ANAHEIM, Calif. John Carney Jersey . -- This was one time when C.J. Wilson didnt question manager Mike Scioscias decision to remove him from a game while an inning was in progress. Despite the fact that a bout with the flu had sapped his energy, he still was able to dominate the Chicago White Sox for 7 1-3 innings. Wilson bounced back strongly from his shortest outing of the season, taking a three-hit shutout into the eighth, and Josh Hamilton drove in three runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. Wilson (7-5) was charged with one run, struck out six, and was lifted after 107 pitches. Last Tuesday at Houston, the left-hander gave up five runs, six hits and five walks through 2 2-3 innings in a 7-2 loss. "I dont even remember what happened five days ago. Ive just been in a stupor," Wilson said "Ive been sick with the flu the last couple of days, so I didnt really have much in the tank. That was pretty much all I had. I wish could say that I could have gone nine today, or throw 130 pitches, but it just wasnt in the cards." Joe Smith relieved Wilson, giving up a double to pinch-hitter Alejandro De Aza, a run-scoring infield hit by pinch-hitter Conor Gillaspie and an RBI single by Adam Eaton before retiring Gordon Beckham in a double-play grounder. Ernesto Frieri got three outs for his 10th save. The White Sox concluded a nine-game stretch in Southern California in which they lost two of three to San Diego, won two of three against the Dodgers and were swept by the Angels thanks to Wilsons gem. "Wilson threw a great game. We didnt get anything going, and we were just flat," manager Robin Ventura said. "We just couldnt get anybody on base. And when we did, he got a couple of double-play balls that really just took the life out of any kind of rally." Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu started in the designated hitter role for the 10th time and was 0 for 4 with a pair of double-play grounders. A top contender for AL Rookie of the Year, he is 9 for 38 with four homers and 11 RBIs as a DH. "I think we held him in check the whole series, but I think we just sort of got him at a bad time," Wilson said. Jose Quintana (3-6) allowed four runs, seven hits and four walks through 4 1-3 innings and struck out four. It was the eighth time in the left-handers 13 starts that he left a game with fewer than three runs of support, and he is 0-6 in those outings. "It just seemed like Q was battling all the time with guys on base," Ventura said. "I mean, hell walk a few guys here and there, but today he was just falling behind and not really locating like he normally does." Quintana escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first when he retired Hamilton on a popup and struck out C.J. Cron. But Hamilton drove in the Angels first run with a two-out double in the third, then made it 3-0 in the fifth with a bases-loaded two-run single after Quintana walked cleanup hitter David Freese. Cron followed with an RBI single that chased the left-hander. "In situations with guys on base, the biggest thing is putting the ball in play," Hamilton said. "One time I didnt and two times I did. You do what you can to help the team win. Weve done a great job the last few games getting runners in scoring position with two outs." Freese, who had never drawn more than two walks in any of his 507 previous regular-season games in the major leagues, got a free pass all four times up -- all on 3-2 counts. That tied a franchise record for a nine-inning game, and was the first time it happened since May 18, 2013, when the White Sox walked Chris Iannetta four times. "We worked a lot of walks today. Freese had the force field going today," Wilson said. "Anytime you put that much pressure on the starting pitcher and knock him out before the fifth inning, thats good." NOTES: This was the Angels third series sweep this season, and Jered Weaver had recorded a victory in each of them. ... The Angels are batting .170 with the bases loaded (8 for 47). ... The last time Wilson faced the White Sox was May 17, 2013, when he lost his second 3-0 decision to Chris Sale in a span of six days. ... Wilson has pitched at least five innings in 12 of his 13 starts without allowing any fourth-inning runs. ... The White Sox, who began the day trailing AL Central-leading Detroit by four games, open a nine-game homestand Monday night with a four-game series against the Tigers. SS Alexei Ramirez leads the league with a .381 home batting average. Jimmy Graham Jersey . By then it was clear: The 76ers were going to win for the first time in two months, and they were going to do it with ease. The 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing the longest skid in U. Jon Stinchcomb Jersey .com) - Virginia is for loving Latrell Scott.