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HOUSTON -- Without his top assortment of pitches, Jered Weaver still wound up in a familiar spot -- the win column. Bottes Ugg Soldes . Weaver pitched six solid innings, Chris Iannetta homered and the Los Angeles Angels stopped Houstons four-game winning streak, beating the Astros 6-2 Saturday night. Weaver (10-8) joined Nolan Ryan as the only Angels pitchers to reach double-digits in wins for eight straight seasons. "It speaks volumes to the quality of pitcher that Weaver is. Hes one of the top pitchers in our league," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Even when he doesnt have his best stuff he gives us chances to win. He competes with anyone." Ryan won at least 10 games from 1972-79. Chuck Finley also reached 10 wins in eight seasons for the Angels, although not consecutively. "Im not really a guy who reflects on personal stuff. Im all for winning a championship as opposed to getting excited about getting eight consecutive seasons with 10 wins," Weaver said. "But its cool milestone." "Ive been pretty fortunate to play on some good teams throughout my career," he said. "A lot of guys had my back. When you are on some good teams and you throw the ball well, youre going to get some wins." Brett Wallace homered for Houston, which leads the majors with 97 losses. The Astros had their first four-game winning string since mid-June. The Astros, in their first season in the AL, set a league record for strikeouts at 1,393, surpassing Oaklands 1,387 last year. "Thats one of their better pitchers," Astros manager Bo Porter said of Weaver. "I know he spent some time on the DL and it just so happened that with all the times that weve faced them we hadnt seen him." Rookie Brett Oberholtzer (4-3) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings. The 24-year-old lefty entered the game with a 1.91 ERA since July 31, best in the AL over that span. Weaver allowed two runs on six hits, including Wallaces 13th homer in the fourth. He struck out five and walked one. Weaver also moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Angels strikeout list, fanning Marc Krauss to end the sixth for his 1,234th strikeout, one more than Frank Tanana. He trails Ryan (2,416), Finley (2,151) and Mike Witt (1,283). Relievers Michael Kohn, Dane De La Rosa and Juan Gutierrez each pitched a scoreless inning for the Angels. Iannetta gave the Angels the lead in the third inning with his 11th home run. Howie Kendrick, Kole Calhoun and Iannetta each drove in a run in the fourth to give Los Angeles a 4-0 lead. Wallace hit a two-run homer in the fourth. The Astros loaded the bases in the fifth on consecutive two-out singles by Marwin Gonzalez, Jonathan Villar and Jose Altuve, but Weaver escaped the jam by striking out Trevor Crowe. Grant Green scored from third on a passed ball in the Angels seventh. He tripled in the ninth and scored on J.B. Shucks sacrifice fly. NOTES: Astros All-Star C Jason Castro (right knee) remained out of the lineup as doctors want to give him a few more days to see how responds to treatment, Porter said. Castro injured his knee Sept. 2. He has missed eight of 11 games since. ... The Astros showed the first half of the Alabama-Texas A&M college football showdown on the big screen during batting practice at the request of Porter. ... The Astros inducted columnist and former Dodgers, Colt .45s/Astros and Rangers broadcaster Rene Cardenas into its media wall of honour. Cardenas began his broadcasting career with the Dodgers in 1958, becoming one of the first members of a Spanish-language radio broadcast team in the majors and later was part of the first Spanish-language radio crew to call a World Series in 1959. Chausson Ugg Homme . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. Bottes Ugg Pas Cher France .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. http://www.bottespaschersoldes.fr/chaussons-ugg-soldes-pas-cher.html . For the Wild it was their first win of the season and they now have a record of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn.ca! Hey Kerry! Im wondering if you could give us some insight as to why Nazem Kadri got away with only a two for running Niklas Backstrom in Wednesdays game between the Wild and Leafs. Every replay showed an elbow to the head of Backstrom, clear as day. Is the fact that a new Ref was in the game? It seems to me that the weak call was at least partly responsible for the chippy atmosphere afterwards. Any insight would be great! Mike in St Paul, MN --- Hi Kerry, During the Toronto-Minnesota game, Nazem Kadri was given five and a game for a hit to the head. While Kadri got the game misconduct, Phil Kessel served the five-minute major penalty. How do they determine what player serves the five-minute major? Do the coaches pick a player to serve the penalty, and if so does that player have to be on the ice at the time the penalty was called? Kyle Moore Mike and Kyle: Nazem Kadri made two very irresponsible decisions with separate hits to the head of Wild goalkeeper Niklas Backstrom at 7:07 of the first period and then to Mikael Granlund at 8:41 of the third. Both of these illegal hits to the head were worthy of a five-minute match penalty! The match penalty, plus any additional penalties, shall be served by any player (excluding a goalkeeper) to be designated by the Coach through the Captain. The player designated, in this case Phil Kessel, must take his place in the penalty box immediately. Kadri got a two minute free-pass on the Backstrom hit by a rookie referee. Things happen much more quickly in the NHL than in the minor leagues. I am confident the young referee will learn from the experience he gained in his very first NHL game. We shall also see if Nazem Kadri is taught a lesson from both of these experiences? The responsibility is place squarely upon every player to avoid contact with a goalkeeper wherever possible. When contact is unavoidable through a collision the player must do everything within his power to minimize the force generated. Beyond zero attempt by Nazem Kadri to avoid contact with Niklas Backstrom he generated what appears to have been excessive force with his elbow/forearm directly to the facemask of Backstrom causing the goalie to crash the back of his head onto the ice. Following the two minute power-play the Wild enjoyed, Backstrom was forced to leave the gamee. Ugg Homme Soldes. There is a provision for the referee to assess a major penalty under rule 69 for goalkeeper interference as well as major and game misconduct for charging and elbowing. However, given the fact that Nazem Kadri made a decision to accelerate his elbow/forearm with force directly to the face/head (main point of contact) of Niklas Backstrom elevates the call to a match penalty under rule 48 in my judgment.  I see this beyond just a player running out real estate and finding himself in an unavoidable collision with a goalkeeper. Nazem Kadri had other options and a much better decision to make; the very least of which was to plant and finish with an extended forceful elbow/forearm to the head of Niklas Backstrom. There is certainly some precedent set in the area of player contact with goalkeepers both inside and outside of the crease.  Classic examples of excessive illegal contact with a goalkeeper were demonstrated when Milan Lucic ran over/body checked Ryan Miller which resulted in a concussion to the Buffalo goalkeeper; then Jordan Tootoo crashed into Miller in the blue paint in the goalies very first game back after recovering from Lucic induced "concussion like symptoms"; in a play-off game Andrew Shaw of the Blackhawks caught Mike Smith with a shoulder cap to the facemask as the goalie played the puck behind the goal.  The bar of justice was raised after Milan Lucic escaped with only a minor penalty for charging and no suspension. You may recall my reaction the following day in CMon Ref where I stated that a major penalty and game misconduct plus a three-game suspension was warranted whenever a goalkeeper was run over in that fashion. Both Tootoo and Shaw were assessed a 5 minute major, game misconduct and three game suspensions. The head contact Kadri delivered on Mikael Granlund was totally unnecessary, senseless, irresponsible, wreckless, and dangerous for starters. I could apply a host of other adjectives given the one goal lead the Leafs were protecting in addition to the separation between the two players and as Nazem Kadri approached to make what should have been a legal body check through Granlunds center mass. I must repeat; whenever a player elevates his posture prior to and through a check the head of his opponent is highly susceptible to becoming the main point of contact. The results of Nazem Kadris hearing scheduled this afternoon for hitting the head of Niklas Backstrom are pending. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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