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SEATTLE -- James Paxton had maybe the best start of his young career Sunday. Wholesale Nuggets Jerseys . In even better news for the Seattle Mariners, hes doing well after taking a line drive off his pitching arm.Paxton took a four-hitter into the ninth inning before he was forced from the game by the line drive, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 to sweep the three-game series.X-rays on Paxton were negative, and the left-hander has just a contusion on his left elbow. Hes listed as day-to-day.Paxton, whose dominant day included striking out Mike Trout four times, was on the verge of his first career complete game when he was struck with one out in the ninth by the line drive from Andrelton Simmons, who reached on the infield single.I just feel sick to my stomach for him and everybody involved, to pitch the ballgame he did, Seattle manager Scott Servais said. It was an opportunity for him to try to close it out. I thought his stuff was great and I felt good about having him out there in the ninth inning.Mike Freeman, making his Mariners debut after being called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, had his first two major league hits, including an RBI single to cap the decisive three-run fourth inning.Tom Wilhelmsen got the final two outs for his first save since Oct. 4, 2015. Paxton struck out six with one walk in a career-high 8 1/3 innings.Its awful, clearly, Wilhelmsen said. He was throwing a gem and did everything he did to really help a taxing bullpen right now. He just did a tremendous job and youd like to see him finish that off. A laser beam like that off any part of your body, let alone your throwing arm, is really scary.Matt Shoemaker (6-12) allowed three runs and seven hits in seven innings, striking out three, but hitting three batters.Seattle erased a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the fourth inning, although the Angels prevented a bigger inning with two stellar defensive plays.Seth Smith, Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz opened with consecutive singles for the first run. After Adam Lind was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Trout prevented a grand slam with a leaping catch above the center-field wall on Leonys Martins sacrifice fly that made it 2-1.Mike Zunino then bounced to shortstop Simmons, who threw out Cruz at home. Freeman, who singled in his first at-bat in the third, followed with an RBI single.Paxton had good stuff and pitched a strong game. Shoe had his back up against the wall, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. In the fourth inning we made some nice defensive plays to keep ourselves in, but those guys kept pressuring us and got the three runs.Freeman, who had played in four games at Tacoma after being acquired from Arizona on waivers on Monday, was 0 for 9 with two walks in 11 plate appearances with the Diamondbacks.Obviously, there was nerves, said Freeman, who did not yet have a nameplate above his locker. I feel nervous pretty much before any game, but just to be back in the big leagues, a lot of excitement.The Angels pushed across an unearned run in the third after shortstop Sean OMalley booted Shane Robinsons one-out chopper. Robinson came around on singles by Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols.Trout, celebrating his 25th birthday, struck out four times for the fourth time in his career. The last was Sept. 7, 2014, also against Paxton.I cant pick his stuff up. I dont know. It was just one of those days, Trout said. Just not picking it up, not getting my foot down.CANOS STREAK ENDSSeattle 2B Robinson Cano was given the day off, ending his consecutive games started streak at 167, the longest in the majors.TRAINING ROOMAngels: 3B Yunel Escobar, who injured his left knee on the final play Saturday, was scratched Sunday from the leadoff spot after the knee bothered him during pregame warm-ups.Mariners: SS Ketel Marte, on the 15-day DL with mononucleosis, was scheduled to play again Sunday night with Triple-A Tacoma. Im hopeful we get him before we go on the road trip, Servais said, referring to the three-game series at Oakland that begins Friday. ... RHP Nick Vincent was activated off the 15-day DL (mid-back strain). Vincent is 2/3 with a 3.47 ERA and one save in 35 games with Seattle. He made one rehab appearance with Class A Short-Season Everett, striking out three in one scoreless inning. ... INF Luis Sardinas and RHP Cody Martin were optioned to Tacoma.UP NEXTAngels: After a day off Monday, Los Angeles heads to Chicago for a two-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In two career starts against the Cubs, RHP Jered Weaver (8-8, 5.11) has allowed just one earned run in 13 innings.Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7, 3.99 ERA) opens the three-game series against Detroit on Monday, the final set of a 10-game homestand. Iwakuma is 11-3 in his last 14 starts. Cheap Nuggets Jerseys Authentic . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. Cheap Nuggets Jerseys China . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. If youve seen the Week 2 schedule, then you are wondering: What exactly is there to celebrate? More ranked teams play FCS opponents (six) than Power 5 opponents (five), and exactly one ranked team plays on the road: No. 13 Louisville at Syracuse on Friday night.So what is there to celebrate? The lurking upset. Dont forget: Western Kentucky, which went 12-2 last season, plays at No. 1 Alabama. Speaking of which, celebrate the birthday of Paul William Bryant, who would have been 103. Wake up Sunday and sing happy birthday to the Bear.A rivalry renewed When Penn State?head coach James Franklin?said in discussing the Nittany Lions game with?Pittsburgh?that his players were toddlers the last time these once-fierce intrastate rivals?played, he reminded me of the price college football paid for realignment. In the past 25 years, a number of great rivalries came to an end: Oklahoma-Nebraska, Missouri-Kansas, Auburn-Tennessee. I would be a lot more excited about the Nittany Lions and the Panthers playing Saturday if it were the resumption of an annual rivalry, a la Michigan-Notre Dame, and not just for four seasons.Home sweet home Heres an odd byproduct of realignment and the extended postseason: Alabama and Clemson each take five consecutive games away from campus into their home openers. The Crimson Tide and Tigers closed the regular season on the road, played in a conference championship, competed in two College Football Playoff games and opened this season away from home (the former at a neutral site, the latter on the road). Big-name schools dont normally do that; they like making money at home. Somehow, I think Alabama and Clemson came out OK. As Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said about playing Troy this week, I am so excited to be in Death Valley and open this place back up for business.A big gamble on Big 12 entry Houston has put all of its athletic chips behind its bid to get into the Big 12, spending at a level that wont be sustainable if the school doesnt start making Power 5 money. The university has committed $17.6 million to the program, and thats before the $7.9 million in student fees. If the Big 12 says no and the university cuts up the athletic departments credit card, then why would Tom Herman stay as coach? On the other hand, if the Big 12 says yes and Herman makes $5 million a year, why would he leave? Dont forget: Bobby Bowden and Florida State turned down overtures to the SEC because Bowden knew the ACC meant a shorter road to No. 1.Oliver makes an immediate impactHerman talked about thhe physical mismatches his Cougars face against teams like Oklahoma, but if Herman keeps signing players such as defensive lineman Ed Oliver?--?who on Saturday had seven tackles, including two sacks -- there wont be mismatches for long. Cheap Nuggets Jerseys. Houstons coaches named the freshman their defensive player of the week. Heres what really endeared Oliver to Herman: Oliver declined Sunday to speak to the media, saying he hadnt earned it. It speaks to his maturity level and the way he feels about his team and his teammates that hes still got a lot of proving to do, Herman said.Bad timing for a Ferentz extension?Iowas decision to extend the contract of Kirk Ferentz through the 2026 is the antidote to the farce that LSU staged with Les Miles in November. Ferentzs Hawkeye teams have been good to very good for most of his 18 years. His record of 128-87 (.595) falls just short of the .600 threshold needed to qualify for the Hall of Fame. It is compelling, however, that the school announced the extension during Iowa State week. The Cyclones have been Ferentzs curse. Iowa State has gone 9-8 against him. During that same period, the Cyclones have a winning record against only one Big 12 team. They are also 9-8 against Kansas.Time to double down (a win) in Purdue This is a crossroads game at Purdue, which welcomes Cincinnati into Ross-Ade Stadium one week after beating Eastern Kentucky 45-24. Boilermakers coach Darrell Hazell, in his fourth season, now has seven wins, four of them against FCS opponents and none of them in consecutive weeks. One sign of hope: The Boilermakers forced four turnovers against the Colonels, which is worth mentioning because few teams took care of the ball last season as poorly as the Bearcats (33 turnovers, minus-19, third worst in the FBS).Bring your glasses to Bristol If all of Neyland Stadium and its 102,455 seats can fit inside Bristol Motor Speedway, then it stands to reason that some of the 150,000 or so fans expected for the Tennessee-Virginia Tech game on Saturday night will be a long way from the field. For instance, the press box will be 300 yards from the game action. For those of us without 20/10 vision, there is a Panasonic TV, suspended above the field from a truss, that has a four-sided display that is 63 feet wide and 29.5 feet high. It uses 54 million LED lights and weighs 135,000 pounds. I cant imagine why they decided to name it Colossus. 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