He was on the attack, from miao1234's blog

DENVER - Ubaldo Jimenez and Troy Tulowitzki were both throwing strikes. China Jerseys Cheap . Jimenez tossed five solid innings before leaving with a right calf cramp and Tulowitzki threw out two runners at home, helping the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. The only thing that put a crimp in Jimenezs solid outing was that cramp, which knocked him out of the game in the sixth. It was the result of too much baserunning. The struggling ace had a two-run single for his first hit of the season and later walked. All that exertion on the bases left him dehydrated. Jimenez (2-7) began feeling a little tightness in his push-off leg in the second inning, only to dismiss the discomfort. When it became more bothersome in the sixth, thats when he spoke up. He doesnt anticipate missing any time, saying after the game the cramp was already starting to feel a little better. "I ran too much," Jimenez said. "I was pitching good." The hard-throwing righty gave up three runs, scattered eight hits and struck out five. By this time last year, the all-star was 13-1 with a 1.15 earned-run average, numbers that had him mentioned as one of the best pitchers in the game. Jimenez has scuffled this year, and never more so than at home where he entered the contest with an 0-5 record and a 7.05 ERA. To finally win at home felt like a burden lifted. Its his first victory at Coors Field since Sept. 6, 2010, against Cincinnati. "It hasnt been easy at all, to get the first one. Its been an adventure," said Jimenez, whose team climbed back to .500 for the first time since May 25. "It feels really good." Jimenez was far from the only one tossing strikes. Tulowitzki threw out Miguel Cabrera at home in the fourth and then Jhonny Peralta two innings later. "Those throws were big," Jimenez said. "Tulo is capable of doing a lot of things like that. You just need to throw the ball to him and hell make things happen." Phil Coke (1-7) wrestled with his command and gave up a career-high seven walks in five innings. The lefty is still searching for his first win since April 14. "I didnt feel like I got beat up too bad," Coke said. "I felt like whenever I made a pitch that I thought would be in the realm of the strike zone ... it was a 50-50 chance of being called. But at the same time Ive got to be better than I was. "I was erratic at times and that makes it tougher on the umpire to call strikes, strikes and balls, balls," he said. "I just felt like I didnt quite have the command that Im known for." Chris Nelson hit a homer for a second straight night as the Rockies won their fourth straight. Once Jimenez went out, the Rockies used four relievers to get the ball to closer Huston Street in the ninth. Street gave up a two-out RBI single to Brennan Boesch before getting Cabrera to fly out for his 20th save. Cabrera has been no easy out at Coors Field, either, hitting .403 in the Mile High City. "It was a slider. I didnt hit it good," Cabrera explained. Trailing 4-1 in the sixth, the Tigers had a big inning brewing when Victor Martinez and Andy Dirks began with singles off Jimenez, who was then taken out. Peralta reached on an infield single to load the bases and Ryan Raburn hit a liner to the gap in right-centre. But Peralta was tagged out at home by Chris Iannetta on a perfect relay throw from Tulowitzki. "Great throw," Iannetta said. "A great, strong throw." Same goes for the laser Tulowitzki threw to get Cabrera, who briefly complained before retreating to the dugout. "I dont think (Cabrera) thought I tagged him. Id have to look at it to see if I got him definitively or not," Iannetta said. "Im pretty sure I did. The ball beat him by so much, kind of just did one of those swipe tags." Jimenez helped himself at the plate, dumping a 92 m.p.h. fastball from Coke into left-centre for a two-out, two-run single in the second. The base hit broke an 0-for-20 slide this season. It was also Jimenezs first multi-RBI game of his career. "I thought Ubaldo did a nice job," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "I was concerned with what we ended up dealing with -- all the baserunning he did. But well take that two-run single, thats for sure." Throughout his struggles this season, Jimenez has insisted his arm felt fine. He dealt with a cracked cuticle on his pitching thumb early in the year -- an injury that landed him on the disabled list -- but claimed there were no lingering issues. He said his biggest obstacle has been controlling a blazing fastball that dances all around. Against Detroit, he relied heavily on his slider and split-finger to set up his fastball, which consistently hovered between 93-to-95 m.p.h. "I dont think my command was that good tonight," Jimenez said. "I was throwing strikes, but