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ANAHEIM, Calif. Cheap NBA Jerseys China . - David Ortiz was scheduled to get the night off, although he told Boston manager John Farrell that he was available. "Wed be crazy not to use David, given his production and capability," Farrell said. So Ortiz came in to pinch-hit for Brandon Snyder with the Red Sox clinging to a one-run lead in the eighth inning. Big Papi responded with a two-run homer to help Boston beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 in the series opener on Friday night. "I dont like pinch-hitting," he said. "I dont think Im that good." Ortiz visited the batting cage between innings to keep himself loose. "Stop being surprised when this guy hits home runs," teammate Jonny Gomes said. "Its hard to pinch-hit, but its hard to DH, too. Hes got that mindset." Shane Victorino scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a dropped fly ball by Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton, giving the AL East-leading Red Sox their fifth straight victory and ninth in 10 games after losing all three games at Angel Stadium last season. They improved to a season-high 20 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 23, 2011. "In the dugout theres a lot of positive energy," Farrell said. "Somewhere well find a way to put something together. It seems like every night theres someone different." Victorino singled leading off the seventh against C.J. Wilson (8-6). Wilson retired the next two batters before Gomes hit a towering fly toward the right field line that should have ended the inning. Hamilton ran a long way and stuck out his glove, but the ball bounced off it, allowing Victorino to score from first base. "Its just unfortunate that the ball unraveled on that one," Wilson said about Hamiltons error. "But its a big adjustment to move from centre to right on a permanent basis, and I think hes still in the adjustment phase with that. But hes doing the best he can. "Sometimes hes made plays where hes a little bit hesitant, just because the lights are in a different place and all that stuff." Wilson was replaced by Dane De La Rosa, who ended the inning by picking off Gomes. Felix Doubront (5-3) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out five and walked two. The left-hander retired 10 in a row after giving up a game-tying homer to Howie Kendrick leading off the fourth. "He had good stuff and was on the plate with his fastball and a very good changeup," Farrell said. "He has weapons to keep guys off-stride." Doubront has been on a roll in his last nine starts, giving up three earned runs or fewer since May 16 with a 2.87 ERA in that stretch. "Just want to keep that pace and help the team win," he said. "My arm feels good now. All my pitches are pretty good." Ortiz slugged his 17th homer of the season to right field on an 0-1 pitch from De La Rosa, scoring Daniel Nava who led off with a double. "Im sure after De La Rosa got ahead with a changeup he was probably looking to tease him," Farrell said. "Its a luxury having that guy available." Former Angel Mike Napoli homered with two outs in the ninth inning, making it 6-2. Wilson allowed three runs — one earned — and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out five and walked two, but was let down by the Angels defensive miscues. "Its frustrating," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "You look at games where weve supported our pitching on the defensive end, but when youre not making plays, it adds up. Not only are you giving up runs, but youre making your whole staff throw more pitches and weve paid the price for that." Wilson gave up three consecutive two-out singles to load the bases in the sixth before fielding a soft broken-bat liner from Jacoby Ellsbury to end the inning. Wilson flipped the ball into the stands as he jogged back to the dugout. "I struggled a little bit getting ahead in the count, and when I did get two strikes on those guys, I didnt put them away. Thats why they got so many hits," he said. "They were out there just trying to put the ball in play, and they hit a lot of balls through the middle of the field, which is a pretty good plan. But theyre hot." The Red Sox took a 2-0 lead in the second on Jarrod Saltalamacchias RBI single and a fielding error by left fielder J.B. Shuck. The Angels, who had won eight of nine, scored their first run on Albert Pujols double-play groundout in the third. Pujols and Hamilton each went 1 for 4, and Mike Trout was 1 for 3 with a walk for the Angels. Notes: Angels RHP Jered Weaver became a father on Friday when his wife gave birth to son Aden David Weaver. The baby is named for Weavers late teammate and friend Nick Adenhart, who was killed by a drunken driver in 2009, hours after pitching in his season debut. ... The Red Sox placed SS Stephen Drew on the DL, retroactive to June 29, and recalled RHP Jose De La Torre from Triple-A Pawtucket. Drew says his right hamstring continues to improve, but that it made sense for him to let it heal before returning. ... The Angels will start RHP Jerome Williams on Saturday, three days after he started in a 12-2 loss to St. Louis. ... It was Ortizs fifth career pinch-hit homer, and his first since May 29, 2011, at Detroit. Supply NFL Jerseys . