after finishing last in the Rugby Champion | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » GENERAL » General Discussion
cx12345678 Feb 9 '18
MINNEAPOLIS -- Brian Doziers milestone home run led to his first career curtain call and a satisfying win for the Minnesota Twins. Nike Presto Womens .Dozier hit his 25th homer of the season and the 100th of his career, leading Tyler Duffey and the Twins over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night and ending a four-game losing streak.After slumping badly to start the season, Dozier has been one of the top hitters in the majors for almost two months. Hes hit 17 homers since June 25, most in the majors over that span, and hes even baffled a Hall of Fame hitter with his surge.Im not sure what it feels like to be in the groove that hes in, said Twins manager Paul Molitor, who got 3,319 hits in big league career.I know back there in May he talked about having a couple days where he worked on some things, some things started to click, and its been an extended period now where hes been one of the better offensive players in the league, he said.Dozier doubled to lead off the first inning and scored on the first of Robbie Grossmans three hits. In the sixth inning he followed Eddie Rosarios two-run shot with a towering drive deep into the second deck in left.Teammate Eduardo Escobar pushed Dozier out of the dugout to acknowledge the crowd after he circled the bases.Just dont ask him to explain his turnaround.If I had a clear-cut answer Id tell you, Dozier said. You make adjustments, you start seeing the ball, you stay behind the ball . everything feels very comfortable.For the second time this season, the Twins homered three times off Royals starter Dillon Gee (4-6), who gave up five earned runs on 11 hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings.The first five innings ... we were battling pretty good and the curveball was good, Gee said. We were able to battle our way through five, and in the sixth it just fell apart.Duffey (8-8) won for the third time in three starts this month. He allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings, striking out six.His outing was especially timely given the recent troubles of Minnesotas starting staff. In the previous three games, Twins starters lasted a combined 10 innings.The more that the short outings get compounded, the more that it taxes your team collectively, Molitor said. You need a little relief. Long starts are right up there with off days.Ryan Pressly pitched a scoreless eighth and Brandon Kintzler allowed an unearned run in the ninth but held on for his 11th save in 12 chances.Cheslor Cuthbert hit his 10th home run of the season in the third inning to tie it at 1. But Grossman hit a leadoff home run in the fifth to put the Twins on top for good.CUTHBERT CRUSHINGCuthbert took over third base for the injured Mike Moustakas in late May, and the rookie has been on a tear since the All-Star break. After going 1 for 4 on Saturday hes hitting .336 since July 15. He also had four straight multihit games earlier this week and hasnt gone hitless in consecutive games since June 15-16.BULLPEN SHUFFLEThe Twins switched lefties in their bullpen on Saturday, calling up Ryan ORourke from Triple-A Rochester and designating Andrew Albers for assignment. ORourke had a 4.91 ERA in eight appearances with the Twins earlier this season. Albers made one appearance for the Twins this season, giving up five runs in six innings of relief in the second game of a doubleheader against Houston on Thursday.UP NEXTLHP Hector Santiago will try to earn his first victory for the Twins on Sunday. Santiago (10-6), acquired from the Angels in a four-player trade on Aug. 1, has allowed eight earned runs in 10 1/3 innings in his first two starts for Minnesota, both losses. Hell face RHP Edinson Volquez (8-10), who is 0-2 with three no-decisions since July 9. Vapormax CS Triple Black . The return match will take place next Wednesday. Udinese leads Fiorentina 2-1 in the other semifinal. Napoli staged a second-half comeback from two goals down after Gervinhos opener and a stunning strike from Kevin Strootman. Vapormax Off White 2018 . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. Rugbys latest world rankings have reaffirmed what has been apparent for the last two months - the All Blacks are light years ahead of the chasing pack.New Zealand have climbed to the highest points total of any team since the rankings were introduced in 2003, sitting on 96.57.The margin back to second-ranked England of 7.08 points is also the biggest lead ever held, following the All Blacks dominant 3-0 home sweep of Wales and an unchallenged romp through the Rugby Championship.Currently on a world record 17-Test winning run, the All Blacks havent budged from top spot since claiming it from the Springboks seven years ago, a period which has encompassed two World Cup wins. Balenciaga Triple S Womens. .South Africas recent woes are reflected in a drop to fourth behind Australia.Argentina fall to ninth after finishing last in the Rugby Championship, having notched just one win.Rankings:1 New Zealand; 2, England; 3 Australia; 4 South Africa; 5 Wales; 6 Ireland; 7 France; 8 Scotland. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '