Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL

#1 von jinshuiqian0713 , 28.09.2019 05:43

CLEVELAND -- With some help from their lucky chicken, the Cleveland Indians passed some other birds in the wild-card race. Yan Gomes and Ryan Raburn drove in two runs apiece as Cleveland beat Baltimore 6-4 and jumped the Orioles on Wednesday night in the scramble to win one of the ALs two wild-card spots. The live chicken, presented as a gift to reliever Cody Allen, was on the field for batting practice. The bird, supplied by clubhouse workers from an area farm, was given to Allen, who was nicknamed "Chicken Al" by pitcher Frank Herrmann in spring training. The chicken has been named "Cody." While manager Terry Francona said the chicken will be returned safely to the farm, the bird may have to make a return engagement as the Indians continue their playoff push. "If we get on roll, thats going to be our mascot," Raburn said. "Whoevers the owner of it, were going to have to keep that sucker if we keep winning. Were going to have to get him his own locker." The chicken, carried on the field by staff ace Justin Masterson, spent most of batting practice standing with Clevelands pitchers in front of the warning track in centre field. Allen, as his teammates made clucking noises in his direction following the game, was initially reluctant to discuss his gift but finally relented. "It was funny," he said. "It was a very calm chicken. It handled itself well. We scored six runs so maybe the chicken will be here tomorrow." Allen said two of his teammates came up with the idea. Although pitcher Rich Hill was rumoured to be involved, no names were divulged. "Its kind of an anonymous duo," Allen said. Francona knew about the joke ahead of time but was still surprised to see a chicken on a baseball field. "Im pretty OK as long as we win, but I dont know about farm animals," he said. The Indians came off a tough road trip to Atlanta and Detroit, in which they went 1-5 and lost ground in the wild card race before playing Baltimore. Francona is happy that his team is remaining loose. "I think its great," he said. "Were into September. ... I actually love it. Guys are trying to have fun. Thats the best way to be a good team." The Indians moved a half-game in front of Baltimore in the chase for a playoff spot. Cleveland began the night 3 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay for the second wild card. Relievers Bryan Shaw (3-3), Allen, Joe Smith and Chris Perez, who recorded his 22nd save, combined to allow one hit in 4 1-3 innings. "The chicken got us a win. ... Im sorry. ... Cody got us a win, Chicken Al pitched well," Smith said. Gomes broke a 4-all tie with an RBI single in the fifth when the Indians scored twice to go ahead for good. A wild pitch by Kevin Gausman (2-4) with the bases loaded scored the second run. Cleveland scored four times in the first, but starter Zach McAllister couldnt hold the lead. Adam Jones hit a solo homer in the fourth. Manny Machados three-run homer tied it in the fifth. Raburns two-run double, along with RBI singles by Gomes and Mike Aviles, got the Indians off to a quick start. McAllister allowed four runs in 4 1-3 innings. Orioles starter Zach Britton lasted 3 1-3 innings in his first start since July 9. The left-hander, called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, allowed four runs and six hits. The Orioles finished 3-6 on their nine game trip against playoff contenders. They also lost two of three in Boston and New York. "I choose to trust these guys and continue to believe that good things are ahead," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Jones was hit on the left arm by a pitch in the second. He was in obvious pain as he headed to first, where he was visited by Showalter and a team trainer. The two spoke with Jones, who remained in the game. The three-game series between teams chasing a playoff spot drew a total of 36,504 fans. Tuesday nights turnout of 9,962 was the lowest September/October crowd in the history of Progressive Field, which opened in 1994. NOTES: Orioles closer Jim Johnson, who leads the AL with 41 saves, pitched the eighth. It was his first appearance since Aug. 29. ... McAllister, who struck out six, is 3-3 with a 4.53 ERA in nine starts since returning from a sprained right middle finger on July 22. ... Gomes batted in the fifth spot for the second time this season. ... Orioles slugger Chris Davis stole second in the fifth -- his second stolen base of the season. ... Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty made his first start since being recalled from Single-A Frederick on Tuesday. ... The Orioles open a four-game series Thursday at home against the Chicago White Sox. Baltimore RHP Miguel Gonzalez (8-7) faces Chicago LHP Jose Quintana (7-5). ... The Indians are off Thursday. Cleveland begins a three-game home series Friday against the New York Mets. Indians LHP Scott Kazmir (7-7) takes on RHP Zack Wheeler (7-3) in the opener. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Scontate . More importantly, he is trying to show his young teammates the Colorado are still post-season contenders. He hopes winning a series at home was a fresh start. Stan Smith Outlet . Jacob Jacques, Andrew Ryan and Jonathan Drouin also scored for Halifax (37-18-3), who outshot the Islanders 40-26. Kevin Darveau stopped 25 shots. Bradley Kennedy had the lone goal for Charlottetown (18-33-5), which has nine losses in its last 10 games. Kuznetsov, who was selected by the Capitals in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for his hometown team Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL. Adidas Nmd Ingrosso .com) - James Harden needed just seven made field goals to drop 35 points on the Philadelphia 76ers, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-93 win on Monday. Stan Smith Scarpe Online . He looked very comfortable Wednesday night. Konerko had a big three-run double and Gordon Beckham homered for the second straight game, leading the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the sliding Chicago Cubs.COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one or two weeks with a broken finger.Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by a puck in practice on Monday. He is 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season.The club placed the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHLs best goalie on injured reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg on emergency recall from its American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.ddddddddddddThe 21-year-old Forsberg, Columbus sixth pick and the 188th overall in the 2011 draft, did not play in two games as Bobrovskys backup earlier this season. The Swede is 1-2-0 with a 2.36 goals-against average and .921 save percentage at Springfield. ' ' '

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He certainly has the football aptitude,
McPhee and head coach Adam Oates

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