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Wholesale Basketball Jerseys Authentic . Batiste, who briefly signed with the Eskimos in 2006, has spent time with several NFL teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. http://www.wholesalechinajerseys.net/ . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. MILWAUKEE -- Scooter Gennett got some good fortune on the go-ahead hit Tuesday night. And the way he figures it, the Milwaukee Brewers deserved it.Gennett and Jonathan Villar each hit a two-run single in a five-run eighth inning that sent Milwaukee to a 9-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.With the score tied at 4, the Brewers batted around and broke the game open on three hits and four walks against Arizonas bullpen.Hernan Perez singled up the middle off reliever Daniel Hudson (1-2) to start the eighth, and Ryan Braun walked. With one out, Chris Carter walked to load the bases for Gennett, who blooped the tiebreaking single over second base.Its a crazy game, Gennett said. Sometimes you can do everything right and fail. Sometimes you can get jammed by 97 (mph) and everything works out. Its a crazy game and its about time that things start working in our favor, though.Second baseman Phil Gosselin made a diving attempt at the ball, but it just eluded his reach.For a while there, we couldnt catch a break, hitting balls hard right at people in big situations, Gennett said. And now, were getting those hits. Were finding holes. Its been fun, lately.The good times continued for Milwaukee, too.Zac Curtis came on and struck out pinch-hitter Andy Wilkins, but walked Keon Broxton and Kirk Nieuwenhuis to force in another run.The walks are tough to stomach, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said. Two-out walks come back to get you.And they did, when Villar followed with a two-run single that capped the rally.We did a nice job tonight with two outs just keeping the line moving, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after his club won consecutive games for the first time since July 4-5.Milwaukee starter Matt Garza allowed five hits in six innings and left with a 4-3 lead, but Arizona tied it at 4 in the seventh. Michael Bourn singled on a bunt to reliever Will Smith and raced to second on the throwing error to first. Bourn went to third on a groundout before Paul Goldschmidt greeted Tyler Thornburg (4-4) with a run-scoring infield single.Garza hasnt won since beating Washington 6-5 on June 25, a span of five starts.Going into the 8th tied 4-4, I think we felt great about it, Hale said. We had a good part of the order coming up in the top of the ninth. We just need to get there.Milwaukee chased Patrick Corbin in the sixth and went ahead 4-3. Braun singled, extending his hitting streak to 11 games, and Jonathan Lucroy walked. Authentic Cheap Jerseys. Enrique Burgos came on and got Carter to hit into a double play. Braun scored on Gennetts single off the glove of shortstop Jean Segura.With Corbin throwing so many pitches (40) in the first inning, he did an unbelievable job to get to the sixth, Hale said.Corbin hasnt won since June 21, a stretch of six starts.The Diamondbacks tied it at 3 in the fourth on Bourns fielders choice with the bases loaded.Carter, who got Monday night off to regroup after going 1 for 18, singled in the Brewers first run in the first inning. Jake Elmore added a two-run single.Segura doubled and scored on Goldschmidts single in the first. Welington Castillos ground-rule double drove in Goldschmidt.MILWAUKEE GOLDGoldschmidt is a .433 career hitter (45 for 104) with 13 doubles, eight homers, 24 RBI and 20 walks in 28 games against the Brewers.LAMB OUT OF LINEUPHale kept 3B Jake Lamb (sore left hand) out of the lineup and plans to use him sparingly over the next few days.TRAINERS ROOMDiamondbacks: RHP Zack Greinke threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session. Hes been on the disabled list since June 29 with a left oblique strain. He threw 25 pitches, took a brief break and then finished with another 15. Hale said Greinke likely will pitch in an Arizona Rookie League game on Friday. ... OF David Peralta (lower back strain) will remain on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Reno, but is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks on Friday.Brewers: INF Will Middlebrooks (lower right leg strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday. In his absence, Counsell plans to use Perez more at third and less in right field. Perez has appeared in 62 games, including 39 starts (26 at 3B, 13 in RF). His versatility is valuable, Counsell said. Elmore is also in the mix at third.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: RHP Archie Bradley (3-6, 4.44 ERA) faces the Brewers for the first time. He was recalled from Triple-A Reno on May 29.Brewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-8, 3.40) looks to add to his team-leading 11 quality starts when he faces the Diamondbacks for the third time in his career and first this season. He was 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts against Arizona last season. ' ' ' 

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