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Astros newcomers carry team to fourth-straight win

Each night in the 2016 baseball season, we’ll run down the top news, facts and highlights from action around Major League Baseball.The Astros took another step Friday night intheir push to make the postseason, beating the Blue Jays 5-3for their fourth-straight victory.Coming off a doubleheader sweep of the Twins on Thursday in which they scored 25 runs, the Astros bats cooledbut got all the offense they needed thanks to 23-year-old right-hander Joe Musgrove.MORE: 25 worst Baseball Hall of Fame selectionsMaking only his third career MLB appearanceand his second start, Musgrovewent seven innings to get his first MLB victory. He gave up only six hits and one walk, striking out seven. He now has a 1.47 ERA in 18 1/3 innings this season.Musgrove wasn’t the only Astros youngster making a splash Friday.OutfielderTeoscar Hernandez homered inhis MLBdebut for his first hit.A popular choice in the preseason to win the AL West, nothing has come easy for the Astros this year. Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel is a disappointing 7-11 with a 4.56 Reggie Jackson Jersey ERA. Just in the last week, the team haslost Colby Rasmus to the DL with an ear condition, andDFAed struggling outfielderCarlos Gomez.Yet the Astros aresomehow still in the AL playoff chase. The win against the Blue Jays leaves the Astros just two games behind Boston in the race forthe second wild-card spot.Not bad for a team that started 17-28, and was under .500 in late June.MORE: Remembering A-RodPlayer of the dayHanley Ramirez, Red Sox: A night after he went down in apparent agonizing pain after a collision at first base, Ramirez hit a three-run home run in the first against the Diamondbacks.And then he hit another three-run homer in the second. Ramirez finished with only those two hits in four at-bats, but that was all the offense the Red Sox needed in a 9-4 win.Highlight:Thanks for the memories, A-Rod. Barring a shocking move to another team, this is thefinal hit of his 22-season career: Three things to know: The Cubs blasted five home runs en route to their 11th straight victory in a 13-2 shellacking of the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. It’s the Cubs longest winning streak since a 12-game run in 2001.Jake Thompsonstruck out four batters in the second Don Larsen Jersey inning against the Rockies, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to turn the feat since 1902. Yankees right-handerNathan Eovaldiwent on the 15-day disabled list Friday, retroactive to Thursday, with a right elbow injury. The teamrecalled RHP Luis Severinofrom Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.MORE:Nationals GM disputes reports ofBryce Harper injuryWhat’s next:Tigers (61-54)at Rangers (69-48)8:05 p.m. ET Thisis an important series for both teams. TheRangers are trying to hold off the red-hot Mariners in the AL West.The Tigers aresolidly in contention for a wild-card spot, if not the AL East championship.The Tigers face a tough matchup against Cole Hamels (12-3, 2.89 ERA). The Tigers will counter with left-hander Matt Boyd (3-2, 4.69 ERA), who got hammered in several outings in June, but has been solidsince the All-Star break, with a 2.76 ERA in his last six appearances.Cardinals(60-56) at Cubs (73-41) 2:20 p.m. ET Luke Weaver, a 22-year-old right-hander, will make his MLB debut for the Cardinals. The Cardinals’s No. 2 prospect, Weaver hasmade only 13minor league starts above the Cla s-A level, and he’s going to be facing the best team in baseball this season inWrigley Field. Welcome to the big leagues, Luke.He’ll be matched against Jorge Posada Jersey unsung Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, who is 11-7 with a 2.17 ERA this year.

Trending: Nyquist scores two times in reduction to Maple Leafs

TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs contain the Crimson Wings’ quantity this year.The Leafs improved to 3-0 versus the Wings with their 3-2 victory at Air Canada Centre Tuesday evening, snapping their five-game dropping skid. The Wings rallied back again from the 3-0 deficit but could not obtain the tying objective to drive additional Gustav Nyquist : Nyquist was not feeling so terrific on Monday, a belly bug forcing him to mi s out on observe. But he felt improved and commenced Tuesday night, taking part in on the line with Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Tatar. The Wings were being in a position to salvage the next interval when Zetterberg uncovered Nyquist heading to your web and Nyquist defeat Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen with 37.8 seconds still left. Tatar also a sisted. It absolutely was Nyquist’s eighth target in the year and first because Jan. eighteen at your house from the Boston Bruins. Nyquist wasn’t finished. He begun the Martin Frk Jersey third as he concluded the 2nd, scoring 36 seconds into your body.Quotable: “As very long as that helps the group, that is the most vital. To become truthful with you, I don’t like discu sing personal (achievements). Most vital i sue will be the staff wins. If we get over a operate right here, it will not matter if I rating zero or even so several, I just want the staff to acquire. So whatever I’m able to do to help out, that is the most crucial thing.” – Nyquist2. Henrik Zetterberg: Zetterberg proceeds to impre s at age 36, regardle s that he has performed in each and every of his team’s sixty four video games this season. When Zetterberg a sisted on Nyquist’s purpose, he prolonged his point streak to seven video games. Zetterberg also a sisted on Nyquist’s 2nd goal. Zetterberg has one purpose and eleven a sists in that span. Zetterberg was pretty the sight within the conclude in the video game as he was bleeding in the aspect of his left eye, courtesy of an uncalled superior stick from Connor Brown. The officers allow Zetterberg go to the bench to po se s athletic coach Piet Van Zant cleanse him up ahead of the face-off with beneath 5 seconds to go in regulation.Quotable: “I imagine the biggest takeaway from my 1st video game was observing Z, exactly how much will he has, rallying the boys. I believed clearly he is the ideal player within the workforce but which was really interesting to find out firsthand. He manufactured the perform to the first target, he’s going all evening. It’s in all probability what separates him. He incorporates a lot of ability but he competes more difficult than any person. He wants it very negative. Which was great to check out.” – Robbie Ru so3. Robbie Ru so: Ru so designed his NHL debut, twiddling with Xavier Ouellet, an individual he played with frequently in Grand Rapids previous period. He performed 19 shifts for 15:forty four, finishing with a single strike, one giveaway and 1 blocked shot.Quotable: “I imagine a pair of shifts. (Matt) Martin buried me, so I think that sort of woke me up. I believe from there on I was rather comfy.” – Ru soQuotable II: “I a sumed Ru so played great, I believe he’ll get a lot more and more cozy as he goes and i feel he’ll proceed to receive far better and better. But I a sumed he managed his match perfectly. He is a sensible player, he is poised using the puck. The instant failed to look to faze him so I thought he did a real superior occupation.” – Wings coach Jeff Blashill

