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    ANAHEIM, Calif. Trenton Cannon Jersey . -- Danny Valencia was not about to let a sore left hand keep him from finishing his at-bat in the 13th inning. He gutted it out and came up with a key hit to help the Kansas City Royals outlast the Los Angeles Angels. Valencia ignited a three-run rally with a leadoff double, before Jarrod Dyson replaced him on the bases and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error by rookie reliever Mike Morin. The Royals went on to beat the Angels 7-4 Saturday night. "Were trying to win games and lay it all out there. Anybody else would have done the same thing," Valencia said. "Fortunately I got a hit there, because it would have looked even worse if I didnt." Valencia felt discomfort on two earlier swings and was checked out by manager Ned Yost and a trainer. After convincing them he was all right, he lined Morins 3-2 pitch off the fence in left-centre and slid headfirst into second. "There was a 3-1 pitch I fouled off and my hand slipped off the bat a little weird," Valencia said. "I told Ned: Theres no way Im coming out right now. He said: This is a big at-bat, and I said: I know its a big at-bat, but Ive got this. The first thought on my mind was not making someone come off the bench with a 3-2 count after sitting on the bench for four hours." Dyson scored when Morin (0-1) fielded Alcides Escobars sacrifice bunt and threw the ball past first base as second baseman Howie Kendrick ran over to take the throw. "I got to it quick and Howie was still getting to first base," Morin said. "I had more time than I thought I did, and I was trying to guide the ball to meet him at the bag, but it sailed on me." Nori Aoki then hit an RBI single and Billy Butler capped the scoring with his second sacrifice fly. Aaron Crow (2-1) pitched two innings for the victory and Greg Holland got three outs for the save, ending the 4-hour, 53-minute marathon. Eric Hosmer tied a season high with four hits. The Royals tied it in the seventh when Hosmer scored on a double-play grounder by Salvador Perez with the bases loaded. The run was charged to Sean Burnett, who faced only one batter and gave up Hosmers leadoff single through the box. It was Burnetts second appearance since his comeback from elbow surgery last August. Royals right-hander James Shields pitched six innings, giving up four runs and nine hits, including solo homers by Mike Trout and Erick Aybar. "Thats a good hitting team over there. They grind out at-bats and they worked up my pitch count quite a bit today," Shields said. "But our bullpen did a phenomenal job. Its been good all season long, and today they showed why theyre as good as they are." Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker was charged with three runs -- two earned -- and eight hits in five innings while striking out six. The right-hander was making his third start since he was inserted into the rotation on May 13. The Angels were trailing 3-0 when Aybar got them on the board in the fourth inning with his third homer of the season, a line drive that just made it into the first row of seats in the right field corner after a leadoff double by Raul Ibanez. Los Angeles pulled ahead 4-3 with two runs in the fifth. Trout led off with a towering drive into the rock pile beyond the fence in left-centre, and Albert Pujols followed with another deep flyball that looked like it was going out as well. Left fielder Alex Gordon leaped above the bullpen fence and got his glove on it before it bounced off his cap, shoulder, chin and arm -- then landed in his glove while he was on the seat of his pants. Third base umpire Andy Fletcher ruled it a catch, but manager Mike Scioscia challenged the call and Pujols ended up with a double after a video review. "Somebody must have seen something on one of the angles," Yost said. "But on the replays we saw on the big screen, I sure couldnt tell if it hit the fence or not." It was the 2,400th career hit for Pujols, who took third on a groundout and scored the go-ahead run on Shields wild pitch to Aybar. A two-out error by Trout in centre field led to an unearned run during Kansas Citys two-run third. Aoki and Hosmer opened the inning with singles, and Aoki scored on Butlers first sacrifice fly. One out later, Perez hit a sinking liner that broke off Trouts glove as he charged the ball on the dead run, and Lorenzo Cain hit an RBI single. NOTES: Trouts error was his second this season, matching his total in 148 games in the outfield last year. ... Escobar has been successful on 43 of his last 44 stolen base attempts, including all 22 last season. ... For the second straight year, Trouts 10th homer of the season came against the Royals in his 47th game. ... Neither starting pitcher had a 1-2-3 inning. Sam Darnold Jets Jersey .com) - A pair of Eastern Conference rivals will meet on Saturday as D. Sam Darnold Jersey . Nothing pretty. But this is 1/4 World Cup. Usually plays out this way. http://www.shopnyjets.us/joe-namath-jersey/ . - Diego Fagundez scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season in the 76th minute to lift the Revolution to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night that kept New Englands playoff hopes alive.Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMarre Carroll scored a career-high 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks closed out a tough five-game stretch with their fifth straight win, rallying from 13 down in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-104 on Tuesday night. Al Horford added 20 points and Paul Millsap scored 17 for the Hawks, who took the lead for good on Kyle Korvers 3-pointer a minute into the fourth quarter and held on down the stretch to post their 14th win in 15 games. Blake Griffin scored 21 points to lead Los Angeles, but missed an off-balance 3-pointer as time expired after the Clippers bumbled an inbounds pass with 6.4 seconds remaining. DeAndre Jordan had 15 points and 22 rebounds in the loss, the Clippers fifth in their last eight games. Carroll scored 10 of his 25 points in the third quarter to help pull Atlanta out of its 13-point hole. They played well. They came back, said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. We had to sub at some point. ... They made more plays. The Hawks have beaten five winning teams on their current streak, including the last four while leading scorer Jeff Teague has battled a strained left hamstring. Teague returned Tuesday following a three-game absence but came off the bench, scoring nine points in 24 minutes. Atlantas 14-1 stretch started almost a month ago, on Nov. 28, and has the Hawks on top of the Southeast Division. They have won eight in a row at home. We need to get better defensively, but I think in these last couple of weeks weve shown improvement, said Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. Trenton Cannon Jets Jersey. We have guys who step up every night and make big plays. But weve got a lot of work left and a long way to go. J.J. Redick pump-faked Horford behind the 3-point line and leaned into him to draw a foul with 15.2 seconds left and a chance to trim LAs lead to one. But he missed the first of the three free throws. Matt Barnes tied up Korver near the baseline after the inbounds pass to force a jump ball, which Korver won. After Horford made one of two free throws to extend Atlantas lead to three, he got a hand on LAs inbounds pass at the other end. Chris Paul saved the ball for the Clippers, but Griffins desperation shot from near the right sideline hit off the backboard and the rim as time ran out. Earlier, Griffin scored nine points in the first quarter for Los Angeles, but the Hawks shot better than 56 percent for a 31-25 lead going into the second. The Clippers used a 25-5 run in the second quarter to turn a 10-point deficit into a 10-point lead. Jamal Crawford scored eight points early in the flurry and Jordan added six, helping the Clippers to a 55-45 advantage. They led 57-50 at halftime. Game Notes Korver scored 14 ... Paul had 19 points and seven assists and Redick and Crawford each scored 18 for LA ... The Clippers start a nine-game homestand on Christmas against Golden State ... The Hawks host Milwaukee on Friday to open a home-and-home set. China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Jerseys Online Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '
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