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  • OVIEDO, Spain -- American veteran Christopher Horner took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta in a mountainous 19th stage won by Joaquim Rodriguez on Friday. Womens Jazz Jerseys . Entering the day in second place behind overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali, the 41-year-old Horner pulled away from the Giro dItalia champion over the final meters of the uphill ascent to turn a three-second deficit into a three-second lead with just two days to go. With Alejandro Valverde trailing by 1:06 in third, the grand tour appears to have become a two-rider race. Despite his age, Horner has finished ahead of Nibali on the last two mountain stages, powering over the finish line before the Italian slowly pedaled across. "At this moment the legs are fantastico," said Horner, who rides for RadioShack-Leopard. "I really like steep climbs. They have been good to me. So if my legs are good tomorrow, then I should have the jersey in Madrid." Rodriguez used an explosive burst of speed to win the stage that had followed the northern coast before turning inland for a finish at the picturesque Alto Naranco summit overlooking the rolling green hills near Oviedo. The Catalan rider for Katusha got his first stage victory of this edition with a winning time of 4 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds. Diego Ulissi of Italy and Spaniards Daniel Moreno and Samuel Sanchez were next at 11 second behind. Horner and Valverde finished 14 seconds behind. "I told my team to go for it," Rodriguez said. "I told them that tomorrow would be too tough because Chris has shown he is so strong. So today was the last chance." Rodriguez is 1:57 off Horners pace in fourth, followed by Nicolas Roche at 3:49 back. The penultimate stage is a 142-kilometre (88-mile) course that takes riders over three major summits and ends with of a special-category climb to the Alto de lAngliru peak before the traditional finish in Madrid on Sunday. Jazz Jerseys From China . The Nuggets leading scorer, Lawson is characterized as day to day by the team. Hes averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 assists. Lawson suffered the injury late in Denvers win Sunday at Sacramento. Grayson Allen Jersey . During the furious first few hours of free agency Tuesday, the team agreed to terms with strong safety Donte Whitner, a Cleveland native who cant wait to play in his hometown. PHILADELPHIA -- Cody Asches rough night in the field ruined Cliff Lees effort on the mound. Luis Jimenez hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth, Matt Shoemaker tossed five effective innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday night. Lee allowed four unearned runs and six hits, striking out seven in seven innings. He was hurt by Asches three errors at third base. "I know he wasnt doing it on purpose," Lee said. "He had some funky balls hit to him." Mike Trout went 1 for 5 with more than 4,000 fans in the crowd from his hometown of Millville, New Jersey. The two-time All-Star centre fielder grew up in the small town 45 minutes south of Philadelphia. Lee (3-4) took a 2-0 lead into the sixth, but Asches fielding and throwing errors led to four unearned runs. Collin Cowgill led off the inning with a double to left. After Trout struck out, Albert Pujols reached when Asche let his high bouncer go off his glove. Howie Kendrick walked to load the bases. Chris Iannetta then hit a bouncer to Asche, who pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz off the plate with his throw home. Grant Greens sacrifice fly tied it at 2. Jimenez followed with a two-run double on a 3-0 pitch, giving the Angels a 4-2 lead. "Its frustrating, not just for myself, but when you let a team down," Asche said. "Cliff was pitching well. He couldve gone all night." Asche has struggled in his first full season. Hes hitting .226 with a team-high six errors. "The kid had a tough night," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "That can happen. Well continue to work with him. A lot of things have been thrown at him." The Phillies have lost two in a row to fall three games below .500. They blew a 4-1 lead in the ninth in a 5-4, extra-inning loss to the Mets on Sunday. Cheap Jazz Jerseys. Closer Jonathan Papelbon wasnt available to pitch that day because he was sore after earning saves in the first two games of the series. Papelbon has drawn criticism from fans for not pitching. Sandberg said before the game the team needs its closer to be able to pitch three days in a row. Shoemaker (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits. He made his second career start and first this season. The righty was called up to replace Hector Santiago, who was sent to the bullpen after going 0-6 with a 5.19 ERA in seven starts. Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth for his fifth save in seven tries. Domonic Brown hit a triple off reliever Fernando Salas and scored on Ruizs sacrifice fly in the seventh to get the Phillies to 4-3. Shoemaker retired his first nine batters before Ben Revere hit a hard single just past second baseman Kendrick. One out later, Chase Utley ripped an RBI triple into the right-field corner to make it 1-0. Angels manager Mike Scioscia challenged the safe call at third, but it was upheld following a replay review that took 3 minutes, 33 seconds. Ryan Howard hit an RBI single through the vacated hole at shortstop for a 2-0 lead. NOTES: The Phillies called up INF Cesar Hernandez from Double-A Reading to take Jayson Nixs spot on the roster. Nix was outrighted to Triple-A on Monday, but chose to become a free agent. ... The Angels optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Triple-A Salt Lake. ... Sandberg said a Shake Shack hamburger at Citi Field gave him food poisoning during Philadelphias weekend series in New York.... 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      September 12, 2018 2:57 AM MDT
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