Dodgers beat Orioles but Rich Hill leaves in first inning with injured knee

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco PreviousBALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Russell Martin #55 after defeating the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Corey Seager is congratulated after scoring from second base on a passed ball during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Dodgers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after throwing a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill looks down after walking in a run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. Hill left the game in the first inning.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is pulled by manager Dave Roberts #30 during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Rich Hill #44 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks off the field after being pulled during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Gavin Lux #48 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after swinging and missing during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Umpire Sam Holbrook and Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole Sherry review a tablet with a weather radar as rain falls during the fifth inning of Thursday’s game between the Orioles and Dodgers in Baltimore. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Tony Gonsolin #46 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Baltimore Orioles’ Pedro Severino is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin throws against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger follows through on an RBI-double against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock is congratulated after scoring on a double by Cody Bellinger against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Dylan Bundy #37 of the Baltimore Orioles walks off the field after being pulled during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Pedro Severino #28 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts to a pitch during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 12: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Russell Martin #55 after defeating the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)The Dodgers’ Corey Seager is congratulated after scoring from second base on a passed ball during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Dodgers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)NextShow Caption1 of 21The Dodgers’ Corey Seager is congratulated after scoring from second base on a passed ball during the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the Orioles in Baltimore. The Dodgers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)ExpandBALTIMORE — The best-laid plans in September don’t always make it to October.Rich Hill’s return from a flexor tendon injury lasted just 27 pitches in a wayward first inning Thursday night before he left with an injured knee.The preliminary diagnosis, according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, is a strain of the medial collateral ligament – the same ligament Hill injured in spring training causing him to miss the first four weeks of this season.The Dodgers did go on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 with eight pitchers (including Hill) combining on a two-hitter, extending their lead for the best record in the National League to four games over the Atlanta Braves.center_img A walk and an error by third baseman Rio Ruiz loaded the bases with two outs. Russell Martin swung and missed at a full-count fastball but the ball got past Severino. Orioles starter Dylan Bundy made no attempt to cover home plate while Severino scrambled to retrieve the passed ball.Two runs scored, Corey Seager racing in from second base behind Bellinger, with Bundy meandering on the infield grass between the mound and the first-base line.“I just saw it go to the backstop,” Seager said. “Nobody was there (at home plate) so I just kept running. I didn’t know if it was a dead ball (on a foul tip).”The two unearned runs were the difference in the game.“The credit goes to Dino and Corey for being heads up,” Roberts said. “Obviously, Bundy threw the ball well, got frustrated and, to be quite honest, quit on the play. For us to take advantage of it was big.” “I worked hard to get back. I felt great, felt the ball coming out really, really well for the first two hitters. It was short-lived.”Roberts and trainer Yosuke Nakajima went out to the mound to check on Hill. Roberts said they “knew it was the knee and it wasn’t the elbow” and he gave Hill a chance to get out of the inning. He walked Austin Hays to force in a run and Roberts returned to the mound alone to pull Hill.After throwing eight pitches to the first two hitters, six for strikes, Hill threw 19 to the next four batters, only eight for strikes. Both of the hit batters came on errant curveballs.Hill said he will probably get an MRI when the team gets to New York to determine the severity of the injury. But his initial reaction was that the symptoms felt “maybe slightly less than they were in spring training. Hopefully, that’s a good sign.”Hill held out hope that he could get back on the mound soon wearing the knee brace that he discarded after the spring injury healed. He said he had no problems with the knee since this spring.