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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ARAB TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011
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                                                                                                    Trumbo homer lifts Angels over Rangers

Indians beat White Sox ahead of key Detroit series
CHICAGO, Aug 19, (Agencies): The               a two-run blast by Matt LaPorta in the          Humber left the game in the second inning       a single, then Trumbo hit his 23rd homer of   innings, struck out nine and walked only         10) labored through 114 pitches in just six
Cleveland Indians kept the pressure on         fourth inning put the Indians up 2-1.           after being hit above the right eye by a line   the season off Mike Adams (1-2) to end it,    one.                                             innings.
American League East leaders Detroit on           Chicago responded with a run in the bot-     drive off the bat of Fukudome. He was           snapping the Angels’ five-game skid and          The Yankees stayed half a game ahead             Blue Jays 7, Athletics 0
Thursday, moving to within 1.5 games           tom of the inning but Cleveland went            replaced by Zach Stewart.                       ending Texas’ six-game winning streak         of Boston in the AL East race.                      In Oakland, Ricky Romero pitched a
with a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox      ahead again in the sixth on an RBI triple          “That’s a God thing,” Humber said.           with one dramatic swing.                         Red Sox 4, Royals 3                           shutout to extend his career-high winning
at US Cellular Field.                          from Kosuke Fukudome, who later scored          “There’s a hand of protection around me.           Horacio Ramirez (1-0) got one out in the      In Kansas City, Dustin Pedroia drove in       streak to five games and lead Toronto past
   The victory sets the stage for a key        on a bases-loaded walk to cap the scoring                                                       ninth for Los Angeles, which moved with-      three runs with a pair of well-timed singles     Oakland.
three-game series between the Indians and      at 4-2.                                                                                         in six games of West-leading Texas.           as Boston edged Kansas City.                        Romero (12-9) struck out six while
Tigers starting on Friday in Detroit.             “Fukudome has had some huge hits for                       BASEBALL                             Yankees 8, Twins 4                            Jason Varitek drove in the other Red          recording his second shutout this season
   “This was a much-needed series. We          us the last two nights, especially against                                                         In Minneapolis, New York hit three         Sox run while starting pitcher Josh              and third of his career.
wanted to take this final game,” said          left-handed pitching,” said Indians manag-      And I’m definitely thankful it wasn’t a lot     more home runs to add to its major-league     Beckett survived a shaky start to go seven          Colby Rasmus homered and scored
Indians starter Justin Masterson, who won      er Manny Acta.                                  worse and that I’m OK.”                         leading total and overpower Minnesota.        innings.                                         three times, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett
his 10th game of the season to seal               Chicago threatened again in the eighth         Angels 2, Rangers 1                              Mark Teixeira hit his 33rd homer of the       Beckett (10-5) allowed all three Royals       Lawrie had RBI singles, while Jose
Cleveland’s 2-1 series win.                    inning, loading the bases with two outs, but      In Anaheim, California, Los Angeles           season — a two-run shot in the third inning   runs in the first three innings and improved     Bautista doubled and scored in the fourth
   “That’s been our motto — win each           Gordon Beckham struck out. Chicago              rookie Mark Trumbo hit a game-ending            — and Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones hit       to 7-1 in his career against them.               when Toronto scored three times off
series,” added Masterson after allowing        stranded 10 runners on base.                    two-run homer as the Angels beat Texas 2-       back-to-back deep balls in the fifth inning      Jonathan Papelbon made it through a           Oakland starter Trevor Cahill to break the
two runs on seven hits while striking out         Cleveland also had trouble scoring run-      1 to avoid a four-game sweep and claw           against Twins pitcher Brian Duensing (8-      perfect ninth to extend his career-best          game open.
two in six innings.                            ners, stranding 11, and left the bases loaded   back one game on the Rangers in the             12).                                          streak to 24 consecutive saves. It was his          Cahill (9-12) allowed seven runs over 5
   Paul Konerko hit a solo home run in the     in the second and sixth innings.                American League West race.                         New York starter C.C. Sabathia (17-7)      29th of the season.                              1-3 innings. Since beginning the season 6-
third inning to give Chicago the lead before      White Sox starting pitcher Philip              Torii Hunter led off the ninth inning with    gave up three earned runs over seven             Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar (8-         0, Cahill is 3-12 with a 5.30 ERA.

Phillies rout D-backs, win series                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Best of the Rest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Foley new coach of Waratahs:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Former Wallabies hooker Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Foley has been appointed head coach
Braves pip Giants 1-0                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of the New South Wales Waratahs for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the next three Super 15 seasons, team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 officials said on Friday.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Foley replaces Chris Hickey after
PHILADELPHIA, Aug 19,                                                                                                                                                                                                                            three seasons as an assistant coach
(AP): The Philadelphia                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and will become the Waratahs’ sev-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enth coach in 16 years.
