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MIAMI -- Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez heard a teammate yell and realized he had been caught by surprise. Under Armour Outlet Ireland . Desperate for a run, the Tampa Bay Rays were attempting a delayed steal. So Alvarez wheeled
toward second base and threw yet another strike. The right-hander had good
command all night long, needing only 88 pitches to toss an eight-hitter for his
third shutout this year. He beat Tampa Bay 1-0 on Tuesday, sending the reeling
Rays home after a winless eight-game trip. "Henderson took that game over,"
Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "That was fun to watch." The only run scored
when Christian Yelich walked on a 3-2 slider with two out and the bases loaded
in the fifth inning. Alvarez (3-3) struck out five and walked none in his third
consecutive scoreless outing, a stretch covering 19 innings. He retired his last
five batters to close out the win in 2 hours, 10 minutes. "My sinker was
working, and thankfully the batters were swinging early," Alvarez said through a
translator. "That determines the brevity of the game. I was attacking the strike
zone, and they were attacking as well." Alvarezs three shutouts lead the majors.
He had been 0-5 in five previous career starts against the Rays, but this time
he faced a team in a miserable slump. Kevin Kiermaier had the Rays only
extra-base hit when he tripled with two out in the third. They went 0 for 3 with
runners in scoring position and are hitless in their past 22 at-bats in those
situations. Theyve scored six runs in their past six games. "Were just not able
to find that hole," Evan Longoria said. "We just have to keep going, keep
fighting, stay positive through the tough times." The Rays eight-game losing
streak is their longest since 2009. Theyve lost 10 consecutive road games while
being outscored 52-19. Tampa Bay hit into three double plays -- one on a
sacrifice attempt -- and had two runners caught stealing, including
Yunel Escobar on the delayed steal attempt in the fifth. He singled with one out
and took off for second when Alvarez had the ball on the mound before the next
batter stepped to the plate, prompting catcher Jeff Mathis to holler at his
pitcher. "Escobar caught me by surprise," Alvarez said. "What alerted me was
Mathis scream. An easy out. A gift." Chris Archer (3-3) allowed only five hits
in seven innings, but Rays starters remained winless in the past 16 games,
mostly because of poor run support. Alvarezs past four victories have been
shutouts, including a no-hitter on the final day of the 2013 season. He left his
previous start last Wednesday after five innings because of a sore elbow, but he
had only the Rays feeling any pain Tuesday. Alvarez said his arm felt fine, and
he allayed any concerns with excellent velocity from start to finish. His final
pitch was a 95 mph fastball. "We could tell early on that he had great stuff and
was feeling good," Redmond said. Alvarez helped himself with six assists. The
biggest came after a leadoff single in the eighth, when catcher Jose Molina
bunted into a 1-6-3 double play. The Marlins needed three singles -- one by
Alvarez -- and a walk to score the games only run. After they loaded the bases,
Yelich fell behind 0-2 but got a walk when Archer missed with a 3-2 breaking
ball. "A great at-bat by Yeli," Redmond said. "I dont know how he laid off a
couple of those sliders. For a young kid like that, thats an amazing at-bat."
Archer hopped off the mound in dismay at the call, but a TV replay showed the
pitch was wide. "Instead of executing a pitch and letting him put it in play, I
put it in the umpires hands, and it turns out he made a great call," Archer
said. "I should have thrown it over the plate." The four-game, home-and-home
series continues with two games in St. Petersburg beginning Wednesday. The Rays
play 18 of their next 21 games at home. NOTES: After the game, the Marlins
optioned 2B Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans. ... Miami slugger
Giancarlo Stanton broke hit bat when he lined out in the fourth inning, and the
barrel sailed into the Marlins on-deck circle and hit Casey McGehee in the
stomach. He wasnt hurt. ... RHP Kevin Gregg passed his physical and signed a
minor league deal with the Marlins. ... Molina turned 39 Tuesday. ... RHP
Tom Koehler (4-5, 3.18 ERA) is scheduled to start Wednesday for Miami against
LHP David Price (4-4, 4.27 ERA). Stephen Curry Shoes Ireland .com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies have finalized their agreed-upon trade
that sends former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins to the West Coast for a pair
of minor league pitching prospects. Micro g Torch Under Armour . The Redblacks host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-9) Friday night in their last home game of the
year and as of Thursday afternoon, the team was anticipating a ninth consecutive
sellout. You can watch all the action on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, and TSN5 beginning at
7:30pm et/4:30pm pt.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sonny Gray came off the mound and into
the Oakland dugout after the eighth inning purposely trying to avoid contact
with manager Bob Melvin. Gray, clearly the best pitcher on this night in a
matchup against Rangers ace Yu Darvish, wanted to finish what he started. "I
normally talk to him, share a laugh, make something up," Gray said. "I put my
head down and he goes, How are you feeling? I just yelled Great!" and kept
walking. ... Yeah, I wanted to go back out there." The right-hander did pitch
the ninth, wrapping up a three-hitter for his first career complete game as the
Athletics beat Texas 4-0 Monday night in Darvishs shortest outing in the major
leagues. Grey (4-1) allowed only three singles while striking out six. He threw
73 of 108 pitches for strikes in his 16th career start. "I felt like telling him
he better getting it done under 110 (pitches), but thats probably the wrong
thing to tell a guy when he goes out for the ninth," Melvin said with a smile.