“No, that’s what kind of caught everybody off guard – and myself. I didn’t have any issues with my knee at all,” Hill said. “Having that happen tonight is just really disappointing.”Seven Dodgers relievers followed Hill and allowed just two hits, one a solo home run by Pedro Severino off Tony Gonsolin that gave the Orioles a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning.It took until the sixth inning for the Orioles’ 99-loss mettle to show itself.A.J. Pollock led off the inning with a double off the scoreboard in right field. He ran through a stop sign throw up by third-base coach Dino Ebel and scored the tying run when Cody Bellinger dropped a bloop single down the left-field line.Related Articles The 39-year-old Hill had not pitched since leaving his June 19 start after one inning due to the injured tendon in his left elbow. With only a two-inning simulated game as buildup, Hill was expected to pitch two innings Thursday in the first of four planned starts before the postseason – where he was penciled in as the Dodgers’ fourth starter.All of that seems unlikely now.“I think obviously the plan was for him to start on Wednesday,” Roberts said. “Now we’ve just got to see how it responds tomorrow with treatment, how he feels and then get to playing catch and flat ground … and just see where we are from there. Right now, I’m reluctant to make any decisions.”Hill struck out the first two batters he faced Thursday but said he felt his left knee “grab” on the third strike to Jonathan Villar. It was obvious something was wrong – he hit Trey Mancini with a 2-and-2 curveball then walked Anthony Santander on four pitches and hit Renato Nunez two pitches later to load the bases.“I felt really good the first two hitters,” Hill said wryly, aware how short that was. “After the last curveball to the second hitter there, I kind of felt my knee grab. I tried to, stupidly, pitch through it. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Kenya dents Uganda’s WCL cricket dreams

first_imgSingapore21120.443 USA22042.12 Uganda3122-0.104 Remaining matches15 November: Singapore v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 1); Denmark v USA (Oman Club Turf 2) 8.30am16 November: Oman v USA (Oman Club Turf 1); Kenya v Singapore (Oman Club Turf 2)18 November: Kenya v Denmark (Oman Club Turf 1); Oman v Uganda (Oman Club Turf 2)19 November: Singapore v USA (Oman Club Turf 1)SOURCE: ICC.com********RELATED STORIES Denmark3030-1.116 Oman 155/7, 47.2 overs (Jatinder Singh 73; Bashir Shah 2/29, Saif Ahmad 2/32)LIVE SCORES (click)All eyes on 2023 World CupThe 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three is an international cricket tournament that is currently taking place in Oman between 9 and 19 November 2018. It forms part of the 2017–22 cycle of the World Cricket League (WCL) which determines the qualification for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.The top two teams will be promoted to the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament, and the other four teams will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League.The 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is scheduled to take place in April 2019 in Namibia.Six teams will qualify for the tournament:Papua New Guinea (9th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Hong Kong (10th in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier)Canada (3rd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)Namibia (4th in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two)TO BE DETERMINED (1st in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)TO BE DETERMINED (2nd in 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three)Standings so far TeamPlayedWonLostPointsNNR Kenya3122-1.176 Uganda struggled with the bat on Tuesday. PHOTO @ICCRESULTS #WCL3  *Kenya ??  178/4 beat Uganda ??  177/9 *Oman ?? 155/7 beat Denmark ?? 154 all outTOMORROW #WCL3  Uganda ??  vs Singapore 8.30am USA  vs Denmark ?? 8.30amKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Struggling Kenya still had enough Tuesday to virtually extinguish Uganda’s hopes of snatching a much sought place in World Cricket League Division Two.Uganda has struggled with the bat, and it showed again as they could only manage 177/9 from their 50 overs despite a half ton from Dinesh Nakrani (50). The Cricket Cranes are yet to score 200 runs in an innings at the ongoing World Cricket League Division Three in Oman.Having opted to bat first, Uganda again found runs hard to come by at the top of the order as none of their top three scored more than 11.Skipper Brian Masaba (21), Nakrani and Deusdedit Muhumuza (16) provided some resistance in the middle overs but the spin of Shem Ngoche and seamers of Sachin Bhudia kept the run rate below four.At 33/3 in response, the Kenyan chase looked in