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    导出博客文章PITTSBURGH -- Joey Votto is having one special finish to the season. David Krejci Jersey . So good even he isnt sure it can continue for much longer.Votto celebrated his 33rd birthday with four hits, including a home run, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the collapsing Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 on Saturday night.Votto led off the ninth inning with his 23rd homer, a drive to right off Juan Nicasio that gave the Reds a two-run cushion. The 2010 NL MVP is hitting .427 in 51 games since the All-Star break and could become the first major leaguer to hit .400 in the second half since Ichiro Suzuki had a .429 average in 2004 with the Seattle Mariners.Its pretty unlikely, Votto said. Well see. Just mathematically, its very unlikely to hit .400 for such a long period.Reds manager Bryan Price, who was the Mariners pitching coach in 2004, believes Votto can follow in Ichiros footsteps.Joey is such a great hitter, Price said. He can hit the ball out of the ballpark, hit the ball all over the field and has such great plate discipline that he gets on base at a .430 clip. Its special when you see this kind of production over this period of time.The Pirates flickering hopes of a fourth consecutive postseason berth took another hit as they dropped 5 1/2 games back of St. Louis for the second NL wild card with their 10th loss in 12 games.When asked if he would call a meeting in an effort to spark his team, manager Clint Hurdle gave a terse answer.The one thing I do is when I talk to guys, I dont tell you I talk to them, he said.Francisco Cervelli hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth for Pittsburgh, but Tony Cingrani held on for his 17th save. With runners on first and second, Jordy Mercer bounced into a fielders choice for the final out.Brandon Phillips had three of Cincinnatis 15 hits, helping the Reds rally from an early 4-0 deficit for their second straight win following nine losses in 11 games. Tucker Barnhart drove in three runs.Phillips is hitting .365 (19 for 52) with four homers and 10 RBI in 14 games against the Pirates this season.The Reds jumped in front with three runs in the fifth against rookie reliever Trevor Williams (1-1). Scott Schebler had a bases-loaded walk before Barnhart made it 7-4 with a two-run double.Jung Ho Kangs two-run homer off rookie starter Robert Stephenson gave the Pirates a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Kang finished with two hits and three RBI.Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison left in the sixth inning after injuring his right groin while legging out a two-run double that got the Pirates within one at 7-6. He is 17 for 42 (.405) with six doubles during a 10-game hit streak.Josh Smith (3-1) got the win despite allowing two runs in 2 1/3 innings.Stephenson threw 43 pitches during a two-run first inning and made it through just three innings, getting tagged for four runs and five hits.Acquired in an Aug. 1 trade with Toronto and assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis, Drew Hutchison gave up four runs and eight hits in four innings in his Pirates debut.I liked the way guys pushed through, Price said. Were down 4-0. Were struggling to win games. We have to take a struggling starter out after three innings. Then here come the Reds with four runs to tie it, three runs to take the lead then the bullpen bent a little but got the job done.TRAINERS ROOMPirates: LF Starling Marte (back spasms) sat out for a fifth straight game and there is no timetable for his return.KUHL SET FOR RETURNPirates right-hander Chad Kuhl will return to the rotation Thursday night and start at Philadelphia. The rookie was originally supposed to start Saturday but the Pirates decided to give him a break after working 134 1/3 innings between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis this season.UP NEXTReds: LHP Brandon Finnegan (8-10, 4.17 ERA) will start Sunday in the finale of the four-game series. He is winless in his last three starts despite a 3.00 ERA in that span.Pirates: RHP Ryan Vogelsong (3-4, 4.07 ERA) has allowed a combined 10 runs in nine innings in his last two starts while going 0-1. Wholesale Bruins Jerseys . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Zdeno Chara Jersey . Ivanovic was leading 7-5, 1-0 when Hantuchova withdrew after falling 0-40 behind in the second game. The match started slowly for Ivanovic, who surrendered her first two serves as Hantuchova took a 5-3 lead. . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. NEW YORK --?Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran was forced to leave Tuesdays 7-1 loss to the?Texas Rangers?with what the team called a tight right hamstring.?An MRI revealed no damage, and the Yankees believe Beltran might be out only a day or two.Beltran, 39, injured himself on a first-inning single. After Beltran rounded first, manager Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue checked him out. Following some deliberation, he was replaced by utility man Rob Refsnyder.?Beltran said he had never felt that type of pain.I was concerned, he said.Beltran is leading the Yankees in most major offensive categories. He is batting .297 with 19 homers and 53 RBIs in 73 games.The Yankees decided to make Alex Rodriguez a part-time DH in large part because they wanted to use the DH spot for Beltran in an effort to keep him healthy. Beltran served as the DH the past two games but was in right field while A-Rod started at DH on Tuesday against Texas lefty Cole Hamels.If Beltrans hamstriing worsens and he is forced to the disabled list, it could create some intriguing possibilities for the Yankees. Jake DeBrusk Jersey. Aaron Judge, the teams 6-foot-7, 300-pound top outfield prospect, has been ripping the cover off the ball at Triple-A lately. Yankees GM Brian Cashman sounded hesitant to call up Judge when asked about it Monday, but Judge hit another homer later in the night to give him seven in his past nine games.A right-handed hitter, Judge, 24, is batting .266 with 16 homers and 46 RBIs.The Yankees could hand right field to Aaron Hicks and Refsndyer while giving A-Rod another chance to show he can hit right-handed pitching. Rodriguez was demoted from full-time DH because he has just a .584 OPS against righties.Girardi said he had no idea yet how he will construct his lineup against Texas righty Nick Martinez on Wednesday night. Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Disocunt Football Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys ' ' '
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