assists in last weeks win over Winnipeg, from miaowang123's blog

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a smooth six innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox for the third straight game, 4-3 on Saturday. Beto Portugal Jersey . Glen Perkins pitched another tenuous ninth inning but got his 19th save in 22 tries after giving up two runs to blow one the night before. Adam Eaton led off with a triple and scored on Gordon Beckhams sacrifice fly. Pinch-hitter Paul Konerko then smacked a single up the middle, but Perkins struck out Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn to end it and punctuated the final swing and miss with a big pump of his left arm. With the Twins trailing 2-1, Mauers drive in the fifth inning soared over left fielder Alejandro De Aza and landed about halfway up the wall. Kendrys Morales hit the next pitch for an RBI single against Andre Rienzo (4-5), who lost his fifth straight start. Correia (4-8) gave up five runs or more in five of his first 12 starts, sliding toward replacement in the rotation, but the 33-year-old right-hander has pitched superbly in three turns since. In 18 innings, Correia has allowed a total of two earned runs and walked only four. He surrendered his share of sharp drives on this picture-perfect first-day-of-summer afternoon, but the defence behind him didnt do him any favours. Centre fielder Sam Fuld tried to dive for a two-out sinking liner by Conor Gillaspie in the first inning, but the ball skipped in front of and past him for a triple and Abreu followed with an RBI single. Then third baseman Eduardo Escobar bungled a routine ground ball by letting it slide between his legs to start the second inning. The White Sox only needed a single, a walk and a two-out hit-by-pitch to produce the unearned run. Correias 3-1 bases-loaded fastball bounced off Beckhams elbow and hit catcher Kurt Suzuki in the throat, but he was all right to stay in the game. Escobar committed a second error on a similar play the next inning, but Correia escaped trouble with a double-play groundball by Dayan Viciedo. The Brazilian-born Rienzo, who debuted for the White Sox last summer, was 4-0 after his first six starts following the rotator cuff injury that knocked Felipe Paulino out of action. Rienzo has struggled badly since, though, by finishing the fifth inning in only two of his last five turns. His ERA during the losing streak is 8.87. The Twins hit three straight two-out singles in the second inning to load the bases, and Fuld walked to force in the first run. Then Rienzo hit Brian Dozier with a pitch to put two runners on for Mauer in the fifth inning, setting the struggling six-time All-Star and three-time batting champion up for just his fourth multi-RBI game this season. Two of those have been in this series. The White Sox have hung around the pack in the American League Central all year, never losing or winning more than four games in a row, but this has been a rough start to an 11-game road trip. They fell a season-high five games under .500 and back into last place. The Twins took a five-game losing streak into this series. Their starters have a 2.41 ERA over the last 11 games. NOTES: Mauer has 18 of his 20 RBIs this season at Target Field. ... Gillaspie went 2 for 4 to raise his average to .340, but he doesnt have enough at-bats to qualify yet for the league batting lead. In his last 30 games, Gillaspie is batting .366. ... Twins RF Oswaldo Arcia is hitless in his last 27 at-bats. ... The White Sox will send John Danks (6-5, 3.97) to the mound for the series finale Sunday, and Phil Hughes (7-3, 3.09 ERA) will pitch for the Twins. Danks has a 5.70 ERA in six road starts this season. Hughes gave up three HRs in his last home start, the only time a team has taken him deep in his last eight turns. ... White Sox manager Robin Ventura successfully challenged a call in the third inning, when Brian Dozier originally led off with a double. Replays showed Beckhams tag grazed Doziers foot before it landed on the base. Anthony Lopes Portugal Jersey . TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted on Monday that Hemsky will be going to market as an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Portugal Blank Jersey .A. remained bitter for Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers on the long flight back home to New York.Instead of crumbling during a hectic portion of their schedule, the resurgent Winnipeg Jets came out of it on the verge of their longest winning streak of the season. As their offense looks to remain on a roll without Mathieu Perreault, the Jets begin a brief two-game stay at home against a pair of defensively challenged clubs Sunday night when they take on the Arizona Coyotes. You can listen to all the action live on TSN Radio 1290 at 5pm ct. Winnipeg (24-14-8) opened a stretch of six games in nine days - including five on the road - with a 4-1 loss at Arizona on Jan. 8 that snapped a five-game win streak in the series dating to 2011-12. That defeat capped a 1-4 stretch in which the Jets totaled 12 goals. Since then, however, theyve turned things around with 22 goals while winning four of five - including impressive victories at Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. When your confidence is high like it is right now, thats the type of effort youre going to get, center Bryan Little said. Little and Chris Thorburn scored 28 seconds apart midway through the third period to snap a tie Friday and help Winnipeg to a 4-2 win over the Blackhawks. Zach Bogosian and Andrew Ladd each added a goal and an assist. This was as good a character win as weve had since Ive been here, coach Paul Maurice said. Its not a tough schedule, its a brutal schedule. We play on energy and I cant imagine (the Winnipeg players) had any. Perreault has scored six times with three assists over his last six games, including four goals in Tuesdays 8-2 home win over Florida. The center, however, is expected to miss time with an upper-body injury after he was cross-checked Friday. Perreault scored the lone goal at Arizona last week and has four assists over his last three meetinngs. Jose Fonte Portugal Jersey. Little, who is tied for the team lead with 17 goals, and Blake Wheeler each scored twice in a 6-2 win in Phoenix on Oct. 9. Now the Jets look to continue their push toward the franchises first playoff berth since 2007 in a short stay at MTS Centre against Arizona and Columbus clubs that rank near the bottom of the league in goals allowed per game. The Coyotes, allowing an average of 3.27 goals, have given up 34 in their last seven defeats. Theyll try to avoid a season-high fifth consecutive loss after opening a franchise-high, eight-game trip Saturday with a 3-1 loss at Minnesota. Arizona (16-24-4) isnt getting much going on the attack, either, totaling five goals during its slide. Antoine Vermette, who had two assists in last weeks win over Winnipeg, scored his 11th goal to provide all the offense Saturday. It was just one of those games where, you know, you get in their power play and in the end it hits the linesman and its back in your net, said goalie Mike Smith, who had 30 saves. It seems thats the way its been trending, but going forward we have to realize no one is going to feel sorry for us. We have to make our own breaks. Arizonas Mikkel Boedker had his four-game scoring streak end, but hes had three goals in the two meetings with the Jets. Shane Doan missed his second straight contest with a lower-body injury, but coach Dave Tippett said it was possible the captain could play Sunday. Hes produced one goal and three assists in this season series. Projected Jets Lines: Forwards: Ladd - Little - Wheeler Kane - Scheifele - Frolik Thorburn - Lowry - Halischuk Galiardi - Slater - Peluso Defence: Chiarot - Byfuglien Enstrom - Bogosian Stuart - Harrison Goalie: Pavelec Hutchinson Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL T-shirts Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap NFL Hoodies China NFL Hoodies China NFL Jerseys China NFL Gear ' ' '

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