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CLEVELAND -- Minnesotas bullpen had been perfect for nearly a week. Womens North Face Denali Jacket Sale . Jared Burton couldnt hold a one-run lead in the eighth and Casey Fien gave up Drew Stubbs one-out double in the 10th as the Cleveland Indians beat the Twins 7-6 Friday night. Minnesotas three-run rally in the seventh that had put it ahead went for naught. "We had the lead and we got it to Burty and a couple of bloops fell in on him," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "And they end up tying the ball game back up after him. That hasnt happened to us all year." Chris Parmelees two-run homer in the seventh gave Minnesota a 6-5 lead. Minnesotas bullpen hadnt allowed a run since last Saturday and Josh Roenicke kept that streak going with a scoreless seventh, extending the relievers stretch to 11 2-3 innings without yielding a run. That good work all unraveled in the eighth, however. Burton, who had five holds on the season, allowed Mike Aviles leadoff single. After Jason Giambi flied out to deep centre, Stubbs blooper fell near the right-field line for a double and sent Aviles to third. After Michael Brantley was intentionally walked to load the bases, Kipnis hit a ground ball to the right side that second baseman Brian Dozier knocked down. Dozier could only get Kipnis at first as Aviles scored to tie it at 6-all. "Burton did a good job getting the ground ball. If we would have made the double play or not, I dont know. Kipnis runs well, you never know," Dozier said. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Fien (1-2) off the wall in left-centre to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011. Aviles started the rally with a leadoff single. Pinch-hitter Ezequiel Carrera, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Thursday, moved Aviles to second with a sacrifice. Stubbs, who had two singles and two doubles, then drove in the game-winner. Chris Perez (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Cleveland. Parmalees two-run homer in the seventh capped Minnesotas three-run rally, wiping out a 5-3 deficit, but Jason Kipnis tied the score in the eighth with a run-scoring grounder, his fourth RBI of the game. Parmalees two-out blast came off reliever Cody Allen and gave Minnesota a 6-5 lead. Minnesota trailed by two going into the seventh against Justin Masterson, who retired the first two hitters. Justin Morneau singled and took second on a passed ball by Yan Gomes. Ryan Doumit slapped a single on a 3-2 pitch through the left side that scored Morneau to make it 5-4. Parmalee hit a 2-2 pitch to right that cleared the wall despite a leaping attempt by Raburn, for his third homer of the season to put the Twins ahead 6-5. "It was a big home run at the time for us. Unfortunately, we couldnt finish it off but it was a big home run. Hes been swinging very good," Gardenhire said. Trevor Plouffe also hit a solo homer in the second. Rookie centre fielder Aaron Hicks went hitless in three at-bats, dropping his average to .115. "Our goal is to leave him here. We want him here," Gardenhire said. "We think this kid is gonna be a real good one, and were going to let him play for a while and see what happens." Twins starter Pedro Hernandez, who recorded his first career win over Texas in his last start, gave up five runs in 5 1-3 innings Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the fifth for Cleveland that broke a 3-3 tie. Kipnis also had a two-run double in the third and a drove in another run with a bunt single in the sixth. Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer had one hit in five at-bats, his second straight game with a hit after enduring the longest hitless streak of his career (21 at-bats). NOTES: Morneau has 104 RBIs in 134 career games against the Indians. He also drove in his 800th career run, making him only the fifth player in Twins history to reach that mark. Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Tony Oliva are the others. ... Hernandez committed a balk in the fifth -- the first by a Twins pitcher this season. ... OF Michael Bourn (lacerated right index) finger took part in running drills and could start a minor-league rehabilitation assignment in a few days. ... The series continues Saturday afternoon when the Twins send RHP Kevin Correia (3-1) to the mound against LHP Scott Kazmir (0-1). North Face Womens Denali Hoodie Jacket . -- The St. Johns IceCaps weathered a wild first period with the help of goaltender Jussi Olkinuora, before finding offensive inroads in the second. Discount North Face Jackets . Jon Montgomerys gold medal in skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre and his subsequent auctioning off of a pitcher of beer in the village square elevated him to folk-hero status. . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at! Hi Kerry, Its another day and here we are looking at another dubious hit to the head. In this case Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky elbowed Saku Koivu in the head about a second after he dished off the puck to a teammate, knocking him unconscious.  