Phillies won 4-1 on Thursday                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Foley, 44, was one of Australia’s
to complete a series win over                                                                                                                                                                                                                    most-capped front-row forwards and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 coached Bath in England before join-
the Arizona Diamondbacks,                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ing the Wallabies coaching staff in
taking a psychological edge                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2006 as a set-piece specialist.
in a clash of two teams that                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He remained with the national side
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for three years before joining the
could well meet in a National                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Waratahs at the start of the 2009 sea-
League playoff series.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           son.
  John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Scott Bowen will remain with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 team as an assistant coach along with
homer for the Phillies, who took two                                                                                                                                                                                                             Alan Gaffney, who will join the
of three games in the meeting of NL                                                                                                                                                                                                              Waratahs after Ireland’s World
divisional leaders, and have a 14-1-1                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cup campaign in October, officials
record in their past 16 series.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  said. (AFP)
   A thunderstorm delayed the game                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ❑     ❑      ❑
for 2 hours, 17 minutes after three                                                                                                                                                                                                              Red Sox put Youkilis on DL:
innings. Neither starting pitcher                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Boston Red Sox suffered a set-
returned when play resumed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      back in their battle for top spot in the
                     Philadelphia                                                                                                                                                                                                                American League East on Thursday
                   reliever    David                                                                                                                                                                                                             when they placed third baseman
                   Herndon      (1-2)                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled
                   struck out four                                                                                                                                                                                                               list with a sore back.
                   over three score-                                                                                                                                                                                                                Youkilis has played in just three
                   less innings to                                                                                                                                                                                                               games since Aug. 10 due to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 injury and the Red Sox have since
                   earn just his sec-                                                                                                                                                                                                            slipped to one-half game behind the
                   ond career win.                                                                                                                                                                                                               New York Yankees for the division
                     Arizona starter                                                                                                                                                                                                             lead.
                   Ian Kennedy (15-                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “He’s just been so beat up,” Red
                   4) gave up three                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sox manager Terry Francona told
      Minor        runs in three                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Boston radio station WEEI.
                   innings, ending a                                                                                                                                                                                                             “Hopefully two weeks down will real-
run of winning his previous seven                                                                                                                                                                                                                ly allow his body to come back, and
starts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          then we can have the Youk that we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 need for the stretch drive.”
   The Diamondbacks remained 2-                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Youkilis is batting .266 with 17
1/2 games ahead of San Francisco in                                                                                                                                                                                                              homers, 30 doubles and 78 RBIs this
the West division.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               season. (RTRS)
   Braves 1, Giants 0                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ❑     ❑      ❑
   In Atlanta, Mike Minor pitched six
scoreless innings to outduel San                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fans criticize brawl: Chinese
Francisco ace Tim Lincecum and                                                                                                                                                                                                                   basketball fans have criticized a mili-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tary team for their part in an on-court
guide Atlanta to victory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        brawl with visiting Georgetown
   The Braves appeared to be at a dis-                                                                                                                                                                                                           University players.
tinct disadvantage with Minor, filling                                                                                                                                                                                                              Video footage of the fighting
in for the injured Tommy Hanson,                                                                                                                                                                                                                 between players from Bayi Rockets
going up against the two-time NL Cy                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Georgetown during Thursday’s
Young Award winner Lincecum.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     game in Beijing zoomed around the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Internet and worldwide TV news.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One poster on China’s popular
              BASEBALL                                                                                                                                                                                                                           microblog Sina Weibo asked “does
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Bayi team think they are better at
                                                San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers to an Atlanta Braves batter in the first inning of a baseball game on Aug 18, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP)                       Chinese kungfu than basketball and
   But Minor (3-2) pitched brilliantly,                                                                                                                                                                                                          that is why they are desperate to show
striking out a season-high nine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 it off?”