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Ben Roethlisberger spent Sunday night relishing in the return of Steelers football. "We were physical on offence, defence, special teams," Roethlisberger said. And dominating, too, in a 37-19 victory over Carolina on Sunday night. Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, LeVeon Bell ran for 147 yards and Pittsburgh outrushed the Panthers 264-42. Roethlisberger finished 22 of 30 for 196 yards, and Brown had 90 yards receiving on 10 catches to help the Steelers (2-1) snap Carolinas regular-season home winning streak at eight. LeGarrette Blount ran for 118 yards, marking the first time since 1986 the Steelers have had two 100-yard rushers in a game. "Thats awesome," Roethlisberger said. "Im sure that Steeler fans back home are going crazy because we ran the ball for 100 and had two guys do it. Thats just awesome. I think it shows what we can do if we put our minds to it." The Steelers had gone eight quarters without a touchdown before Roethlisbergers two scoring strikes in the third. They were set up by Cam Newtons fumble and Bells 81-yard run. The Steelers lost defensive starters Ike Taylor, Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones to injuries. Taylor has a broken right forearm, while the others will be reevaluated Monday. Newton finished 24 of 35 for 250 yards, but was a non-factor running the ball with 7 yards on two carries. He was only sacked three times, but faced heavy pressure from the Steelers most of the night -- sometimes even from a three-man rush. Newton, who broke his ribs in the preseason, took a forearm to the midsection from Shazier while running out of bounds and then was driven into the ground by Cameron Haywood when he came free on a stunt on back-to-back plays near the end of the first half. Later, Newton took a shot to the knees from Jason Worlids and came up limping. "We didnt do a good job running the ball," Pro Bowl centre Ryan Kalil said. "That hurt us. Weve got to be more consistent protecting Cam. I dont think we did a good job of that and it showed. You cant have guys, especially those guys, hitting your quarterback and having free shots. And he took a lot of them tonight." Newton said after the game he felt fine. "At times we just looked out of sync," Newton said. "... But its a long season." The Panthers were looking for their first 3-0 start since 2003 -- the year they went to the Super Bowl. The Steelers led 9-3 at halftime behind Shaun Suishams field goals of 42, 24, and 45 yards. Henry Childs Jersey. Pittsburgh hadnt scored a touchdown since the second quarter of their season opener before Roethlisberger connected with Brown in the back corner of the end zone following a colossal error by the Panthers. The score came after Carolinas Wes Horton was called for encroachment on a fourth-and-4 field-goal attempt, giving the Steelers a first down. Brown scored on the next play. "I just think collectively we kind of beat ourselves," Horton said. After Bell broke free up the middle for an 81-yard burst on Pittsburghs next drive, Brown struck again getting free while running across the field at the goal line for another 7-yard score that put Pittsburgh up 23-6. Newton answered with a 37-yard TD pass to Greg Olsen, but the Steelers onslaught continued. Pittsburghs Shamarko Thomas stripped Philly Brown on a punt return in the fourth quarter and Robert Golden came up with the loose ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Blount put the game away with an 8-yard touchdown run, running through Thomas DeCoud at the 4 and dragging him into the end zone in a moment that captured the Steelers dominance. "We have two guys we feel good about," coach Mike Tomlin said about his running backs. "Thankfully, we were in a situation where we were winning enough possession downs on defence that we could utilize their talents. We had that opportunity to do it tonight and show what theyre capable of. I dont think we have any doubts about that tandem as far as what theyre capable of." The Panthers, playing without starting running back DeAngelo Williams, managed only 10 yards rushing in the opening half against a defence that had allowed 170 yards rushing per game coming in. Williams replacement, Jonathan Stewart, finished with 31 yards on five carries before leaving in the third quarter with a knee injury. Newton looked sharp on the opening drive completing his first four passes for 52 yards but the Steelers began handing out punishing body blows to the fourth-year quarterback in the second quarter. NOTES: Newtons fumble was Carolinas first turnover of the season. ... Shazier left in the second quarter with a foot injury and did not return. ... Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery, who had 10 touchdowns catches for the Steelers last season, was declared inactive before the game because of a hamstring injury. ' ' '
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Jan 06, 2020
This was one time when C.J. Wilson didnt qu
This was one time when C.J. Wilson didnt qu