much success in limited-overs mat from love520's blog

DETROIT -- With their playoff hopes fading fast, the Kansas City Royals showed some fight. Discount New Balance Shoes .Paulo Orlando hit a tying, two-run double and Eric Hosmer followed with a three-run homer against Francisco Rodriguez, capping a ninth-inning comeback that led the Royals over the Detroit Tigers 7-4 Saturday.Kansas City stopped a four-game losing streak, and its tragic number for elimination from postseason contention remained at three. The Royals would be the fourth straight World Series champion failing to reach the playoffs after winning a title the previous season.We want to finish strong, no matter where we are in the standings said Hosmer, who was hitless in four at-bats, including three strikeouts, before the home run. We have to be professional about what were doing and continue to play it through.Given a 4-2 lead, Rodriguez (3-4) allowed singles to Alex Gordon and Hunter Dozier before Orlandos double. Cheslor Cuthbert walked and Hosmer hit his 24th homer.We put together a lot of good at-bats, Hosmer said. I was just trying to get a good pitch to hit and not miss it.Wade Davis (2-1) pitched a one-hit eighth and Kelvin Herrera, Kansas Citys seventh pitcher, got three straight outs for his 12th save in 15 chances, ending a game that took 3 hours, 50 minutes. Rodriguez blew a save for the fifth time in 49 opportunities.Detroits five-game winning streak was stopped, and the Tigers dropped a half-game behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card berth.Its a bad position to fail the way that I failed, Rodriguez said. Just unacceptable. This one hurts, big time. I let my team down.Royals starter Yordano Ventura, 7-0 against Detroit in his career, allowed three runs and 10 hits in four innings, then left with back tightness. Kansas City said he is day to day.Tigers starter Daniel Norris, who was in line for his first career victory over the Royals, gave up two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.Alcides Escobar hit a sacrifice fly in the second, but the Tigers went ahead 3-1 on third-inning RBI singles by Cameron Maybin and J.D. Martinez, and Maybins RBI single in the fourth.Kendrys Morales homered leading off the sixth, becoming Kansas Citys first player to reach 30 since Jermaine Dye hit 33 in 2000. Martinezs RBI single gave Detroit a 4-2 lead in the sixth.Give them credit for coming back against one of the best closers in the American League, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.FREE PASSTigers slugger Miguel Cabrera drew an intentional walk in the fourth inning, his 14th of the season. He is tied for the most intentional walks in the AL with Bostons David Ortiz.LONG AFTERNOONSaturdays game was the longest nine-inning contest of the season for Detroit, which played a 3:47 game at the Chicago White Sox on June 14.TRAINERS ROOMRoyals: C Salvador Perez started after missing Friday nights game with a minor knee issue. He went 1 for 5 with a single.Tigers: SS Jose Iglesias and Cabrera started after sustaining minor hand injuries Friday.UP NEXTRHP Edinson Volquez (10-11) is to start Sundays series finale for the Royals and LHP Matt Boyd (6-4) for the Tigers New Balance Running Shoes Outlet . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. Wholesale New Balance Shoes . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. . On Tuesday, Ottawa placed forward Cory Conacher and defenceman Joe Corvo on waivers as trade rumours swirl around the Senators. The last time New Zealand opener Tom Latham was in Africa, in 2015, he scored his maiden ODI hundred in Zimbabwe and struck three successive half-centuries in South Africa. Now back in South Africa for a training camp ahead of the Tests in Zimbabwe, New Zealand will play an international match after a gap of nearly four months.Latham, however, has just had a busy county season in England. He played for Kent in all three formats in the silly season to warm-up for New Zealands packed schedule, which includes tours of Africa and India before they host Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Africa.I wanted to be playing leading into this tour, so its certainly going to be beneficial instead of coming from indoor nets - playing outdoors and being used to grass wickets, Latham said after arriving in Pretoria. For me now its about adjusting to the conditions here instead of having to get used to batting on grass.Before I came over, we played 22 out of 24 days, so thats without training, thats just playing days. Thats just the amount of cricket you play, they call it the silly season over there.Latham did not complain about the fixtures and instead said that such a phase helped batsmen more than bowlers, and that it had kept him occupied.You obviously play a lot of cricket in a short amount of time. Its a good thing as a batter I guess, but bowlers sort of struggle a little bit with the workload, and how much cricket you play. New Balance Running Shoes For Sale. I suppose as a batter you cant get too down if you dont score runs, because you get three or four bats a week, which is a good thing. I suppose thats the biggest thing and you try to learn from that. When you dont necessarily train that much, how you prepare for a game - thats the sort of thing I learnt from my stint there.Latham played six first-class matches in England and scored 374 runs with four fifties at an average of 46.75. He did not have as much success in limited-overs matches though. In two 50-over games, he scored 9 and 7, and seven T20 matches fetched him 128 runs at an average of 21.33. Latham said the stint was not just to warm-up during the lean New Zealand winter season but to also prepare for the long run.Certainly a beneficial couple of months for me just to get used to English conditions and we have a couple of tours coming up there in the next couple of years. I certainly enjoyed my time there, but Im looking forward to what weve got coming up now.New Zealand play the first of two Tests against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo from July 28. Cheap MLB Jerseys cheap jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping cheap nfl jerseys Cheap Jerseys USA China Jerseys Cheap NFL Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys For Sale Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys ' ' '

Previous post     
     Next post
     Blog home

The Wall

No comments
You need to sign in to comment


By love520
Added Aug 10


Your rate:
Total: (0 rates)