walk since Max Scherzer on June 17, 2012 against the Rockies. "He used his fastball perfectly," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He threw it in, he threw it out and as a result, all of his other pitches were much more effective." The 30-year-old Sanchez is 8-5 on the year with a 3.37 ERA and did not get a decision versus Toronto on June 3 despite seven scoreless innings. He also gave up just two hits in that one, striking out five to no walks. Sanchez is 2-2 in his career with a 4.20 ERA versus Toronto, which counters with its own former Cy Young winner in Dickey. However, the knuckleball specialist is just 9-11 with a 4.03 ERA this year after getting denied a third straight winning start on Saturday. Dickey instead lost an 8-2 decision in Houston, charged with five runs on nine hits over seven-plus innings. The 39-year-old righty is 6-2 with a save and 3.84 ERA in 16 previous meetings, including nine starts, versus Detroit. That includes a win on June 4 as he yielded two runs -- on solo homers to Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler -- seven hits and four walks over just five innings. Nike Air Max Flyknit Uomo Blu Nere Arancioni Leather Scarpe. 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Switzerland has now played three games at the Sochi Olympic Games and has won two of them by identical 1-0 scores. Their only defeat? A 1-0 loss to Sweden. Switzerland, coached by Canadian and former junior scoring star with the Ottawa 67s Sean Simpson, scored at 14:10 of the first period and then held on to shut out the Czech Republic. Each team had 26 shots on goal. Goaltender Jonas Hiller of the Anaheim Ducks recorded the shutout – his second in as many games in the Olympics. Hiller preserved the victory when he stunned Tomas Plekanec of the Czech Republic on a hard slap shot from the bottom of the faceoff circle with a huge glove save. He doesnt mind being the star attraction, but bellieves it takes more than a hot goalie to win at the Olympics.dddddddddddd "Youve got to rely on the whole team," Hiller said. "I think were playing very solidly defensively; we dont give them too much. W barely have any odd-man rushes or anything. That makes life easier as a goaltender and if you make a couple of key saves, sometimes scoring one goal is enough." Although the shots were even, the Czechs had more quality scoring chances and Hiller rarely had time to relax. "Those games are really fun to play," Hiller said. "We played really solid in our own end and everybody was sacrificing, blocking shots, diving for pucks, and that makes it easier as a goalie." Hiller ranks seventh in the NHL with 25 victories. He is 15th in goals-against average and 21th in save percentage at .917. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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