This week we learned that there will be no supplementary discipline handed out to Dubinsky. This seems strange to me given that we are trying to get head shots out of the game, and John Scott has just been suspended indefinitely for a very similar type of play. Can you provide any insight on the thinking that goes on in deciding not to suspend Dubinsky in this case?  It makes absolutely no sense to me.  Thanks! Kevin Head Kevin: There was vast discrepancy in the reporting and analysis from one team broadcast feed to the other following Brandon Dubinskys hit on Saku Koivu.  The Blue Jackets viewing audience would have believed that no penalty was warranted to Dubinsky on the play as their broadcasters analyzed multiple replays with comments such as, "Is the head targeted?; Thats a good hit; all Dubinsky did was brace before the hit because Koivu was going to him with (as) the aggressor; There was no elbow up - no targeting the head; That was a good hockey play; No targeting of the head whatsoever!" Analysis from the Anaheim broadcast team offered a totally different description and perception of the play. Duck fans probably anticipated a suspension would result to Brandon Dubinsky once they heard, "Oh boy that is a brutal elbow from Brandon Dubinsky, thats right on the jaw of Saku Koivu. You see the head of Saku Koivu snap back. Im sure the people in Toronto will be taking a look at that." While the vantage point the two broadcast teams shared in the press box is relatively close in proximity to one another, their respective analysis of this play could not be farther apart. Is this just a result of team loyalty and bias that we might expect in some measure or are we really this far apart on the subject of judging and eliminating contact to the head? Have we become too desensitized to violent hits or those where the head is the main point of contact hoping against all hope that the "physicality" of the game is not lost due to player suspensions? This illustration moves beyond the broadcast booth to all elements of the hockey world with varying opinions on determining illegal hits to the head; including those shared by the Player Safety Committee. The Hockey Operations Department and the Player Safety Committeee review every play that has the potential for player suspension. North Face Jacket Womens Sale. I am the first to admit they have a very tough and thankless job. Kevin, part of the criteria used to determine an illegal check to the head is published in Rule 48 which the Player Safety Committee must adhere to when judging a potential suspension. In this case they would reference the following from rRule 48 to make their determination:  i) Whether the player attempted to hit squarely through the opponents body and the head was not "picked  (Brandon Dubinsky is square to Saku Koivu and therefore this is not a "head pick" by definition of the rule.) ii) Whether the opponent put himself in a vulnerable position by assuming a posture that made head contact on an otherwise full body check unavoidable. (Saku exposed himself somewhat for a square hit after making the pass but did attempt to bring his stick up to defend just prior to frontal impact from Dubinsky) The timing of the hit would be another element that the Player Safety Committee would examine. I have to say that although interference was ultimately assessed by the Refs on the ice the contact was not unusually late or even out of the ordinary for the finish of a check in terms of the standard we have seen for supplemental discipline. We may not like the end result, but that is the most probable answer to your question why Brandon Dubinsky was not suspended for his hit to Saku Koivu. The Player Safety Committee stayed within the language of the rule and the current guidelines that have been established. I understand the current parameters being utilized by the PSC but I am jumping into the broadcast booth down the hall to voice my differing opinion. For the sake of "player safety" the criteria must change in an effort to alter current and dangerous player tendencies that are causing the train to run off the rails. I for one want to see a player suspended every time he elevates his posture upward and makes the head of his opponent the main point of contact no matter if the attack angle is squarely through an opponents body or even if that player put himself in a vulnerable position. Brandon Dubinsky, as we see on most dangerous contact, elevated through the hit and continued to elevate with an upward extension of his elbow after contact was made to the head of Saku Koivu. Further evidence of this elevation is often seen when a players skate(s) leave the ice after contact which is often deemed a "good hockey play." My criteria would be "upward to the head" and "outward" for two games minimum! That of course, would depend on which side of the broadcast booth you are sitting in. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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