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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 9, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE C5 winnipegfreepress. com BASEBALL WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 C 5 The Winnipeg Free Press is proud to present your guide to everything Blue Bombers. Watch for a new collectible pullout running on the day of every home game this season. Only in your Winnipeg Free Press. NEXT GAME: SEPTEMBER 12 5: 30 P. M. AT INVESTORS GROUP FIELD vs. NEW YORK — In a season that’s become pretty frustrating for the Baltimore Orioles, they’ve enjoyed one constant — the power of Chris Davis. Davis led off the ninth inning with his major league- leading 41st home run and the Orioles beat the New York Yankees 2- 1 Tuesday night for just their fourth win in 19 games. “ I thought we did a good job hanging in there,” Davis said. Baltimore has faded from contention in the wild- card race, which the Yankees lead. But they dropped 1 ½ games behind AL East- leading Toronto. New York failed to take advantage of Masahiro Tanaka’s 10- strikeout performance and Alex Rodriguez’s 30th homer — A- Rod has reached the mark in 15 seasons, tying Hank Aaron’s record. Beyond that, the Yankees managed a mere five singles. “ We just didn’t come up with the big hit tonight,” manager Joe Girardi said. Davis picked on a 2- 0 pitch and homered for the sixth time in seven games, lofting an opposite- field drive into the seats in left. He was the first batter Chasen Shreve ( 6- 2) faced after Tanaka pitched eight innings. Davis, like Rodriguez, is enjoying a resurgent season. The Orioles’ slugger led the majors with 53 home runs in 2013, but hit just 26 last year and drew a drug suspension down the stretch. “ Solid in a time of need,” manager Buck Showalter said. Darren O’Day ( 6- 2) got two outs for the win. Zach Britton closed for his 31st save in 34 chances. The Orioles ended a three- game skid overall and a five- game drought at Yankee Stadium despite star outfielder Adam Jones sitting out with a sore shoulder. New York lost for the third time in 11 games. Rodriguez hit his 684th career homer leading off the sixth, making it 1- all and chasing Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman. The 40- year- old Rodriguez hadn’t hit the 30- homer mark since 2010. He didn’t play last year while serving a season- long drug suspension. The homer was A- Rod’s fourth in five games and boosted his career hit total to 3,056, moving him past Rickey Henderson for 22nd place. Gausman did get even with Yankees rookie Greg Bird, striking him out in both at- bats. Bird was Gausman’s catcher in high school in Aurora, Colorado — the last time they faced each other, Bird homered in an intrasquad game. The two good friends went out to dinner Monday night. Gausman said he kidded that he’d strike out Bird every time, while Bird said he’d hit a home run. “ It was pretty cool,” Gausman said. Echoed Bird: “ It’s cool, I guess, seeing someone you grew up with out there and competing against him. It was fun.” Tanaka had given up just one scratch single before Ryan Flaherty led off the Orioles sixth by lining a home run. After a two- out single, Davis hustled for an infield hit, only to be called out on a replay review. Third baseman Brendan Ryan cut off a potential Baltimore burst in the seventh, diving to his left to begin a nifty double play. — The Associated Press One good bird deserves another Orioles do Blue Jays a favour, beat Yanks By Ben Walker ORIOLES 2 YANKEES 1 B OSTON — Troy Tulowitzki singled in the go- ahead run off Alexi Ogando to trigger a fourrun 10th inning that lifted the AL East- leading Toronto Blue Jays to a 5- 1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. With the win, Toronto increased its lead in the East to 1 ½ games over the New York Yankees, who lost 2- 1 to Baltimore. The Blue Jays won for the 13th time in 17 games. Travis Shaw homered for Boston, which had its four- game winning streak stopped. Josh Donaldson led off the 10th with a triple against Ogando ( 2- 1), a towering fly ball that appeared to hit the top corner of the Green Monster and bounced back. After a review upheld the call of the ball not crossing the red line at the top for a homer, the crew reviewed and confirmed Donaldson was safe at third. Tulowitzki singled past third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Chris Colabello followed with an RBI single, Ogando balked in the next run and Kevin Pillar had a sacrifice fly. Aaron Sanchez ( 7- 5) worked one inning for the win. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned after missing seven weeks with a strained right hamstring. He went 1 for 4 with a double. Toronto starter R. A. Dickey gave up one run and four hits in six innings. He was 0- 3 with a 5.76 ERA in four starts against Boston this season. Boston’s Henry Owens struggled with his control, but held the Blue Jays to one run and three hits in 5 1- 3 innings. He walked four, hit two batters and had a balk. The Blue Jays moved ahead without a hit in the first inning. Ben Revere was hit on the right hand with the game’s second pitch, advance on a wild pitch and a double steal before scoring on Edwin Encarnacion’s ground out. TRAINER’S ROOM Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman will make his first start of the season Saturday against New York at Yankee Stadium. He underwent surgery in March after tearing the ACL in his left knee. . LHP Mark Buehrle is getting a cortisone shot in his pitching shoulder. Red Sox: Interim manager Torey Lovullo said RHP Steven Wright may not pitch again this season due to the time he’s lost recovering from a concussion. FLYING BAT Pillar’s bat slipped out of his hands, went flying into the stands about 10 rows behind the Blue Jays’ on- deck circle and was caught by a fan. UP NEXT Blue Jays: RHP Drew Hutchison ( 13- 3) looks to rebound from a rough outing in the series finale Wednesday. He gave up six runs in five innings of a loss against Baltimore after winning his previous four starts. Red Sox: RHP Joe Kelly ( 9- 6) tries to win his eighth straight start. If successful, it would be the club’s longest since Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez won nine in a row in 1999. — The Associated Press Extra inning, extra pizzaz Jays drive in four to seal 5- 1 win, extend lead By Ken Powtak BLUE JAYS 5 RED SOX 1 MICHAEL DWYER / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Toronto Blue Jays’ starter R. A. Dickey kept it close through six innings while Roberto Osuna shut down the Sox in the 10th with the Jays up 5- 1. C_ 05_ Sep- 09- 15_ FP_ 01. indd C5 9/ 8/ 15 10: 49: 49 PM

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