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through the second and third innings unscathed,

  • With 16 games left in the American Association season heading into Friday night, the Winnipeg Goldeyes fumbled a great chance to tighten the leagues wild card standings. Winnipeg gave up 16 hits in an 8-3 loss to the visiting Kansas City T-Bones in front of 6,023 fans at Shaw Park. With the loss, Winnipeg remains 2 ½ games behind the Gary SouthShore RailCats in the American Association wild card race. The RailCats lost to the Sioux Falls Canaries last night. Despite giving up two runs in the top of the first inning, Ray Sadler stroked a double off the left field wall in the bottom of the first inning to score Yurendell de Caster and Ryan Scoma and tie the game 2-2. Goldeyes starter Matt Rusch got through the second and third innings unscathed, but found trouble in the top of the fourth. Kansas City strung together three singles to lead off the fourth inning and grabbed a 4-2 lead. In the top of the fifth, the T-Bones tallied four runs on five hits. After giving up a one-run double to T-Bones first baseman Jairo Perez and walking the bases loaded, Rusch was relieved by Brendan Lafferty, who then gave up a two-run single to Kansas City third baseman Brandon Jones. The T-Bones other run came on an infield single. Goldeyes centre fielder Tyler Graham singled in Fehlandt Lentini in the ninth inning to complete the scoring. Offensively, the Goldeyes banged out 10 hits in the game, led by two-hit efforts from Graham, de Caster and Sadler. "Unfortunately, we got beat today by the elements," Goldeyes manager Rick Forney said on the TSN 1290 post-game show. "We hit some balls on the screws to right field and right-centre field that got knocked down by the wind. If it was a north wind or no wind, we might hit five or six home runs. "But, we were sloppy on defence and didnt do enough to win. They played better than we did." Winnipeg has won five consecutive series at home and will need to take the final two games of this three-game series in order to keep the streak intact. Rusch fell to 5-4 on the season after being on the hook for all eight of Kansas Citys runs. It is his first loss since June 21. Lafferty gave up three inherited runs in the fifth inning, but threw a scoreless sixth inning. Kaohi Downing then came in a shutout the T-Bones for the final three innings. He didnt even allow a hit. T-Bones starter Rick Zagone picked up his first win for Kansas City this season. He went six innings. Keith Picht tossed the final three innings for his first save of the season. The Goldeyes and T-Bones meet again Saturday night at Shaw Park. Winnipeg will send newly acquired Jason Jarvis to the hill against Kansas Citys Ethan Cole. Game time is 6 p.m. FRANKFURT, Germany -- World Cup winner Joachim Loew will remain the Germany coach through the 2016 European Championship in France. There was speculation Loew might step down after Germany lifted its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final in Rio de Janeiro 10 days ago, although Loews contract was extended well before the tournament. "At the moment, I can imagine nothing more beautiful than to continue working with this team, to guide it to the European Championship in France, to develop the team and the individual players further," Loew said in an interview published on Wednesday on the German Football Federation (DFB) website. "I am as motivated as I was on the first day with DFB. We celebrated a gigantic success in Brazil but there are other goals that we want to achieve. The World Cup 2014 was a highlight for all, but it was not a conclusion." Loew said he needed some time to come to terms with his emotions after the World Cup but had not thought "t;even for a second" about stepping down.dddddddddddd Loew has been with the DFB since 2004, and head coach since 2006, but had never won a title until the triumph in Brazil. Germany and Argentina have a rematch in a friendly in Duesseldorf on Sept. 3, before Germany kicks off qualifying for Euro 2016 against Scotland four days later. Before then, the 54-year-old Loew will have to find an assistant coach and a new captain. Hansi Flick, his assistant throughout his tenure, is to be the technical director at DFB. Philipp Lahm, captain since 2010, surprisingly ended his Germany career as soon as the team returned home. Lahm informed him about his decision to retire from internationals on the morning after the final, Loew said, calling it a great loss for the team. "I could not have wished for a better captain, he did an outstanding job influencing, leading and presenting the team," Loew said. "I regret that he will not return but I accept and respect his decision." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
      February 8, 2018 8:32 PM MST
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