trouble. But skipper Irfan Karim (59 not out) steadied the ship alongside first Rakep Patel (22) and then Nelson Odhiambo (53 not out) as they cruised to a six-wicket victory. Oman33060.613 Scores in briefKenya won by six wickets at Oman Club Turf 2Uganda 177/9, 50 overs (Dinesh Nakrani 50, Charles Waiswa 22*t; Sachin Bhudia 2/12, Shem Ngoche 2/13)Kenya 178/4, 45.5 overs (Irfan Karim 59*, Nelson Odhiambo 53*; Frank Nsubuga 2/28)Oman won by three wickets at Oman Club Turf 1Denmark 154 all out, 41.4 overs (Saif Ahmad 41, Anique Uddin 31; Jay Odedra 3/30, Bilal Khan 3/36) It was Kenya’s first win of the tournament. Kenya, the only ICC Associate member to appear in five successive editions of ICC World Cup – 1996 to 2011 – are in free fall in the world rankings and have since been demoted to division 2 and now division 3.Uganda went into the game minus key bowler Irfan Afridi, who has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.In a statement, ICC said, “Per Article 3.6.2 of the ICC Regulations for the Review of Bowlers Reported with Suspected Illegal Bowling Actions, video footage of Irfan’s bowling spells were provided to the Expert Panel of Mark King and Andrea Cutti, who are members of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, for their analysis and assessment. The assessment revealed that the amount of elbow extension in Irfan’s bowling action was above the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.”In their last game, USA complained about Afridi’s action to the umpire, alleging chucking, and he was withdrawn before he could complete his spell.Up next for Uganda is Singapore, then a final game against Oman. Uganda’ Cricket Cranes only win was against lower ranked Denmark last Friday.Uganda has won all encounters with Singapore, beating them at their last two World Cricket League matches, by 66 runs in 2017 and a famous 1-run victory in Nepal in 2014.Oman are favourites to bounce back to Division two, but meanwhile, USA can move back to the top of the standings on Thursday when they take on bottom placed Denmark. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Mourinho says ‘nothing’ surprised him about Valencia defeat

first_imgValencia, Spain | AFP | Jose Mourinho said “nothing surprised” him about Manchester United’s miserable performance against Valencia on Wednesday but dismissed the potential impact of them finishing second in their group.United were beaten 2-1, a result made all the more disappointing given they could have gone through top of Group H following Juventus’ surprise loss to Young Boys.Defeat, however, was nothing more than Mourinho’s side deserved, as a line-up that included eight changes and a return for Paul Pogba delivered a sluggish display at Mestalla.“I didn’t learn anything at all,” Mourinho said. “Nothing surprised me at all.”United go through as runners-up into Monday’s draw for the last 16, with Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain, Porto, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich their potential opponents in the next round.Finishing first would have earned them a tie against one of Atletico Madrid, Roma, Schalke, Ajax and Lyon.“I think to qualify in this group is a success, never a failure. To finish second in this group is always a success,” Mourinho said.“Before the game I told the players if we win and Juve win, we did our job. If we don’t win and Juve don’t win we can blame ourselves. “Apart from a couple of clubs that are clearly much better than the others, I don’t think the draw will be significantly different.“There are teams that finish second that the ones that finish first will not be happy to play against.”Mourinho said his team only improved after he made three changes he “didn’t want to make”, as Marcus Rashford, who scored United’s goal, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young were all introduced in the second half.Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Marouane Fellaini, Andreas Pereira, Fred and Pogba were the eight players to come into the starting line-up.Jones scored an own-goal just after the break to double Valencia’s lead after Carlos Soler had put the home side ahead in the 17th minute. Rashford gave United hope with an 87th-minute header but it proved too little too late.Mourinho said injuries forced him into all his changes, except for the decision to rest David de Gea and Nemanja Matic.“If I play to win the group, I would have played a similar team,” said Mourinho, who added that Rashford, Lingard and Young will all start against Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Carnival Cruises to lay off hundred of workers

first_imgCarnival Corp.  One of the world’s largest cruise companies says that it will be forced to layoff hundreds of workers due to the coronavirus.The line’s CEO Arnold Donald made the announcement Friday saying that cutbacks in the form of layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts will be made across the company.Some cruises are scheduled to resume in July, however, as the pause on the industry continues into it’s third month, Donald says these actions are necessary to maintain the corporation going forward.The corporation did not say how many positions it plans to retire, however, they did report that the majority of the jobs that would be affected in the US will be in Florida, Washington, and in California.last_img read more

