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Dec 4, 2012 8:59pm
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PITTSBURGH —On a damp Monday night, the rain finally fell hard enough to force
a 34-minute delay in the sixth inning. Tony Romo Womens Jersey . The stoppage forced
St. Louis Cardinals ace Kyle Lohse out of the game but Pittsburgh Pirates centre
fielder Andrew McCutchen felt that might have been the worst thing that could
have happened to his team. “He wasnt locating as well with his pitches as he
normally does,” McCutchen said. “We were able to jump on him and get a couple
runs off him in that one inning. We probably would have had another chance at
him but that changed with the rain.” Lohse notched his eighth straight win,
Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and the Cardinals
went on to beat the Pirates 4-3. St. Louis, which has won six of seven, moved 2
1-2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost 10-0 at Colorado, for the
second NL wild-card berth. Pittsburgh fell three games behind the Cardinals with
its sixth loss in seven games. Lohse (14-2) pitched five innings before being
lifted following the rain delay in the top of the sixth. He allowed two runs and
five hits while striking out three and walking none. “It was a really tricky to
decide whether to leave Kyle in the game,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said.
“The rain delay wasnt all that long but he was at 83 pitches and he had run the
bases. I just thought it was the right call to take him out.” Lohse has not lost
in 13 starts dating to June 15 and raised his career record against Pittsburgh
to 9-2. He had an RBI single in the fifth inning. Lohse did not fight Mathenys
decision to lift him, especially after being thrown out at home plate while
trying to score from first base on Matt Carpenters double to end the top of the
fifth inning. “I dont want to ever come out of a game but it was the best thing
to come out,” Lohse said. “I didnt feel as strong as I normally would.” Holliday
led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to right field off
A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2. “He killed it,” Matheny
said. “Its hard to hit a ball that hard the opposite way but it was still going
up when it hit the seats. He really hit it.” Burnett (15-5) gave up four runs,
three earned, and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings with three strikeouts and one
walk. He lost at home for just second time this season in 10 decisions and 13
starts. “I felt good but I made two bad pitches at the wrong time,” Burnett
said. “Had I maybe thrown a hook to (Lohse) or kept the ball lower against
Holliday then maybe things turn out different.” Holliday, Allen Craig and
Skip Schumaker all had two hits for the Cardinals as did McCutchen,
Pedro Alvarez and Clint Barmes for Pittsburgh. The Cardinals added a run in the
sixth after Hollidays home run as Yadier Molina hit a sacrifice fly to make it
4-2. “It hurt when they scored right after we did,” Pittsburgh manager Clint
Hurdle said. “One of (Burnetts) strengths all year has been the shutdown
inning.” The Pirates drew within a run in the seventh inning on Barmes RBI
double. They put runners on first and second in the eighth but closer
Jason Motte came in and escaped the jam by getting Josh Harrison to hit into an
inning-ending force play. Motte retired the side in the ninth for his 31st save
in 36 opportunities. St. Louis had tied the score 2-2 in the fifth inning as
Shumaker hit a run-scoring double and scored on the single by Lohse. The Pirates
scored the games first two runs in the fourth on RBI singles by McCutchen and
Alvarez after neither team produced a hit in the first 3 1-2 innings. Alvarez
has 17 RBIs against the Cardinals this season. NOTES: Pittsburgh 2B Neil Walker
was a late scratch because of lower back stiffness. Harrison, who was scheduled
to start at shortstop, moved to second base and Barmes was inserted into the
lineup. ... St. Louis 3B David Freese did not start for a third straight game
because of a bruised right wrist but he pinch-hit and struck out in the eighth
inning. Matheny said last years World Series MVP will likely return to the
lineup Tuesday night. Carpenter started in Freeses place. ... Attendance was
just 16,700 for what was arguably the biggest game since PNC Park opened in
2001. Pittsburgh is in contention this late in the season for the first time
since 1997and has not had a winning season since 1992. ... St. Louis RHP
Jake Westbrook (13-9, 3.67) will face Pirates RHP James McDonald (11-6, 3.73) on
Tuesday night. Jason Witten Youth Jersey . —The Chicago
White Sox have activated first baseman Paul Konerko from the seven-day
concussion disabled list. Tony Romo Jersey . —After going more than
two years and 26 tournaments without a win, and after so much turmoil in his
personal life and with his golf game, Tiger Woods stood over a six-foot birdie
putt Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge and felt as though nothing had
changed. http://www.nflcowboysfansshop.com/daryl-johnston-womens-jersey/
. Cheer tackle Willie Roafs induction. Watch Drew Brees produce a touchdown on
his only try. Jason Witten official Jersey . Binstock, a
Toronto-native and Reader of Comox, B.C. overcame the oppositions home-crowd
support to win in straight sets 21-19, 21-13. The Canadians next match will be
on Wednesday against Norways Tarjei Skarlund and Martin Spinnangr. Jason Witten
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the UFCs second in Canada, following UFC 83 last April. “Im looking forward to
fighting in Montreal,” Silva said in a statement. “I have a lot of Canadian
fans. Thales is a very tough opponent, and its going to be a great fight.Womens
100m Butterfly – Final Dana Vollmer of the United States set the second swimming
world record of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday evening, winning the
100-metre butterfly. In third place at the turn, Vollmer came from behind to
touch the wall in 55.98 seconds. With the swim, she shaved 0.08 seconds off the
previous world-best mark. Vollmer, who missed qualifying for the Beijing
2008 Games, had set an Olympic record in Saturday mornings heats prior to the
final. “Im so excited and on top of the world right now,” Vollmer said,
following the win. “Ive never had an individual world record, and now a gold
medal. Everything went as I could have wanted.” Lu Ying of China touched second
in 56.87 while Australian Alicia Coutts claimed bronze, finishing in 56.94.
