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    导出博客文章ANAHEIM, Calif. De Aaron Fox Jersey . -- The Houston Astros finished a frustrating season just two games off last years playoff-worthy pace.Jose Altuves batting title was the only thing they won in their season finale, however.Mike Trout stole his 30th base and drove in his 100th run, and the Los Angeles Angels wrapped up just their third losing season in 13 years with an 8-1 victory over the Astros on Sunday.The Astros (84-78) missed the postseason for the 10th time in 11 years despite nearly matching the 86 wins of last seasons playoff team. They went a franchise-record 41-35 against divisional opponents and 41-40 on the road, their best mark away from Houston since 2004.But with the postseason out of reach Sunday at the Big A, the Astros didnt finish strong. At least Altuve went 1 for 4 with a broken-bat single in the ninth inning, ensuring his second AL batting title at .338.Its nice for him to end on a high note, Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. The bat breaking is probably not his favorite. He loves his bats. But what a sensational season for him.Houstons Brady Rodgers (0-1) gave up five hits and four runs in his first big league start for his hometown team. The 26-year-old farmhand, who made his MLB debut last month, relished the chance to face Trout.It was pretty cool, a pretty special moment that Ill always remember, Rodgers said. Hopefully we have a lot of battles in our future. Im definitely looking forward to the competition between him and I.Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball for the Angels (74-88), who won nine of their final 11 games and still finished 12th in the 15-team AL.We finished strong, said Trout, who completed his second 100-RBI season. Theres a lot of positive things we can take away from this year. It seemed like every other week, our lineup or our pitching staff took a big hit, but we played good for the last few weeks.Trout concluded another MVP-caliber campaign stuck on 29 homers, but he got his stolen base in the first inning and an RBI single in the sixth before leaving to a standing ovation. Trout went 1 for 2 and added two walks to his Angels-record total of 116, tops in the majors.This guy is the MVP, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. I dont think theres any question.Los Angeles finished fourth in the AL West, failing to finish in the top three for the first time since 1999.Carlos Perez had a two-run double during the Angels four-run second inning, Kole Calhoun added a two-run double in the sixth and Jefry Marte homered in the seventh.NO EXTRASThe Angels became the second team since 1913 to play an entire season without an extra-inning win. Only the 1969 Montreal Expos have done it in that stretch. Los Angeles played only four extra-inning games, the second-fewest since 1913 behind the 1936 St. Louis Browns (3).JHOS SURGEChacin (4-4), a midseason acquisition, finished an inconsistent year with a dominant effort in his first victory since Aug. 21. He improved to 4-2 with a 3.37 ERA in his career at Angel Stadium.DAVIDSONS FAREWELLBefore the game, the Angels announced home plate umpire Bob Davidson is retiring after 28 seasons. The 64-year-old Davidson saluted the stands during a warm ovation. Davidson, who broke into the majors in 1982, is perhaps best known for his aggressive balk calls.TRAINERS ROOMAstros: RF George Springer played in every game this season, although his finale was brief: He led off the game with a single and promptly left for a pinch-runner. He is the first Houston player to appear in every game since Carlos Lee in 2007. Springer led the majors with 744 plate appearances.Angels: RHP Jered Weaver took a curtain call when he was recognized on the scoreboard. Weaver, who skipped this start with back pain, is a free agent this winter who might not return to the Angels, his only big league team for 11 seasons. Hopefully theres more, Scioscia said. Wholesale Kings Jerseys . "Four now," Carl Gunnarsson told the Leaf Report proudly following a 5-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night, the clubs fifth straight at home. Justin Jackson Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. http://www.cheapsacramentokingsjerseyschina.com/ . DAmigo scored twice in regulation and added the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies edged the San Antonio Rampage 5-4 in American Hockey League action. SAN DIEGO -- David Ortiz ended his All-Star Game career with quite a walk off.The popular Big Papi was embraced by nearly every member of the American League roster Tuesday night when he was replaced by a pinch runner and strolled back to the dugout.Miguel Cabrera playfully tousled Ortizs hair. As the Boston slugger made his way through the scrum of players, he wrapped his Red Sox teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. in a bear hug and lifted him off the ground.Ortiz called the embraces something Ill never forget. ... You see all your boys.Catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants clapped his bare hand against his mitt as Ortiz left the field.Ortiz helped the Red Sox end their 86-year World Series title drought in 2004, and then helped them win the Series in 2007 and 2013, when he was chosen as MVP.Ortiz announced on Nov. 18 -- his 40th birthday -- that 2016 would be his final season.Things are getting harder. ... As you get older, it gets a little difficult, he said after coming out of his 10th All-Star Game.The designated hitter leads the majors in slugging percentage, on-base average and extra-base hits this year. Hes batting .332 with 22 home runs and 72 RBI.The Red Sox are two games behind Baltimore in the AL East at the break.Ortiz drew a walk in the third inning from Miamis Jose Fernandez, who said a day earlier that hed groove a pitch for the slugger. Ortiz kidded with Fernandez on his way to first base after taking ball four.I was supposed to hit a home run in my second at-batt. Iman Shumpert Jersey. My boy told me he was going to throw me a fastball and the first pitch was a changeup, Ortiz said. I was like, `I thought it was going to be a fastball?He told me yesterday all he was going to throw me was fastballs. He told me it was the catchers fault -- he called it. Then 3-2 he threw me a slider and Im like, `Are you trying to break my back? But he said it was the catchers fault.Fernandez called it an amazing experience. At first I was just throwing fastball, fastball, fastball, so I thought I should mix it up with a breaking pitch and he took it. I was nervous. I couldnt believe that I was actually pitching to him. We both looked at each other and smiled. We knew what was going on. It was great. He signed the jersey I brought for him. It was just special.A few moments after Ortiz reached first, AL manager Ned Yost sent in Edwin Encarnacion to run and Ortiz left to a nice ovation.Big Papi addressed his teammates earlier in the day.I told them that it takes a lot of work to get to the All-Star Game. You dont get here with a good name or a good family. You have to put up the numbers. I told them that they have to do that for their whole career.Asked about his career overall, he said: I have learned so much about this game, I would like to spread it out to the young kids in the game.Ortiz grounded out hard in his first at-bat in his finale. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Authentic Jerseys ' ' '
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