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    导出博客文章ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joakim Soria pitched in the big leagues for the first time in nearly two years. Youth Braden Smith Jersey . Cory Burns started his day in the minors and ended it with his first win in the majors. The Texas right-handers were two of five bright spots for a bullpen that bailed out rookie starter Justin Grimm on Sunday. A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, and a quintet of relievers threw five shutout innings to make Nelson Cruzs go-ahead single stand up in the Rangers 5-4 win over the Houston Astros. "This bullpen deserves all the credit today," Pierzynski said. Each reliever pitched a scoreless inning apiece, starting with Burns when he escaped a jam with runners on first and third and no outs in the fifth. Soria came out for the sixth, followed by right-hander Jason Frasor and left-hander Neal Cotts, who got pinch-hitter Chris Carter on a called third strike with the tying run at third in the eighth. Closer Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his 29th save in 30 chances a day after making his sixth All-Star team and second in two seasons with Texas. It was Sorias first big league appearance since Sept. 11, 2011, when the two-time All-Star with 160 career saves was the closer for the Kansas City Royals before getting shut down by elbow reconstruction surgery. "Ive been working really hard so it was no time to doubt myself or get nervous," Soria said. "Everything Ive worked for is here now, and Im just going to enjoy it." He looked like he was, protecting a one-run lead by getting Carlos Corporan and Carlos Pena on grounders and rookie Marc Krauss on a flyout. "He looked like he hadnt missed a day," said Pierzynski, the Texas catcher who watched the steady parade of relievers. "Most guys that havent pitched in over a year are a little nervous, a little fidgety out there. He was like, Ho hum, another spring training game." Pierzynski gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the first inning with his 8th homer, a shot into the Texas bullpen in right field after consecutive walks to Elvis Andrus and Cruz by Erik Bedard (3-5). Krauss answered with his first career homer in the second, a two-run shot off Grimm. Cruzs single scored Ian Kinsler for a 5-4 lead after Houston had pulled even in a fifth inning that included three errors, two unearned runs and two unusual double plays. "I felt like we had some chances offensively," Houston manager Bo Porter said. "We just werent able to come up with the big hit." Grimm allowed singles to Brandon Barnes and Matt Dominguez to start the fifth, and both moved up when Grimms throw on a pickoff attempt at second went into centre field. The Rangers had Barnes picked off at third, but Jurickson Profar -- filling in for Gold Glove third baseman Adrian Beltre -- let Pierzynskis throw from behind the plate sail past his glove into left field. Profar got the error, and Barnes scored for a 4-all tie. Grimm was replaced after a walk to No. 9 hitter Jake Elmore, and Cory Burns retired Jose Altuve on a pop out. Burns escaped the inning when Brett Wallace struck out and Elmore was tagged out by shortstop Elvis Andrus on a steal attempt after sliding past the bag at second. Burns was called up from Triple-A Round Rock and made the 2 1/2-hour drive to the Dallas area Sunday morning. Then he found himself in a sticky situation. "But thats what the bullpen is for," said Burns, who had an 0-1 career record with 17 appearances in San Diego and three in an earlier Texas stint. "Thats what we trained for all through the minor leagues is to come into those type of situations." Altuve botched a routine grounder from Kinsler to start the Texas fifth. After Andrus walked, Kinsler scored for a 5-4 Texas lead on a single from Cruz, who was later thrown out trying to go to second on a deep flyout to centre field by Pierzynski. "Im just glad the two mistakes we made didnt cost us anything but a tie game, and we were able to put a run on the board and win it," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. J.D. Martinez had three singles for Houston but never made it to second base. He was picked off by Grimm to end the fourth after driving in Corporan to pull Houston to 4-3. NOTES: The Rangers put DH Lance Berkman (left hip inflammation) and RHP Nick Tepesch (right elbow inflammation) on the disabled list. Soria was reinstated from the 60-day DL, and RHP Cory Burns was called up from Triple-A Round Rock. ... The Astros are moving RHP Lucas Harrell to the bullpen. He is 5-9 with a 5.04 ERA after giving up nine runs (seven earned) in 3 2-3 innings in a 10-5 loss to the Rangers on Friday. A replacement hasnt been announced. ... The Texas-Arizona game that was postponed by rain on May 29 will be made up Aug. 1. It was a scheduled off-day for both teams. Cheap Colts Jerseys For Sale . Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament. Youth Nyheim Hines Jersey . -- Lou Brocks shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Roses bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era. . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. HOW THE A-LEAGUES STAR SIGNINGS PERFORMED IN ROUND ONE:1. Sergio Guardiola (Adelaide)* The Spanish striker worked hard in the second half and got into dangerous areas but was kept quiet by Jets captain Nigel Boogaard and had little support.2. James Holland (Adelaide)* Made a crucial tackle to single-handedly stop Newcastles Andrew Hoole netting a second-half winner. In very good physical condition.3. Brett Holman (Brisbane)* Made many a forward run into the box for extra support. Had a couple of opportunities early but waned a little as the match wore on. A decent debut.4. Michael Jakobsen (Melbourne City)* Near faultless in defence against Wellington. The versatile Dane wasnt afraid to get forward and put his tremendous left boot to use.5. Nicolas Colazo (Melbourne City)* The former Boca Juniors attacking midfielder was everywhere in the first half. His energy and strong technique will prove valuable in combination with Bruno Fornaroli and Tim Cahill.6. Alan Baro (Melbourne Victory)* Brisbane had their chances on goal but the Spanish defender showed his La Liga experience with a rock-solid display. Strong in the air and a smooth passer. A good replacement for retired Frenchman Matthieu Delpierre.7. Aleksandr Kokko (Newcastle)* Looked promising in the striker role and held the ball well. But the Finn, who boldly claimed hes as good as Tim Cahill, barely had time to put his money where his mouth is before beeing subbed off with an achilles issue. Youth Deon Cain Jersey. 8. Wayne Brown (Newcastle)* The former English Premier League player lived up to his pedigree with a cracking volley from outside the box to secure a point against Adelaide. Good engine and eye for the net.9. Rhys Williams (Perth)* Reversed an encouraging performance with a lousy challenge on Central Coasts Roy ODonovan to concede the penalty that allowed the Mariners to equalise.10. Adam Taggart (Perth)* Started his second stint with the club in devastating fashion, scoring a first-half brace and constantly threatening before being subbed off early in the second half. Needs more fitness.11. Bobo (Sydney FC)* The Brazilian striker terrorised Western Sydneys struggling defence and capped a strong debut with a good-measure tap-in. Excellent in partnership with former Besiktas teammate Filip Holosko.12. Marco Rossi (Wellington)* The towering Italian defender led well from the back in the absence of captain Andrew Durante. Suffered a brief slip when Anthony Caceres scored, but all in all an imposing presence.13. Nicolas Martinez (Western Sydney)* Showed much promise in a brief second-half cameo. The pocket-sized Argentines first touch set up a gilt-edged chance for a Kerem Bulut. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser once his fitness improves. Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Hoodies Black China NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2019 ' ' '
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