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ANAHEIM, Calif. Nike Huarache Sort/Grå/Hvid Herre . -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have been making a lot of noise this season and are tempting their long-suffering fans again with the possibility of a winning season for the first time since rookie Gerrit Cole was still in diapers. Francisco Liriano took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez and Gaby Sanchez homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. "It was awesome just to be able to do that, and we had a lot of fun doing it," said McCutchen, who ended a homerless drought of 98 at-bats. "This is the way we should come out and play every day. We dont have to depend on just one or two guys. Everybodys coming through. To have a complete lineup like that from top to bottom is always fun." Liriano (6-3) allowed a run and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out six and walked three. The Angels run came in the seventh, when rookie J.B. Shuck hit a ground-rule double just inside the right field line and Mike Trout drove him in with a two-out single on the left-handers 104th and final pitch. Liriano has allowed fewer than three runs in seven of his nine starts after missing the first 35 games of the season because of broken bone in his non-throwing arm. The victory put the Bucs a season-best 15 games over .500 (45-30). After 75 games last season they were 40-35, but finished with a losing record for an unprecedented 20th straight year. Jerome Williams (5-3) gave up five runs -- four earned -- and eight hits over six innings in his eighth start of the season and first since June 12. The right-hander took over the rotation slot vacated by lefty Jason Vargas, who was placed on the disabled list Friday because of a blood clot under his pitching arm. "He made really good pitches in the first inning, and he really made some really good pitches throughout the game," catcher Chris Iannetta said. "But in that three-run inning he gave up the home run to Alvarez, and that was just a good piece of hitting. All of his mistakes were up in the zone and they capitalized on them." Alvarez has homered in three consecutive games. The Bucs added two more that inning on an RBI single by No. 9 hitter Jordy Mercer and a bases-loaded walk to Russell Martin. One of the runs was unearned, the result of a fielding error by third baseman Alberto Callaspo on a slow-hit grounder by Marte that kept the inning alive. "Actually, if Williams threw the whole game the way he did in the first inning, it would have been complicated for us," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Hes pitched extremely well for them, and this was probably not normal for what theyve seen from him this season. There were mistakes he made tonight and we were able to do something with those mistakes. A lot of balls were elevated." Travis Snider extended the margin to 4-0 in the fourth with an RBI single after a leadoff double by Neil Walker. McCutchen added his eighth homer in the fifth, and Sanchez capped the scoring in the eighth against Michael Kohn with a homer off the left field pole, his sixth this season and second in his last 44 games. After striking out four of his first five batters, Liriano found himself in a jam with runners at the corners in the third inning before retiring Albert Pujols on a grounder to second base. The three-time NL MVP is 1 for 15 against Liriano. "His fastball was 92, 95, and had good movement," Iannetta said. "He had a really tight slider tonight and a very good changeup. That was his equalizing pitch, and we swung through it a lot." Howie Kendrick, hitting at a .381 clip over his previous 35 games, legged out a double to right-centre with one out in the Angels fourth and was thrown out at the plate as left fielder Starling Marte charged Erick Aybars sharp single and made a one-hop peg to Martin. "I knew he was out right when they sent him home, because I know he has a cannon," McCutchen said. "When that ball was coming to him and I saw (third base coach Dino Ebel) waving, I was like, Hes out. Hes not a typical left fielder because he has the arm of a right fielder. So when he threw that ball, I knew he was toast." NOTES: Shuck started in RF in place of Josh Hamilton, who missed his second straight game with a sore right wrist. Hamilton is batting just .207. ... Hurdle, whose only season as the Texas Rangers hitting coach coincided with Hamiltons 2010 AL MVP campaign, had a chance to reconnect with Angels slumping right fielder during this series. "It was an extremely good visit," Hurdle said. "I think theres a lot of challenges, and hes in a challenging place. I reminded him of the strengths and the skills he does have, and also that he cant do it alone. Theres some other pretty talented people in that clubhouse and on that ballfield." ... Hurdle played in 18 games at Angel Stadium with the Kansas City Royals when it was still known as Anaheim Stadium, and was 10 for 46 lifetime. ... Liriano is 2-4 with a 5.82 ERA in eight career starts against the Angels. Nike Air Huarache City Pack Herre Sort/Gold . And when it opened, every player was at his stall. Thats a sure sign that a team is in a slump and is searching for answers. "Its embarrassing to be at home and play the way we did," said defenceman Josh Gorges. Nike Air Huarache Herre Hvid Grå Sort . