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in camera talk Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:46 am
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TORONTO -- Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ capped a challenging season with one of his best efforts of the year. It was a performance that leaves him feeling good heading into the off-season. It also significantly raised the pressure on the Tampa Bay Rays in their pursuit of an American League wild-card spot. Happ retired 11 batters in a row at one point in Torontos 7-2 victory over the Rays on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. He allowed one earned run and five hits over 7 1/3 innings. "Overall its a great way to finish for him," said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. "He can go into the off-season feeling confident and healthy." Ryan Goins and Kevin Pillar hit two-run homers in Torontos four-run fifth inning. First baseman Ryan Langerhans scored twice and had two of the Blue Jays 12 hits. The Rays loss made things even tighter in the American League wild-card race. Tampa Bay and Texas are even at 90-71 after the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 earlier in the day. Later, the Cleveland Indians (91-70) moved into sole possession of the AL wild-card lead by beating the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in Minnesota. "Weve been here before, weve been in these moments," said Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. "We never do things seemingly easily so lets just play tomorrow and see what happens." Todd Redmond (4-2) will get the start Sunday as the Blue Jays go for the three-game sweep. "Wed like to come back and get one more win tomorrow," Gibbons said. "Thats what its all about. Wed rather be in their position, no doubt about that. But well come out tomorrow and play. Hopefully Redmond has a good one and he can finish on a good note and well see what happens. "Its good for baseball, I know that." Matt Moore (16-4) will get the pressure-packed starting assignment for the Rays. "Its resiliency to infinity," Maddon said. "You have to come out and be yourselves and go out and play." Happ missed three months of action this season after suffering a fractured skull and sprained knee when he was hit in the head by a liner on May 7. He has found his form of late after making a minor change to his delivery. "Ive been working and battling and feeling like I was close," Happ said. "I feel like finally the last several starts Ive kind of been putting it together. It feels good to end on a good note, for sure." Happ settled down after a choppy opening frame. Tampa Bays Ben Zobrist opened the game with a double off the centre-field wall. Sean Rodriguez moved him to third with a sacrifice fly and Zobrist scored on a Wil Myers single. Toronto (74-87) put runners on the corners in the bottom half of the inning but Anthony Gose grounded into a force out to end the threat. The Blue Jays looked sloppy in the second inning. James Loney hit a sky-high pop fly that dropped to the turf beside the mound. The crowd of 33,232 groaned at the miscue, which may have been caused by the bright afternoon sunshine and swirling wind. Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., helped lift the Toronto fans spirits later in the frame with a nice over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory for the third out. Jose Reyes reached on an infield single in the third inning and moved to third on a hit-and-run play as Lawrie drove the ball into right field. Designated hitter Adam Lind followed with an RBI single that tied the game. With the stakes high for Tampa Bay, Maddon was quick with the hook. He pulled starter Chris Archer with one out in the frame and runners on the corners. Reliever Alex Torres (4-2) got Gose to hit into a fielders choice and then struck out Goins with two runners in scoring position to keep the game tied. Langerhans opened the bottom of the fourth with a nice bunt down the third-base line and moved to second on an infield single by Pillar. Reyes drove a ball to deep left field that Rodriguez tracked down at the warning track for the second out. That brought Maddon out for another pitching change, with right-hander Jamey Wright getting the nod. Wright then walked Lawrie to load the bases and Lind stroked a single down the left-field line to score a pair. Moises Sierra struck out to end the rally. In the fifth, Goins took a 3-2 pitch just over the wall in right field for his second homer of the season. Pillars drive came on a 2-2 pitch from Brandon Gomes and barely cleared the wall in left field for his third homer of the year. Happ allowed one walk and had four strikeouts. Archer, meanwhile, allowed one earned run, five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Toronto reliever Aaron Loup recorded two outs in the eighth inning. Dustin McGowan gave up a run in the ninth before striking out former Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar to end the game. Notes: Lind returned to the lineup after sitting out the series opener with a bad back. He was clearly hobbled on the basepaths but played through the pain. ... The Rays had six hits and neither team made an error. ... The game took three hours 18 minutes to play. ... The Blue Jays improved their home record to 40-40. Adidas Nmd r1 China . - Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte sees the commitment to the handoff and cant help but come away impressed. Adidas Springblade China . -- Claudio Bieler hadnt scored since early September, and not from the run of play since mid-July. http://www.nmdsneakerssale.com/. As future stars prepare to make the big leap to the professional ranks, TSNs Draft Week delivers wall-to-wall coverage of both the NHL and NBA Entry Drafts, highlighted by exclusive live coverage of both events. Cheap Adidas Nmd Human Race China .While Rosberg is coming off a strong victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton is dwelling on a mistake that ended his streak of five consecutive wins and kept him from increasing his advantage. Adidas Nmd White Wholesale . "Hes over there," the first baseman said. "You dont need to talk to anybody else." Indeed, Peralta did it all as the majors top team won again.PARIS -- Marianne Vos of the Netherlands won the inaugural womens version of the Tour de France on Sunday, a 55-mile (88.5 km) circuit on the famous cobblestones of ParisChamps-Elysees. "I felt quite good," the Rabobank-Liv team rider said after the race. "My team was upfront all the time -- we were in every breakaway so I could stay relaxed. It gave me extra motivation to be there in the final sprint and to push maximum power." Vos teammate Kirsten Wild finished second and Leah Kirchman of Canada was third. In this first edition of "La Course by le Tour de France," 120 women from 20 teams raced thirteen laps of Paris broad tree-lined boulevard for a prize of (euro)22,500. For many of the professional cyclists, being able to race in Paris was a gift in itself. "Its fantastic to be here, on the Champs-Elysees and to have this opportunity for women cycling to show ourselves in front of this crowd and in front of the whoole world," Vos said.dddddddddddd In the crowd, cycling fans were equally enthusiastic. Dirk Dillen, from Belgium, said it was about time this race was created. "Women do the same efforts as guys, so they deserve to get more in the picture. And its a very good thing that they can ride here in the picture." British Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley said she hopes this race will be the start of something bigger. "It will take time and it has to be sustainable," said Pooley. "It has to have the viewers and the sponsors. I think this is a really good test." Tour de France Director Jean-Francois Pescheux said he was already looking to the future. "The next step will be, first to consolidate as much as possible this race, to make it sustainable in the long run, and then to try and organize a race with different stages which would really respond to the demands of professional female cyclists." ' ' '

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