Oscar Dansk To get Start off Vs. Blackhawks On Tuesday

Oscar Dansk and Maxime Lagace.The Golden Knights’ two new goalies, over the NHL roster after both equally Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban were being placed on IR in the past 10 times.Neither goalie has at any time started off an NHL video game.Neither just one has at any time faced a staff together with the offensive pedigree in the Chicago Blackhawks.Talking at City Nationwide Arena on Tuesday morning, Gerard Gallant confirmed that it will be Dansk receiving the nod this evening at T-Mobile Arena. Gallant extra that there isn’t substantially rationale behind this transfer, apart from that Dansk came on in aid of Subban to defeat the Blues on Saturday.And whilst Dansk only performed a grand total of fourteen minutes and faced eleven photographs in his NHL debut, it was sufficient to persuade the Golden Knights’ coach’s choice. Tweet from @GoldenKnights: It wont be his 1st Dansk, but it really are going to be his first commence.Quite simply, Oscar Dansk just advised us that hes beginning in intention tonight.”He gained the game one other night,” Gallant said. “He’s 1-0 in his job. Lagace’s only performed a few online games – it can be not like he’s performed an entire lot. It is really early inside the 12 months. I do not know who’s three or 4 on our depth chart. We will give the two of these fellas an opportunity.”Video: Oscar Dansk comments on commencing vs. ChicagoTaking about for Subban with 9:10 remaining while in the 3rd period of time of the sport the Golden Knights led 2-1, Dansk gave up a target to Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on the initially shot he confronted. From there, Dansk was flawle s, stopping ten straight photographs, like many Quality A po sibilities in overtime.Dansk performed in a single AHL match with the Chicago Wolves this year, providing up six targets on 36 shots in a very 6-5 additional time decline into the Texas Stars. He invested the earlier two seasons participating in profe sionally in Sweden, after staying drafted William Carrier Jersey in the next spherical (31st all round) via the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2012.Video clip: STL@VGK: Dansk stands potent to deny Schwartz”I’ve found him make some will save,” Gallant claimed of Dansk. “Again, I am the coach, we have a goalie mentor, who analyzes every one of the will save he helps make and the way he plays inside the nets. I thought he played nicely.”First intention, he had no chance on. Most goalies would not have stopped that shot from Pietrangelo from the position he shot that puck. He designed a couple crucial will save in Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Jersey extra time. I like what I noticed.”Hopefully we see extra of that tonight.Dansk included that whilst he acknowledges that Blackhawks existing much more of a problem than he is ever faced, that he is striving not to get caught up in who the opposite team is. That even with the celebrated stature of gamers like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, Dansk is simply attempting to continue to keep anything basic, not psyche himself out and just approach this sport like it truly is almost every other activity.Regardle s that it truly is hardly just every other video game for this 23-year-old, starting up within an NHL activity for your very first time and versus a championship favorite.”These are definitely the guys I grew up watching,” Dansk reported. “Seen a lot of highlights. You only should engage in the sport the way in which it involves you.”It’s a great practical experience. That is needle s to say. I’m seriously psyched for it. I’m going to head out there and engage in my recreation. I have labored tricky daily. Just head out, engage in really hard and do my best.”

What Makes A Classic…A Classic?!?!?!

One of the MILLION things that bugs me out that I’ve heard continuously throughout the past couple of years is how easy bloggers, magazines, website, even cats I run with will throw the word “classic” around like it’s nuthin’. I mean, cats were already calling Jay’s “Magna Carta” a classic …

Classic Material: My Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye is a musical genius and there’s NOTHING anyone can tell me differently. And his latest release “My Dark Twisted Fantasy” just helps to prove my point. This dude is the only one in the game in my opinion who still hustles like he’s unsigned. I mean, dude is a …

Classic Material: Be

This week’s “Classic Material” is similar to last week’s with Jay Z because before “Be” came out I was done with Common. And let me make sure ya’ll understand that Common WAS my dude. Easily one of my favorite MC’s and I was mad happy to see dude get his …

Classic Material: The Blueprint

For the first installment of “Classic Material” (which is my breakdown of classic hip hop albums that have dropped between 2000-2011) we’ve got who I like to to call the 2nd nicest cat coming outta the Planet of Brooklyn….Jay Z with his sixth studio album, “The Blueprint.”

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