of the first period to give the Rockets a two-game from miao1234's blog

SAN DIEGO -- Other than one bad pitch, Chicago Cubs left-hander Travis Wood had a pretty good night. http://www.hockeydevilsshop.us/Adam-Henrique-Jersey/ . Wood came within five outs of pitching his first career shutout before allowing Carlos Quentins pinch-hit, two-run home run, and Chicago held on to beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Saturday night. Wood (5-4) hit an RBI single and Luis Valbuena homered for the Cubs, who bounced back from an 11-1 loss Friday night. Wood allowed two runs and three hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out three and walked two. "I felt good all game," Wood said. "I made a bad pitch there to Quentin. I wanted a cutter in, but didnt quite get it all the way in there and he got through it. But other than that everything was working pretty good all game." Quentin, who missed the previous four games with a groin injury, hit an 86 mph pitch an estimated 405 feet off the left-field facade with one out in the eighth to chase Wood. Quentin has five career pinch homers and two in one week. Yasmani Grandal was aboard on a one-out walk. Other than that, "my fastball was locating down and I got some quick outs there," Wood said. "All in all, no complaints other than one pitch, but thats going to happen." Quentin also hit a two-run, pinch homer last Saturday at Colorado. He hurt his groin on Sunday and hadnt played until Saturday nights appearance. "Thats a hard thing to do to pinch-hit -- one of the hardest roles in our game to come off the bench without playing and go step in the batters box against pitcher and hit a home run," manager Bud Black said. "That is hard to do and he has done it twice in a week. "When Carlos does that, that is what we expect," Black said. "He is a dynamic offensive player and our team changes." Problem is, the Padres havent seen much of Quentin this year. He missed the first 39 games after starting the season on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee. "He makes us better," Black said. "Hes arguably our best offensive player each and every night he is in the game." Valbuena extended his hitting streak to eight games when he drove an 88 mph fastball from Billy Buckner into the right field seats with one out in the sixth. It was his third. Nate Schierholtz doubled to right with two outs. The Padres intentionally walked Darwin Barney to get to Wood, who singled up the middle to drive in Schierholtz. Valbuena also scored in the fourth, reaching on a walk, advancing on Welington Castillos single and coming in on Schierholtzs base hit. Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances. Buckner (0-1) started in place of Andrew Cashner, who is on the disabled list with a sore right elbow. Buckners contract was purchased earlier Saturday from Triple-A El Paso. He allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out four and walked three. NOTES: In a pregame ceremony, the Padres honoured first responders involved in fighting last weeks wildfires. The players and coaches formed two lines in the outfield and greeted the first responders as they walked in from the warning track. ... Cashner played long toss for the first time since going on the disabled list, retroactive to May 15. Cashner will throw again Sunday. . RHP Tim Stauffer pitched well enough in Fridays win over the Cubs to earn another start. It will come on Wednesday at Arizona. . Newly acquired LHP Troy Patton, acquired from Baltimore in Saturdays trade for C Nick Hundley, will complement LHP Alex Torres in the bullpen. He should arrive in San Diego on Sunday. . Cubs OF Justin Ruggiano could rejoin the team on the road trip; hes been on the DL since April 24 with a strained hamstring. Ruggiano played consecutive games in Triple-A Iowa on Thursday and Friday. . Padres RHP Ian Kennedy (2-6, 3.79) faces Cubs RHP Jason Hammel (5-2, 2.91) in Sundays series finale. Michael Ryder Jersey . Jamies number grades given are out of five, with five being the best mark. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (5) – He had good saves on Giroux, Akeson, and Hartnell tonight. Pavel Zacha Devils Jersey . The team announced on Thursday that it had agreed to the players request for a release.EDMONTON - Tristan Jarry made 31 saves and the Edmonton Oil Kings used a three-goal third period to top the Prince Albert Raiders 3-1 and extend their first-round series lead to 2-0 in Western Hockey League playoff action. Riley Kieser and Dystin Mayo had a goal and an assist apiece for Edmonton, who won Game 1 on Saturday, 5-4. Dakota Conroy was the lone scorer for Prince Albert, finding the back of the net 20 seconds into the third period to give the Raiders a 1-0 lead. Prince Alberts Cole Cheveldave made 29 saves in the losing effort. --- ROYALS 4 CHIEFS 3 (OT) VICTORIA — Logan Nelson scored 2:18 into overtime as the Royals took a 2-0 lead over the Chiefs in their first-round best-of-seven set. Tyler Soy, Brandon Magee and Logan Fisher scored in regulation for Victoria, which led 3-1 before Spokane sparked a comeback to force the extra period. Dominic Zwerger opened the scoring for Spokane just 47 seconds into the game, and Liam Stewart and Reid Gow scored in the second and third periods, respectively, to tie the game. Victorias Patrik Polivka made 28 saves for the win, while Eric Williams stopped 41 of 45 shots in defeat for the Chiefs. The Royals took Game 1 on Saturday, 2-1. --- THUNDERBIRDS 3 SILVERTIPS 1 EVERETT, Wash. — Roberts Lipsbergs had a goal and an assist and the Thunderbirds used a two-goal third period to seal a 2-0 first round series lead over the Silvertips. Branden Troock and Russell Maxwell scored in the final period for Seattle, who took Game 1 of the series on Saturday, 2-11. http://www.hockeydevilsshop.us/Cory-Schneider-Jersey/. Carson Stadnick scored at 3:51 of the first period to put Everett on the board 1-0 before Seattles comeback. Thunderbirds goalie Taran Kozun stopped 26 shots for the victory. Austin Lotz made 13 saves for the Silvertips. --- ROCKETS 3 AMERICANS 1 KELOWNA, B.C. — Ryan Olsen scored the eventual winner at 17:18 of the first period to give the Rockets a two-game edge in their first-round series against Tri-City. Myles Bell scored on the power play, and Joe Gatenby also scored for Kelowna, who took the first game of the series 3-1 on Saturday. Philip Tot opened the scoring with a goal at 10:37 of the first period for the Americans, who were outshot 47-25. Jordon Cooke stopped 24 shots for the Rockets, and Tri-Citys Eric Comrie made 44 saves. --- WHEAT KINGS 8 PATS 4 REGINA — Tim McGauley scored two goals and helped on another and Brandon used a five-goal second period to power past Regina and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round playoff series. Richard Nejezchleb had a goal and two assists, Ryan Pulock and Ryley Lindgren had a goal and an assist apiece, and John Quenneville, Nolan Patrick and Jens Meilleur also scored for the Wheat Kings, who took the first game of the set on Saturday, 6-3. Boston Leier and Connor Gay had a goal and an assist apiece for the Pats, who were outshot 44-31, and Dryden Hunt also scored. Morgan Klimchuck chipped in with a short-handed goal in the second period. Wheat Kings goaltender Jordan Papirny made 27 saves for the victory. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '
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