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#1 Posted by Dogcat250 10 months 2 days ago
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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Todd Frazier got a second opportunity and made the most of it. Chris Heisey scored from first base on Fraziers 10th-inning double into the left-field corner, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Sunday. Fraziers soft line drive resulted in an inning-ending double play in sixth, when the Reds had loaded the bases against Kyle Lohse. "Fortunately, I got another chance," Frazier said. "The best thing about baseball is you get another chance tomorrow. This time, I only wanted three innings." Heisey drew a two-out, four-pitch walk from Tyler Thornburgh (3-1), and Frazier followed with a line drive that one-hopped the wall. Heisey beat shortstop Jean Seguras off-target relay to the plate to give the Reds three wins in their four-game series against the team with the majors best record at 21-11. "Heisey grinded out a walk and then had to bust it," Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said. "They played the ball perfectly." Third base coach Steve Smith had been criticized by some for having runners thrown out at home several times this season. "Im not known for my eagle eye at the plate. The key is not to get caught up in the moment and swing at bad pitches" said Heisey, who was inserted into the starting lineup when Jay Bruce was scratched with a sore left knee. "Any time the ball is down the line or in the gap, Im thinking of scoring." Brandon Phillips greeted reliever Brandon Kintzler with a tying 425-foot homer to centre with one out in the eighth, Phillips second homer this season and first since April 5. Sam LeCure (1-1) pitched the 10th for the win. Lohse allowed a season-high eight hits, including Brayan Penas home run. Lohse lasted 6 1-3 innings, giving up two runs with one walk and two strikeouts. "It was a weird outing for me," Lohse said. "They did a good job mixing it up. At first, they were super aggressive. I tried to use that, and they starting taking. They made me work for the outs that I got." Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon, who hadnt allowed more than two runs in any of his first five starts, gave up three in seven innings, along with five hits. Scooter Gennett hit Simons third pitch of the game 357 feet into the right-field seats for his second homer of this season. The Brewers made it 2-0 in the third on Jonathan Lucroys two-out, RBI single. Pena hit the first pitch of the third inning 456 feet over the right-field wall for his third homer of the season, all in the last five days. He left for a pinch runner with a tight hamstring in the seventh. Khris Davis restored the two-run lead with a solo homer in the fourth. Cincinnati again made it a one-run game in the bottom half on Fraziers sacrifice fly after Phillips led off with a double -- his fourth hit in five at-bats since getting Friday off. Milwaukee had been 4-0 in extra-inning games and 4-0 in one-run games. "We need to send a message that were in this thing and we have to prove it to ourselves," Price said after the Reds improved to 15-16. "Being around .500 isnt what were all about." NOTES: Davis has 15 home runs in his two-year big league career, including five against the Reds. ... Price expects LHP Aroldis Chapman to be activated for the Reds homestand that is scheduled to start Friday. Chapman is due to take Sunday and Monday off before starting and pitching an inning for Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday. He is to throw an inning of relief on Wednesday. Chapman is coming back from surgery to repair injuries to his left eye sustained when he was struck by a line drive during a spring training game on March 19. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Kenny-Stabler-Draft-Jersey/ . Henderson (20-3) received winning scores of 48-47 and 49-46, and the other judge scored it 48-47 for Thomson (20-6). The announcement drew boos from the United Center crowd. "Train this hard for this long, its such a long camp and I see my title shot disappear," said Thomson, who fought most of the fight with a broken right hand. George Blanda Jersey . The closer wasnt available. The road trip, a disaster to that point. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Jalen-Richard-Draft-Jersey/ . TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted Monday morning that Callahan - who is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, is now open to a six-year contract at less than $7 million per season. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Dwayne-Harris-Draft-Jersey/ . -- LeGarrette Blount wasnt satisfied with three short touchdown runs, not against a team coming off the second greatest comeback in playoff history. Obi Melifonwu Jersey . Price was hurt at the start of Wednesdays practice after facing just one shot as the team worked on their power play. He left the ice in discomfort and appeared to be favouring his leg. A Habs source told TSNs John Lu that Price suffered the injury in Sochi and not before the Olympics. