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The young players on the rebuilding

in General Section Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:02 am
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles have endured a whole lot of losses in front of quite a few small crowds this season.Some days Whitey Herzog Jersey , however, are worth savoring.Rookie Cedric Mullins had a career-high four hits, Jonathan Villar and Adam Jones homered and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.Baltimore jumped to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and made the advantage stand up in front of 19,104 spirited fans on a sunny afternoon.“It’s a great kind of reminder of what has been, what can be and hopefully will be again,” manager Buck Showalter said. “You can tell the younger players feed off that a little bit. These days are hard to find.”Not recently, anyway.After taking control against Lucas Giolito (10-11), Baltimore secured its 43rd victory. That means the Orioles can’t match the major league record of 120 losses in a season, set by the 1962 New York Mets.It’s a small consolation for a team that traded away veteran talent for prospects in July.Sometimes http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-vince-coleman-jersey , the young kids come through. Mullins added a fine catch in center field to go with his four hits; Ryan Meisinger (1-0) got the final two outs in the fifth inning for his first major league victory and Paul Fry finished for his initial big league save.Unfortunately, rookie starter David Hess yielded three home runs and couldn’t get out of the fifth.“When the guys go out there and put up runs for you as a pitcher you want to go and shut it down and show that you have their back,” Hess said. “I wasn’t able to do that.”Daniel Palka hit two solo home runs and Yolmer Sanchez had a two-run shot for the White Sox.Palka, who leads Chicago with 24 home runs, left in the eighth inning after diving in a futile effort to catch a sinking liner.“Jammed his knee and tweaked the other side. Body contorted a bit,” manager Rick Renteria said.Palka said, “It’s fine. It just kind of jammed into the ground.”The Orioles sent nine players to the plate in their biggest first inning of the year. Villar and Jones both hit RBI singles before DJ Stewart collected his first major league RBI with a grounder. Jones scored on an error, and Breyvic Valera capped the uprising with a sacrifice fly.“We just didn’t come out in that first inning ready to play defense, myself included Orlando Cepeda Jersey ,” Giolito said. “There were quite a few pitches that inning that I left up over the plate. The next thing you know there’s five runs on the board.” Villar homered to make it 6-1 before long balls by Sanchez and Palka chased Hess.Jones hit his 15th homer in the seventh. It’s been a strange month for the 33-year-old veteran, who’s seen a lot of bench time while the rebuilding Orioles look at a few of their younger outfielders.TRAINER’S ROOMWhite Sox: INF Tim Anderson got the day off after playing 27 consecutive games. “I think he’s been pushing and playing great for us,” Renteria said. “My eyes are telling me that he’s a little gassed. Being able to give him a day today and a natural day off tomorrow will be helpful.” … OF Avisail Garcia also is dealing with some soreness and was out of the lineup.Orioles: C Chance Sisco left in the fourth inning after having his chin cut by a foul tip. … RHP Luis Ortiz (hamstring) will receive an MRI on Monday or Tuesday and might be shut down for the season. The rookie hurt himself during his first major league start Friday, the second time this season he’s dealt with a hamstring issue. “It’s something we need to solve as we go forward,” Showalter said.UP NEXTWhite Sox: After a day off Monday, Chicago will call upon lefty Carlos Rodon (6-5, 3.10 ERA) to start in Cleveland. He’s 4-2 with 2.44 ERA lifetime against the Indians.Orioles: Toronto comes to town for a three-game series that begins Monday. Baltimore’s lone three-game sweep of the season was against the Blue Jays last month. SAN DIEGO (AP) — In his first game back from a knee injury, Rene Rivera was big trouble for his old team.Rivera hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning after a long stay on the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.Reinstated from the 60-day DL before the game http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-keith-hernandez-jersey , Rivera connected for a solo shot into the second deck in left field against San Diego closer Kirby Yates (4-1). The former Padres catcher had missed 76 games with right knee inflammation.“It’s awesome to come back after three months and help the team to win a game,” Rivera said. “First, I’m glad to be back and have an opportunity to play, and winning the game today is great.”Yates, who took over as closer when Brad Hand was traded to Cleveland, had allowed only two earned runs in 21 innings pitched at Petco Park this season.“I just threw a good pitch, and he hit it,” Yates said. “Just come back tomorrow and get back at it.”After the Angels sent starting catcher Martin Maldonado to Houston at the July 31 trade deadline, Rivera will have an opportunity to contribute more.“We just brought him back and knew he had to get his timing down Bob Gibson Jersey ,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “To jump right in like that, that’s a huge home run obviously.”Jose Alvarez (5-3) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the win for the Angels, their seventh in nine games. The sweep was Los Angeles’ sixth of the season.Blake Parker retired the side in the ninth for his 12th save.Cory Spangenberg erased an Angels lead in the seventh with a solo home run that tied the game at 2.Andrelton Simmons singled home David Fletcher in the sixth to put Los Angeles in front 2-1.Both teams scored in the first inning. Albert Pujols drove in Kole Calhoun, who led off the game with a single, with a sacrifice fly against Padres lefty Robbie Erlin.San Diego answered with a sacrifice fly from Hunter Renfroe that brought home Travis Jankowski.Felix Pena pitched six solid innings for the Angels, allowing one unearned run on two hits while walking four and striking out seven.“I think Felix did a great job,” Scioscia said. “He kept getting better as the game went on. The only fly in the ointment is four walks, but he stepped up.”Erlin and Pena traded scoreless innings until the sixth, when Simmons broke through for Los Angeles.“He pitched great http://www.stlouiscardinalsteamshop.com/authentic-willie-mcgee-jersey ,” Rivera said of Pena. “He kept the ball down and elevated when he wanted to elevate. He was keeping the hitters off balance and did a good job today.”Shohei Ohtani pinch-hit in the ninth and struck out swinging against Yates.TRAINER’S ROOMAngels: Ohtani threw at full strength in his second bullpen session since injuring his right elbow in June. The two-way rookie star from Japan said his arm felt good and he was able to throw all his pitches. “I did throw 100 percent effort, but obviously it is going to be different from a game situation,” Ohtani said through a translator. “I can’t say for sure until I see how my body feels tomorrow.”ROSTER MOVESThe Angels optioned RHP Odrisamer Despaigne and C Jose Briceno to Triple-A Salt Lake, and designated RHP Akeel Morris for assignment.UP NEXTAngels: Open a four-game series in Texas on Thursday. The club had not yet announced a starting pitcher. RHP Ariel Jurado (2-2, 5.66 ERA) will take the mound for the Rangers.Padres: RHP Jacob Nix (1-0) makes his second start in the majors Thursday against Arizona, looking to follow up a debut in which he threw six scoreless innings. RHP Clay Buchholz (5-2, 2.67) goes for the Diamondbacks.

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