   Lincecum (11-10) was no slouch,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Georgetown’s visit to China was
surrendering one run in seven                                 MLB Results/Standings                                                                                                                                                              meant to promote good sportsman-
innings with seven strikeouts. He                                                                                                                                                                                                                ship, but the fighting and early aban-
made one big mistake, serving up a                                                                                                                                                                                                               donment of the game instead marred a
                                               Major League Baseball results on Thursday                          W      L      PCT GB                             W      L    PCT GB                           W     L       PCT GB             visit to China by U.S. Vice President
high fastball to Chipper Jones lead-           LA Dodgers        5 Milwaukee           1       NY Yankees        75 47          .615      -    Texas               72 53       .576      -   Milwaukee         73 52          .584      -
ing off the fifth, and the Braves vet-                                                                                                                                                                                                           Joe Biden. (AP)
                                               Washington        3 Cincinnati          1       Boston            75 48          .610 1/2       LA Angels           66 59       .528      6   St Louis          66 58          .532 6-1/2                      ❑     ❑     ❑
eran sent a drive soaring into the             Philadelphia      4 Arizona             1       Tampa Bay         66 56          .541      9    Oakland             55 69       .444 16-1/2   Cincinnati        60 64          .484 12-1/2
right-field seats.                             Atlanta           1 San Francisco       0       Toronto           64 60          .516     12    Seattle             53 69       .434 17-1/2   Pittsburgh        58 64          .475 13-1/2        Sabonis returns to Portland:
   Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel                Cleveland         4 Chic Sox            2       Baltimore         47 74          .388 27-1/2    National League                               Chicago Cubs      54 70          .435 18-1/2        Newly enshrined Hall of Famer
struck out two in a perfect ninth for          Boston            4 Kansas City         3                   Central Division                                 Eastern Division                 Houston           40 84          .323 32-1/2        Arvydas Sabonis was taken aback by
his 37th save in 42 chances, breaking                                                                                                                                                                                                            the cheers he garnered at a downtown
                                               NY Yankees        8 Minnesota           4                          W      L      PCT GB                             W      L    PCT GB                    Western Division                        rally Thursday in his honor.
a tie with Todd Worrell for the most           San Diego         3 Florida             1       Detroit           65 58          .528     -     Philadelphia        80 42       .656      -                      W     L       PCT GB
saves by an NL rookie since 1969.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I’m very surprised,” he told near-
                                               LA Angels         2 Texas               1       Cleveland         62 58          .517 1-1/2     Atlanta             73 52       .584 8-1/2    Arizona           69 55          .556      -        ly 3,000 fans gathered in Portland’s
   Dodgers 5, Brewers 1                        Toronto           7 Oakland             0       Chic Sox          61 62          .496     4     NY Mets             60 63       .488 20-1/2   San Francisco     67 58          .536 2-1/2         Pioneer Courthouse Square. “I don’t
   In Milwaukee, Clayton Kershaw                               Standings                       Minnesota         54 69          .439    11     Washington          59 63       .484    21    Colorado          58 67          .464 11-1/2        know what to say. I appreciate you
throttled streaking Milwaukee with                          American League                    Kansas City       51 74          .408   15      Florida             57 67       .460    24    LA Dodgers        56 67          .455 12-1/2        remember me.”
eight scoreless innings, leading Los                        Eastern Division                               Western Division                                 Central Division                 San Diego         56 70          .444     14           Sabonis was visiting Portland
Angeles to victory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              after being inducted into the
   The NL Central-leading Brewers                                                                                                                                                                                                                Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall
came in winners of 19 of 21 and were           11) allowed three runs in six innings             HGH testing is one of the items               eradicated from the sport.                    could have ever made, one for which                 of Fame last Friday. The 2.21-meter
looking to complete a 7-0 homes-               and took the loss despite retiring his          under negotiation between the NFL                  Jacobs apologized.                         I take full responsibility.”                        (7-foot-3) Lithuanian center was a
tand. But Kershaw (15-5) was                   last 14 batters.                                and the players union as the sides                 “A few weeks ago, in an attempt to            Jacobs has a career .254 batting                 star in Europe before coming to the
                                                              ❑     ❑     ❑                    put the finishing touches on the 10-            overcome knee and back problems, I            average with the New York Mets,                     NBA at age 31 to play for the Trail
tremendous, retiring 13 of his final                                                                                                                                                                                                             Blazers. He spent seven seasons in
14 batters and never facing serious                                                            year labor accord they reached last             made the terrible decision to take            Florida Marlins and Kansas City
                                               Jacob suspended for HGH: Mike                   month to end the nearly five-month              HGH,” Jacobs said in the statement            Royals. He was leading the Rockies’                 Portland.
trouble after the third inning.                Jacobs has become the first player                                                                                                                                                                   Sabonis had not returned to the city
   Rod Barajas hit a solo homer in the                                                         lockout.                                        released through his representative.          Triple-A team in Colorado Springs                   in the eight years since his retirement.
