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It was the offensive rebounds

 by Cl11234566 , Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:25 am

MINNEAPOLIS -- Zack Greinke added to his century-best run on a historic night for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Greinke pitched six strong innings, Juan Uribe had two RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers earned their 10,000th win in franchise history, 6-4 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Greinke (5-0) struck out six and didnt allow an earned run through drizzling rain and temperatures that dipped into the 30s. He now has gone 18 straight regular-season starts of at least five innings while allowing two runs or fewer, the longest run since 1914. He also has opened a season with wins in five straight decisions for the first time since he was 6-0 in his AL Cy Young Award season of 2009. "My stuff was a lot better then," Greinke said. "Im locating better, being smarter. Ive gotten a lot of help here, nice defensive plays." The Dodgers join the Giants, Cubs and Braves as the only franchises to win 10,000 games. Manager Don Mattingly has been around for 275 of those victories. The laid-back former Yankee quipped that he might even keep a souvenir ball from this milestone victory. "If I can get one, it wouldnt be bad to have one," Mattingly said. "It feels pretty good." With the bases loaded and the Twins trailing 5-1 in the seventh, reliever Chris Withrow got Trevor Plouffe to pop out to shortstop on a 3-0 pitch to end the threat. Plouffes two-run double in the ninth made it 6-4, but Kenley Jansen retired Chris Colabello to earn his 10th save in 12 chances. "Thats why hes here. A chance for him," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said about Plouffe getting the green light on 3-0. "Get him in a fastball situation like that, thats what we want to see, and he took a rip." Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Yasiel Puig each added two hits and an RBI. Eduardo Escobar had a career-high four hits and two RBIs for the Twins. It rained most of the day on Wednesday and a tarp covered the pitchers mound and batters box at Target Field 15 minutes before first pitch. "It was a good game for us, a little bit of weather," Mattingly said. "You didnt hear any complaining. Guys were ready to play." Greinke wasnt fazed, and won his 12th game in 17 starts since Aug. 5. The right-hander has pitched at least five innings and allowed two runs or fewer in 18 consecutive regular season starts. With Minnesota up 1-0, Drew Butera slid headfirst and touched home just ahead of Kurt Suzukis tag after Hanley Ramierz singled to left in the third. Manager Ron Gardenhire challenged the safe call by home plate umpire Chris Segal, but lost after the call was confirmed following a 2-minute replay review. Uribes two-run single made it 5-1 in the seventh. Minnesota advanced a runner at least to second base six times against Greinke, but couldnt break through beyond Escobars double. Greinke had been 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA at Target Field entering Wednesday. "I thought we made him work really hard tonight," Gardenhire said. "But hes a competitor. He always seems to find a way to get deep in the game and he makes pitches when he has to." Kyle Gibson (3-2) allowed five runs in 6 2-3 innings and lost his second consecutive start after beginning the season 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier did his best to help Gibson. When Gonzalezs grounder to first took a bad hop and ricocheted of Joe Mauers shoulder, Dozier hustled over, dove, and scooped the ball to Gibson with his glove for the out. Tuesdays series opener was postponed due to wintry weather and the two teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Thursday. NOTES: Dan Haren (3-0, 2.03 ERA) will start the first game of Thursdays doubleheader for the Dodgers. Mattingly said Red Patterson will "probably" be called up as the 26th man to start the night game. ... Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.32) will start the first game for Minnesota and Kris Johnson will make his major league debut in the nightcap. ... Injured ace Clayton Kershaw makes his second minor league rehab start on Wednesday. If all goes well, Mattingly said Kershaw could rejoin the rotation later this week. ... The Target Field scoreboard displayed the score of Game 7 between the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche in the NHL playoffs. Fake Balenciaga Cheap . 1 player in the world. So Duval gutted it out Thursday at the Byron Nelson Championship despite the pain from a muscle issue in his right elbow, a day after his stepson had to drive him because he couldnt even use that arm. Fake Balenciaga 2020 . They were expecting him there all along. The Pacers announced Friday night that George has been cleared "to return to normal basketball activity," a decision made three days after he was concussed in Game 2 of the Indiana-Miami series. https://www.fakebalenciaga.com/. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward and Nashville Predators goaltender highlighted Mondays waiver transactions, with Calgarys Chuck Kobasew and Edmontons Philip Larsen also being placed on waivers. Wholesale Balenciaga . A player confirmed to TSN on the condition of anonymity that he received his ballot yesterday. Another confirms hes been told to expect his shortly. "The unions executive committee insists a strike vote does not mean were pushing away from the table," the player said. "But we want the league to know were serious about our position. Fake Balenciaga From China . -- Augusta James of Bath, Ont.PORTLAND, Ore. - After the Trail Blazers clawed back from a 23-point deficit and withstood a video review of the final shot, guard Wesley Matthews enjoyed a laugh in the locker room.Thats how we drew it up, he joked.Portland edged the Charlotte Hornets 102-100 on Tuesday night, barely escaping after instant replay showed Gary Neals potential game-tying layup didnt quite beat the buzzer.Damian Lillard scored 29 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Blazers, who have won four of five and improved to 5-1 at home.It just felt like a game we could turn around, Lillard said. It was just a matter of us understanding that, Hey, if we stick with it, things will come around.Al Jefferson scored 22, and Lance Stephenson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Hornets.Portland rallied in the final period. Lillards 3-pointer and Aldridges 10-foot turnaround jumper narrowed it to 92-90 with 5:11 left.The Blazers took their first lead, 97-96, on Steve Blakes 3-pointer with 3:04 to go. Portland stayed in front, going up 102-98 with 14.3 seconds left. After Neal made a layup, Charlotte got the ball with 3.5 seconds left.It appeared that Neal hit another layup at the buzzer to tie it at 102, but upon review it was determined the ball did not leave his hand in time.When I made the basket I thought it was good, Neal said. It was a bang-bang play, so it was hard to say. I thought it was out of my hand but they said it wasnt, so it wasnt.Neal also addressed why he didnt go for a 3-pointer and the win. Lillards defence was the reason.A 3 wouldve been a bad shot in that situation, he said. The way that Lillard closed in on me, that would have been a terrible shot, a terrible decision. So I drove strong right and attacked the basket, and like I said I was a tenth of a second too late.The Blazers played without Nicolas Batum, who injured his knee Sunday in the final minutes of Portlands 116-110 victory at home over the Nuggets.An MRI revealed that Batum has a bruised right knee, which will also keep him out of Wednesday nights game in Denvver and Saturday nights game against the Nets.ddddddddddddStill sore and unable to bend his knee very much, Batum said he hoped to return next Monday when the Blazers host the Pelicans.Im glad I wont have surgery or be out for months, he said Tuesday.Alan Crabbe, a second-year player out of California, made his first NBA start in Batums place.Charlotte took a 27-15 lead after a 14-2 run that was capped by Cody Zellers basket with 2:39 to go in the first quarter.Brian Roberts hit a layup to give the Hornets a 48-27 lead. Portland narrowed the margin to 64-51 at halftime after Aldridges layup before time ran out.Aldridge also hit a jumper to open the second half, but the Hornets kept the Blazers from getting too close. Zeller tossed up a floater that gave Charlotte a 78-64 lead.The Blazers closed to 85-75 heading into the fourth quarter, then outscored the Hornets 27-15 in the final period.Charlotte was coming off a 107-92 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.TIP INSHornets: Charlottes 35 first-quarter points were a season high. The 64 points at halftime were also a season best. ... Jefferson has scored at least 20 points in six straight games.Trail Blazers: Batum played in all 82 games last season. ... The Blazers are 19-6 against Charlotte in Portland. ... The Moda Center was lit up in red, white and blue for Veterans Day.OFFENSIVE BOARDSThe Hornets had just six offensive rebounds, compared to Portlands 15 something that wasnt lost on Jefferson. It was the offensive rebounds, man. A couple of them just bounced right to them, but we didnt do a good job, he said. Thats one of the things about that team. They get a lot of first- and second-chance points.WELCOME HOME, BLAKEBlake, in his third tour with the Blazers after he was picked up in the off-season, hit the go-ahead 3. He also played tough despite five fouls. Steve plays very hard, coach Terry Stotts said. I think the way he plays is contagious.UP NEXTThe Hornets visit the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.The Trail Blazers visit the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. ' ' '

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