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ANAHEIM, Calif. Kenny Stabler Raiders Jersey . - The Texas Rangers realize theyll have to be resourceful on offence to make the post-season without suspended slugger Nelson Cruz. When they scored eight runs without an extra-base hit Tuesday night, manager Ron Washington was thrilled — but not at all surprised. "Whats the difference between small-ball and winning baseball?" he asked. "Aggression is always going to be our game." Adrian Beltre drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, Yu Darvish pitched seven solid innings, and the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 for their eighth win in nine games. Elvis Andrus had three hits and scored the go-ahead run as the Rangers won their third straight and moved within one game of AL West-leading Oakland, which lost at Cincinnati. The Rangers broke open a tight game with Beltres single against Kevin Jepsen (1-3), and they poured it on with a symphony of small-ball brilliance with a four-run ninth. Texas pounded out 12 singles, stole six bases, capitalized on errors and wild pitches, and got a crafty effort from Darvish (11-5) without his best stuff. To Washington, thats Rangers baseball in its purest form. "It was quite exciting to be able to go out there and play the game we love to play," Washington said. "It was a night when it all came together, but its always been an emphasis. I call that winning baseball." Texas batted around in the ninth against Los Angeles hapless bullpen — with help from two more stolen bases. Craig Gentry scored all the way from second base when Calhoun botched a grounder at first, and Andrus singled home Leonys Martin — who had just stolen second even as the Angels pitched out — before Beltre added another RBI single. "We have to create opportunities for ourselves," Andrus said. "We have to put balance in our offence. We lost a power guy (in Cruz), but we know we can create opportunities and score runs. You dont always win games hitting homers." Darvish allowed eight hits in his least effective start since returning from the disabled list late last month, but the majors strikeouts leader still escaped a seventh-inning jam and got the win. Darvish added six more strikeouts to his total, but also walked three after allowing multiple homers in the same inning for the first time in his major league career. The Japanese right-hander had allowed just one earned run in his previous three starts combined. Tanner Scheppers pitched two scoreless innings for his first save of the season. Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout led off the first inning with back-to-back homers for the Angels, who have lost nine of 12. Los Angeles held a closed-doors team meeting after the Rangers schooled them in practically every fine aspect of the game — particularly with those season-worst six stolen bases allowed, which manager Mike Scioscia blamed on the Angels pitchers, not catcher Chris Iannetta. "This is about the inability of some of our pitchers to make some adjustments they need to make," Scioscia said. "And the reality of it is, if this is going to become an instructional league, we have to make some changes, because guys up here should be able to do a better job." Grant Green had his first two major league hits in his debut for the Angels, who have lost nine of 11 meetings with the division rival Rangers this season. Los Angeles has struggled against aggressive baserunning teams all season, but the Rangers turned it up another notch. "Weve got to do a better job of shutting down the running game as a team," Iannetta said. "Thats our focus. They picked their spots really well." Calhoun and Trout delivered two-out singles against Darvish in the seventh, but Josh Hamilton flied to centre on Darvishs 113th pitch. Hamilton went 0 for 4 against his former Texas teammates, dropping his average below .220 and making him 2 for 21 on the Angels homestand. The $125 million outfielder is batting .167 (15 for 90) with runners in scoring position in his first season with Los Angeles. Garrett Richards allowed six hits and three runs in a decent six-inning start for the Angels, striking out five. After the Rangers stole two bases and took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Richards second wild pitch of the inning, Calhoun and Trout quickly evened it with just the second back-to-back leadoff homers in Angels franchise history. Calhouns homer was the rookies third in a week, while Trout reached base in his 37th consecutive game with his 19th homer. Green got his first major league hit in his first plate appearance for the Angels, who acquired the Anaheim native from Oakland last week in a trade for Alberto Callaspo. With Howie Kendrick sidelined at least until the weekend with a sprained left knee, Green came up from the minors and immediately started at second base. NOTES: Engel Beltre moved over to right field after David Murphy misplayed two balls at the position Monday night in the Rangers first game without Cruz. ... The Angels hit back-to-back homers for just the second time all year. Albert Pujols and Hamilton did it July 10. ... Trout is the first player to hit three career homers off Darvish. ... Green went 0 for 15 in his first major league experience with Oakland last month. Lee Smith Raiders Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Lyle Alzado Raiders Jersey . Defencemen Drew Doughty, Shea Weber and forward Ryan Getzlaf also scored for the Canadians, who started their gold-medal defence 2-0. Goalie Roberto Luongo, getting the call in place of Game 1 starter Carey Price, was solid when needed in making 23 saves for the shutout. http://www.authenticraidersteamproshop.com/Youth-Connor-Cook-Elite-Jersey/ . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ted Lilly would have loved to keep pitching -- if his body would allow him to start every fifth day, and if he could stay off the disabled list. Instead, the 37-year-old left-hander is retiring after 15 seasons because of further problems with his shoulder and back. He went to winter ball in Venezuela this month with the hope his body would co-operate and he could find a major league job. But Lilly didnt feel right, and he made just one three-inning appearance during a 20-day stint in Valencia. He would have pitched again except he got food poisoning. "It came to a point that, unfortunately, the reality set in where I was in terms of health and effectiveness," Lilly said by phone Friday. "Those combinations are what forced me to retire. If I felt I could still be productive and healthy, I would be playing, for sure. As of today, I dont think its reasonable. I didnt believe I would be able to go out there and be productive and effective for a major league team and stay healthy to make 30 starts." He returned home to California on Wednesday night, and looks forward to spending time with his wife and two young children. A two-time All-Star, Lilly was 130-113 with a 4.14 ERA in parts of 15 major league seasons. He pitched for Montreal, Oakland, Toronto, the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs and Dodgers. He has struggled with the idea of retirement for months, even though his shoulder didnt recover well. Designated for assignment byy the Dodgers -- the team that selected him in the 23rd round of the 1996 amateur draft -- on July 25, Lily first tried rest. Reggie Nelson Raiders Jersey. Late in the season, he saw a spine specialist in Los Angeles and underwent surgery to cauterize the nerve endings in the right side of his neck. He was limited to 13 starts the past two seasons for Los Angeles because of injury problems, going 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA in five 2013 starts. "As I sit here right now Im OK but its been difficult for weeks because Ive had to deal with those thoughts and avoid those thoughts for a long time, and continue to talk myself into it that I could find a way to do it," he said. "I really do not want to spend more time on the disabled list. Ive spent so much time on that dreaded list. It really came down to a matter of being effective. If I believed could produce, I would still pitch. So, it was a decision that was forced on me at where I was physically in my career." He expects to do coach down the line, probably at the youth baseball level initially. Lilly is left to cherish the relationships and friendships he made with both teammates and opponents. "I was so lucky, the game of baseball really changed my life," he said. "I know a lot of ex-players say that or people who are playing the game, and its true. Baseball has been my life for so many years in some facet or the other I hope to continue to stay close to the game. Its a game that I love." Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
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