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Jan 16, 2013 12:17am
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DETROIT —Ubaldo Jimenez had walked more hitters than anybody in baseball this
year, and its fair to say hed been a bit of a bust since coming over to
Cleveland in a big trade last season. Michael Palmer Jersey . “Hes better than
that,” manager Manny Acta said Tuesday night. “Today was a step in the right
direction.” Jimenez walked only one hitter, pitching impressively into the
seventh inning, and the Indians hit three run-scoring triples off rookie
Drew Smyly in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Jimenez (6-4) allowed a run
and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four. The right-hander entered the
game with 42 walks in 56 innings this year, but he didnt issue a base on balls
until his final hitter in the seventh. “Thats a surprise,” he said. “With an
outing like this, I just want to keep it going.” Three relievers finished for
Cleveland. Chris Perez allowed a run in the ninth but held on for his 18th save
in 19 chances. Asdrubal Cabrera, Lou Marson and Michael Brantley each hit RBI
triples for Cleveland, which became the third team this season to hit three
triples in a game. Smyly (2-2) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings.
Jimenez threw only 55 strikes in 102 pitches, but Detroit didnt make him pay
when he did miss the mark. “I thought Jimenez was effectively wild,” Tigers
manager Jim Leyland said. “We had some really golden counts for hitters. Just
didnt do much with them.” The Indians made two sparkling defensive plays with
Detroit trying to rally in the ninth. After a leadoff single by Delmon Young,
Cabrera, the shortstop, barehanded Gerald Lairds chopper and threw to second for
a forceout. Jhonny Peralta followed with a double and Brennan Boesch hit a
sacrifice fly, but Shin-soo Choo made a sliding catch in right field on
Ramon Santiagos shallow fly to end it. The Indians won for only the fourth time
in their last 27 games at Comerica Park. Jimenez allowed seven runs in four
innings May 27 against the White Sox in Chicago. Jimenez was bothered by
cramping in his left side, so the Indians gave him a bit more rest and didnt
start him again until Tuesday. “I just think that it gave him time to rest his
left side,” Acta said. “You dont want to push him and make it worse.” Clevelands
Carlos Santana returned to the lineup after being on the 7-day disabled list
because of a concussion. He went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter. The Indians
had lost seven of nine since sweeping three straight from the Tigers in
Cleveland last month. Jimenez hit the first batter he faced and allowed an RBI
double to Miguel Cabrera in the first inning. Detroit did little offensively
after that. Matt Young, a 29-year-old outfielder just up from the minors, struck
out four times. The home crowd gave him a sarcastic cheer when he fouled off a
two-strike pitch in the eighth, but he struck out swinging at the next one.
Smyly struck out the first four hitters he faced, but Cabreras triple in the
third tied the game and Marsons triple in the fifth gave the Indians the lead.
Choo drove Marson home with a single to make it 3-1. Brantley extended his
hitting streak to 13 games with his triple in the sixth, which eluded a diving
Boesch in right and brought home another run. The Indians improved to 5-12 when
facing a left-handed starter. NOTES: Cleveland became the first team with at
least three triples and no other extra-base hits since Kansas City on Sept. 21,
1998, against Detroit. ... Detroit C Alex Avila left the game when his
troublesome right hamstring tightened. He was expecting to have an MRI. ...
Tigers DH Victor Martinez was at the ballpark. Hes been recovering from a severe
knee injury from the off-season and said hes supposed to have an MRI around the
end of this month. ... Detroits Prince Fielder extended his hitting streak to 12
with a sixth-inning single. ... Detroit RHP Max Scherzer (5-3) faces Cleveland
RHP Jeanmar Gomez (3-4) on Wednesday night. Matt Bosher Jersey .A. Happ makes his
starting debut for the Toronto Blue Jays tonight when they visit the Tampa
Bay Rays in an all-important AL East showdown. Falcons custom Youth jerseys . In the
stadiums fifth season, Washington has a much better club. Ross Detwiler and
three relievers combined on a four-hitter, Rick Ankiel homered and had three
hits and the Nationals beat Miami 2-0 on Friday night in the first meeting
between the teams this year. http://www.nflfalconsgearshop.com/tony-gonzalez-jersey/
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recalled infielder Matt Hague in hopes of injecting some life into their
listless offence, which ranks last in the National League in batting average (.
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Sports.(Sports Network) – Unbeaten in more than five weeks, the sizzling San
Antonio Spurs will shoot for a commanding 3-0 series lead when their Western
Conference semifinals set against the Los Angeles Clippers shifts to Southern
California. The Spurs have won 16 in a row dating back to the regular season and
their latest victory has them one step closer to the West finals. Tony Parker
had 22 points, Tim Duncan scored 18 and San Antonio beat the Clippers 105-88
Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Spurs were coming off a
108-92 win on Tuesday in which they tied a team playoff record with 13
three-pointers and never trailed in the second half. Their last deficit in Game
2 was 10-9 and they shot better than 53 percent as a team. “We just couldnt keep
up with that type of pace scoring-wise,” said Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.
“Thats what they do—they spread you out and shoot it.” The Spurs 16-game run
dates back to April 12 and includes a sweep of the Utah Jazz in the first round.
Parker, slashing and driving hard on his 30th birthday, was 8-of-19 from the
floor and had five assists and five rebounds in Game 2. Parker took his biggest
shot with about three minutes left in the game when Blake Griffin, getting the
ball first, knocked him across the face under the basket to draw a flagrant
foul. “I thought Tony played very aggressively and really focused full well
knowing he was going to get hit and get [double-teamed],” said Spurs head coach
Gregg Popovich. “He welcomed it and played very hard.” Boris Diaw added 16
points for top-seeded San Antonio, Danny Green scored 13 and Manu& Ginobili
had 10 off the bench, all in the first half. Tony Gonzalez Grey Jersey. Griffin, despite
playing with a sprained right knee and tweaking his left hip, led the
fifth-seeded Clippers with 20 points, Randy Foye scored 11 and Chris Paul,
battling hip and groin problems, continues to struggle with just 10 with five
assists. LA shot almost 50 percent, but trailed by as many as 19. “We have to
regroup, get our energy back up and execute a little better,” said Del Negro.
Saturdays game is a virtual must-win for the Clippers since no team in NBA
history has ever rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. “The next game is
our Game 7,” Del Negro said. “We got to fight, we got to claw, we got to do
whatever we can.” Game 4 in the series is set for Sunday night, a rare
back-to-back postseason situation fueled by whats going on with the other
tenants at Staples Center. With both the Lakers and Clippers still in the NBA
playoffs, along with the Los Angeles Kings in the NHLs Western Conference
finals, the building has a full slate this weekend. Friday nights Lakers win
over Oklahoma City started things. The Clippers host San Antonio on Saturday
afternoon with the Lake-show and Thunder to follow. The Kings will then try to
eliminate Phoenix on Sunday afternoon before the Spurs and Clips tangle again
Sunday night. San Antonio took two of three from the Clippers during the regular
season in 2011-12. The lone L.A. win came in the Alamo City on March 9 when the
Clips halted 17-game skid in the Alamo City but Popovich rested Duncan, Parker
and Ginobili in that contest. These two clubs have never met in the postseason
previously. ’ ’ ’ 

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