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    导出博客文章ST. Kylie Fitts Jersey . LOUIS -- On one hand, sweeping the San Diego Padres at home doesnt sound like a big deal when youre the St. Louis Cardinals, who have been to the National League playoffs five straight years and 12 of the last 16.On the other hand, when you entered the four-game series with a rotten 20-28 home record and hadnt won four straight home games all year, sweeping San Diego is a big deal.We havent played well at home, St. Louis starting pitcher Adam Wainwright said. Were ready for a big (winning) streak here. Were ready to run off about a 12-spot.The Cardinals can add to this success and make up ground on two fronts in the playoff chase Friday night when they welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to Busch Stadium for a three-game weekend series.Thursday nights 6-5 win over the Padres, which led 5-1 after 7 1/2 innings, boosted St. Louis to 51-44 for the year, tying its high water mark of seven games over .500. It also kept it within a game of Miami for the NLs second wild-card spot.Whats more, the Cardinals also pulled within 6 1/2 games of the idle Chicago Cubs for first place in the NL Central, the closest theyve been since beating them 4-3 on May 23 to move within six games of first.So in a season largely bereft of team accomplishments, forgive St. Louis for feeling good about itself for a moment or two.Who said I was joking? kidded Wainwright when asked about joking about a 12-spot. You never know whats going to be your catapult. I just know that we havent had a good long winning streak in a while, and its time for it.Los Angeles (54-43) owns the NLs first wild-card spot by a game over Miami and comes to town fresh off winning two of three at NL East leader Washington, besting previously unbeaten Stephen Strasburg 6-3 Thursday.The Dodgers will have a hot pitcher taking the mound on a hot night, as temperatures might be close to 100 degrees at first pitch. Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.69) is coming off six shutout innings Saturday at Arizona, allowing just three hits and fanning eight as he was no-decisioned in a 2-1, 12-inning loss.Hell be opposed by Michael Wacha (5-7, 4.55), who lasted just four-plus innings and 101 pitches Sunday in a no-decision outing against Miami. Wacha, who had his pitch count jacked up by 25 foul balls, gave up seven hits and three runs, walking two and fanning four.Wacha is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA in three career starts against Los Angeles, absorbing an 8-4 loss on May 13. Hell have to be careful against Justin Turner, who homered twice and drove in five runs against Strasburg Thursday, giving him six homers and 16 RBI in 16 games this month.Im definitely feeling comfortable again, Turner said. I feel good and am obviously getting better results.The Cardinals will send Mike Leake (7-7, 4.00) to the mound Saturday night opposite Kenta Maeda (8-7, 3.25). In Sunday nights matchup, the Dodgers will pitch Scott Kazmir (8-3, 4.30) against a St. Louis pitcher to be determined. Bears T-shirts . Kiriasis and brakeman Franziska Fritz finished two runs in one minute 55.41 seconds -- a mere 0.01 seconds ahead of Meyers and Lolo Jones, who likely bolstered her Olympic hopes by helping give USA-1 a huge push in the second heat. Wholesale Bears Jerseys .J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. . On Mar. 16, coming off a "fight of the year" performance at UFC 154 the previous November, St-Pierre faced Nick Diaz at UFC 158 in what would be his eighth defence of the welterweight title. Using his superior athleticism, St-Pierre cruised to a five round, unanimous decision victory setting up a much-anticipated title defence against number one contender Johny Hendricks. Socceroo great and Melbourne City striker Tim Cahill has added his voice to the cacophony calling for A-League expansion.And hes not afraid of another Melbourne or Victorian club - possibly South Melbourne - coming into the competition on Citys doorstep.Enthusiasm behind expansion has pushed A-League chiefs to confirm their intent to bring in two teams for the 2018/19 season, with a formal process to be confirmed in the new year.Cahill said his experience from playing professionally in England, China and the US showed him the 10-team league was too lean.Theres not enough teams, he told Fox Sports, citing the need to develop more young talent.The more teams, the more competition, the more players we have coming through and the more of a meat market we have for our young Australians.The 37-year-old also said he was against below-par teams playing finals and getting in the back door and winning the league, as could happen with a six-team finals series with a 10-team league.But Cahills ambition for the sport was the primary driver behind his support for the expansion process.The fans need to be fed an appetite of football. The players do too, he said.Where those clubs should be is anyones guess - and there have been plenty of guesses - but Cahill said the most important thing was a smart process. Bears Jerseys Hoodies. If theres another team in Melbourne - no problems. If theres another team in Sydney - no problems. A team in Tasmania, he said.We need clear criteria for what they can produce so they can have that portfolio and we know what theyve got to aim for.One of the threats to expansion is existing clubs concerned for their own growth attempting to curb the arrival of new sides.City might have more to worry about than most on that front, given their non-derby matches average below 10,000 people this season - even with Cahills arrival.The veteran striker said he could feel growth in the wings.You look at Melbourne Victory and you have to respect what theyve grown, he said.Were not in a competition for their fans or trying to take their fans. Were trying to build our own culture.When you win trophies and you win derbies it helps. Its still very early stages as to where we want to be.Were trying to do it the right way. And its ruffling a few feathers. But its not out of disrespect to the league or anything we play against. Jerseys NFL China Cheap NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' '
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