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#1 by jinshuiqian0713 , Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:24 am

PITTSBURGH -- Every time the St. Louis Cardinals faced Francisco Liriano in 2013, the Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander found a way to push the Cardinals around. At long last, St. Louis pushed back. The Cardinals jumped on the Pirates ace early, Yadier Molina hit his second homer of the season and Jhonny Peralta added a late two-run shot as St. Louis pulled away for a 6-1 win on Saturday night. The victory was the first by the Cardinals against Liriano, who went 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA against St. Louis last season, including a triumph in Game 3 of the NL division series. "Hes tough, man, but he caught a lot of the plate with his pitches tonight, especially in the first inning and then on the home run," Molina said. "Hes a tough pitcher and we kind of caught him when he wasnt at his best." Molina finished 2 for 4 and his solo homer in the sixth gave the Cardinals plenty of cushion as they bounced back from a 12-2 loss on Friday by not waiting around for Liriano to get into a rhythm. St. Louis used a three-run first inning to put the Pirates in a quick hole then held on as Joe Kelly (1-0) shook off some rust in his first start of the season. The right-hander worked 5 1-3 innings, walking four and striking out four. "I made some good pitches when I had to but I struggled a little with my command from time to time," Kelly said. "It seemed like when I really needed to make a pitch I was able to do it and avoid getting into big trouble." The Pirates had their chances. They loaded the bases in the third but managed only a single run when Kelly walked Russell Martin. Pittsburgh left 11 runners on base, including seven in the first four innings. "We had opportunities to cash in and we werent able to do it," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said hours after agreeing to a contract extension that will keep him in Pittsburgh through at least 2017. St. Louis reliever Carlos Martinez, who typically works the eighth inning, replaced Kelly with two on and one out in the sixth and retired Starling Marte and Travis Snider on groundouts to end the threat. "It was a part of the game where it could have gone in a different direction fast," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "Carlos came out and did exactly what we needed him to do." Liriano, who struck out 10 in six innings on opening day against the Cubs, settled down after initial command issues. He surrendered four runs on seven hits in six innings, walking two and striking out four. "Theyve got some good hitters and they hit some good pitches down and I made a couple of mistakes too," Liriano said after falling to 9-2 in his career at PNC Park. "Thats part of the game. Just one of those nights." It wasnt exactly a repeat of the last time Liriano faced St. Louis, when he held the Cardinals in check in Game 3 of the NL division series to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. St. Louis rallied to take the series in five games and six months later it appears the clubs that finished one-two in the NL Central remain evenly matched. The teams have now split the last 26 meetings. For once, however, the Cardinals got the best of Pittsburghs ace by not messing around while he dealt with location issues in the first. Matt Carpenter led off with a single. Peralta walked and Matt Holliday followed with an RBI single to right. Peralta scored on a sacrifice fly by Allen Craig, with Holliday scoring on a perfectly placed single to left by Matt Adams. Molina provided insurance with a homer to right and Peraltas second home run with the Cardinals slipped inside the left field foul pole against Pittsburgh reliever Jeanmar Gomez in the ninth. That was more than enough for a bullpen that didnt surrender a hit in 3 2-3 innings of work. NOTES: Marte went 1 for 5 and has reached base in each of his 17 career games against St. Louis. ... St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, participated in a simulated game in Florida on Saturday. Matheny said the team doesnt have a pre-determined role set for Motte, who saved 42 games in 2012 before the injury. ... The series concludes on Sunday when Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00) is set to go for St. Louis against Edinson Volquez (0-0, 0.00), who pitched two innings of relief in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday. Air Max 95 Wholesale Uk .Fucale will not only be one of the local boys, he is also a Montreal Canadiens draft pick and will have a huge cheering section when Canada opens the tournament Dec. Fake Air Max 97 Uk . So far, so good: Gonzalez has allowed one run through 12 innings this season. His second start came Tuesday night, when he gave up only three singles over six innings to lead the Nationals to a 5-0 victory over the Miami Marlins. http://www.fakeairmaxukoutlet.com/. It was the first game back in Columbus for Rangers star Rick Nash, the Blue Jackets franchise leader in goals, assists and games. He was given a standing ovation during a video tribute in the first period, but was booed loud and long after a second-period, two-handed shove up high on Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Discount Air Max 200 . - Tom Brady was upset that his New England Patriots hardly looked like a division champion in the first half. Fake Air Max 97 For Sale . Pominville scored in all three of Minnesotas games last week to help the Wild (8-4-3, 19 points) earn four out of a possible six points. His best performance was in a 4-3 win over Montreal on Friday, where he posted a season-high three points (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal.The Edmonton Oilers return home to begin a five-game homestand when they host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight. The Oilers picked up a 3-2 shootout win over the hosting Dallas Stars on Sunday. It was the Oilers fifth victory in seven games. Jordan Eberle and David Perron notched shootout goals and Devan Dubnyk ended with 15 saves after coming in for the injured Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov had stopped 28-of-29 shots faced before suffering an upper-body injury after colliding with Dallas Ryan Garbutt with 3:41 to go in the second period. "For me (Dubnyk) was excellent as was Bryzgalov early," said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. "Coming in off the bench, its never easy. Those guys tonight, especially Dubnyk, they were real catalysts for our team." Ales Hemsky and Andrew Ference scored in regulation for the Oilers, who are just 3-8-0 as the home team this season. It is unknown how long Bryzgalov will be sidelined, though goaltender Jason LaBarbera was recalled from the minor leagues on Monday. Dubnyk gets the start in goal tonight and is 2-5-2 with a 2.96 GAA lifetime when facing the Coyotes. Bryzgalov remains out with whiplash/concussion-like symptoms and there is no definitive timeline for his return. The Coyotes have won seven of nine and 12 of their last 15 versus the Oilers, including a 5-4 victory at home on Oct. 26. Defenseman Keith&nnbsp;Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson both scored in the latter stages of the third period, Radim Vrbata had three assists and Smith made 26 saves.dddddddddddd LaBarbera gave up all five goals on 27 shots faced in the start. After a solid start at home, the Coyotes have hit a bit of a rough patch in the desert. The Coyotes will try to get things sorted out on the road as they begin a four-game road trip. Phoenix has gone 0-2-1 in its past three as the hosting club since a 9-0-1 start and dropped a 5-2 decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. The Coyotes trailed 3-0 after the first period before getting back into the game thanks to second-period scores from Rob Klinkhammer and Martin Hanzal, but Chicago put the game away in the final frame. Mike Smith allowed four goals on 35 shots faced as Phoenix lost for the fourth time in its past five. "Thats a good lesson for our team -- how hard you have to play, how smart you have to play to beat an elite team," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. Phoenix is scheduled to visit Calgary on Wednesday night and it is unknown if Smith or backup Thomas Greiss will get the call tonight in the first part of back-to-back games. Smith is 6-4-1 with a 2.39 goals against average in his career versus the Oilers, while Greiss is 1-0-1 with a 1.44 GAA against them. Phoenix is 6-0-1 in its last seven at Edmonton. ' ' '

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