Swedens Sarah Sjostrom, who held the previous world record of 56.06, was
fourth.  Mens 100m Breaststroke – Final South Africas Cameron van der Burgh set
the second swimming world record of Day 2, posting a time of 58.46s in the mens
100m breaststroke. Christian Sprenger of Australia claimed silver at 58.93, and
American Brendan Hansen touched the wall at 59.49s for bronze. Gold-medal
favourite Katsume Kitajima finished a surprising fifth in the race, falling
short in his bid to become the first male swimmer to win an Olympic title at
three consecutive Games. He will get his second chance in the 200m race later
this week. Following the 100m final, van der Burgh talked about his preparations
for the London 2012 Olympic Games. “I dont even know what to think.” he said. ”I
dont know how to describe it. “Ive been working towards this goal. Its amazing.
Ive been doing so much hard work over the last four years.” Mens 4×100m
Freestyle – Final France upset the United States in the freestyle final, posting
a time of 3:09.93 to win their first swimming medal of the Games. The United
States team—including Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte—touched the wall at
3:10.38 for silver. Russia narrowly beat Australia—the winner of the morning
heats—for bronze. The U.S. relay silver gave Phelps his first Olympic medal
of the London Games. The addition brought the American swimmer within one medal
of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who leads the all-time career count with 18.
Womens 400m Freestyle – Final Camille Muffat of France edged Allison Schmitt of
the United States by less than half a stroke to win the Olympic 400m freestyle
Sunday. Muffat clocked an Olympic-record 4:01.45, while Schmitt was second in
4:01.77. Defending champion and local favourite Rebecca Adlington made a late
charge to take bronze in 4:03.01 for Britains first swimming medal of thhe
London 2012 Olympic Games. DeMarcus Ware Black Jersey. Two-time world
champion Federica Pellegrini of Italy finished fifth. Torontos Brittany MacLean
was seventh in 4:06.24; it was Canadas best finish in the pool so far these
Games. Womens 100m Breaststroke – Semi-Final Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte of
Lithuania posted the fastest time of the 100m breaststroke semis, touching the
wall at 1:05.21. American Rebecca Soni was second in 1:05.98. Russias Iuliia
Efimova had the third fastest time of the heats, at 1:06.57, with Breeja Larson
of the United States finishing fourth overall, at 1:06.70. Canadian Tera Van
Beilen and Jamaicas Alia Atkinson tied for the eighth and final qualifying
spot, both finishing at 1:07.48.  In a rare Olympic swim-off, Oakvilles Tera Van
Beilen missed her chance to advance to Mondays 100m breaststroke final. Van
Beilens time of 1:07.73 was nearly a second slower than Alia Atkinson of
Jamaica, who touched the wall at 1:06.79. Atkinson will swim against the other
seven swimmers who advanced from the semi heats. Mens 200m Freestyle –
Semi-Final Chinas Sun Yang flexed his muscles in the second mens 200m freestyle
on Sunday evening, posting the fastest time of the semi-final heats. Sun, who
finished his race in one minute, 45.61 seconds, had already won gold on Saturday
in the 400m distance. American Ryan Lochte made up the other half of the battle
of champions in Sundays semi-final heats. Lochte picked up his first London 2012
gold medal in Sundays 400m individual medley race. Lochte also advanced,
swimming 1:46.31 to post the fifth-fastest time of the day. Paul Biedermann of
Germany won the first semi-final, posting a time of 1:46.10. Frances Agnel
Yannick swam the second fastest time, clocking in at 1:45.84. Mens 100m
Backstroke – Semi-Final Matthew Grevers of the United States touched the wall at
one minute, 52.66s for the fastest time of the 100m backstroke semis. Frances
Camille Lacourt won the first semi-final with a time of 0:53.03, and hometown
favourite Liam Tancock was third fastest in 53.25s. Canadian Charles Francis
finished 15th overall, failing to advance to the final with a time of 54.42s.
Womens 100m Backstroke – Semi-Final Also Sunday, American swimmer Missy Franklin
advanced to the womens 100m final. A dual citizen of the United States and
Canada, Franklin posted the second-fastest time of the semis in 59.12s.Emily
Seebohm, who set an Olympic record in the morning heats, touched the wall first
in 58.39s. She will also swim in Mondays final.Julia Wilkinson, of Stratford,
Ont., missed out on the Olympic final by just .11 seconds. She finished ninth
for the night. Sinead Russell, of Burlington, Ont., was 16th. The top eight
advance. ’ ’ ’ 

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