"Usually he looks at me and has a conversation with me when hes coming in and he
didnt even look at me after the eighth." Texas got only one runner to third base
against the 24-year-old Gray, who threw two wild pitches in the sixth after
Robinson Chirinos singled. Darvish (1-1) was gone after 3 1-3 innings, pulled
after walking No. 9 batter Eric Sogard for the second time. Those were the only
two walks for the right-hander, who allowed four runs and six hits while
throwing 83 pitches (45 strikes). Darvish is winless his last nine home starts.
"The first few innings I thought he mixed (pitches) pretty good," Texas manager
Ron Washington said. "I thought he tried to throw everything at them. ... They
found a way to put balls in play. They found a way to score runs."
Josh Donaldson had a two-run single in the third, and the As made it 4-0 an
inning later when Josh Reddick had an RBI triple and came home on Daric Bartons
sacrifice fly. Oakland and Texas entered tied for the AL West lead and the
leagues best record at 15-10. The Rangers, shut out for the first time this
season, had swept a three-game series in Oakland last week. Grey walked Rangers
leadoff hitter Michael Choice, but got out of the first with a fielders choice
grounder and a 4-5-3 double play with three Oakland infielders shifted to right
side against Prince Fielder. "The first couple of hitters it looked like what he
usually does in the firrst where from time to time," Melvin said. Under Armour Sale Clearance. "After that it was as well of a pitched game as Ive seen in a while." Choice grounded into an
inning-ending double play in the third after the bottom two batters reached
base. Darvish made his 66th start for Texas since signing from Japan before the
2012 season. His shortest previous MLB outing had been four innings at Seattle
his rookie season, though he went only 1 1-3 innings in Japan start in 2006.
Darvish struck out four, but three of those came in the first five batters of
the game. The As are 7-1 in their nine games against Darvish, who last week got
a no-decision in Oakland after going six innings and leaving a 3-3 tie before
Texas won 4-3. After Donaldsons big hit, a bouncer through the left side of the
infield out of the reach of diving third baseman Adrian Beltre, the As had the
bases reloaded on a one-out single by Brandon Moss. Moss was thrown out
retreating to first on a pitch that got away from catcher Chirinos, though the
runner was originally ruled safe before Rangers manager Washington challenged
and got the play overturned by replay. When Moss slid back in, his foot was
against first baseman Fielders foot -- and not the base -- while being tagged.
Washington lost a challenge in the eighth when thought Reddick was out on a
pickoff attempt diving back to first with Barton batting. Reddick was called
safe, and replay confirmed the call before Barton hit a deep flyball. Centre
fielder Leonys Martin made a leaping catch on the warning back and threw to
first base. Reddick was initially called safe by crew chief Jeff Nelson, who
then initiated a replay and changed his call for an inning-ending double play.
"Thats a first, two replays with the same guy sliding into the same base,"
Melvin said. "Thats part of the game now." NOTES: Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo was
out of the starting lineup for the sixth consecutive game because of a left
ankle sprain, but flew out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. ... As OF
Yoenis Cespedes missed his fourth game in a row (strained left hamstring).
Manager Bob Melvin said its 50-50 hell be back in the starting lineup Tuesday.
... Game 2 features a standout matchup of left-handers. Oaklands Scott Kazmir
(3-0, 1.62 ERA) pitches against Martin Perez (4-0, 1.42), who has thrown 26
consecutive scoreless innings his last three starts. Perez has two consecutive
three-hit shutouts, the last coming Wednesday in Oakland. Cheap Jerseys From China ' ' ' 
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