OAKLAND, Calif. -- The AL West champion Angels have a long list of nagging injuries, a flu bug in the clubhouse and tired bodies as the result of only one off day since Aug. 14. Los Angeles is still pulling out important wins in late September. Howie Kendrick doubled and drove in three runs as the Angels held off the playoff-hopeful Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Wednesday, then packed up for their final regular-season series at Seattle. Oh, and Thursdays well-earned day off. "These guys have been terrific. What theyve done the last 60 games, theyve just been incredible," manager Mike Scioscia said. "These guys have played hard, theyve played long and theyve played well, and its fun to watch." The As dropped a half-game back of Kansas City for the top AL wild card with the Royals set to play a night game at Cleveland. Seattle began the day three games behind for the second wild-card spot. Los Angeles (98-61) maintained its lead over Baltimore (95-63) for the best record in baseball and home-field advantage for the AL playoffs. The Angels beat their Northern California rival for the seventh time in the last eight meetings to capture the season series 10-9 for the first time in four years. The Angels won at the Coliseum for just the third time in nine games. Angels star Mike Trout left the game before the top of the fifth with a stomach illness. This stretch for Oakland can be best defined as one of wasted pitching performances and devoid of clutch hitting. The As rallied with four runs in the seventh, including Josh Reddicks two-run double and an RBI triple by Nick Punto. Adam Dunn struck out as a pinch-hitter to end the inning with runners on first and second. "Weve got to get on the right path. We seem to be taking the wrong turns no matter what road we take," Reddick said. Trout dropped a fly ball in centre field for a three-base error in the fourth, putting Josh Donaldson on third leading off the inning. Jonny Gomes popped out and Derek Norris flied out to right, with Kole Calhoun making a perfect throw home to get Donaldson for a double play. Crew chief Gerry Davis sent the play to review to determine whether catcher Chris Iannetta had blocked the plate. The call was upheld in 3 minutes, 30 seconds, sending the crowd into a booing frenzy. Hector Santiago (6-9) worked 5 1-3 innings for his first outing longer than two innings in three starts. He allowed three hits, struck out three and walked two. He hopes he showed enough to get his shot in the playoffs. "I heard a cut last week that we have one starting pitcher," Santiago said. "Im pretty sure we have five." Huston Street, the seventh Los Angeles pitcher, finished for his 17th save with the Angels and 41st overall. As starter Jon Lester (16-11) struck out seven in seven innings, allowing five runs on eight hits. He went winless in three starts against the Angels this year. The As wrapped up their home schedule and left with luggage to be away four to 10 days and for varying climates. They could have to play a wild-card game at Kansas City on Tuesday. "Well, we know were going to Dallas," manager Bob Melvin said. "Well figure out hopefully a destination after that. Were in an exciting time, and we need to be able to embrace that." BIRTHDAY BOY Angels infielder John McDonald had a birthday cake waiting postgame from visiting clubhouse manager Mike Thalblum to celebrate his 40th. "Delicious," McDonald said with a grin. "I might eat the whole thing." TRAINERS ROOM Angels: OF Josh Hamilton had a recovery day as he deals with upper body pain that has sidelined him 19 of the last 20 games. ... 3B David Freese sat out for a second straight day with tightness in his upper back. ... RHP Matt Shoemaker played catch for the third straight day as he works back from a strained left oblique but still needs to throw off a mound. There is no timetable for when that might happen. UP NEXT Angels: RHP Jered Weaver deemed himself ready for Fridays start at Seattle after spending two days with the flu that he caught from his son. Weaver has kept food down since Tuesday and had a piece of cake. "Ill be fine for Friday," the 18-game winner said. Athletics: RHP Jason Hammel (2-6, 4.52 ERA) pitches the opener of a season-ending four-game series at Texas after rejoining the club Monday following paternity leave. He has received two or fewer runs of support in 10 of his 11 starts since joining the As on July 4, and has never beaten the Rangers in two career starts. Nike Air Max 2018 Scontate
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. PETERSBURG, Fla. BOSTON -- Carlton Fisk cleared the Green Monster to beat the Cincinnati Reds. All Grady Sizemore had to do was hit it. The Red Sox outfielder lined one off the bottom of Fenway Parks left-field Wall to drive in the winning run on Tuesday night and Boston beat Cincinnati 4-3 in 12 innings -- the longest game between the teams since Fisks historic homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. "It will never get old to walk off," said Sizemore, who had three hits in the game. "I was just glad I could come through." An All-Star with the Cleveland Indians, Sizemore missed all of the last two seasons while recovering from back surgery. The Red Sox brought him in as an extra outfielder, knowing the low risk would pay off big if he returned to the form that earned him MVP votes from 2005-08. "Ive got to believe that tonight gives him even further feeling like hes contributing here rather than being someone coming back from an injury," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "Nights like tonight go a long way and continue to rebuild Grady." Sizemore singled in a run in the third and had another base hit in the eighth, then came up with nobody out in the 12th after David Ortiz and Mike Napoli had already singled off Logan Ondrusek (0-2). He hit the first pitch to left-centre, and the outfielders didnt even bother picking it up as Ortiz scored easily. Craig Breslow (1-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the victory. Boston beat Cincinnati for the sixth time in seven games since the Reds rebounded from the Fisk homer to win Game 7 of the 75 Series to take the title. The teams also met for interleague series in 2005 and 08. Dusstin Pedroia had three hits, including two doubles, as the Red Sox won for the third time in four games.dddddddddddd Napoli drove in a pair of runs as the Red Sox opened a 3-1 lead only to see Junichi Tazawa give it up in the eighth. "We finally got something going a little late," Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick said. "Any time you lose a game, you think about missed opportunities." Red Sox starter Felix Doubront allowed one run on five hits, but he walked two batters in the sixth before leaving with one out and a 3-1 lead. Burke Badenhop threw one pitch to Skip Schumaker to get an inning-ending play. It was still 3-1 in the eighth when Joey Votto drew a one-out walk and Brandon Phillips doubled to put runners on second and third. Todd Frazier singled in one run, and Ryan Ludwick tied it 3-all with a sacrifice fly. NOTES: Reds starter Homer Bailey gave up three runs on five hits and five walks, striking out five in six innings. ... The Reds placed RF Jay Bruce on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee and selected the contract of OF Roger Bernadina from Triple-A Louisville. Bruce had arthroscopic surgery on Monday and is expected to miss about a month. ... The game marked the 99th anniversary of Babe Ruths first of 714 career homers, on May 6, 1915. The Red Sox LHP also pitched 12 1-3 innings and took the loss in a complete game against the Yankees at the Polo Grounds. ... The Reds announced that their April 28 rainout against the Cubs will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 8. ... Red Sox DH David Ortiz played in his 2,000th career game. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys
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