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#1 by sakura698 , Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:15 pm

NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees are making their move in the AL playoff race -- thanks in large part to all the wins they are piling up against Toronto. Air Max 270 Australia . Pettitte pitched six effective innings, and Curtis Granderson homered to help the surging Yankees win 5-3 on Thursday after a 3 1/2-hour rain delay, their 10th straight victory over the Blue Jays. New York took advantage of a missed call by the umpires to win its fifth consecutive game and 10th in 12 overall. "Were feeling good about ourselves, and you knew this was going to happen," Pettitte said. "It was just a matter of when, and you hope its not too late." Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run single for the Yankees, who improved to 12-1 against Toronto this season with their second four-game sweep of the Blue Jays. New York moved within 3 1/2 games of the second AL wild-card spot heading into a weekend series at Tampa Bay. "Weve got a good shot," Granderson said. "We still control our destiny." The Yankees have won 13 home games in a row against Toronto, their longest streak against one team since a 14-game run vs. Kansas City from August 2002 to April 2006. The last-place Blue Jays have lost five straight and 11 of 15. The only other opponent to sweep a pair of four-game series from them in one season was the 1978 Milwaukee Brewers. Toronto had a lead in every game of this series, just as it did during New Yorks four-game whitewash at Yankee Stadium in late April. The Blue Jays have dropped 22 of 24 in the Bronx, dating to 2011. Their 10-game skid vs. New York is their longest against one team in a single season since losing 11 in a row against Boston in 2002. "Its hard. Yankee Stadium is a tough place. The sad part is were in every game, basically all year. We just couldnt put them away with a lead," said manager John Gibbons, ejected in the fifth. Rodriguez made a pair of important defensive plays at third base and worked a walk that started a rally. Pettitte (9-9) gave up four hits and three walks to win his second consecutive start after going 0-3 in his previous five. His only blemish was J.P. Arencibias leadoff homer in the fifth. With his 254th victory, the 41-year-old lefty tied Jack Morris and Hall of Famer Red Faber for 42nd place on the career list. After the Blue Jays scored twice off Shawn Kelley in the seventh, Boone Logan struck out pinch-hitter Adam Lind with two on to preserve a 5-3 lead. Preston Claiborne, just recalled from the minors, worked a scoreless eighth, and David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. Mariano Rivera was rested after appearing in three games over the previous two days. "Each day youre able to make up a little ground, it seems more attainable -- and thats good for the guys in that room," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. The start was delayed for 3 hours, 32 minutes -- though it wasnt raining when play was supposed to begin. Light, steady showers fell throughout much of the delay, and the game didnt start until the storm front cleared. The sun broke through as Pettitte trotted out to the mound to begin his warmups. Aided by an incorrect call, the Yankees took a 2-1 lead against J.A. Happ (3-3) on a confusing play in the fifth. With the bases loaded and one out, Vernon Wells hit a sinking liner to centre that was caught by a tumbling Rajai Davis just before it hit the ground. But the umpires ruled it a trap as Nunez scored the go-ahead run. Thinking the ball had been caught, Chris Stewart tried to scramble back to second and was thrown out by Davis -- after he fumbled the transfer. Gibbons came out to argue the ball was caught. Instead, Wells was credited with an RBI on an 8-4 fielders choice. "We scored a run, thats all that matters," he said. Gibbons was ejected, for the fifth time this season, by first base ump Scott Barry. Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle was tossed by third base umpire Ted Barrett for yelling from the bench. "We looked at the replay and it looked to us like it bounced, but probably inside his glove," said Barrett, the crew chief. "So on replay, probably would have been ruled a catch." One inning later, Rodriguez drew the first of three straight Yankees walks before Nunez delivered a two-run single. Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie made an outstanding play on Stewarts RBI groundout that made it 5-1. Rodriguez charged in to throw out Lawrie on a slow bouncer in the fourth, saving a run. The third baseman, who returned this month from hip surgery and a strained quadriceps, also grabbed a sharp grounder and stepped on the bag to start an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the fifth. "Just smoked, right down the line. I mean, I just put my glove down. That ball caught me, almost," he said. "That was a big play." Granderson led off the bottom half and homered into the second deck in right, tying it at 1. NOTES: Yankees CF Brett Gardner was rested. He entered for defence in the ninth. ... New York OF Ichiro Suzuki doubled off third base for his 4,001st hit between the majors and Japan. ... Rodriguez was back in the lineup after a night off Wednesday. He got his second stolen base of the season. ... SS Derek Jeter (strained right calf) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. ... RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-8, 