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. http://www.nikehuarachedanmark.com/nike-tanjun-dame.html . Cuban testified Thursday that he was upset when the companys CEO told him news that would reduce the value of his shares, for which hed paid $7.5 million. But he said he did nothing improper when he sold those shares over the next two days. BALTIMORE -- In a duel between rookie right-handers, Jon Gray outpitched Dylan Bundy to provide the Colorado Rockies with a feel-good series win.Nick Hundley broke up Bundys no-hit bid with a two-run homer, and Colorado rode a strong outing by Gray to a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.David Dahl hit his first major league home run in his third game for the Rockies, who took two of three from the AL East leaders.Its one of our best series of the year, Colorado manager Walt Weis said. Its got to be up there. We got real good starting pitching this series and we had some really clutch hits. Thats what it takes.Colorado has won six of seven and is 9-4 since the All-Star break.Gray (7-4) allowed one run and five hits over seven innings to earn his first road win since June 5. He had to be sharp, because Bundy was unhittable from the outset.Making his third career start, Bundy (3-3) retired the first 16 batters before Mark Reynolds drew a walk. Hundley then hit a 1-2 changeup into the left-field seats for a 2-0 lead.When a guy is rolling that good, youre just looking for a mistake, Hundley said. Fortunately, he made a mistake.Two batters later, Dahl chased Bundy with a shot to center. Dahl made his big league debut in the series opener and got a hit in each game.He had got me the at-bat before on all changeups, Dahl said, so I wasnt really looking for it. But I kind of just saw it and saw it up and tried to take a good swing.Manny Machado homered for the Orioles, who fell to 37-16 at home after dropping successive games at Camden Yards for the first time since May 30-31.On the positive side for Baltimore, Bundy went deeper into a game than ever before and notched a career-high eight strikeouts.He was the reason we were in that game, manager Buck Showalter said. Impressive.After Machado hit his 21st homer in the sixth, Baltimore didnt get anoother runner into scoring position. Nike Huarache Sort. dam Ottavino and Boone Logan worked the eighth for the Rockies and Carlos Estevez got three straight outs for his 10th save, tops among major league rookies.Earlier, Baltimore missed two opportunities to jump on top.After the Orioles loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, Gray retired major league home run leader Mark Trumbo on a popup before Jonathan Schoop hit a fly ball to center.Baltimore also wasted a leadoff double by Matt Wieters in the fifth.STREAK BREAKEROrioles slugger Chris Davis snapped an 0-for-24 skid with a bunt down the third-base line against the shift. He also walked and struck out twice.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: LHP Chris Rusin was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. He will take the spot of reliever Jason Motte, who was put on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain. Rusin was 2-4 with a 4.12 ERA in 12 games before being sidelined by a strained left shoulder. Manager Walt Weiss said Rusin will be used out of the bullpen.Orioles: Hyun Soo Kim was back in the lineup for the second consecutive game after being activated from the DL on Tuesday. Kim started in the left field and has not shown any lingering effects from a strained right hamstring.UP NEXTRockies: Rookie left-hander Tyler Anderson (3-3, 3.56 ERA) makes his ninth career start Thursday in the opener of a four-game series against the New York Mets. He won his last outing against the Braves, allowing three runs over six innings.Orioles: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9, 7.38), who returned from paternity leave Tuesday, will start Thursdays makeup game from a May 9 postponement in Minnesota. While Jimenez has struggled this season, he is 5-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 career games (nine starts) against the Twins. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
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