#1 It was very emotional. by jinshuiqian0713 17.11.2019 19:48

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bartolo Colon is getting back into the groove that made him the Athletics most dominant pitcher early in the season. Hes even got a new spot in the major league record books to prove it. Colon allowed one run and five hits over six innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 7-2 on Sunday. In beating Houston for the fourth time this season, the 40-year-old Colon became the first pitcher in AL history to win 15 games for four teams. He did it previously with the Indians, White Sox and Angels. "I thought I had a great outing today," said Colon, who struck out seven and walked one. "The only problem that I had was the first two guys. I was more concentrated right after that happened." Colon (15-6) gave up a single to leadoff hitter Jonathan Villar and a run-scoring double to Jose Altuve before settling in. Its the first time in five starts Colon has gone at least six innings. He was the Athletics most consistent pitcher through the first half of the season until tiring over the past month. "After the first two hitters, it looked like that got his attention in a hurry," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "Good movement, good location. A lot of good things came out of Bartolos outing for us today." Colon had not won since July 26, though the five-game winless streak was deceiving. He has allowed just one earned run in each of his last three starts, lowering his ERA to 2.85. "I feel like I have more power than the last (few) outings," Colon said. Brett Anderson pitched the final three innings for Oakland for his third save. The As won the final three games of the series after dropping the opener, and finished 8-2 on the homestand. Seth Smith homered during a seven-run third inning, Brandon Moss had three hits and drove in two runs while Yoenis Cespedes added two hits and an RBI for the AL West-leading As. Smith hit his eighth home run of the season to cap the third when the As did all of their scoring. The towering three-run shot to right field came off Astros emergency starter Lucas Harrell (6-16). Harrell had been working out of the bullpen until he was pressed into duty when scheduled starter Paul Clemens was scratched about an hour before the game because of a blister on his right hand. "When you pitch out of the bullpen, the one good thing about that is you come to the ballpark every day believing that youre going to pitch," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "I dont think the short notice had anything to do with his performance." Porter was ejected for the second time this series when he went out to talk to pitcher Erik Bedard in the bottom of the fifth. Home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt went out to the mound, and at some point he and Porter exchanged words. Porter remained on the field after getting tossed and continued to argue with Wendelstedt before heading to the clubhouse. Most of the damage had been done by then. Moss hit a two-run double off Harrell in the third, Cespedes added an RBI single and Daric Barton also knocked in a run before Smiths home run made it 7-1. Houston scored its other run in the seventh when Brandon Barnes singled in L.J. Hoes. NOTES: Hoes was the only Astros player with multiple hits. ... Cespedes is hitting .406 (13 for 32) in September. ... Barnes has reached base in nine consecutive games for Houston. ... Altuve leads the majors with 15 hits this month. JaVale McGee Lakers Jersey . Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas appeared to be on track to gain election from the Baseball Writers Association of America on Wednesday, and Craig Biggio could join them. Stitched Lakers Jerseys . Marc-Andre Fleury made 27 saves to backstop the Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Flames, handing Calgary its team record sixth consecutive home regulation loss. https://www.lakersjerseycheap.com/1711j-...sey-lakers.html. 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Newbill scored 23 points, Tim Frazier added 16 and Penn State held off a late rally by No. 22 Ohio State for a 65-63 victory Thursday. The Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten) had a chance to win at the end. Coming out of a timeout with 6.8 seconds left, Lenzelle Smith Jr.s 3-pointer rimmed out. The Nittany Lions (14-14, 5-10) grabbed the rebound and time expired. Ohio State was led by LaQuinton Ross, who scored 19 points. Aaron Craft, plagued by foul trouble most of the game, added 10. "It was one of those games where two guys pound the ball off the backboard and it bounces out and they make a 3 on us," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "Little things like that is kind of the way the game went." Penn State swept the season series. The Nittany Lions upset then-No. 23 Ohio State 71-70 in overtime on Jan. 29 in Columbus. Nittany Lions forward Donovan Jack made a turnaround jumper, was fouled and hit the free throw to give Penn State a 60-55 lead with 1:59 to go. Ross and Craft each made a pair of free throws, sandwiched around two by Frazier, to pull the Buckeyes to 62-59 with just more than a minute to go. Frazier pushed Penn States lead to five with 39.4 seconds left with a pair of free throws. After Ross made two more free throws, Shannon Scott stole the inbounds paass and passed to Trey McDonald for a layup that cut it to 64-63.dddddddddddd Penn State missed two free throws on the ensuing possession, but Smiths shot caromed off the rim and over the backboard, giving the Nittany Lions the ball back with under 10 seconds left. Frazier was fouled and made one of two at the line, setting up Smiths last-second attempt from 3-point range. "When we executed what we were supposed to do, it was amazing what happened. We didnt have the flow that we normally do," Matta said. "That was the difference. We talked about it and talked about it. We couldnt get it to where we needed it." Frazier, a senior point guard, was recognized before the game as part of Senior Night festivities. He is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, given annually to a student-athlete with notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Frazier will leave Penn State as the schools career leader in assists. Frazier acknowledged that his uneven play early was due to the emotions and nerves of the night. "It was very emotional. I was basically trying to hold back tears in the beginning. Obviously you tell at the beginning of the game I had so many emotions running through me. Turnovers left and right. Airballs," he said. Chambers was happy to see a player who has meant so much to the program get a win on such a special night. "Hes an amazing kid. A man now. Hes a man," Chambers said. "Its Senior Night. Youve got family there. Youve got one game left in this building. Youve been here five years. Youve invested time and energy. He puts so much into this program. You cant blame the guy for being jacked up. I was happy to see us get a win for him." ' ' '

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