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the first 8 minutes of the Ducks return to Anaheim, coach Bruce Boudreau thought he saw the residual effects of an eight-game, 15-day road trip. For the rest of the night, the Ducks dug deep -- and demonstrated why theyre on top of the NHL. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career goal, Corey Perry got the tiebreaking goal right before the second-period buzzer, and the Ducks stayed perfect at home with a 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday. Ryan Getzlaf, Lindholm and Cam Fowler each had a goal and an assist in Anaheims triumphant return from a 5-2-1 road trip. With six wins in their last seven games, the Ducks (13-3-1) lead the league with 27 points despite playing alongside Phoenix and San Jose in the competitive Pacific Division. "It didnt look like we had a lot of energy or jump (early)," Boudreau said. "Then it seemed like it all kicked in again." Shane Doan put the Coyotes ahead in the opening minutes, but the Ducks eventually responded with the same aggressive play and balanced goal-scoring theyve used to climb up the standings -- and the NHLs worst power play even chipped in twice. "We knew tonight was going to be difficult, but we cant use being tired as an excuse for not doing what we have to do," said Perry, fourth in the NHL with 10 goals. "We learned a lot from the way we started last year, and we have to continue to do what we did." Even with largely awful special-teams play, the Ducks are off to their second straight outstanding start under Boudreau after opening 22-3-4 last winter. Anaheim moved to the top of the league table this season amid a brutal schedule that includes yet another East Coast road trip after the current three-game homestand. The Ducks are 6-0 at Honda Center, maintaining the only perfect home record in the NHL. "We were definitely treating this game with tons of importance," said Fowler, who matched his goal total from last season. "We knew the type of roll Phoenix was on, and it seems like nobody seems to be losing in our division right now. We understood how important these two points were." Perry tipped home Lindholms shot during a delayed penalty with 1.1 seconds left in the period, and Fowler provided a cushion with the second man-advantage goal of the night for the Ducks, whose power play had scored just four times all season. Jonas&nbssp;Hiller made 24 saves for the Ducks, and Andrew Cogliano added an empty-net goal with 1:02 to play while limping to the bench after Doan levelled him with a big hit along the far boards.dddddddddddd Michael Stone scored a power-play goal for the Coyotes, who had won five straight. Mike Smith stopped 24 shots, but Phoenix failed to earn a point for just the second time in 14 games. "We were in a back-to-back, and they were coming off a long road trip, so it was a pretty even playing field," said Doan, who has five goals in his last seven games. "But we know we gave it to them." After Doans early goal in his 1,262nd regular-season game, Lindholm evened it in his 15th NHL game. The 19-year-old rookie defenceman, whose surprising emergence has catalyzed Anaheims fast start, converted a pass from Mathieu Perreault in the slot. After Stone put Phoenix back ahead, Getzlaf evened it moments later with a shot off Martin Hanzals stick during a two-man advantage for his seventh goal. Anaheims power play went 1 for 28 on the road trip. Perry then put the Ducks ahead in the waning seconds, lightly deflecting Lindholms shot from the blue line. "You cant win a game in this league if youre going to turn the puck over and be undisciplined," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "We knew it was going to be a hard game, and it was a good test for our team to see how wed react. When youre chasing in the game -- especially when youre playing back-to-backs -- you look tired. But we just didnt play smart enough or execute well enough." Teemu Selanne returned to the Ducks ahead of schedule after missing the final three games of the trip for oral surgery. The Finnish Flash, who was expected to be out for two weeks, lost four teeth and needed 40 stitches after taking an inadvertent high stick from Philadelphias Luke Schenn. Phoenix played without defenceman Derek Morris, who incurred a lower-body injury in Tuesdays win over Vancouver. The Coyotes then lost right wing Radim Vrbata to a lower-body injury during the game. NOTES: Anaheim D Luca Sbisa played his second game of the season after missing the first five weeks with an injury. ... Phoenix D David Schlemko missed his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury. ... Sami Vatanen, who has the only other goal by a Ducks defenceman this season, was scratched. [url=http://www
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