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SHANGHAI, China—Tenth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia moved into the second
round of the Shanghai Masters on Monday with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Lukasz
Kubot of Poland. Jared Allen Womens Jersey . Cilic served
eight aces and broke Kubot four times to wrap up the win in 1 hour, 33 minutes.
American player Sam Querrey also advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Chinese
wild-card entry Li Zhe. The 22nd-ranked Querrey jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead
in the first set, then won the final five games of the second to close out the
match in just 59 minutes. Querrey served 11 aces and converted five of his 10
break points. “I thought I served great,” Querrey said. “I thought I returned
well, and I took advantage of the break points. That was the key.” Grigor
Dimitrov of Bulgaria beat Pablo Andujar of Spain 7-5, 6-3 to set up a meeting
with second-seeded Novak Djokovic in the next round. Djokovic, who is coming off
his third title at the China Open in Beijing, and the other seven top-seeded
players have byes in the first round. Dimitrov earned the only two breaks of the
match, including in the fourth game of the second set to take a decisive lead.
Also Monday, Tommy Robredo of Spain defeated qualifier Alex Bogomolov Jr. of
Russia 7-6 (4), 6-4; Benoit Paire of France ousted qualifier Philipp Petzschner
of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-4; and ninth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain lost to
34-year-old Tommy Haas of Germany 4-6, 7-6 (4) 6-2. “He served extremely well
and had a lot of chances in the second set. But I was hanging tough and finally
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up after being recalled earlier in the week from the Chicago Wolves of the
American Hockey League. “Thats definitely a big goal,” said Tanev, 22, about
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Nizhnekamsk, Russia, recorded 31 goals and 69 points in 42 games for the Ontario
Hockey Leagues Sting during an injury-shortened 2011-12 season.BOSTON—
Jon Lester felt he was in a perfect frame of mind. Now his teammates are feeling
better about themselves at Fenway Park, too. Lester held Seattle scoreless until
the ninth inning en route to his second complete game of the season, helping the
Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Monday. Lester (2-3) coasted
through the first eighth innings, holding the Mariners to six singles and going
to a three-ball count just twice. “When youre working fast, its a good thing to
be able to pitch and not think about anything,” he said. “Sometimes you have
nights like this where things are going your way.” Lester allowed eight hits,
struck out six and didnt walk a batter in recording his eighth career complete
game. He retired the first nine batters easily, throwing 14 or fewer pitches in
each of the first three inning. Lester threw 119 pitches over all. “When you get
the batters making early contact and fly balls guy after guy, it helps,” he
said. Daniel Nava and Kelly Shoppach each homered for Boston, which has won four
straight—all at Fenway. David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez added consecutive RBI
doubles for the Red Sox. Boston is on its longest home winning streak since
capturing nine straight last July. “Were trying to build a foundation of
confidence in our team,” Boston manager Bobby Valentine said. “When Jon is out
there pitching like that, we feel very good about ourselves.” The Red Sox opened
just 4-11 at Fenway. The Mariners, on the second stop of a four city, 11-game
trip, have dropped four of six. Seattle entered the day with the ALs
second-worst batting average at .235. Ichiro Suzuki and Justin Smoak each had
two hits for Seattle. Lester didnt allow a runner past second base until Smoak
doubled, moving Suzuki to third with the one out in the ninth. Kyle Seagers
grounder scored the Mariners run. He retired the first 11 batters before Suzuki
reached on an infield hit when the ball caromed off the pitchers glove. Third
baseman Will Middlebrooks had little time to make a throw when he finally
recovered the ball. “I think every pitchers goal is to go out and throw a
no-hitter,” he said. “You really dont think about it until the sixth inning.”
“He did a great job of spotting his fastball both inside and outside to righties
and lefties,” Seattle manager Eric Wedge said, “and he cuts the ball every nnow
and again. Chad Greenway Jersey. He did a good job
throwing the breaking ball for a strike, but also throwing it on the plate,
down, for some swing throughs. Hes a smart kid. As he works his way through the
lineup the second and third times, he does a nice job mixing-and-matching—and
he did a lot of that tonight.” Seattle designated hitter Dustin Ackley was
impressed by the lefties command, especially his cutter. “That thing looked like
his fastball and it just breaks off at the last minute,” he said. “When you have
a pitch like that, youre going to miss barrels a lot.” Jason Vargas (4-3) had
his worst start of the season, allowing five runs and seven hits in six innings.
He had allowed two runs or fewer in six of his eight starts this year. Leading
2-0, the Red Sox increased their lead to 5-0 on the homers by Nava and Shoppach.
Nava hit his into the first row of seats above the Green Monster after Cody Ross
singled leading off for the second of his career. One out later, Shoppach belted
one over the Monster seats, completely out of Fenway, for his first homer of the
season. Navas only other homer was a grand slam on the first pitch he saw in the
big leagues, making him just the second player in major league history to
accomplish the feat. Kevin Kouzmanoff was the other, doing it with Cleveland in
2006. Marlon Byrds sacrifice fly made it 6-0 in the eighth. Boston had grabbed a
2-0 lead in the first on the doubles on consecutive pitches by Ortiz and
Gonzalez. Bostons Dustin Pedroia went 0 for 4, snapping his 14-game hitting
streak. NOTES: Nava, who spent all of 2011 at Triple-A Pawtucket, had gone 171
at-bats between homers. ... Vargas hadnt given up more than four runs in a start
this season. ... Valentine said 3B Kevin Youkilis, on the 15-day DL since April
29 with a strained lower back, took groundballs Monday and isnt far away from
returning. ... Wedge feels his struggling lineup needs a lot more help from
Suzuki. “Im hoping we can get a little more production out of the 3-spot, out of
Ichiro, driving in runs,” he said. “Hes the one veteran weve got in the lineup
and he has to produce for us.” ... Wedge also said he sees improvement from 1B
Smoak, who entered the game hitting .205. “Hes been better. Hes been more
consistent to the point of contact.” ... The Red Sox honoured the 2012 NCAA
Hockey champion Boston College Eagles before the game. ’ ’ ’ 

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