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For Blake Snell

Postby laiyongcai92 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:15 pm

ARLINGTON Kelvin Herrera Jersey , Texas (AP) —all the setbacks set up all these victories.Snell became the major leagues’ first 20-game winner in two years, helping pitch the Tampa Bay Rays past the Texas Rangers 4-0 Tuesday night.Snell (20-5) threw one-hit ball for five innings and tied the Tampa Bay record for victories in a season. David Price also won 20 in his Cy Young Award season of 2012.Little more than a year ago, things were much different.Snell, Tampa Bay’s 2011 first-round draft pick, was demoted to Triple-A Durham during last season with a 6-14 career record. Since returning to the Rays on Aug. 8, he’s 25-6.“Knowing what it’s like to struggle, that helps me a lot,” Snell said. “It’s always in the back of my head.”Snell won his eighth straight start. The 25-year-old lefty struck out five to reach 200 this year, walked two and threw 92 pitches, exiting with a 1.97 ERA.No one in the big leagues won more than 18 games last season. Rick Porcello won 22 in 2016, with Max Scherzer and J.A. Happ each winning 20.Tampa Bay has won four straight and 13 of 16 this month in a last-ditch attempt to wrest the AL second wild-card playoff berth from Oakland. The Rays trail the A’s by 5 ½ games.“It feels good being counted on,” Snell said, “because I know what it’s like to not be counted on.”“We’ve just been playing good team baseball when I pitch. The guys are helping me swinging it, playing defense http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-alcides-escobar-jersey , and I’ve been doing well as well,” he said.Manager Kevin Cash didn’t even pretend he knew Snell would win 20 games or strike out 200 this season.“No,” Cash said. “I think Blake deserves the bulk of the credit, but there’s been a lot of people in our player development system, (coaches) Kyle Snyder and Stan (Boroski), a lot of work has gone in. And I think our catchers deserve a lot of credit.”The Rays scored three times in the fourth against Yovani Gallardo (8-6). Willie Adames hit a two-run homer and Joey Wendle had an RBI double.Snell remained the AL leader in wins over Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, who won his 19th on Tuesday night.Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos had the only hit against Snell, a second-inning single.“His fastball command, it was not great today,” Chirinos said. “I was able to hit the breaking ball my first at-bat. After that, I thought he was going to throw me more fastballs, but he stuck with the same plan — changeup, changeup, changeup.”Three Rays relievers completed the four-hit shutout with four scoreless innings.Wendle tied a career high with four hits, including two doubles.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: C Jesus Sucre fouled a pitch off the top of his left foot. He was hobbling after the game Jason Hammel Jersey , but X-rays were negative.Rangers: OF Joey Gallo missed his second game since fouling a ball off his right little toe over the weekend in San Diego. Manager Jeff Banister said, “I don’t foresee it lingering.”GOOSE EGGSThe Rangers were not shut out their first 75 home games through Sunday. Now Texas has been shut out on a total of only six hits in the first two games of this three-game series.They hadn’t been shut out back-to-back on consecutive nights at home since Detroit blanked Texas Aug. 13-14, 2016.WELCOME BACKThe crowd cheered ex-Ranger Carlos Gomez when, standing at the dugout railing, he made a one-handed grab of a one-hop foul ball by Sucre.UP NEXTRays: Diego Castillo (3-2, 3.24) will start as the opener for the fifth time in 11 days.Rangers: LHP Yohander Mendez (2-1, 3.86) will start the final game in the three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Jeff Gross/Getty ImagesThe Boston Red Sox overcame a 4-0 deficit with nine runs in the final three innings to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9-6, in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday evening.Boston is now up three games to one and has a chance to clinch its fourth championship in 15 seasons with a victory on Sunday night. Game time is Sunday at 8:15 p.m. ET, with Fox televising the game live from Los Angeles.L.A. is a slight -125 favorite (bet $125 to win $100) to send the series back to Fenway Park, per OddsShark, and the over/under total is seven runs. Two left-handed aces will go against each other, as Clayton Kershaw gets the call for Los Angeles, while David Price does the same for Boston.Chris Sale was in line to make his second start of the series after starting Game 1, but manager Alex Cora opted to go with Price on three days' rest from his last start.In Game 1 http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-jorge-soler-jersey , Kershaw threw four full frames but allowed five earned runs in an eventual 8-4 loss. Price, on the other hand, went six innings and allowed only two earned runs in the Sox's Game 2 win, as well as coming on in relief for two-thirds of an inning in the Sox's Game 3 loss.Though Kershaw, in particular, didn't show it his last time out, these two are both capable of trading zeroes in a classic pitcher's duel.Here's a look at the most current World Series MVP props (via Oddschecker) alongside some commentary. World Series MVP OddsBoston Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez: 12-5Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts: 3-1Boston Red Sox OF Andrew Benintendi: 7-2Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts: 10-1Boston Red Sox 1B Steve Pearce: 13-1Boston Red Sox SP/RP Nathan Eovaldi: 17-1Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr.: 17-1Boston Red Sox 3B Rafael Devers: 17-1Boston Red Sox SP David Price: 20-1Boston Red Sox SP Chris Sale: 20-1Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig: 20-1Los Angeles Dodgers SS Manny Machado: 25-1Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner: 25-1Los Angeles Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger: 30-1Los Angeles Dodgers IF Max Muncy: 30-1 World Series MVP NotesRed Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez leads the way at 12-5. The slugger delivered run-scoring hits in his first two series at-bats, but he's had just one hit in his 12 at-bats since.That lonesome hit was a big one, though, as a two-run single in the fifth inning of Game 2 turned a 2-2 game into a 4-2 lead for the Sox. That score didn't change as Boston took a 2-0 series lead.The issue with picking an MVP for the Red Sox is that the team has had different heroes in each of their three wins.Left fielder Andrew Benintendi was the star in Game 1 with four hits and three runs.Martinez, outfielder Mookie Betts (three hits and the game-winning run) and starting pitcher David Price (six innings, two earned runs, a win) tag-teamed Boston's Game 2 effort.And the clear Game 4 hero was first baseman Steve Pearce, who hit the game-tying home run in the eighth inning before a bases-clearing double turned a nail-biting 5-4 advantage into a (somewhat) comfortable 8-4 lead.If one of those aforementioned hitters posts another strong outing en route to a Sox win, then expect that person to win the World Series MVP. In other words http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-drew-butera-jersey , if Martinez smacks a 450-foot dinger off Kershaw Sunday, he'll likely be lifting the trophy.The sneaky bet here might be Price, however.If he posts another excellent start and wins his second game of the series, then how can you not give the MVP to him? The only way is if someone has a Reggie Jackson-esque game and delivers a few home runs and a bunch of runs batted in.On the Dodgers' side, infielder Max Muncy at 30-1 is an intriguing bet if you think L.A. can come back, if only for his game-ending home run in the Dodgers' 18-inning marathon victory over the Red Sox on Friday night. Muncy has a head start on his teammates in that regard, as he helped keep the Dodgers' hopes alive.Those hopes are bleak right now, however, as L.A. needs to win three straight (including two in Boston) to take the World Series. Such a comeback wouldn't be unprecedented, however, as the Chicago Cubs came back from down 3-1 against the Cleveland Indians with a home victory before two road wins in the 2016 World Series.
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