2.41 ERA), who leads the AL in ERA, faces Rays rookie Chris Archer (6-5, 2.95) on Friday night. ... Due to the long delay, the Yankees offered free seats for the Sept. 2-4 series against the Chicago White Sox to fans holding tickets for Thursday. ... Gibbons said CF Colby Rasmus, on the DL since Aug. 11 with a strained left abdominal muscle, will begin baseball activities Monday. Adidas NMD Australia Cheap . - Bryan Price sat down in the cushy chair. Vapormax 97 Sale Australia . And by all indications, the team is expected to select phenom Connor McDavid with their selection. The Buffalo Sabres, who were knocked down to the second overall pick after finishing with the worst regular season record, are expected to take the other generational player in Jack Eichel. http://www.salenikeshoesaustralia.com/jordan-1-clearance.html . Kyle Shanahan was hired as offensive co-ordinator Monday after spending the previous four years in the same role with the Washington Redskins.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - UFC fighters will wear uniforms made by Reebok next year after the promotion agreed to a sponsorship deal with the sports apparel company.UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said the six-year deal will change the esthetics and economics of the worlds dominant mixed martial arts promotion by creating a professional, standard look for fighters shorts and additional gear in a famously individualistic sport. The uniforms will be revealed shortly before the fighters don them in July.It elevates the sport, UFC President Dana White said. For everybody to be dressed the same, to look the same, it just makes everything more professional. Every year, we take this thing to another level.The UFC will no longer allow its fighters to sell sponsorship patches on their trunks, a time-honoured tradition in MMA and boxing. White and Fertitta said the new deal largely will make up for the lost revenue, and the fighters still can have sponsorship deals outside the octagon.Fertitta said the promotion is distributing the vast majority of the money from its Reebok deal directly to its fighters, partly in a tiered system based on divisional rankings. White said the UFC itself will make almost no money from the deal for the first few years.Weve done a lot of research in the last two to three years, Fertitta said. We feel like weve created a program thats going to be worth at least as much, and in some cases more, than theyre making (with sponsorships).Some fighters have criticized the prospect of UFC uniforms when the idea was floated by White in recent years, concerned about the interruption of sponsorship deals that sometimes pay the fighters more than their UFC contracts. Other fighters welcome their piece of a major sportswear deal while fighting in uniforms comparable to the gear worn by athletes in the other major sports.I think its good for the UFC brand, welterweight title contender Robbie Lawler told The Associated Press. I think its going to be nice for the fighters to get a little extra money, and I think in the end its going to be a little easier. Were going to be getting some of the sponsorship money that the UFC is already getting. Its going to be big for the sport. Vans Old Skool Australia Sale. .Yet the UFC will eliminate many of its fighters current methods of making money in a sport thats notoriously unprofitable for up-and-coming fighters. For instance, the UFC also is doing away with those garish, sometimes amateurish sponsorship banners typically hung behind competitors during MMA fight introductions.It makes me physically sick to my stomach when I see those guys rolling out that banner, but I never stopped it because I didnt want to take money away from guys when I couldnt supplement that money, White said. Now we can give them something better.Fertitta said the UFC could put corporate logos on its uniforms in the future, although the deals probably would be limited to one sponsor at one event.If we do put a company on there, its going to be a major global brand, he said. Think along the lines of European soccer.The UFCs deal with Reebok is its biggest financial agreement outside its television contracts, White said, although the UFC is a private company that is notoriously reluctant to discuss its finances, including fighter pay.Not all individuality will be lost under the deal. Fighters will be free to choose from different styles of uniforms, from the board shorts worn by many fighters to the tighter bicycle shorts favoured by former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and others. Women will have the option of wearing shorts with a skirt front.UFC executives have chafed in recent years when its fighters uniform misadventures reflected negatively on a company pursuing a more polished, professional image in line with its Fox broadcast deal and increased international presence.Welterweight Dennis Hallman became a viral sensation and not in a good way after wearing incredibly skimpy blue shorts at UFC 133 in August 2011, briefly exposing himself during a first-round loss to Brian Ebersole. Hallman claimed he lost a bet.At a Fox show in Sacramento last December, lightweight Cody McKenzie wore plain white basketball shorts with the tags still attached and a Nike logo crudely drawn on the leg. McKenzie, who was subsequently released by the UFC, said he had forgotten his fight shorts at the hotel. ' ' '

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