                                               suspended by Major League Baseball                The Rockies released a statement              “I immediately stopped a couple of            with 23 homers and 97 RBIs while
second, and the Dodgers built a 5-0            for a positive HGH test under their                                                                                                                                                               But it was evident Thursday he was
lead by scoring twice in the seventh                                                           expressing their disappointment in              days later after being tested. Taking         hitting .298 over 117 games with the                still beloved, with fans chanting his
                                               minor league drug testing proce-                Jacobs and saying PEDs must be                  it was one of the worst decisions I           Sky Sox when he was released.
and two more in the eighth; the first                                                                                                                                                                                                            nickname, Sabas. (AP)
runs allowed by Milwaukeeís                       The 30-year-old minor league first
bullpen in the past 10 games.                  baseman, who was in the big leagues
   Brewers starter Marco Estrada (3-           from 2005-10, received a 50-game                                                                                                                                        Japan crush Aruba 12-1
8) allowed three hits in five innings.         suspension on Thursday for taking
   Nationals 3, Reds 1                         the banned performance-enhancing
   In Washington, Jonny Gomes hit a
two-run single that led Washington
                                               substance and was subsequently
                                               released by the Colorado Rockies.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mexico blank Tiawam at LLWS
to victory over his old team                      Jacobs said he took human growth                                                                                                           SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsyl-vania,               Hamamatsu City, Japan over Oranjestad,
Cincinnati.                                    hormone to overcome knee and back                                                                                                             Aug 19, (AP): Jorge Jacobo struck out 12         Aruba. Leading 1-0 heading into the top of
   Nationals catcher Jesus Flores also         ailments.                                                                                                                                     and tossed a two-hitter to open the Little       the second innings, Japan sent 10 hitters to
had his first home run in more than               Jacobs is the first North American                                                                                                         League World Series and lead Mexicali,           plate and scored six runs. Suzuki had the big
two years.                                     pro athlete punished for taking HGH.                                                                                                          Mexico, to a 3-0 victory over Kaoshiung,         hit, a one-out grand slam to left-center field.
   Washington        starter    Jordan            Terry Newton, a former Britain                                                                                                             Taiwan on Thursday.                                 Uchida added an RBI single and Ken
Zimmermann (8-10) pitched 6-2/3                rugby league international, was the                                                                                                              The 12-year-old Jacobo pitched a gem          Igeta an RBI walk in the inning. The game
scoreless innings.                             first athlete suspended for a positive                                                                                                        and struck out the final five hitters. It was    ended after four innings due to Little
   Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (7-             HGH test last year. He admitted tak-                                                                                                          the first time a Taiwan team had been shut       League’s 10-run rule. Suzuki also pitched,
10) got the loss.                              ing the substance and was banned for                                                                                                          out in 55 games at the series.                   striking out five in 2 2-3 innings for the win.
   Padres 3, Marlins 1                         two years. Newton died in                                                                                                                        Mexico scored all the runs it would need         Billings, Montana 6, Rapid City, South
                                               September at age 31, found hanged                                                                                                             in the top of the first inning, when Carlos      Dakota 4
   In San Diego, Tim Stauffer tossed                                                                                                                                                         Arellano singled and was sacrificed to sec-         Cole McKenzie’s two-run double in a
seven strong innings to rebound from           at his home in a suspected suicide.
                                                  In March, German rider Patrik                                                                                                              ond. Jacobo then doubled him home for a 1-       five-run fourth inning helped Billings,
his worst start of the season and lead                                                                                                                                                       0 lead before Alonso Garcia followed with        Montona overcame three solo homers by
San Diego over Florida.                        Sinkewitz was suspended after
                                               becoming the first cyclist to test pos-                                                                                                       an RBI single. Jacobo finished 1 for 3 at the    Rapid City, South Dakota to win on their
   Stauffer (8-9) allowed one run,                                                                                                                                                           plate with two runs. Ko Chia-hao struck out      Little League World Series debut.
struck out five and walked one in his          itive for human growth hormone.
                                                  “We have a program in place and it                                                                                                         five and allowed six hits to take the loss for      Lafayette, Louisiana 2, Robins,
first outing since he yielded five                                                                                                                                                           Taiwan.                                          Georgia 0
homers in just three innings against           did what it was supposed to do,”                                                                                                                 Hamamatsu City, Japan 12,                        Robins, Georgia broke through against
Cincinnati.                                    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said,                                                                                                              Oranjestad, Aruba 1                              Lafayette, Louisiana starter Ethan Hines to
                                               adding he wants to get the rule to              Kaohsiung, Taiwan right fielder Chun-Yen Kuo attempts to reach a double by
   Jesus Guzman drove in two runs                                                              Mexicali, Mexico's Carlos Arellano in the second inning of a pool play baseball                  Yoshiki Suzuki hit a grand slam in the        load the bases with nobody out in the sixth
for the Padres.                                apply to major leaguers, too. “We               game against Mexicali, Mexico at the Little League World Series, Aug 18, in                   second inning and Mitsuhiro Uchida added         inning, but reliever Haden Erbe came out to
   Marlins starter Javier Vasquez (7-          don’t duck the issue.”                                                   South Williamsport, Pa. (AP)                                         three hits and three RBIs to lead                get the final three outs for the save

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