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TORONTO -- Cory Rasmus needed time to appreciate the significance of his first appearance at Rogers Centre. Adidas Superstar Noir Et Blanche . A rookie reliever with the Atlanta Braves last May, Rasmus left the mound angry after giving up a home run to Edwin Encarnacion and a double to his older brother, Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus, in an eventual 9-3 interleague loss for Atlanta. Now with the Los Angeles Angels, Cory is back in Toronto for a four-game set against Colbys Blue Jays. And one year later, the younger Rasmus (by 15 months) feels a lot different about his last outing at Rogers Centre. "To be honest with you, I didnt really get to enjoy the moment like I wish I would have, but to have an opportunity to come up here and maybe face him again is awesome," Cory Rasmus said hours before first pitch Friday. "Hopefully I can embrace it a little more and I wont be so uptight about everything, because looking back on it, it was awesome. Brothers dont get to face each other too often in the big leagues." Rasmus made his major league debut a week before the Toronto outing last year, and was traded to the Angels the following month. He finished the 2013 season with a 5.40 ERA through 21 2/3 innings. Since being called up by the Angels a week ago, the 26-year-old, whos endured three shoulder surgeries over the last seven years, has pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out one. With Colby Rasmus on a hot streak as well -- batting .391 with a .417 on-base percentage and .913 slugging percentage over the last seven days -- both brothers say theyre looking forward a possible rematch of last years at-bat. The two had breakfast together Friday morning, and younger brother Cyle, whos just finished his college career at Columbus State University, will be in the Rogers Centre stands taking in the action this weekend. Colby Rasmus says the playing field between him and Cory is a bit more even these days. "I didnt really like (facing him) a whole lot last year." he said. "Ive had the good fortune of hanging around the big leagues a bit longer and he was having struggles with his shoulder. Hed just been in the minor leagues, it wasnt really a fun time." Cory and Colby were always teammates throughout their childhood, playing together in the Little League World Series in 1999, and winning a State Championship with Russell County High School in Seale, Ala., in 2005. With that kind of history, Colby Rasmus admits its strange having Cory on the other side of the diamond. But hes glad to see his younger brother getting his shot in the big leagues. "Id love nothing more than to have him do well," he said. "Through everything weve been through, all the work we put in when we were younger ... for us to both be on the same big league field and have a chance to do this, its very special." Adidas Zx Flux Pas Cher . Its the fourth meeting of the season between these teams with each game being decided by a single goal. Adidas Superstar 2 Soldes .com) - Jason Day and Cameron Tringale combined for a 17-under 55 in Thursdays scramble format and they grabbed a 2-stroke lead after one round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Miami Heat 99-83 on Thursday night. Wesley Matthews netted 18 points and Damian Lillard added 16 for the Blazers, who have won six of their last seven games. Dwyane Wade tallied 23 points and seven rebounds, while Chris Bosh provided 18 points, five boards and five assists for Miami, which has dropped five of its last six contests. Weve seen this movie before, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. The Heat led 48-43 at the break, but the Blazers began the third quarter on a 17-3 run to seize control. Chris Kaman netted six consecutive points during the burst, which was capped on Aldridges putback layup for a 60-51 Portland advantage midway through the frame. Dorell Wright madde a jumper at the third-quarter buzzer to stake the Blazers to a 76-64 margin going into the fourth. Adidas Superstar 80s Metal Toe. Portland outscored Miami 33-16 in the third. The crowd got into it and the game just changed. We started to get some stops, Lillard said of the third quarter. Matthews and Allen Crabbe hit consecutive 3-pointers prior to Matthews alley- oop layup, which upped the cushion to 86-69. Portland, which trailed 23-18 following a period of play, led by as many as 23 down the stretch. Game Notes Portland has won 16 of its 18 home games ... Miami hasnt won consecutive games since beating the Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets on Nov. 22 and 23 ... The Blazers turned the ball over just seven times ... Portland held a 50-42 rebounding advantage. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' ' 
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