missing a lot of pitches. I got the job done." NOTES: Tigers C Alex Avila wasnt in the starting lineup, but will catch Justin Verlander in the series finale Sunday. ... Despite boasting one of the best interleague marks since 2006, the Tigers fall to 1-4 this season. ... The Rockies are 6-3 on their 10-game homestand that concludes Sunday. ... Carlos Gonzalez and Ty Wigginton also drove in runs for Colorado. China Jerseys . Clevelands struggling offence, which scored 13 runs on an 0-6 road trip, finally broke loose. Brantley hit a leadoff homer in the fifth and added a two-run single in the sixth. Santana hit a solo homer in the second and had an RBI single in a five-run first, while Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes each drove in two runs. China NFL Jerseys Wholesale . He didnt need a whole lot of experience to know what was coming this time.AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had enough responsibility trying to contain James Harden at the defensive end.That made the Detroit guards offensive contribution that much more impressive.Caldwell-Pope scored a season-high 28 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter, and the Pistons held off Harden and the Houston Rockets 114-101 on Saturday night. D.J. Augustin added 28 points and 12 assists for Detroit.I felt good, Caldwell-Pope said. I got myself going with my energy on the defensive end, ran the floor to get easy baskets and that opened up my outside shooting.Harden scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half, returning from a bruised left knee to help the Rockets nearly rally from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit.Houstons Josh Smith was booed throughout his return to the Palace, just more than a month after the Pistons waived the high-priced forward. He had seven points and seven rebounds, shooting only 3 of 11 from the field. Detroit snapped a four-game skid and ended Houstons four-game winning streak.We didnt defend the 3-point line and we didnt defend the paint. They just played a lot harder than we did, and we just let them kick our tails, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. We couldnt stop Augustin in any part of the floor. I tried a couple different lineups because I just wanted someone to get in front of him for a couple possessions.The Pistons played well initially after cutting Smith, winning seven straight, and fans gave him an unfriendly welcome in his return, booing him when he went to the scorers table to check in for the first time and also when he touched the ball.Detroit led 59-46 at halftime and 86-69 at the start of the fourth quarter.Harden led a 19-6 run to start the fourth, but Caldwell-Pope made enough big shots down the stretch to help the Pistoons hold on. China Jerseys Wholesale. The second-year guard capped the victory with a shot from well behind the 3-point line with 3.1 seconds remaining and the shot clock expiring.___BOUNCING BACKThe Pistons were coming off an embarrassing 20-point loss at Philadelphia, and they were sharp throughout against Houstons normally tough defence. Greg Monroe had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Andre Drummond had 11 and 16. Detroit won for the first time since losing point guard Brandon Jennings last weekend to a ruptured Achilles tendon.Augustin, the starting point guard with Jennings out, had one of his best games of the season.Yeah, I thought he was decent, coach Stan Van Gundy joked. No, he was tremendous. He really was. He was on the attack, right from the start of the game on, and thats big for us.DEFENSIVE PROBLEMSHouston was without star centre Dwight Howard, who has been sidelined because of swelling in his right knee. Harden left toward the end of the second quarter with his knee injury but came back and played almost the entire second half.No matter who was in, the Rockets couldnt slow down the Pistons.Terrible defence. They had 69 points in their last game against Philly and we let them have 60 at halftime, Harden said. Thats terrible. We didnt play at all until the fourth quarter, and that was too late.The Rockets lead the NBA in 3-pointers, but Detroit held its own from beyond the arc, going 10 of 25. Houston shot 11 of 32 on 3s.TIP-INSRockets: Donatas Motiejunas scored 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting. ... Harden had nine assists and seven rebounds.Pistons: Augustins 12 assists were his season high. ... Caldwell-Pope fell two points short of his career high in scoring. He made six 3-pointers.UP NEXTThe Rockets host Chicago on Wednesday night.The Pistons host Miami on Tuesday night. Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Authentic China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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