Steelers thrilling win keeps faint playoffs hopes alive

first_imgThe teams the Steelers are battling with  are the Broncos (8-6), Ravens (8-6), Jaguars (7-7), Dolphins (7-7), Jets (7-7), Texans (7-7) and Titans (7-7).The Ravens looked impressive as they easily defeated the Bears 31-7 to stay ahead of the Steelers and make this weekend’s showdown at Heinz Field enormous for both teams. This has become one of the biggest rivalries in the NFL and no game has been bigger for these two teams than this weekend, which will just about eliminate the loser. Who knows, maybe all the other contenders will lose, again.The Dolphins have been one of the hottest teams in the league of late but they ran into an even hotter team in the Titans and went down to a 27-24 overtime loss. The Titans after starting 0-6 with Vince Young on the bench having gone 7-1 since the owner forced the coach to start him. This is a team no one wants to see in the playoffs.The Steelers almost had their typical fourth quarter meltdown as the Packers came roaring back to take a 36-30 lead with only minutes left, after outscoring the Steelers 22-6 in the fourth quarter to that point. The offense put together one of its most impressive drives of the season, a 12- play, 86-yard drive, ending with the sensational 19-yard touchdown reception by Mike Wallace from Roethlisberger that looked a lot like the play in which Santonio Holmes helped win the Super Bowl. The Steelers ended the game much like they began, with a touchdown pass to Wallace. They opened the game with a 60-yard strike to Wallace who outran his defender, but still had to come back for the under thrown ball for the touchdown. He only had two catches in the game, both for scores.“He made plays when given the opportunity, not that he’s had a bunch of opportunities and sometimes, it’s like that,” said coach Mike Tomlin. “It’s about what you do with them when you get them. He played big. He played older than a rookie for us today which was needed.”It took the best game of the season from Roethlisberger for the Steelers to pull it off. The defense faltered, and Tomlin decided to try an on-side kick, that failed, deep in Packer territory, which led to a Green Bay score that most thought was the game.The 503 yards racked up by Roethlisberger was a Pittsburgh record. He was 29 of 46 with three touchdown passes. The running game was all but abandoned with Rashard Mendenhall picking up 38 yards on just 11 carries and Willie Parker 22 yards on just six carries. However, Mendenhall was very active in the passing game as he had six receptions for 73 yards. Of the six players grabbing those 503 yards, Hines Ward led the way with seven catches for 126 yards, which put him over 1,000 for the year for the sixth time in his career; Heath Miller had seven catches for 118 yards, a personal best, and he also broke the record for tight end receptions for a single season. Holmes had three catches for 77 yards.Aaron Rodgers, who’s rapidly becoming one of the brightest young quarterbacks in the league, picked the Steelers defense apart for 383 yards on 26 of 48 passing and three touchdowns. Young Greg Jennings had eight catches for 118 yards, including an 83 yard touchdown catch that erased the 60-yarder by Wallace, pulling the Packers even, and tight end Jermichael Finley had nine catches for 74 yards. The defense held running back Ryan Grant to just 37 yards on eight carries.Once again the defense looked weak, primarily the secondary with rookie Joe Burnett playing in place of William Gay. It would be hard to play any worse than Gay has in the past eight games.The win ended the Steelers five-game losing streak Right now the Indianapolis Colts (14-0), San Diego Chargers (11-3), Cincinnati Bengals (9-5), and New England Patriots (9-5) pretty much have the divisions sewn up. Only the Bengals could possible fall, if they lose both of their remaining games and the Ravens win both of theirs. Stranger things have happened, especially when dealing with the Bengals. The Steelers were able to avoid a fourth quarter collapse to keep their slight glimmer of a playoff birth alive with a last second touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace giving them a thrilling 37-36 victory over the 9-5 Green Bay Packers. Now they must prepare for conference rival Baltimore (8-6).With the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos all losing, the Steelers stayed alive, but they will have to win out against the Ravens and the Dolphins, and hope the teams ahead of them for the wild card berth continue to lose.center_img PLAY OF THE GAME— Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in front of Green Bay Packers’ Josh Bell (26) with time running out in the fourth quarter Dec. 20, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 37-36. last_img read more