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    导出博客文章HOUSTON -- Kendall Graveman continued his string of good outings Saturday, with arguably his best start of the season. Logan Cooke Jersey .He threw eight solid innings and Stephen Vogt had three hits, including a homer, as the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Saturday.Graveman (5-6) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out three in extending his win streak to four games. The outing tied the longest of his career at eight innings, which he set June 13, 2015 at the Angels. He retired the first 14 batters to start the game before A.J. Reed singled with two outs in the fifth.I think the movement of the fastball was as good as I have had it, Graveman said. I commanded it very well. There were some I missed location, but the movement took over, so we still got groundballs.Graveman has allowed two runs or less in five of his last six starts.His last three or four starts the movement from what hes trying to accomplish out there has been the same, Oakland manager Bob Melvin. But getting that deep in the game with the pitch count low is probably the best Ive seen.Vogt hit a solo home run to left field in the second, an RBI single in the third and came around to score on a Marcus Semien bases loaded walk that made it 3-0.I got some pitches to hit and strung together some at bats and drove the ball the other way, Vogt said.Graveman was replaced by Ryan Dull after allowing singles to Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez to lead off the ninth. Marisnick scored on a Jose Altuve groundout to third.Dull induced a Carlos Correa pop-up before Luis Valbuena hit an RBI single to cut the lead to one, but Dull struck out Carlos Gomez to earn his first save.Were going to keep fighting and we play until the end, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. Sometimes when you cant score or you dont hit, theres a dullness to the game and theres a lack of energy or enthusiasm, but our guys dont quit.Coco Crisp had two hits after serving a one-game suspension Friday, and Josh Reddick had two hits, including a triple.Lance McCullers (4-3) allowed three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and four walks in a season-low four innings. The right-hander had allowed four runs over his previous three starts before Saturday.TRAINING ROOMAstros: OF Colby Rasmus was out of the lineup for a second straight game due to an ear infection. Hes still not feeling well, Hinch said. He would have played today and yesterday if he would have felt up for it, but it sounds like hes still a little under the weather. . RHP Scott Feldman, who threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings, left the game in the ninth. After allowing a single to Jed Lowrie to lead off the ninth, Hinch went out to the mound with the trainer to look at Feldman. Following two warm-up pitches, Feldman was replaced by Chris Devenski. Hinch said Feldman was a little stiff, but it was a precautionary move, and he was day-to-day.UP NEXTAthletics: LHP Sean Manaea (3-5) will try to right the ship on the road Sunday when he takes the mound for the final game before the All Star break. Manaea is 0-3 with an 11.66 ERA in three road starts this season.Astros: LHP Dallas Keuchel (6-9) will look to pick up his fourth straight victory Sunday. Keuchel allowed two runs on five hits in his last outing Tuesday against the Mariners.DULLS STREAK ENDSDull had stranded all 36 runners he had faced entering Saturday, but that streak came to an end on the Altuve fielders choice groundout in the ninth. The streak of inherited runners stranded was the longest by any pitcher in the expansion era, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.You knew it was going to eventually happen, especially in that situation, Dull said. I was going to do anything to get the double play because that would help us more than that one run. I would gladly sacrifice it to get the double play there. Taven Bryan Jersey . Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. Womens Jaguars Jerseys . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that. . -- Three close looks at the bucket, three misses. BALTIMORE -- When the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens face each other this late in the season, the matchup usually involves two teams vying for a high seed in postseason play.The situation will be quite different on Sunday.This time, its about survival.The Ravens (5-5) need a victory to remain in first place in the lackluster AFC North. With games at New England, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati still on the schedule, Baltimore can ill afford to drop below .500 with five weeks to go.Everyone knows what lies ahead of us. You definitely want to win all your home games, linebacker Terrell Suggs said. That is when you have your best edge, your best chance to win. You take care of your home games and you split on the road, and it pretty much takes care of itself. These are not only big games, they are monumental.The stakes are even higher for Cincinnati (3-6-1). With a loss Sunday, the Bengals can pretty much bid farewell to their run of five straight playoff appearances.Really for us, to salvage our season and make it worth something for us, we need to take this opportunity to go on the road and win a big game, left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. If we can do that, well have a chance.Cincinnati had the same mindset last Sunday at home against Buffalo. But a season-ending injury to running back Giovani Bernard (torn ACL) and a severe hamstring injury to receiver A.J. Green contributed heavily to a 16-12 defeat.Without Green, the Bengals passing game came to a halt in the second half: no points, four straight three-and-outs, and just five first downs.Green will not be available in a pivotal game for the Bengals.We feel like we have to win as many as we can, quarterback Andy Dalton said. Obviously, it starts this week.Some things to know about this AFC North rivalry, which is tied at 20 wins apiece:STREAKING: The Bengals have five straight victories over the Ravens, winning the last four by a combined 22 points.That is like that kid you have to fight every day until you win. They have been kind of picking on us, Suggs said. Five straight is five straight. Numbers do not lie. They have kind of had our number. We are going to see what we can do to change that.Not if the Bengals can help it.Anytime you can beat a team likee that five games in a row, thats big. Cheap Jaguars Jerseys. , Dalton said. For us, we have to keep that going.FOURTH-QUARTER FOLLIES: The Bengals have been at their worst in the fourth quarter. Daltons fourth-quarter passer rating is 82.6, ranking 23rd in the NFL. Hes thrown three interceptions in the fourth quarter and only three touchdowns, none in the last five games.If we win some fourth quarters, we could be talking about a completely different scenario, running back Jeremy Hill said. But thats what-ifs, and what-ifs have gotten us 3-6. So we cant live in that anymore.LIFE ON THE OTHER SIDE: Five-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda played left guard for the Ravens last week, a switch spurred by a nagging sore left shoulder. He performed well against the Cowboys, so its not imperative he return to his usual spot at right guard on Sunday.The ability to do what he did, the willingness to do it, and then to be able to pull it off is pretty remarkable, coach John Harbaugh said. But you know what? He has another game. People have seen him at left guard now, so the new challenge is the next challenge.MAKING A KICK: The Bengals considered replacing kicker Mike Nugent after he missed two extra points off the right upright last Sunday. He also missed an extra point and a field goal during a 27-27 tie with Washington on Oct. 30. Another poor showing could prompt a move.This is where were going to be today, Lewis said Monday, after announcing that he was sticking with Nugent.Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, in contrast, is 23 for 23 on field goal tries and perfect on 14 conversions -- the only kicker this season with no misses.SEEING PURPLE: Some of Greens best games have come against the Ravens, including 10 catches for a career-high 227 yards last September in Baltimore. In eight career games against Baltimore, Green has 41 receptions for 726 yards with six touchdowns.The next man moves up and gets going, Lewis said. Everybody has to adjust. 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