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By krstking2 on Jun 26, 2014 07:39 AM
DETROIT -- Twice, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera with a runner on second, giving Prince Fielder a chance to break the game open with a big hit. Saints Jersey From China . The move worked both times -- and it was the Rays who finally ended a scoreless deadlock with three runs in the ninth inning. Matt Joyce, Evan Longoria and Desmond Jennings each drove in a run in Tampa Bays last at-bat, and the Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 on Wednesday night. In the sixth and the eighth innings, the Rays gave Cabrera a pass with two out, and each time, Fielder struck out with runners on first and second to end the inning. "Theres probably times youre going to roll the dice and let the pitcher pitch to Cabrera," Maddon said. "Everything depends on the pitcher. Its not a generic moment. Theres a lot of different things to be read into that moment -- your pitcher, how he reacts to left-handed hitters, all that kind of stuff is important." Coming into the game, Fielder was 8 of 9 with a walk and 10 RBIs in his previous 10 plate appearances following walks by Cabrera. Alex Cobb allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings for Tampa Bay, and Joel Peralta (1-2) fanned Fielder to end the eighth. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 12th save in 17 chances. Sam Fuld started the ninth with a bunt single, eluding Fielders tag and diving into first base. Fuld went to third on Ben Zobrists single, and Joyce hit a sacrifice fly off Doug Fister (5-3) to drive in the first run, with Zobrist advancing to second on the throw to the plate. Longorias single made it 2-0 and chased Fister. Jennings added another insurance run with a run-scoring triple off Drew Smyly. Fister allowed three runs and seven hits in 8 1-3 innings. Fister pitched seven scoreless innings in his previous start against Pittsburgh, but the Tigers were shut out in that game, too. "This is definitely a tough loss to swallow, especially to have it happen to Doug for the second game in a row," Detroit catcher Alex Avila said. "There always seems to be one guy who takes the brunt of these stretches -- we go a bunch of games where we cant get him any runs -- and Doug is getting that right now." Hitting rallies were few and far between, especially after both teams wasted good chances to score in the third. The Rays had runners on first and third with one out when Fielder made a diving stop on Fulds grounder. Fielder threw home to Avila, catching Jose Lobaton in a rundown. Avila ran Lobaton back to third before tagging him and Yunel Escobar, who was trying to come all the way around from first. "Your idea there is to get in a rundown and permit the runner to get to third base," Maddon said. "Neither one really had a good moment right there." Both runners were called out, and the unusual double play ended that threat. But the Tigers couldnt capitalize on their own first-and-third, one-out situation in the bottom of the inning. Avisail Garcia was caught trying to steal second, and Andy Dirks grounded out. Fielder extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a fourth-inning single, and he ended the Tampa Bay seventh with an unassisted double play when he caught James Loneys line drive and doubled Longoria off first. Cobb was terrific in his first outing since May 26. The right-hander missed a start because of a cut finger on his throwing hand. The Tigers could barely hit the ball out of the infield early against Cobb, who has allowed more than three earned runs only once in 11 starts this year. "When youre given nine days off by the team, you kind of have to go out there and eat up some innings," Cobb said. "It was a hard-fought game the whole way. Doug Fister threw a great game against us, and it was a battle. Those games are a lot of fun to be a part of." Rays left fielder Kelly Johnson was a late scratch because of back tightness. Maddon said he expected Johnson to be ready to play Thursday. NOTES: Maddon said ace David Price (strained left triceps) might be ready to throw off a mound around the time the team returns home for a series with Baltimore that starts Friday. ... Detroit RHP Max Scherzer (7-0) will take the mound Thursday against Tampa Bay RHP Roberto Hernandez (3-5) in the finale of this three-game series. Cheap New Orleans Saints Jersey . The Panthers will try to move closer to clinching their first playoff appearance in 12 years in tonights interconference battle at Xcel Energy Center. Florida has made just three trips to the postseason since joining the NHL for the 1993-94 campaign and the Panthers last playoff appearance was in the spring of 2000. Cheap Saints Jersey . Louis Blues forward David Backes. The incident occurred with 3:30 left in the game, which the Blues won 4-0. After the hit, Backes left the ice and did not return. BEREA, Ohio -- Browns cornerback Joe Haden hopes to deliver Rex Ryan a lump of coal on Sunday. Haden returned to practice Friday after missing two days with a bruised hip and said he may play in Sundays game against the New York Jets. On a conference call earlier this week, Ryan, the Jets loquacious coach, praised the talented Haden as a "rare guy" and joked that one of the items on his Christmas list was for the cornerback to miss this weeks game. "Man, Im Bad Santa," Haden cracked. Haden was limited to riding a stationary bike on Thursday, but he was back on the field Friday and looked to be himself while doing sprints and drills during the portion of practice open to reporters. Haden was injured last week against Chicago when he was hit in the hip by Chicago tackle Jermon Bushrods knee while trying to make a tackle on a running play. Haden, arguably Clevelands best defensive player, will likely be a game-time decision. Of course, he wants to play. "If it was up to me, Im always going to ball," he said. "Thats what I want to do. I want to play. Lets put it there. I want to play, for sure." Haden is having a Pro Bowl-worthy season for the Browns (4-10), who have dropped five straight and eight of nine. Although Haden has given up some big plays in Clevelands past three losses, Browns defensive co-ordinator Ray Horton believes the fourth-year cornerback, who has been assigned to cover the oppositions top receiver every week, has played at a consistent, elite level. "When you look at the body of his work, hes had a fantastic year," Horton said. The Browns will be without starting tight end Jordan Cameron on Sunday as he remains sidelined with a concussion. Saints Jersey China. . Cameron, who leads the Browns with 75 receptions, was also injured at some point late in the loss to the Bears. Hes following the NFLs guidelines on head injuries and must be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play. Also wide receiver Davone Bess missed his second straight day for personal reasons. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said he should know on Saturday whether Bess will travel with the team. As the Browns went through final preparations for Sundays game, a voice from their past was still making noise. Jets tight end Kellen Winslow, who began his pro career with the Browns, got some attention in Clevelands locker room when he said his former team doesnt have anyone who can cover him. The remarks are typical Winslow -- brash and boastful. "Hes thought that for years," said Chudzinski, who coached Winslow in Cleveland. "Thats the confidence that you want football players to have." Haden wasnt surprised by Winslows claim. "I saw it. Its funny," Haden said. "What would you all expect him to say? You want him to say, Yeah, man, those dudes up there are going to cover me?" I dont really know him that well, but just hearing of his personality, that sounds like the kind of guy that thats what hell say. It is what it is. On Sunday after the game, then well be able to figure out if we were able to guard him, if we werent able to guard him. "So no matter what we say now, it wont matter." ' ' '
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